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The 30 Most Valuable Star Wars Toys

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Toys 560x209Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released today, marking the first of the next three Star Wars movies in the franchise. Over time, the movie franchise has grown a huge cult-like following and has become one of the largest movie franchise fan bases in cinema history. As the popularity for Star Wars grew, so did the need for merchandise. Everything from toys to magazines have become collector’s items for fans of Star Wars. These items have been sold on eBay, auctioned off at private events, and sold at various other online venues for a lot of money. After spending an extensive amount of time doing research and building databases, we have put together the Ultimate Most Valuable Star Wars Action Figure/Collectible List on the internet today.

30. Boba Fett (’79) – $2,000

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (21-Back Set)

Major Factor: It’s Boba Fett

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: Boba Fett, as you will soon learn, is the most valuable Star Wars character in the Universe. After the 12-Back was released, the demand called for more Star Wars and it soon became a 20-Back set. Boba Fett was technically a part of the 20-Back set, however, because it was added later, this set turned into the 21-Back. If you have this figure, in a box, and he has a firing rocket attached, the value increases nearly 1,000% in value.

29. Empire Strikes Back Pack (’81) – $2,100

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure Set (Darth Vader, Hoth Battle Gear Stormtrooper, At-At Driver, Hoth Battle Gear Rebel Soldier, IG-88, Yoda)

Major Factor: Yellow Background, 1 of 2 sets

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: If you can find one of these with all the original characters, you are in luck. Especially if they are in the box. Because the action figures are in plastic inside the box, they could easily be removed making it so much more valuable if they are all in the box with all 6 pieces.

28. TIE Interceptor (’88) – $2,151

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Type: Glasslite Brand Action Figure Vehicle

Major Factor: Distributed in Brazil

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: There isn’t too much to say about this item except that it is hard to find, especially the ones from Glasslite that were distributed only in Brazil. Most of them nowadays are not in the boxes anymore so finding one sealed in box is awesome.

27. Boba Fett (’85) – $2,200

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Type: Kenner Branded Action Figure (Droids Set)

Major Factor: Gold Coin from Droids Set

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: The coin inside the packaging of the Star Wars Droids Boba Fett from 1985 is where this thing has value. The Coin in the Power of the Force set was silver making this Gold coin the only one available in this time for Boba Fett.

26. Han Solo (’80) – $2,500

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Type: Kenner Branded Action Figure

Major Factor: Small Head Variant

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: The 1980 Han Solo was released as part of the Empire Strikes Back collection with a small head but Kenner needed to fix the mold and make the head more proportional to Harrison Ford. There are not many of the ESB cards with the small head.

25. Imperial Shuttle (’10) – $2,500

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Type: LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Set

Major Factor: Mini Figures Included w/ Set

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: The average price for this item comes in much less but for some reason there seems to be a demand for this specific item because of the minifigures included in the set. It comes with Imperial Commander, Imperial Pilot, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker.

24. R2D2 Lunch Box (’77) – $2,600

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Type: King Seeley Thermos Lunch Box Prototype

Major Factor: It never went into production, Only 12 exist

Value Explanation: When it comes to lunchboxes, this is one of the most coveted of them all because not only is it a rare Star Wars collectible, it is also a rare lunchbox. No one really knows why the prototype wasn’t produced but based on the demand for this one, they could have made a killing if they were smarter.

23. Death Star II (’05) – $2,600

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Type: LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Set

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: The Death Star II came out for LEGO and is one of the more difficult sets to build. However, if you have built it then it is no longer Mint in Box. By keeping this thing stored safely inside the original packaging, it has slowly become more valuable as the newest Star Wars movie is set to release.

22. George Lucas (’10) – $2,700

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Type: LEGO Minifigure Prototype

Major Factor: Rare, Comes w/ Filming Slate

Value Explanation: The person behind the Star Wars Universe is not a fan of being in the spotlight. However, back in 2010, LEGO created a George Lucas minifigure but never mass-produced them. That technically makes this a prototype with no official production count.

21. C-3PO (’99) – $3,200

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Type: LEGO Minifigure Prototype

Major Factor: Solid Orange, Blank

Value Explanation: When it comes to LEGO minifigures, they have a laundry list of valuable pieces from the Star Wars Universe. This is one of the more rare pieces because it is orange and C-3PO. Since this item was never sold or released, it is hard to determine the amount that are available today.

20. Boba Fett (’10) – $3,500

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Type: LEGO Minifigure – Solid Bronze Promotional Giveaway

Major Factor: Very rare, Only 2 Exist

Value Explanation: This is one of the four promotional Boba Fett minifigures LEGO has ever produced. It was given away as part of a contest back in 2010 on May the Force be With You day. 

19. Vlix (’88) – $4,000

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Type: Glasslite Brand Action Figure (Droids Collection)

Major Factor: Produced only in Brazil

Condition: Any, It is so rare that any condition is valuable.

Value Explanation: Vlix is so rare, you probably have no idea who he is, right? He was from the Star Wars TV show, Droids, that came out in the 80’s. Kenner had plans to produce two waves of figures, Vlix was scheduled for the second. However, they never made it because the show ended before they could. The mold for Vlix’s character still made it to Brazil mysteriously where Glasslite produced it.

18. Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter (’78) – $4,000

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Type: Kenner Brand Vehicle Pre-Production (12-Back Collection)

Major Factor: Pre-Production Model

Condition: Mint in Box, Grade – 85

Value Explanation: Star Wars toy vehicles are some of the more difficult ones to find Mint in Box because they do not make as many vehicles as they do action figures. The Darth Vader TIE Fighter is one of the most difficult to find in this condition making it worth the investment, especially now.

17. C-3PO LEGO (’07) – $4,100

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Type: LEGO Minifigure – Solid Bronze Promotional Giveaway

Major Factor: 1 of 1

Value Explanation: If you are a Star Wars toy collector and you do not own this C-3PO LEGO minifigure, you are missing out. It is one of the few 1 of 1 items in the Star Wars collectible universe. If you own it, you are the only person in the World. How would it feel knowing no other collector has this piece?

16. Chewbacca (’77) – $4,155

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (12-Back Original Collection)

Major Factor: Green Bowcaster Variation

Condition: Grade – 85

Value Explanation: One of the most rare Star Wars 12-Back action figures on the market today is the graded Chewbacca Green Bowcaster variation. The eBay listing claims that it was taken out of the original case from 1978 and immediately stored in a safe place. It has a near flawless look and no price tag either. As the new movies get closer, so will the value of this piece.

George Lucas did not just create a movie franchise, he created an entire galaxy.

38 years later, Star Wars is still profitable. The list of movie franchises that can come even close to the success of Star Wars are few and far between. From the comic books to the video games, there is not a single person on Earth that has not heard of this franchise.

No seriously, if you ask anyone over the age of 20 about Darth Vader, they will be able to tell you Star Wars. Even if they don’t know a single thing about it.

You have already seen the first part, now it is time to enjoy Part 2. (This is where the really high priced items make an appearance.)

15. Death Squad Commander (’77) – $4,850

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (12-Back Original Collection)

Condition: Grade – 90 (NM-M)

Value Explanation: If you win the lottery than you no longer need to worry about money or what something costs. However, to make your life less boring, you could begin a quest to find every single Star Wars action figure that Kenner released in 1977. Watch how quickly that money goes.

14. Gamorrean Guard Coin (’85) – $5,000

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (Power of the Force – 92 Back Set)

Condition: Grade – 85 (NM)

Value Explanation: The Gamorrean Guard Coin is another hard to find Star Wars item because the Power of the Force set has so many action figures that not many of them are valuable unless in the box. Not only is he hard to find in a box but the coin is the part that runs this value close to $5,000 on eBay.

13. Boba Fett (’10) – $6,000

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Type: LEGO minifigure – Sterling Silver Promotional Giveaway (Part of Set)

Major Factor: Made of Sterling Silver

Condition:

Value Explanation: This sterling silver Boba Fett LEGO minifigure was part of a set that was given away at two different events in 2010, the San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration V. These were the only two sets ever produced by LEGO and were shipped inside a glass case. So the value of one of them is much less than if you have the entire set together.

12. C-3PO (’07) – $6,200

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Type: LEGO Minifigure – Sterling Silver Contest Giveaway

Major Factor: 1 of 1, Made of Sterling Silver

Value Explanation: The Silver C-3PO is on many lists of high profile Star Wars collectibles because it is the only one ever made. It was part of the Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles back in 2007 and was given away via a drawing to one lucky fan. Any time you come across an item from Star Wars that is 1 of 1, you have something worth keeping, forever.

11. Darth Vader (’83) – $6,500

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Type: Lili Ledy 30-Back Action Figure – El Regreso del Jedi (Return of the Jedi)

Major Factor: Distributed in Mexico

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: The Lili Ledy made Darth Vader is one of the most sought after pieces of any Star Wars action figure collector mainly because it is so hard to find still in the box and without the creases all over it.

10. Obi-Wan Kenobi (’77) – $6,500

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (12-Back Original Collection)

Major Factor: Double-Telescoping Lightsaber

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: All the lightsabers in the 12-Back collection originally came with a double-telescoping lightsaber which was so delicate Kenner actually decided to change it before the product shipped. They did, however, make a few of them and distributed them with the revised version. Obi Wan Kenobi is beleived to have less than 5 in the World

9. Darth Vader (’77) – $6,500

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (12-Back Original Collection)

Major Factor: Double-Telescoping Lightsaber

Condition: New in Box

Value Explanation: The 12-Back collection has several figures that had variations and that has increased their value tremendously. Darth Vader’s, just like Obi-Wan Kenobi’s, had the double-telescoping lightsaber but was changed before the release date. There are around 3 or 4 known to exist in the World.

The value starts from around $5,000 and quickly rises based on the grade. In May of 2003, a AFA 70 graded Darth Vader with the rare lightsaber sold for $30,000 on eBay.

8. Han Solo in Carbonite – $7,000

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Type: 7.5″ Replica – Empire Strikes Back

Value Explanation: This massive life-size replica is anything but spurious. Having seen this thing in person, we can tell you that it is one of the coolest, if not best, Star Wars collectible today. It’s not autograph and it was not used during filming but this thing lights up all over giving it a movie like quality that will impress just about anyone, fan or not.

7. Anakin Skywalker (’85) – $7,500

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Type: Power of the Force Series w/ Collector’s Coin

Major Factor: Released in Canada

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: Anakin Skywalker, along with Yak Face, are the two most valuable action figures from the Star Wars Power of the Force Series mainly because they were the only two that were released in Canada and not the United States.

6. C-3PO (’07) – $10,000

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Type: LEGO Minifigure – 14K Gold Contest Giveaway

Major Factor: Made of Solid Gold

Value Explanation: On the back of the March/April 2007 LEGO Magazine, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV, they teased everyone about a contest where you could win 1 of 5 14K gold C-3PO minifigures. They set it up as a fun way to get kids interested in the original Star Wars movies. Also, because there are only 5 total devices, and they are 14K gold, the value is five figures.

5. Medical Droid FX-7 (’80) – $11,500

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Type: Palitoy Action Figure

Major Factor:

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: This is one of those collectibles that rose to fame in February of 2014 when a mysterious bidder in the UK paid $11,500 ($7,000 pounds) for it. The value of a collectible is related to the market value. If someone was willing to pay this much for it, it has to be worth it, right?

4. Boba Fett (’10) – $12,000

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Type: LEGO Minifigure 14K Gold Contest Giveaway (Part of Set)

Major Factor: Made of Solid Gold

Value Explanation: As we mentioned earlier, LEGO had a promotional contest in 2010 at two different events where they gave away Boba Fett LEGO minifigures. The 14K gold minifigure is one of two in the World. They were in a set but if you have the gold, you are looking at a big payday.

3. Star Wars Issue #1 (’77) – $13,600

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Type: Comic Book, 35 Cent Variant, 1st Edition

Condition: 9.0 – Graded Mint or Higher, barcode in UPC square

Value Explanation: The 35 Cent variant was titled as such because Marvel was testing out a price increase in their comic books between 1976 and 1977. They increased the price to 35 cents in four select markets to test out the sales of the product. Star Wars #1 was one of the comics released for 35 cents and an estimated 1,500 copies are all that exist.

2. Millennium Falcon (’07) – $16,000

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Type: LEGO – 1st Edition w/ Certificate of Authenticity

Condition: Mint in Box

Value Explanation: At $500 it was the most expensive Star Wars LEGO set ever. It is also the largest and 2nd biggest LEGO set of all time. The value increased after it sold on eBay earlier this year for $16,000. LEGO sets aren’t easy to find Mint in Box but if you come across this one, you better go get a COA and get ready to cash in.

1. Jawa (’77) – $18,000

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Type: Kenner Brand Action Figure (12-Back Original Collection)

Major Factor: Vinyl Cape

Condition: Mint in Box

An item’s rarity can turn a $10 item into a $10,000 product. The Jawa, which was part of the first ever action figures released for the Star Wars franchise as part of the 12-Back collection, was released with a vinyl cape originally. Kenner changed the Jawa’s cape from Vinyl to Cloth because of the size of the figure. They wanted fans to feel like they were not being cheated for paying the same price for a product that is only half the size.

Since they changed it so early in the release, only a few have surfaced. In fact, only about 6 of them have ever been discovered. The exact number is not known but it is not going to be much higher.

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