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Could you fund your next startup idea by selling your old Star Wars collectibles?

For the fans who have been on the journey since the beginning, there is a chance for them to make some big bucks by going through their old memorabilia.

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The force is reawakened

The force of “Star Wars” fan-frenzy was reawakened this year with the release of the latest installment “The Force Awakens”. Now, you cannot walk through any Jewel, Target, or Walmart without a lightsaber staring you in the face.

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These films have truly stood the test of time and have some of the most dedicated fans in history. For the fans who have been on the journey since the beginning, there is a chance for them to make some big bucks by going through their old memorabilia.

What’s your collection worth?

Save My Bacon recently released an infographic that complied vintage “Star Wars” memorabilia and what their worth is today. As stipulated on the infographic, the values are quoted in U.S. dollars and are sourced from referenced websites. Toys such as these often sell privately for more than the “official” values listed.

Blue Snaggletooth (produced in 1978)
In 1978, Sears released a series of small action figures that came with a plastic casing and cardboard backing. The Sears version wore a blue suit and was full-size while a version released by Kenner wore a red suit and was shorter. The error made the blue Snaggletooth more valuable.

Original cost: $1.99
Today’s value (mint condition): $700
Loose value: $200

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Luke Skywalker (produced in 1978 by Kenner)
This Luke Skywalker action figure was from an earlier release by Kenner that kids had to send away for. He came with a rare double-telescoping lightsaber. Later versions featured a smaller lightsaber, making this model more valuable.

Original cost: $1.99
Today’s value (mint condition/boxed): $1,000
Loose value: $100

Collectable Vehicles and Accessories

  • Death Star Space Station
    Original cost: $19.99
    Today’s value (boxed/mint): $1,500
    Loose value: $150
  • Millennium Falcon
    Original cost: $29.99
    Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $1,650
  • Radio Controlled Jawa Sandcrawler
    Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $3,300
    Loose value: $810

But wait, there’s more

Medical Droid Figure (produced in 1983 by Palitoy)
Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $12,000
Loose value: $200

Han Solo w/ blaster (produced in 1978 by Kenner)
This action figure was part of a 12-figure set released in 1978. Two variations of early Solo figures were released with the initial one having a smaller head.

Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $1,000
Loose value: $55

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Yak Face (produced in 1985 by Kenner)
One of the last Kenner action figures to be produced, Yak Face sold in Canada and Europe due to low demand in the U.S. This explains the increase in today’s value.

Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $2,300
Loose value: $300+

Vlix w/ blaster (produced in 1988 by Glasslite)
This is an action figure from the television show titled “Star Wars: Droids and Star Wars: Ewoks”. According to ToyWorth.com, a C10 class Vlix can earn up to $18,000.

Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $6,000
Loose value: $600+

Obi-Wan Kenobi w/ double-telescoping lightsaber
Released by Kenner in 1978 alongside the 12-figure release, this action figure holds value in the form of the double-telescoping lightsaber.

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Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $7,000
Loose value: $30

Darth Vader w/ double-telescoping lightsaber
Released by Kenner in 1978 alongside the 12-figure release, this action figure holds value in the form of the double-telescoping lightsaber.

Original cost: $2.49
Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $7,000
Loose value: $2,000

Rocket Boba Fett (released in 1979 by Kenner)
This figure finds its value in the fact that it had to be remade due to a rocket blaster that posed a choking hazard.

Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $2,000
Loose value: $30

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Vinyl Cape Jawa (released in 1978 by Kenner)
The vinyl cape sets this figure apart as it was remade with a cloth cape soon after its release.

Today’s value (boxed, mint condition): $18,000+
Loose value: $500

#UseTheForce

Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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