By now, you should know how big a juggernaut Star Wars is when it comes to merchandising. Throughout the many years of this famed franchise, they have gone on to sell billions of dollars worth of Star Wars toys, stickers, books, games, posters, you name it.
A lot of collectors pay a premium when it comes to shopping for the most rare and collectible figures.
Here is our list of the 10 most valuable star wars action figures today. Most of them are from when the original movies came out.
Starting off with the Blue Snaggle tooth, Sears released a set of snaggle tooth figures from the famous cantina scene. However the Sears set came in the wrong size and color. The snaggle tooth figures are supposed to be red and half the size of what Sears produced. Sears produced a blue snaggle tooth which was full size.
Luke Skywalker with double telescopic lightsaber
Back in 1978 you could order your own Luke Skywalker action figure from an early bird special that the manufacturer introduced. Because of such high demand for Star Wars toys, the manufacturer set up a pre order for some toys, the pre order was for a special and rare group of figures, of this group included the double telescopic lightsaber version of Luke, which was only available and produced for this preorder. Later production Lukes only had the one piece light saber.
Han Solo with Blaster
Back again in 1978 the original 12 back figures had 2 versions of Han Solo. One had a small head and one had a big head, both came with his blaster you see in the movies. You can expect to pay more than $1000 for this bad boy.
After the Star Wars phase started dying down, Kenner, the maker of the original Star Wars toys decided to ship their unwated stock across the border and overseas. Yak Face figures were included in these shipments, and because of this, it wasn’t actually seen on shelves in the United States. That is pretty much the exact things you need for a collector item. Yak Face can be bought for $1000 or more.
Again in 1979, even before he was seen on the big screen, Boba Fett was made a preorder for fans, due to some choking hazards, he was never released. He was later released with a fixed version not didnt contain the choking hazard.
George Lucas tried his hand in an animated Star Wars series, and Kenner was set to make some toys for it. Unfortunately the shows didnt do as well as the movies and were cancelled. Kenner made a Vlix mold, which was procured by a company in Brazil called Glasslite, there produced the figure in 1988.
Obi Wan with Double telescopic lightsaber
Just like the Luke one on this list, the Obi Wan figure has the double telescopic lightsaber. Difference is there was more Lukes produced than Obi Wan. Making Obi Wan a lot more rare.
Darth Vader with double telescopic lightsaber
Like Obi Wan, but the Vader figure was even more of a limited run.
Medical Droid FX-7
Seen in auctions for as much as $12000, the medical droid is a strange toy on this list, not of important value in the story either.
Vinyl Cape Jawa
The Jawas were originally produced with a vinyl cape, but later switched to a cloth cape for cost savings. This changed made the Vinyl caped Jawa a very rare item.