Star Wars Toys value

In 1978, almost a year after the release of the first Star Wars motion picture, the toy world suddenly found itself deep in the throws of Star Wars madness. With Kenner's release of the first wave of 3 3/4" action figures based on the movie, kids everywhere clamored to complete their collections. Unbeknownst to Kenner at the time, the now-priceless action figures would change the world of action figures for the next 30 years and beyond.

Today, the original figures are sought after by collectors all over the world, some fetching prices in the thousands.

1. "Telescoping Lightsaber" Darth Vader, 1978

The Real Ginger Prince - Collector

When the first wave of Star Wars "Early Bird" action figure sets began arriving on the market in 1978, the original Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker figures came with a telescoping lightsaber accessory. The small plastic weapon of the Jedi Knight would rise out from the hollow arm of each figure, then a thinner piece would further rise out. This proved difficult to manufacture and broke easily, so it was abandoned in the next wave of figures to reach stores, replacing the telescoping lightsaber with a single-piece version. It's been said that only a few hundred versions of these figures were ever made and the Darth Vader version of this figure is the most highly prized.

Average Market Value: $6, 000

2. Vinyl Cape Jawa, 1978

David Julian

When the original Jawa action figures hit store shelves, they were outfitted with a thin vinyl cape similar to the capes found on Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, with the second wave of Jawa figures, the vinyl cape was replaced with a sewn cloth robe and stayed that way from then on. The story goes that Kenner felt that buyers would feel cheated because the figure was half the size of any other figure, yet still selling for the same price. Their solution was to add the cloth robe in order to help the buyers feel they were getting their money's worth.

Average Market Value: $2, 000

3. Rocket Firing Boba Fett, 1980

Reis O'Brien

Star Wars collectors have been debating this figure's very existence for decades. The story goes that in 1980, Kenner released the first wave of Empire Strikes Back action figures, which included the original Boba Fett figure that came with a missile that fired from his back. Later, Kenner worried about the safety of the tiny projectile and re-released the figure with the missile permanently glued into the figure's backpack. Kenner officially denies that they ever released a missile-firing version of the figure, but a few have surfaced in auctions and in the collectible market, and many collectors have paid hefty sums for one.

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965
Toy (LEGO)
  • Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Includes 6 mini-figures: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader
  • Millennium Falcon features opening hull, detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover
  • 3 lightsabers, 3 blasters and 1 crossbow also included
  • 1254 pieces total
2007-01-06 10:09:51 by -Unclear-

Did "Star Wars" come before or after the movie?

But along those lines, we do seem to spend an awful lot on fancy toys that are supposed to wow people into submission.
In the end, we're still going to have to rule over a hostile population that's motivated to resist our efforts.
You can knock out all their facilities with stealth bombers. What are we going to do against an enemy with nothing to bomb?
Better to concentrate on winning over the hearts and minds of the people. Or if this is impracticable, which it may very well be, especially if we do it on our terms, maybe we should just not screw around too much with very different societies to begin with

Star Wars Jawa figure could go for over £12000 in auction at Vectis in Thornaby  — Gazette Live
Kathy said: “The Palitoy Jawa with the vinyl cape is one of the rarest Star Wars toys out there and has been greeted with a lot of interest. “The market for Star Wars memorabilia is growing all the time.

Rubies Star Wars Hans Solo Blaster
Apparel (Rubies)
  • Blue and orange Blaster for safe play
  • Makes fun blaster sounds
  • Requires AA batteries (not included)
  • Accessories make the costume
  • Officially Licensed Star Wars Costume
DK CHILDREN LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
  • Recommended Age: 4 - 8 years
LucasArts Star Wars Battlefront II
Video Games (LucasArts)
  • Choose one of dozens of characters from the Star Wars universe, hop into Players can dogfight in X-wings, TIE fighters, Jedi starfighters and more.
  • New space battles allow you to dogfight in X-wings, TIE fighters, Jedi starfig... several other starcraft, or fight it out on foot aboard an enemy capital ship
  • Special opportunities throughout the game for players to wield a lightsaber and use their favorite Force powers as a Jedi
  • More than 13 new battlefronts on land and in space, including many from Star W...enge of the Sith such as Utapau, Mustafar and the space battle above Coruscant

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