The "Star Wars" franchise has a massive fan following and has spawned countless products: cartoon shows, trading cards, novels, comics, clothes, stuffed animals, towels, bath rugs, shower curtains, sheets, pillows, clocks, lamps, drinkware, dinnerware, ice cube trays, toasters, furniture, jewelry, notebooks, greeting cards, bicycles, car accessories (and a car!), video games, board games, costumes even supermarket produce.
If you can brand it, there’s a "Star Wars" version of it. But aside from authentic movie props, the most valuable items from "Star Wars" are the toys.
It’s true that "Star Wars" toys launched in the late 1970s, but "Star Wars" and its toys are inextricably linked to the 1980s. For this article, we’re only including the most expensive "Star Wars" toys minted during that time.
Here’s a look at some of the most expensive 1980s-era "Star Wars" figures:
- Yellow box of six 3.75-inch figures (Darth Vader, Hoth Battle Gear Storm Trooper, AT-AT Driver, Hoth Battle Gear Rebel Soldier, IG-88 and Yoda) that sold for $28,556.
- Bespin Alliance three-pack series that sold for $24,402.
We have an entire article devoted to the most expensive "Star Wars" toys, but let's just settle on one of them that is only the cost of a car rather than a house. The Glasslite Vlix from Brazil figure sold for $45,430. Chances are, you don't have one.