Updated: Mar 16, 2020
Hi Guys, Gals & Jedi, it's Josh from Josh Levine Speaks and I know you are going to love today's post. Or Episode One with no Jar Jar Binks. Its the latest and greatest news in the World of Star Wars Action Figures....at auction that is...and before I get started...if you are new to my blog or YouTube channel...I do tend to focus on The Auction World and The Secondary Market and its subculture.
Basically the World of Downsizing, Liquidation, Estate Sales and Yard Sales. I promise, you will always learn something. And of course, I'll sprinkle in some Useless Trivia so you can impress you friends or just annoy them. So...If this sounds good to you, before you leave, Subscribe & I will alert you to each new episode. Give this post a "heart" - like and share if you would and i'd love if you'd Leave Some Comments Below...that way I know what you like and want more of. So thank you, and I hope you enjoy.
So lets dive in...As a lot of you Subscribers already know, I got in to this business selling vintage toys and board games. And as I said several times before, Star Wars just keeps amazing me. I have been telling people to sell their collections before the bottom drops out, over and over again and they just keep performing. Making me look bad each and every time. It would be like me telling you to sell your google stock when it hit $250 back in the 2007. You know, just "take the win," but you'd hang me when it hit $1500 like it did just a few months ago.
I tell you, in most genres of toys, I would have been correct. I always say, strike while the irons hot....meaning when you 1st hear crazy auction prices going on....sell....before everyone else sells, and flood the market and drive down prices....but Star Wars seems just keep rising...even when I don't think it can go any higher, it seems too.... I believe its because the love of the Force has just bridged, so many generations. And there for more generations of collectors...
I still feel like you are playing Russian roulette if you have an amazing collection & you are still sitting on it, but that's just me. The question is, and has always been with Star Wars, when the next new series of movies or adaptations come out, will the original 1970s and 80s figures strike again. Or Strike Back!
So let me tell you what's been going on...and when you hear these prices, you may really take note to what I am saying. And full disclosure, The following are actual auction results of Kenner Star Wars Action Figures. I am only focusing on the 3-3/4" action figures that you could have bought at the store or mailed away for. I tried to avoid duplicate figures of the same character so you had a good cross sample of the crazy. I believe all of these records come from Hakes in York PA. They are one of the Leading Collectible Toy Auctions in the World. I don't mean for this post to be a commercial for them...and I am sure I am not being paid, but I can send them my mailing address for donation.... but in past few years it seems they have had the corner on this market....certainly they have had the best collections represented.
So here we go...lets focus on 10 shall we.