Top 5 Most Expensive Action Figure In The World

Collecting action figures is considered an-all time hobby for some people out there despite them looking like regular toys. Not just that but be prepared to flush your wallet as this hobby will definitely eat up a lot of your cash in hand.

Some action figures in the market are indeed worthless and very cheap but one thing to bear in mind is that the limited edition action figures are the ones that collectors are looking for especially the ones that are released on special occasions.

Most popular action figures are also iconic characters in popular tv series or movies being aired around the world. One example would be Star Wars. This series has become a multi-billion industry from its merchandise sales, video games, and also action figures.

There are definitely many star wars fans out there who are willing to spend huge amounts of cash on super-rare action figures to add to their collections. The question remains, how expensive can these action figures get?

Here we would like to share with you the top 5 most expensive action figures ever sold.

5. Darth Vader ($55,000)

When the first wave of Star Wars action figures arrive on the market in 1978, the Darth Vader doll, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker came with a telescopic cross-combination lightsaber.

The design has been more simplified due to issues in the manufacturing, making this double telescoping doll one of the rarest action figures in the Star Wars action.

Similar to Luke Skywalker, the design has also been stopped due to the same kind of issue. The Darth Vader version is a lot harder to find compared to the Skywalker not to mention more expensive.

The Darth Vader doll with the double telescoping lightsaber was sold in an auction for a whopping price of $55,000.

4. Vlix ($60,000)

Most Star Wars fans might not be aware of the character Vlix in this series. This rather unpopular character is featured in several episodes of this series briefly like in Star Wars: Droids for instance but it never made an appearance in the main Star Wars film.

Kenner Company has the right to make a patent for action figures based on their TV series as well as make specific molds for that project. However, the series was canceled before they were able to complete any toys. Kenner sold the unused mold to another toy maker known as Glasslite. 

Instead of wasting the mold, Glasslite used it to make the Vlix action figure when Star Wars: Droids was aired in Brazil. Glasslite has made around 2000 Vlix dolls but Lucasfilm decided to destroy them all.

Only some of the action figures managed to be saved and some believed that it is worth almost $60,000 each.

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi ($65,000)

Sitting the third place will be one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi and it is also made by Kenner company. This action figure features a twin telescopic lightsaber and Kenner stopped its production before it was made on a big scale.

The action figure that was introduced in 1978 can rarely be found in the market and collectors out there are more than willing to pay a hefty price for it in an auction. One of them managed to be sold at the price of $65,000 in an auction in 2018 making it the third most expensive action figure in the world.

This 4-inch action figure is now owned by a collector, Russel Branton. He is one of the Star Wars fanatic ever since he was little but only started collecting 15 years ago when he starts to gain a considerable income.

2. G.I. Joe - Hand-Made ($200,000)

This is the prototype of the G.I. Joe action figure and it is actually handmade. This action figure was made in the 60s when Hasbro expanded its well-known toys into the market. Reports have stated that this action figure is now owned by a Hasbro worker and a Korean War veteran, Don Levine before it falls into the hands of Stephen Geppi, a comic book distributor.

Geppi bought the action figure at the whopping price of $200,000 in 2003 before it failed to reach a minimum bidding price of $600,000 in an auction in San Diego. Geppi was definitely happy with his purchase despite it being at such a high price.

This action figure was bought in a comic auction show in Dallas, Texas.

1. Boba Fett ($204,435)

Who would've thought that the most expensive action figure sold will be the Boba Fett action figure that was never made massively? Kenner company made this toy for the 1980 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back series but the production of the full scale never happened due to problems with the rocket shooting system.

This action figure have been displayed at the New York Toy Fair in 1979. This action figure stands at 4 inches in height and has 2 assembled accessories. Reports claimed that less than 30 units of this super rare action figure still exist out there.

To this day, the Boba Fett action figure that shoots rockets is worth more than $200,000. The real question will be, are you willing to spend that amount of cash on just one action figure?


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