The cool thing about growing up with the original Star Wars trilogy was that you got to play with — and obsess over — all the random Star Wars toys that flooded the market. The bad thing? Well if you were just some regular kid with no knowledge of how much these toys could eventually be worth (raises hand), then all you were left with was broken and battered toys instead of bags of cash decades down the line. And if you were a kid with a mom who had no idea they'd be worth anything (raises hand again), then you're left with someone who actually gave away all of your Star Wars toys to a neighbor's son.
Yeah, let's not go there.
Anyway, as a recent episode of SNL joked, many adults buy Star Wars toys only to display them and maybe sell them eventually. (And if you were smart enough to do this as a kid back in the '80s, you're way ahead of the game. Joke all you want SNL, but these dudes are pretty smart when it comes to their toy collections.)
For those who still have some old-school Star Wars toys laying around untouched and pristine, check out this infographic detailing how much they're all worth today.
And super congrats to whomever has the Jawa action figure with a vinyl cape, now worth upwards of $18,000. That's nuts!
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