Star Wars collectables; which characters sell best?

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You might be surprised to see which characters’ collectables from Star Wars The Force Awwkens have been selling well according to ebay.co.uk.

After a legendary build up, the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, it out! The fact Disney now has control of the franchise is apparent from the impressive media campaign.

Children and grown-ups alike have been waiting for this moment. Even my six-year-old daughter has returned home from school talking about it. She will be disappointed. I think we’ll give it a few years before we introduce her to scary characters such as Darth Vader.

It can’t have escaped anybody’s attention that The Force Awakens has been launched to coincide with Christmas. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that online marketplace ebay.co.uk has noticed some interesting trends over the past three months. It has published a top-five ranking of Stars Wars collectables characters.

You might expect Luke Skywalker or Hans Solo to top the list. It seems, however, that everybody likes the bad guys. Darth Vader comes out top. In total 68,000 pieces of Darth Vader merchandise have sold on the site in the past three months including everything from a Darth Vader voice changer to, believe it or not, light saber chop sticks.

Even more surprisingly, Vader’s right hand man Boba Fett comes third, beaten only by Yoda. An amazing 12,000 Boba Fett items have sold over the last quarter while Yoda has notched up around 25,000 sales over the same period.

Here is the top five:

  1. Darth Vader
  2. Yoda
  3. Boba Fett
  4. Han Solo
  5. R2-D2

Personally speaking, I was very surprised to see Luke Skywalker failed to make it on the list. What made up for it was seeing the loveable R2-D2 make the top five. Apparently R2-D2 popcorn buckets and in-car phone chargers are proving particularly popular.

Who are your favourite Stars Wars characters? Will you be seeing the film? Please do leave a comment below, I’d love to know.


Disclosure; This post was produced in association with ebay.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Star Wars collectables; which characters sell best?”

    1. I’m not so sure, she can get quite easily scared. I’d rather avoid for now and let her watch it when older but thanks for commenting.

  1. Wow, these items really sell don’t they. I’m not really a fan although might re watch and see if I can get into them again. I was at the Cannes FF one year, years ago when one of the movies premiered and it was Star wars mania! Fab post.

    1. I’m like you Vicki, you’ll never find me going to a Star Wars convention but I have heard a lot of good things about The Force Awakens. I’ll probably go at some point but the rate the merchandise is moving is staggering.

  2. I’ve never willingly watched a Star Wars film (it’s not my thing) but I have always liked R2-D2. I wouldn’t be buying any R2-D2 popcorn buckets mind you but I can understand the appeal.

  3. Interesting stats about the most sought after collectables. I guess a lot comes down to those who are most recognisable, and as you say, people seem to like a bad guy. I used to like Star Wars as a kid and had loads of the vintage Star Wars figures, although I’m not too fussed now a days. Maybe I need to get on eBay to flog them all and make my millions! I wrote about them the other day if you were interested (apologies to link dump but thought you might be interested 🙂 http://thedadventurer.com/sahd/awakening-my-childhood-star-wars-memories/

    1. I’ll confess Dave, I did notice that blog post. Quite a collection you have there. Very impressive indeed. I’d be inclined to keep all the pieces for another decade or so in the hope they increase in value further.

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