Comics get a lot of attention for high profile, big $ sales. What's the highest value action figure these days?
asked Jun 2nd 2012 by theark
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My understanding is that a GI Joe sold for around $200,000 USD a few years ago. It was a prototype and I am not sure if that counts.
I was looking at expensive action figures earlier this year when a friend told me he found an original Star Wars figure - Darth Vader.
Imagine my excitement when I found out that a particular Darth Vader figure - the Telescopic Light Sabre version - was worth $7,000+
It turns out that he didn't have that figure... :(
The reason that one is so rare is because the "telescope" function didn't work that well and broke. This caused the manufacturer to release a different version.
I would put my money on Star Wars being right up there, but GI Joe must make up a huge percentage of the top 50.
Does Barbie count? - Probably not technically an "Action Figure" haha
If Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were worth a lot, I would be a gazillionaire.
answered Jun 3rd 2012 at 19:41 by matt
I've also heard that it's the GI Joe prototype is the most valuable action figure at the moment.
Unfortunately action figures don't seem to go for as much as some of the really rare comics, maybe it's because there are more around and people can take care of their (keep them longer) than comics.
Hopefully more of the Star Wars ones will become more valuable though, it seems like it!
answered Jun 4th 2012 at 17:41 by Smurfette205
Laser Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor, Masters of the Universe
The vintage Masters of the Universe toyline more or less died in 1987, slain by a combination of over-production, a terrible live-action movie, and the fact that all fads tend to die out unless properly tended to. But while the line's popularity fell precipitously in the United States, it was still popular enough in Europe to make it worth releasing a few last products in 1988. Two of those products were Laser Light He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor.
As the name suggests, both figures had a light-up "laser" feature. Channeling electricity from one AA battery in their backpack, each figure's weapon -- a sword for He-Man, the Havoc Staff for Skeletor -- could light up (Skeletor's eyes lit up as well). The heavily sci-fi look of the figures hinted at the direction Mattel was going with the MOTU concept, as the "Laser" figures are, stylistically, arguably more similar to the 1989 New Adventures of He-Man series than the earlier line.
answered Aug 14th 2012 at 06:54 by Ceiba90
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