Somewhere, in an attic far, far away, there could be something of great value for you Star Wars fans. If you were one of those forward thinking kids who restrained their excitement at Christmas and didn't open the box to their favorite toy, well, you could be sitting on a potential goldmine.
SaveMyBacon have produced a helpful infographic which illustrates the vast sums of money retro Star Wars merchandise could be worth. One toy in particular could fetch over an astronomical $18,000 in mint condition. It cost $1.99 originally. Ooh, pricey one you are!
The infographic also provides a convenient list to help you spot a gem when you're having a browse in your local shopping Maul or second hand store. Understandably, boxed toys generally go for a lot more, although some unboxed characters still fetch a substantial amount.
By now, those of you who have such merchandise will be desperate to read on, so I'll move on swiftly by taking a look at some of the best picks (those of you who have discarded your old toys in the trash... Maybe look away now!):
Luke Skywalker - 1978 - $1,000
Apparently the price of this has Skyrocketed since the launch of the new movie, The Force Awakens.
Various Vehicles - $1,500 - $3,300
Falcon'ell - $1,650 for that?!
Vlix - 1988 - $6,000
Get your Star Wars fix with Vlix... for a smooth $6,000
Obi-Wan Kenobi - 1978 - $7,000
Does Any-Wan want to spend $7,000 on this model?
Darth Vader - 1978 - $7,000
Let Darth invade your savings account.
Medical Droid - 1983 - $12,000
Somebody call the doctor! I've just spent my pension on an action figure!
Vinyl Cape Jawa - 1978 - $18,000
Jawat-the-f-... You get the gist. $18,000! Is it worth it?
Do you have any of the above toys?