Last Updated on 5/19/2005 by bidz

Vintage ‘Star Wars’ toys are hot on eve of ‘Sith’

Vintage ‘Star Wars’ toys get top dollar
Collectibles from original trio of movies bringing prices as high as $6,500.
May 16, 2005: 4:43 PM EDT
By David Ellis, CNN/Money staff writer

“NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – The final box office tally and merchandising sales generated from the final installment of the Star Wars saga may remain clouded long after its May 19 release date, but sales in the vintage toy market have been turning light sabers and mint-condition Luke Skywalker action figures into gold.

From an early poster for the third movie, mislabeled ‘Revenge of the Jedi,’ to a Boba Fett action figure that escaped a manufacturer’s recall, items produced during the first trio of films are more popular than ever and price tags are showing it.”

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