06 December 2012
1,950 figures up for grabs in largest-ever single collection offered on eBay ...
What's believed to be the largest single collection of unique Star Wars action figures ever offered on eBay is currently up for sale. Estimated at more than $8,000 the lot includes 1,950 loose figures collected over the decades, starting with the vintage 1978 line and is being sold to raise money for the one-year anniversary of the nonprofit Star Wars museum Rancho Obi-Wan.
Nearly every figure was removed from the packaging only to be lovingly displayed in locked cases. All figures are in very good to excellent condition with most original accessories. The collection has been appraised at a minimum value of $8,200 by Pete Vilmur, collecting expert and co-author of four Star Wars books.
"This incredible collection of nearly every Star Wars action figure ever produced is the largest group of figures I've seen offered in a single lot," Vilmur said. "Based on the sharp condition and completeness of this collection (100% of the 1978-85 series is here, and nearly every subsequent figure produced to early 2011), I'd appraise this set at a minimum $8,200 to $8,500. There is minor wear on some of the vintage figures (as is typical around the edges of the feet) while all modern figures appear fresh off the card. All vintage accessories are accounted for unless otherwise indicated and are believed to be authentic."
Check out the page on eBay to see a full list of the figures, including pictures. The current bid is $8,401 (with 48 bidders) but we wouldn't be surprised to see that shoot up before the auction finishes on 9th December.