A collectible is an object suitable for a collection, such as a work of fine art, an antique or a rare item, but also includes a wide variety of items collected as a hobby, for display or as an investment whose value may appreciate. Vintage toys, antique firearms, old books, unique historical memorabilia and coins all make the cut, but are just a sliver of what can be considered collectible by those who collect. Scarcity, age and condition are definitely determining factors in the desirability and value of such commodities, but social popularity and perceived prestige can also influence the appeal. A pair of Yeezy Red October sneakers is certainly extravagant at $7,500, but to the affluent collector of footwear, they might be worth the price.
One of the action figures released by Kenner from the blockbuster film Star Wars in 1978 was the Jawa. For several months, Kenner sold the Jawa with a vinyl cape, similar to what was found on the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader action figures. Soon thereafter, the Jawa’s vinyl cape was replaced with a cloth cape, making the scarcity of the original version skyrocket. One recent auction fetched over $18,000 for an authentic, packaged and mint-condition vinyl caped Jawa!
Boba Fett is another such treasure. A rare Boba Fett action figure sold for $204,435 at Hake’s Auctions in March of 2022, setting a world record as the most expensive Star Wars action figure ever sold.
Although we’re not likely to find a $200,000 Boba Fett figure in a box of old toys, there is no telling what may come through our door tomorrow. Metro Pawn & Gun buys, pawns and sells a tremendous variety of collectible items in virtually every category. Whether you have a noteworthy antique handgun you wish to sell, or are looking for that elusive coin for your collection, you simply have to visit us. With inventories that change daily and an expert staff that can evaluate what you have to offer, we offer a diversity of services that cannot be found elsewhere!
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