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eBay Releases Epic Collection of 100 ‘Rare and Retro’ Star Wars Items, Celebrates Triple Force Friday and 42 Years of the Franchise

By: eBay News Team

While fans await the next chapter in the iconic tale, they can own a piece of cultural history, from memorabilia to toys, comics, collectibles, video games, and more on eBay.

The force is stronger than ever on eBay, just in time for Triple Force Friday. Today, the largest Star Wars store in the galaxy is celebrating five decades of the saga’s history by releasing a collection of 100 rare and retro collectibles and merchandise, available at eBay.com/StarWars. Only on eBay can franchise lovers discover 42 years of Star Wars, from The Phantom Menace, to A New Hope to The Last Jedi.

There’s never been a better time to be a fan of a galaxy far, far away. As the world prepares for the final installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, and the November release of Disney+ series,The Mandalorian, eBay is ensuring enthusiasts are well-equipped with a curated selection of top items from the entire franchise’s history. 

Shoppers can claim their own piece of Star Wars from any era, including rare comics signed by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to an original movie banner from the 1977 premiere and a Funko Pop! signed by Adam Driver and more. 

"We are proud to be the place where Star Wars fans around the world can discover and shop 42 years of the saga’s history in a single destination,” said Sam Bright, VP of Merchandising. “With the help of our amazing, dedicated sellers, we’re able to offer our shoppers everything from unique Star Wars themed items to officially licensed merchandise from all eight (soon to be nine) movies."

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Additionally, eBay is unveiling new data from Star Wars fans around the world on the most popular films and characters, most expensive collector items ever purchased, and more. 

eBay x Star Wars By the Numbers

  • The top 5 most expensive items sold on eBay from 2015-2019 in the United States

    • 1979 Star Wars Vintage Prototype Boba Fett Rocket-Firing L-Slot AFA 90

      • $145,000.00 

    • Star Wars Complete Collectibles Set, Graded 9.8 #1 through 107 

      • $45,000.00

    • Opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Experience at Walt Disney World Resort for 4 with Travel

      • $40,200.00

    • 1983 Kenner Star Wars Prototype ROTJ Red Cape Bib Fortuna AFA 85 NM+

      • $38,000.00

    • Premiere Experience of Star Wars:The Rise of SkyWalker

      • $35,100.00

  • eBay shoppers feel the pull to the dark side, with Darth Vader securing the top spot in global Star Wars sales. Sales for villainous Star Wars characters were 55% higher than their hero counterparts from 2015-2019. 
  • Sibling rivalry is strong between Luke Skywalker and his twin, Princess Leia, on eBay, but Luke edges out Leia with 22% more sales over the past 4 years (2015-2019).
  • Kylo Ren not only destroyed the resistance, but conquered eBay’s top 10 best-selling characters list worldwide. Kylo Ren is the only character from the new trilogy sequel to have earned a spot on the list.
  • Greatness is in their DNA -- even though he climbed the ranks and broke the top 10, Kylo Ren’s parents, Princess Leia and Han Solo, beat him out in global sales on eBay. 

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Shoppers can head to eBay.com/StarWars to check out the collection now.

May the force be with you!

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