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Rare Action Figures

At the Arcade Hotel, we love figures and retro toys. If you walk around our lobby or stay in one of our rooms, you will have the opportunity to gaze at our wonderful collection of items from series, such as He-Man and Marvel comics.

However, there are a few figures out there that is almost impossible to get for the regular collector. We selected three very interesting cases for you, to have a look as to what makes them so special.

Vinyl Cape Jawa

This one is highly sought in collector circles and always a part of rare figures discussions. Jawas in the Star Wars universe are known to collect scraps, but this rare Jawa figure with a vinyl cape (instead of the regular cloth one) will cost you way more than just a few scraps. Because of an error during the production process, few of these figures exist, so when one of them shows up, the price can approach the $30,000 mark.

Original Superman

He might look slightly weird, but his worth compensates for his looks. The original figure of Supes can be yours for a price of $25,000. And it might not seem like it, but this powerful Kryptonian was released before WWII. We are talking about history here!

Rocket Firing Boba Fett

We are going back to Star Wars, but how couldn’t we? This is the Way, after all. This bounty hunter has a hefty bounty on his head, as he is priced to up to $150,000 only because of that super rare rocket on his back. There are many stories and even video documentaries out of there of people doing their best to attain him. We don’t think we could ever manage to get one, but cheers to those who did it.

Don’t forget to check your attic! You might have treasures lurking there.

Source: https://www.workandmoney.com/s/most-valuable-action-figures-c499d04771fe4fc7

 

 

 

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