Top 5 Most Expensive Star Wars Hot Toys Released To Date

Since the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney the amount of new merchandise and toys that have been flooding the market is at an all-time high. Stretching your toy/entertainment budget to pick-up every single collectible on release date is a tall task for anyone and there may be items you miss out on as a result. You could get lucky later when checking secondary markets and find that item cheaper from another collector but it’s also possible you end up with the short end of the stick and have to shell out extra dough. How much extra is not a question anyone can answer but there are plenty of examples of Hot Toys figures that are sought after selling for 2-3x regular retail MSRP. Fortunately, since Star Wars Hot Toys are a newcomer to the Hot Toys brand (only when Disney purchased Star Wars did Hot Toys begin producing figures) collectors just now getting into the game won’t have hundreds of older releases to track down. But even with a limited number of Star Wars Movie Masterpiece Figures to be released so far there are still a handful that have jumped up in price quite dramatically in marketplaces like eBay and one sixth scale Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade groups. Here’s a quick look at the Top 5 Most Expensive Star Wars Hot Toys Released To Date..

Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Luke Skywalker DX07 Bespin Outfit

  • Original MSRP: $299.99 (non-exclusive without Darth Vader helmet)
  • Secondary Market Value: $750-800 USD
  • Price Increase: +$500 USD
Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Luke Skywalker DX07 photo from ‘Marlo The Collector’ on YouTube – check him out!

Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Princess Leia MMS 298

  • Original MSRP: $204.99
  • Secondary Market Value: $450-500 USD
  • Price Increase: +$295 USD
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) Hot Toys MMS 298

Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Shoretrooper Rogue: One MMS 389

  • Original MSRP: $204.99
  • Secondary Market Value: $500-600 USD
  • Price Increase: +$395 USD
Hot Toys (Star Wars, Rogue: One) – Shoretrooper MMS 389

Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Han Solo & Chewbacca Set MMS 263

  • Original MSRP: $479.99
  • Secondary Market Value: $700 USD
  • Price Increase: +$220 USD
Hot Toys (Star Wars) – Han Solo & Chewbacca Set MMS 263

Hot Toys (Star Wars, Rogue:One) – Death Trooper Specialist Deluxe MMS 399

  • Original MSRP: $249.99
  • Secondary Market Value: $450-500 USD
  • Price Increase: +$250 USD
Hot Toys (Star Wars, Rogue:One ) – Death Trooper Specialist Deluxe – MMS 399

As you can see by just a few of these Star Wars Hot Toys secondary market prices (eBay sold listings) here as examples, it’s clear that at least some releases have been quick (within the span of less than 12 months for some of these!) to jump up in price after selling out at most major retailers. While not every Hot Toys Star Wars figure is going to spike in price, the question becomes: is that something you really want to gamble? If you skip out on pre-ordering a particular figure release only to end up wanting to pick it up later you are going to kick yourself in the butt for not slapping down the few bucks; often less than $30 in most cases, to reserve yours whether you were on the fence or not. It’s a matter of opportunity cost here really and risk. The “risk” of a figure selling out as more Hot Toys Star Wars collectors enter the hobby could come at a high cost. In some cases figures could be $50-100+ more than MSRP even weeks after selling out whereas the deposit cost is a fraction of that. Not to mention if you change your mind on wanting to own that particular figure in the future you can simply either a.) cancel your pre-order or b.) pay for the balance and upon arrival simply sell the item to another Hot Toys collector. After missing out on big releases in the past and paying more than 2x retail for some items I will no doubt be locking in my pre-order for every upcoming Hot Toys Star Wars figure and can’t wait to see where my collection stands a year or two from now.

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