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Clone Wars Star Wars










Clone Wars Star Wars


Star Wars is one of the most merchandised
film franchises of all. An immense variety of products can be found with a Star Wars theme - from soaps and lunch boxes to toy figures, vehicles, and spacecraft. Any collector is spoilt for choice.





For collectors of  Clone Wars Star Wars items, there are two names to look for: Kenner in the USA and Palitoy in the UK (both now pan of Hasbro).


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Their products are the most popularly collected and include action figures, board games, and puz/hes. Many other foreign companies secured Star Wars licences too, and because of the strict control that the films' creator George Lucas exercises over the rights to his trademarks, quality is high.



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There are many tales of mothers disposing of supposedly priceless Star Wars toys. In reality, Kenner/Palitoy's original 1977 line-up of 12 figures are still available for £10-20 each, although the less common characters and variations can raise ±50-200, or more for truly exceptional items, such as a vinyl-caped Jawa or 'Power of the Force' Yak Face.





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 As so many were opened up and played with, the highest prices are reserved for figures still sealed in their packaging. Today, these figures can realise from £100 to £800.





 Again, rare variations can be worth more, depending on the figure. Look for packaging that shows the original !12 figumcs <on the back of the pack, as this usually indicates an early example from the first series.



 Han Solo is among the rarest figures from the original line-up and a sealed and unopened example in mint condition can be worth £300-500.
A Star Wars R2D2 figure and C-3P0 action figure, c.1978, largest 9.5cm (3'/*in) high.
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Clone Wars Star Wars figures were complemented by a range of vehicles and play sets based on scenes from the films. Many contained small parts that were easily lost, and so intact surviving examples are valuable. There is even a thriving trade in the accessories, and the tiny guns that came with the figures can now sometimes fetch up to £10-20.previous lines and so are harder to find A collector's coin was included in the packaging and these coins are the most keenly pursued Star Wars secondary collectables.





For children in the early 1980s, a Star Wars lunch box was the height of fashion. Today, an Empire Strikes Back vacuum flask and lunch box can sell for £80-120 if in excellent condition. Other household items that bore the Star Wars name include soap, toothbrushes, and bed clothes.



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 Items made by better-known companies tend to be more valuable, and perishable items must be unused to retain any value. In general, the price for a Star Wars product that falls outside the more clearly defined categories of toy figures and comic books dependslargely on what a particular enthusiast is willing to pay to own it.So many Star Wars posters were printed, and yet so few saved, that there is always a chance of coming across some­thing new. 



Categories include posters for film releases from various countries, advertising, and commemorative posters produced after each film's release. 


A galaxy of pictures


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Values vary widely, depending on age, condition, and, crucially, rarity. The original poster from the US release of Return of the Jedi bore the film title Revenge of the Jedi'. until George Lucas decided that revenge was something a Jedi knight would not seek. Comparatively few survive, so prices are high: around £300-500, depending on condition. A different, more common, US one-sheet poster for the same film can cost up to £100.



Original props from all the films are hard to come by, as their availability and sale is strictly regulated by George Lucas's production company.







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