A Star Wars toy store display just sold for a crazy price

One of the coolest things about the Kenner Star Wars toy line from the 1970s and 1980s is the wide variety of store displays that beckoned young fans into the toy aisle to pick up the latest action figures and accessories.

 There's a very dedicated collecting corps that hunts these treasures down, which is why the display pictured here - a very rare piece issued after the release of Return of the Jedi - commanded an insane price when it was recently auctioned on eBay. This two-sided display was meant to sit atop an action figure rack and features an odd assortment of aliens and characters. Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker are not pictured, but Prune Face and Bib Fortuna are (aliens were among the most popular figures in the vintage line, so signage went a bit exotic). After some furious bidding, the sign sold for $710! A high price for sure, but if you look at the pictures, you can understand why vintage collectors went bonkers over this item.


Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, Cinelinx.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, VictorMedina.com or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at vic@victormedina.com.

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