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@eBay Releases New #StarWars Data, Celebrates 40 Years of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

The Force is strong this May the Fourth as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” eBay, the largest Star Wars store in the galaxy, is unveiling new search and sales data that looks at the second installment in the saga, beloved characters and more.

Highlights include:*

  • 9 Million Star Wars items have sold on eBay over the last decade, with action figures and trading cards leading the pack for most popular merchandise.
  • The order of the original trilogy holds true based on eBay sales; “A New Hope” takes first place with 20% more sales than “The Empire Strikes Back” and 36% more sales than the “Return of the Jedi.”
  • Beloved “The Empire Strikes Back” characters like Boba Fett inspired some of the most rare and expensive sales of all-time, including a 1979 Star Wars Vintage Prototype Boba Fett Rocket Firing L-Slot AFA 90 which sold for $145,000.
  • Of the top 3 most popular Star Wars action figure characters on eBay, Sith Lord Darth Vader dominates his son, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker by more than 70%; even Bounty Hunter Boba Fett  is more popular than the young Skywalker by nearly 13%.


The marketplace is also celebrating “The Empire Strikes Back” and other epic Star Wars moments at, by offering a curation of rare, vintage and collectible merch that will wow fans of all ages.

Star Wars May the Fourth: eBay’s Top Inventory Picks Available at supplies last.


Action Figures + Funko Pop!

  • Star Wars The Vintage Collection Star Wars: A New Hope Chewbacca Action Figure​ – Now: $7.99

  • Star Wars: Black Series – Boba Fett 6” Action Figure​ – Now: $89.99

  • Star Wars The Black Series Archive IG-88 Figure​ – Now: $19.99

  • Star Wars The Black Series Archive Bossk Figure ​ Now: $19.99

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) Figure – Now: $11.99

  • Funko Pop! Star Wars Han in Carbonite [New Toy] Vinyl Figure​ – Now: $12.94

  • Star Wars – The Black Series 40th Anniversary Collectible Action Figure​ – Now: $19.99

  • Funko Pop! Star Wars: The Mandalorian – The Child Vinyl Figure ​ Now: $13.45


Comic Books

  • Star Wars #2 Comic Book, CGC 8.0​ – Now: $1,550.00

  • Star Wars #1 Comic Book, CGC 9.6​ – Now: $1,360.00

  • Star Wars #38 Solo eBay Exclusive Jesse James Marvel Comic Book ​ Now: $3.00

  • Star Wars #68 Comic Book, Canadian Edition, CGC 9.8 – Now: $1,040.00

  • Star Wars The Force Awakens Adaptation 1I Quesada Comic Book, CGC 8.5 – Now: $1,020.00

  • Star Wars #42 Comic Book, CGC 9.6 ​ Now: $260.00


Trading Cards

  • 2020 Topps Star Wars: Mandalorian Journey of the Child​ – Now: $11.49

  • 2020 Topps Women of Star Wars Hobby Box Blowout Cards – Now: $65.95

  • 2020 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Black & White Hobby Box Blowout Cards​ – Now: $64.95

  • 2020 Topps Star Wars Authentics 11X14 Photo & Trading Card Box Blowout Cards – Now: $129.95



  • 2018 Niue Gold Star Wars Stormtrooper 1 oz Gold Coin – Now: $2,095.32

  • 2020 Niue Star Wars Classic Boba Fett 1 oz Silver Coin – Now: $34.38

  • Mattel 12-Pack Star Wars Die Cast Hot Wheels Cars​ – Now: $29.99

  • Harrison Ford Star Wars Autographed 16 x 20″ Holding Gun Photograph BAS – Now: $1,899.99


Art + Decor

  • Star Wars Concept Art/Design Print by Ralph McQuarrie ​ – Now: $1,140.00

  • Star Wars Mandalorian Banner Flag Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Bounty Hunter R ​ – Now: $13.46

  • 2-Piece Star Wars Canvas Print Artwork: A New Hope Empire Strikes Back Wall Décor Now: $29.99


*All data based on eBay North America and Canada search and sales data from January 2010 – April 2020