Vintage Star Wars Action Figures SALE on gilt.com
March 8, 2011




Calling All Star Wars Fans!! Launching on Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 12pm ET through Saturday, March 12, 2011 at noon, Gilt CHILDREN (gilt.com) invites members to a curated selection of 30 hard-to-find vintage collectibles — hand-picked by Brian Semling!

Brian Semling was born in 1977, the same year Star Wars was released. Perhaps that explains why Semling—one of the foremost US authorities on vintage toy collecting—has such a knack for finding collectibles from the seminal series of films. He dove into the enterprise full bore in 1994, and over the last 17 years, he has established himself as one of the best in the game. If you are searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack, he is the guy to help you find it.

This collection of 30 hard to find Star Wars pieces is a treasure trove of vintage goodness. All items were rated by the Action Figure Authority (AFA), so rest assured that everything is collectible-grade and the condition is accurately represented. Thus the rarity of these authentic, sentimental items is truly invaluable. From single figures, to playsets, to one ultra-rare Imperial Forces 3-pack—it’s the perfect find for any die-hard collector.

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Characters
Admit it- you are still obsessed with Star Wars as you were when it was first released. If you weren’t able to keep the figurines that you loved playing with when you were a child.. you are in luck! Gilt’s selling the original action figures bringing alive the Star Wars legacy!  Find your favorite character and more –

Vintage Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker
$500 GILT
$800 RETAIL
Info:

  • This is Luke (Jedi) on an Return of the Jedi Card, 65 Back-C
  • Jedi Knight Outfit/Blue Saber
  • Only 16 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
  • Unpunched with no price sticker
  • Package has some yellowing to the bubble

 

 

Vintage Star Wars Darth Vader (white background)
$1,800 GILT
$3,000 RETAIL
Info:

  • This is a first issue Darth Vader on a Star Wars 12-back card, 12 Back-C
  • Only 8 of these rated AFA or higher exist
  • It is unpunched with no price sticker
  • This piece has a white background behind the figure rather than the more common yellow one and was only released in Japan
  • Usually, the Star Wars items released in Japan came with a Takara sticker on it.  This one did not.

 

Vintage Vehicle Ewok Battle Wagon
$550 GILT
$650 RETAIL
Info:

  • This Item is from the Lucasfilm Archives which were auctioned off in 2007 and comes with a Certificate of Authority
  • Only 18 of these rated AFA 75 or higher exist
  • It doesn’t have a price sticker

 

 

    Vintage Power Of The Force Yoda Brown Snake
    $2,250 GILT
    $2,500 RETAIL
    Info:

    • This is Yoda (Brown Snake) on a Power Of The Force Card, 92 Back
    • Complete with special collectors coin
    • Only 24 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is punched with no price sticker
    • This package has some yellowing to the bubble

    Vintage Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader
    $550 GILT
    $700 RETAIL
    Info:

    • This is a Darth Vader on an Empire Strikes Back Card, 41 Black-D
    • Only 14 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price stiker
    • This package has some yellowing to the bubble

     


    Vi
    ntage Star Wars C-3PO
    $900 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue C-3PO on a Star Wars 12 back-C card
    • Only 22 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker



    Vintage Star Wars Jawa
    $1,500 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a second issue Jawa (with a cloth cape) on a Star Wars 20-back card
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker
    • Graded an overall AFA 90-only 1% of action figures have an AFA 90 rating. These high-quality toys contain only factory-made flaws


    Vintage Star Wars Deat Squad Commander First Issue
    $900 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue Death Squad Commander on a Star Wars 12 back-B card
    • It is punched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Hammerhead
    $600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a second issue Hammerhead on a Star Wars 21 back-B card
    • Only 64 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is punched with no price sticker

    Vintage Star Wars Jawa Vinyl Cape
    $3,000 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue Jawa (with the rare vinyl cape) on a Star Wars 12 back- A card
    • The Jawa was originally produced with a vinyl cape. Due to upset parents and kids, the cape was quickly switched to a cloth version
    • For this reason, the vinyl cape is very rare and a very desirable collector item
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Jawa Cloth Cape
    $600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue Jawa (after the vinyl cape was switched to a cloth cape) on a Star Wars 12 back-C card
    • Archival Case
    • It is punched with no price sticker


    Vintage Return of The Jedi Han Solo
    $250 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a Han Solo (hoth) on a ROTJ Card, 77 Back-A
    • Hoth Battle Gear
    • Only 20 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker
    • This package has some yellowing to the bubble


    Vintage Empire Strikes Back 4-LOM
    $330 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a 4-LOM bounty hunter droid on an Empire Strikes Back Card, 48 Back-C
    • Only 66 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It is punched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Walrus Man First Issue
    $800 GILT
    $900 RETAIL
    Info:

    • This is a first issue Walrus Man on a Star Wars 20 back-H card
    • Only 25 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage 12” Boxed Princess Leia Organa
    $1,300 GILT
    $1,500 RETAIL
    Info:

    • This is a 12" Princess Leia Organa in a Star Wars box
    • Only 18 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker

    Vintage Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker
    $600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a Luke Skywalker (Blonde Hair) on an Empire Strikes Back Card, 41 Back-C
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Luke Skywalker
    $800 GILT
    Info:

    • First issue Luke (Blond Hair) on a Star Wars 12 back-C card
    • This item displays like an AFA 80 but has a slight bubble crack
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars R5-D4
    $600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue R5-D4 on a Star Wars 20 back-G card
    • It is punched with no price sticker


    Vintage Beast Assortment Boxed Patrol Dewback
    $1,000 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a Vintage Beast Assortment Patrol Dewback Boxed
    • Only 6 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Ben Kenobi
    $1,300 GILT
    Info:

    • First issue Ben Kenobi (Obi-Wan), White Hair, on a Star Wars 12 back-C card
    • Only 50 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Return of The Jedi Boba Fett
    $900 GILT

    • This is a Boba Fett on an Return Of The Jedi Card, 65 Back-A
    • Only 34 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • This package has some yellowing to the bubble
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Death Star Droid
    $400 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a first issue Death Star Droid on a Star Wars 20 back-G card
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Vehicle Darth Vader The Fighter
    $1,500 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a Darth Vader TIE Fighter
    • Only 11 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


    Vintage Star Wars Power Droid
    $350 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a second issue Power Droid on a Star Wars 21 back-A card
    • It is punched with no price sticker

    Vintage 12” Boxed Luke Skywalker
    $1,400 GILT
    Info:

    Vintage 12” Star Wars Boxed Boba Fett
    $1,600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a 12" Boba Fett in a Star Wars box
    • Only 15 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


    Vintage Empire Strikes Back FX-7
    $1,000 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a FX-7 on an Empire Strikes Back Card, 41 Back-D
    • This item is from the Lucasfilm Archives which were auctioned off in 2007 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
    • Only 5 of these rated AFA 85 or higher exist
    • It is unpunched with no price sticker



    Sets
    Who can forget the hype that Star Wars movie created when it was first released? Decades later, that magic was recreated when the triology was released with more glitz and special effects. Now you can own an invaluable piece of a movie that made history!

    Vintage 3-Pack Imperial Forces Set
    $10,000,000 GILT
    Info:

    • The 3-Packs are some of the most sought out items in Star Wars collecting
    • The Imperial Forces Set is the rarest of the 3-Packs
    • Only 5 of these rated AFA 60 or higher exist
    • This one is unpunched with no price sticker


    Vintage Early Bird Certificate Playset
    $1,600 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a unique product, since it is the first Star Wars item offered
    • If you purchased this item, you could fill out the Certificate and get the first four figures offered, which shipped in the spring of 1978.
    • This item is especially rare to find sealed because of Star Wars popularity and craze at the time
    • Only 14 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


    Vintage Death Star Space Station Playset
    $2,500 GILT
    $4,000 RETAIL
    Info:

    • This is a Death Star Space Station Playset, AFA Boxed
    • Only 14 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


    Vintage Droid Factory Playset
    $1,400 GILT
    Info:

    • This is a Droid Factory Playset
    • Only 7 of these rated AFA 80 or higher exist
    • Very slight damage to case, a piece came loose
    • It doesn’t have a price sticker


     

    Daniel Pickett
    Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
    Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

     

     

     

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