Those with even a passing interest in nerd culture know that Star Wars memorabilia is mega-popular among devoted collectors. So popular, in fact, that folks are willing to drop major coin — up to thousands of dollars! — on mint-condition items to add to their collections.
What’s particularly interesting to us at Ernest Packaging Solutions, though, is how much the packaging of the collectibles influences how desirable — and therefore, how expensive — they are.
Take, the value of a 1978 Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure. According to one Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Price Guide, some varieties of the action figure are worth a whopping $19,000 — as long as they’re still in mint condition and in the packaging. And without the packaging? The value of the toy can drop down to a measly $25. 🙁
So does this mean the packaging is worth at least as much — or more — than the collectible itself? We think so! Not only does great packaging secure your most precious items, but it also increases consumer demand.
Looking for a packaging partner you can trust to protect your goods and increase the value of your R2-D2?! Don’t go to the dark side, let the Ernest Packaging Solutions‘ force be with you. Contact our packaging experts today!