It looks dilapidated… The most expensive toy in the world valued at 900 million won

It looks dilapidated… The most expensive toy in the world valued at 900 million won

An action figure of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter from the Star Wars movie, broke the record for the highest price ever paid at an auction held at Heritage Auctions in the United States.

On the 11th (local time), CNN reported that at an auction held at Heritage Auctions in the US, an action figure inspired by Boba Fett, a bounty hunter from the movie Star Wars, was sold for $525,000 (approximately $723 million won). the highest price ever seen.

This is the highest price ever achieved, breaking the record for a Barbie doll wearing a 1-carat real pink diamond necklace, which sold for $302,500 (approximately 417 million won) at Christie’s auction house in New York in 2010.

The Star Wars action figure that this time set a new record is a product from 1979 and is a prototype that has never been officially released on the market.

This product, also known as ‘Rocket Pet’, is a product of the American toy manufacturer Kenner.

Originally, Kenner prepared this product as part of their mail-in promotion. However, some of the toy’s functions at the time were said to have been unintended due to the possibility that they could pose a choking risk to children.

CNN also emphasized that the most profitable group in the toy industry, including numbers, is now adults and not preschoolers.

According to a report published by Circana, a market research company cited by CNN, adult consumers over the age of 18 spent $1.5 billion (about 2.0677 trillion won) on toys for themselves in the first quarter of this year alone. anus. The best-selling toy brands are also world-famous brands such as ‘Pokemon’, ‘Barbie’ and ‘Star Wars’.

Justin Karaburias, director of figures at Heritage Auctions, said in a CNN interview: “We have a lot more disposable income now than when we were collecting toys as kids,” adding: “The generation that grew up with figures in the 1970s and 1980s is buying the toys they had as kids. “Now I have money to spend on toys I couldn’t have and I’m mature enough to be willing to spend real money on rare toys like figures,” he explained.

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