1995-1998 STAR WARS POWER OF THE FORCE 2 ACTION FIGURES
( POTF2) Kenner Star Wars was basically the kick start to what Star Wars is today after the mid 80's star wars was dead for 10 years then i 1995 it made a massive comeback.
With the film re-released in THX at cinemas as well as new sculpt Kenner Action figures that later on had sneak preview figures the 1999 movie The phantom Menace ,
The 1995-1998 figures were more hero looking bigger muscles looked like they had been to gym for there 10 year break and the later wave figures having Freeze frames was a nice touch
I still remember people listing the 1995 yak faces on eBay and people bidding thinking they were getting originals in days before photos were common on eBay,,
There are still are some rare issues such as ones with thx leaflets inside cards, longer sabres Boba fett half circle etc.
When i was selling these by the bucket load in the 90's the rarest figure was the theatre edition Jedi Luke skywalker released in 1997 to celebrate the special edition release of the rotj movie, i don't think these are as sort after these days another very scarce figure was freeze frame weequay
Just for an example to show you how badly Ebay devalued collectibles , in the 1990's when toy fairs were the only real places You went to get star wars figures a Weequay freeze frame would cost you £200-250 now you can get one for £70 off eBay
So actually in 20 years is worth a third of what they were exchanging hands for. , theatre Luke would cost you £200 i saw one on eBay for 60 dollars about £40 not long ago. so lost more and 75 percent of its earlier price.
don't get me wrong some things go up but due to sheer amount and ease of access to items you want on the Internet prices died and a ot of collectors lost money when eBay took off especially things bought 1995-2000 period.
A standard figure pre eBay would be £10 in 90's or you could buy a French Canadian carded import for £4-£5 but no one wanted them. the code on Bar code also had a impact of cards value also.
My wife says i am lucky having Internet actually i made more money before the Internet and eBay , Infact Ebay was a nightmare cheaper prices, crazy fee's and crazy labour packing boxes all day i preferred meeting customers at shows 2 hrs setting stall up compared to hours of parcel packing.
I would love comic con toy fair selling only i miss them days face to face with customers who had saved up for months to get everything they needed,