Imperial Stormtrooper
Imperial Stormtrooper

Collector's Notes for a vintage Star Wars Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure:

Stormtroopers are incredibly popular - they are readily available, and even missing their blaster a Stormtrooper in good condition can fetch $20 or more. The most common problem besides paint wear is yellowing. There are ways to whiten them - but this is very controversial to collectors, and generally frowned upon. There is some concern that the "bleaching" (bleach is not actually used, hydrogen peroxide is the preferred method) will cause plastic degradation over time. It's hard to know the truth, as for every person who claims it will cause the plastic to break down, you can find just as many people claiming to have done the process decades ago and never had a problem. Whether you bleach or not, odds are over time, the figure WILL re-yellow - it's just the nature of the beast. Whether that is a few years or another 40 years - time will tell.

The Takara Stormtrooper is very rare and will be very expensive.

As far as variations go, make sure to check the variation guides below as there are a lot of them. From a value perspective, there are no real standouts. There is a rare Takara version that is screwed in from the back - but these almost never show up for sale. There are some "numbered feet" Stormtroopers, that will have a number 1-4 molded onto the bottom of the foot. These mostly appear on 3 line COO early release Stormtroopers, with speculation being that the numbers were associated to different molds that were being tested. These do have some collectibility, but typically run in the same price range as the rest of the Stormtroopers.

Some early Stormtroopers had numbers molded into the bottom of the feet, though this does not typically impact price.

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Current pricing on the Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure

How much is a vintage Star Wars Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure worth?
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The below ranks are from high to low for loose complete figures. The highest priced figure would be ranked #1, etc.

The Imperial Stormtrooper action figure is a middle value figure (middle third). Rank: 41/101
This figure has a very high number of sales (highest 10% - many available). Rank: 7/101
This figure gets a high number of bids at auction (top third - desirable). Rank: 32/101

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A Loose Incomplete Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $12.49 as of 5/26/2024. In poor condition, it is closer to $0.00, while excellent condtion examples are closer to $12.49. (click here see the sold listings)

A Loose Complete Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $34.55 as of 5/26/2024. In poor condition, it is closer to $0.00, while excellent condtion examples are closer to $34.55. (click here see the sold listings)

A Carded Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $353.89 as of 5/26/2024. In poor condition, it is closer to $0.00, while excellent condtion examples are closer to $353.89. (click here see the sold listings)

A Graded Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $146.80 as of 5/26/2024. In poor condition, it is closer to $0.00, while excellent condtion examples are closer to $146.80. (click here see the sold listings)

A On Card Graded Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $839.00 as of 5/26/2024. In poor condition, it is closer to $0.00, while excellent condtion examples are closer to $839.00. (click here see the sold listings)

A Mail Away/Sealed Bag Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $153.50 as of 5/26/2024. There are not a lot of these that go for sale. (click here see the sold listings)

A Unicorn Imperial Stormtrooper is worth on average $126.67 as of 5/26/2024. There are not a lot of these that go for sale. (click here see the sold listings)

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Imperial Stormtrooper Pricing Table

Pricing Across Common Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figures

While there may be a number of variations for a Imperial Stormtrooper action figure, from a pricing perspective, we tally them all together. Any oddball/standout sales will be classified as "unicorns".

Low Price
(Poor Cond)
Avg PriceHigh Price
(Great Cond)
Avg # BidsTotal Sales
Loose Incomplete
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0.00 12.49 12.49 6 263
Loose Complete
(click here see the sold listings)
0.00 34.55 34.55 13 252
Carded
(click here see the sold listings)
0.00 353.89 353.89 22 51
Graded
(click here see the sold listings)
0.00 146.80 146.80 17 64
On Card Graded
(click here see the sold listings)
0.00 839.00 839.00 23 15
Mail Away/Sealed Bag
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0.00 153.50 153.50 15 2
Unicorn
(click here see the sold listings)
0.00 126.67 126.67 20 3



Last updated 5/26/2024
Unicorns are rare variations or oddities that don't fit with other price groupings.
Pricing data is based on recently completed online auctions. The data is currated to ensure quality, so there were likely more actual auctions for this figure - we do our best to exclude: figures that are in rough shape, figures that have reproduction accessories, figures that have an incorrect accessory, auctions by sellers known to sell reproduction items, as well as other criteria.


Accessories

Imperial Stormtrooper has the following accessories (click item for details):


Cardbacks

If you collect carded figures, the general trend is that the earlier the card, the more valuable the figure will be - though there are special cases where alternative cards such as foreign labels might fetch more money. The Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure is on the following cardbacks:
Image of a vintage Star Wars First Twelve. First Twelve
Image of a vintage Star Wars 20 Figure Cardback. 20 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 21 Figure Card Back. 21 Figure Card Back
Image of a vintage Star Wars 31 Figure Cardback. 31 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 32 Figure Card Back. 32 Figure Card Back
Image of a vintage Star Wars 41 Figure Cardback. 41 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 45 Figure Cardback. 45 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 47 Figure Cardback. 47 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 48 Figure Card Back. 48 Figure Card Back
Image of a vintage Star Wars 65 Figure Card Back. 65 Figure Card Back
Image of a vintage Star Wars 77 Figure Card Back. 77 Figure Card Back
Image of a vintage Star Wars 79 Figure Cardback. 79 Figure Cardback
Image of a vintage Star Wars 92 Figure Card Back. 92 Figure Card Back

Variations

One thing ALL collectors can agree on is that there is more than one way to define a "variation". While Variant Villain is often considered the top variation resource, there are often other resources worth checking too. We recommend the following sites for Imperial Stormtrooper action figure variation information. (The following buttons will open these external sites in a new tab/window.)





Advice for selling a vintage Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure: (see next section for general selling advice.)

No specific advice for selling a Imperial Stormtrooper figure. See General Sellers Advice section below.


General advice for selling vintage Star Wars collectibles:

The following suggestions are intended to help you get the best price possible for the figure you are trying to sell, whether you are selling on eBay, Mercari, or any other online platform.

Best Platforms for Selling Vintage Star Wars Action Figures

Every platform has its advantages. If you have a solid brand built in a particular platform - you should definitely sell there. In general, our top pick is eBay. Yes, we are an eBay affiliate, but eBay is a solid, reputable platform that has been around as long as e-commerce. People trust it, and it has solid protections for sellers and buyers. Other platforms like FaceBook Market Place, Mercari, Etsy, and even Poshmark are all solid platforms, but most sellers do not rely on any one of them singly. Often, if you find a listing on one of these platforms, it is likely cross-listed on eBay. So if you are looking to post on a single online platform, eBay is our top recommendation. For local sales, FaceBook Market Place and Craigslist are your best bets. Facebook will probably get you a larger audience, but Craigslist still attracts a large group of people that shy away from social media.

Tips For Listing Vintage Star Wars Action Figures Online

  • Take clear, close-up photos of the figure, including the following:
    • Full body from the front, back, sides AND top.
    • Close ups of the accessory/weapon, by itself, from both sides.
  • Take photos of any damaged areas, including scratches, rubbed off paint, or discoloration.
  • Take photos of the figure standing without help of a stand if you can to demonstrate the tightness of the legs.
  • Take photos of the figure with arms extended to demonstrate the tightness of the arms.
  • Any the above photo suggestions can of course be combined to minimize the number of photos you need to take/upload. Consider an action pose of the figure from an angle, with weapon in hand, and the head pointed at the camera. This demonstrates a number of traits while at the same time making a cool main photo.
  • If the arms and/or legs are loose, disclose that in the listing.
  • If there is any damage or discoloration, disclose that in the listing.
  • DO NOT buy reproduction weapons to sell with a figure to make them "look complete". Collectors do NOT want reproduction items and your reputation can be ruined for selling them. Do your best to verify the weapon with resources like The Imperial Gunnery. If you can't verify it, mention that in the listing. The more effort you put into knowing the product, the more trust you will earn from the buyers!
  • DO NOT post a figure with a vintage accessory that does not go with it and claim that's it's "100% original". Even if the accessory is an original, if it doesn't go to the figure - no one wants to buy it that way. You are better off listing the accessory separately.
  • Avoid using the phrase "No Repro" in the listing to try to indicate that it's all original. Many serious collectors have advanced searches that they use, and frequently block "repro" in the search. So, even though you have a "no" in there, you may be losing some of your audience. Instead, use phrases like "100% original" or "complete and all original vintage accessories".
  • Do NOT post fuzzy or out of focus pictures. Buyers will likely think that you either don't know what you are doing, or that you are trying to hide something about the figure.
  • You do not need fancy cameras to take good pictures for your posting. An older cell phone can often take perfect photos. If you are having trouble getting a clear shot, consider getting or making a simple mount for your phone. This will hold it steady for you while you make sure it gets in focus.

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