The Star Wars movie franchise has been a gift that keeps on giving. It was worth billions of dollars in movies alone, but since The Walt Disney Company (DIS) took it over the franchise’s value has exploded in value. It may have been the best $4 billion Walt Disney could have ever spent. Now there is a new slate of Star Wars collectibles coming for fans and collectors alike.
A press release was issued that a new global weekly program will debut featuring new toys, apparel, games, content, books, comics and . The effort is to celebrate everything that is Star Wars. This is said to be from the Skywalker Saga all the way up to “The Book of Boba Fett” that is coming to streaming. Pre-orders will begin on select items on October 13, 2021.
The new effort by Disney and Lucasfilm is titled “Bring Home the Bounty.” The new products, games and publishing campaign is set to release new Star Wars products every Tuesday through December 28, 2021. That bounty is intended to be gifts (sure!) to help fans “find the perfect bounty for their family, friends and themselves this holiday season.”
This 12-week program includes items inspired by “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett.” It will also include classic content like the Skywalker saga films and new animated works like “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” and “Star Wars: Visions.”
The weekly deliveries of goods will range over toys, apparel, action figures, accessories, books, comics, games content and will also come through global retailers to help with Star Wars fan demand ahead of the holidays. The press release even noted that the wide assortment of items for fans to enjoy and engage with, either adding to their own Star Wars collections or in finding a gift. Outside companies that will be involved in the products and items are Hasbro, The LEGO Group, Funko, Mattel and others.
The website BringHomeTheBounty.com is the start here and they also have sweepstakes that do not require purchases.
Collectors Dashboard evaluates high-end collectibles as an alternative asset class. That does fit in with some of the Star Wars non-sports cards that have been printed the years. it also fits within some of the action figures, toys and other movie memorabilia. As for whether or not this alternative asset class will fit in with BringHomeTheBounty, we will have to see once the items are out and what sort of demand there is by collectors once it is released.
Whether these end up being very valuable over the long-term will of course depend on what LucasFilm and Disney release. Then again, if there is an item that is sold out and ended up being more popular than Disney and its partners thought — you know you’ll be able to pay a handsome premium to buy it on eBay, Amazon or other online sales sources. Again, at a handsome premium.
And if you are not sure that items from Star Wars can be valuable, then you have obviously not been paying attention to auction prices.
The items from Week 1 have already been shown on the site (some shown in the image below).