Comic-Con International, the biggest comics, collecting, and pop culture event in the world, is just around the corner, on July 20-23, 2017. Though many fans at the event hunt for con exclusives of the newest toys and collectibles, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles is sure to entice them with an amazing display of vintage Star Wars memorabilia.
Hake’s will exhibit pieces from the Star Wars Collection of Russell Branton at booth 2401. They will show collectors and series fans a selection of figures that Branton has consigned to the auction house. “With Russell getting his collecting bug started at SDCC what better place to show his key pieces,” Hake’s Consignment Manager Kelly McClain said.
The incredible items that interested collectors can see up close at Comic-Con include the three double telescoping figures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the vinyl cape Jawa, 12-back Princess Leia, Power of the Force Yak Face, Boba Fett L-slot rocket-firing prototype, and Empire Strikes Back Bespin 3-pack.
“My impression of the Russell Branton collection is that it is the most overwhelmingly excellent collection of its kind to come to market at auction,” Hake’s Production Manager Todd Sheffer said. “The action figure collection focuses on the rarest and highest AFA graded pieces that could be found by the consignor. The depth of the Kenner action figure offerings from the trifecta of double telescopic lightsaber 12-back figures to the rocket firing Boba Fett is the most impressive of all. If you are a collector missing any of the rarities, this is the time to buy them. Many of these pieces never come up for sale privately much less at auction. Also, the complete 16 variation collection of the rare three packs is almost unheard of and will be offered in our next and future auctions.”
As an additional incentive, and thank you to potential bidders, Hake’s will give away 1,000 buttons to collectors who visit the booth.
Being collectors and fans themselves, both McClain and Sheffer are excited to show the collection. Each will attend Comic-Con and discuss Branton’s Force-strong collection with fans and collectors.
“It’s a must see collection for the ultimate Star Wars action figure collector. As a collector and fan myself, I must say it’s been mind-blowing to have gotten to see these pieces in person,” Sheffer said.
“We hope that seeing the items in person at the booth gets people as excited as we are,” McClain said.
The impressive collection of Star Wars graded action figures and related toys will be sold in November 2017 and beyond. Learn more about the collection and the upcoming auction at hakes.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as in Scoop.