Sought-after antiques can fetch huge sums of money and can be found anywhere in the world. Members of the public may even have valuable trinkets in their home and have no idea.
The experts at LoveAntiques.com have compiled a list of the most valuable movie (as well as literary and TV) merchandise the public might have in their homes.
None of the items on the list are expensive collector’s items – all were available for public release.
Topping the list is a 1940s Batman comic which values at over £150,000, followed by a 1985 Ghostbusters VHS worth £1,800.
The list also includes items such as a poster from the 2009 film Avatar, now worth £430, and a 1995 Toy Story Mr Mike voice recorder for £1,300.
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Jurassic Park – 1997 The Lost World, Mobile Command Center action figures: £1,500
Toy Story – 1996 Mr Mike voice recorder: £1,300
Star Trek – 1968 lunch box with Thermos: £1,000
Lion King – 2010 Set of six Lion King figures by Swarovski: £1,000
Real Ghostbusters (cartoon series) – 1986 ‘Ecto-plazm’ pot: £725
Avatar – 2009 poster: £430
Finding Nemo – music light up snow globe: £250
“Whether it’s for business or pleasure, collecting movie merchandise is always great fun and can be worth a pretty penny in years to come, especially if it’s well preserved and in its original packaging.
“It also makes for a fantastic side hustle if you have these items at home, perhaps stuffed in the attic collecting dust.
“There are tons of movie fanatics out there desperate to get their hands on some of these collectibles, so collecting and investing in movie merchandise can be very lucrative indeed.”