5 Film Related-Collectibles That Might Be Worth Some Serious Cash

Marvel Superhero figurines
If you’re a collector, your passion knows no bounds. But at some point, the passion starts to wane, and you begin thinking about whether you could actually monetize the items you’ve accumulated over the years.

Unless you’re an avid collector with an extensive collection of rare collectibles, you probably won’t get rich selling any one item. However, if you have a collection that’s high in quantity, the money can add up. A few dollars here and there can leave you with a healthy sum of cash.

Not sure where to begin? Here are some film-related collectibles that tend to sell well:

Comic Books
Comic Books
Comic books are always in high demand - particularly if you have early issues with characters like Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man. If you have a collection that you’re willing to part with, it could command some cash. But in order to get the highest possible value, you’ll need to be smart about the process.

According to QualityComix.com, “Selling comic books can be a minefield, particularly when you encounter a lot of conflicting opinions or if you’re not entirely sure what your comics are worth”.

Though the average collector isn’t likely to have one of these titles, there are certain issues that command six- and seven-figure sums. Make sure you look up values before liquidating your inventory!

VHS Tapes
Be kind rewind VHS label
It’s pretty hard to believe, but all of those old VHS tapes you have laying around from the 1980s and 1990s could be worth something. Just to give you an idea of the potential, here’s a look at some VHS titles and their recent sale prices:

Tales from the QuadeaD Zone: $585
WCW Bash at the Beach 2000: $240
Barney: Waiting for Santa (original release): $150
The Beatles: Let it Be: $50

Again, you never know which VHS tapes are worth something until you dust them off and do a little research. Don’t miss your chance!

Old DvDs and figurine
Your DVDs might be worth something, too. While most opened DVDs will have a hard time commanding more than four or five bucks, there are certain titles that people pay top dollar for. Here are a few examples:

Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald: $210
The Flim-Flam Man: $185
The Fence: $90
The Bears and I: $75

Even if you don’t have one of these high-demand titles, selling a few DVDs for $10 to $20 apiece adds up.

Action Figures
Action Figure
It’s not just kids who love action figures. There are serious collectors who will pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars to get their hands on certain figures. Anything with Marvel or DC characters sells well. G.I. Joe - particularly the vintage stuff - is attractive to collectors as well.

Stars Wars Items
Stars Wars comic
Anything with a Star Wars theme is going to kill it. Action figures, graphic novels, movie posters, VHS and DVD collections, etc. If you have anything Star Wars related, now is a great time to see what you can get in the marketplace. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Tips for Selling Your Collectibles

When it comes to selling collectibles, there are several paths you can take. Options include:

Collectibles store. Depending on where you live, there may be stores in your area that serve collectors. Certain novelty shops, for example, will sell action figures and comic books. Some record/vinyl shops are even known to sell classic VHS tapes.

Amazon/eBay. You can sell almost anything you want on Amazon and eBay. And while you won’t always get the price you want, you can be sure people are searching for the items you own. Try putting up a few listings and see what happens.

Dedicated online marketplace. While a platform like Amazon or eBay might have massive reach, it’s often full of discount shoppers who don’t fully appreciate the specialty items you’re selling. For a smaller group of better buyers, look for a dedicated online marketplace that’s specifically designed for the niche you’re in.

Each one of these options has its list of unique pros and cons. The method you use depends on a variety of factors, including the desired profit margin, time, and willingness to hustle. And while you probably won’t get rich selling your film-related collectibles, a little cash never hurt anyone!


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