We’re saddened to learn of the passing of actor Jeremy Bulloch.
Bulloch, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 75, was a renowned British performer best known for his role as the original Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise.
When it comes to celebrity deaths, there’s often a spike in interest as people naturally think of the person and want a keepsake to remember her or him by. This often translates into a rise in price charges and, consequently, shortly afterwards in the PPG Estimate Value.
We bore witness to it after the passing of both Chadwick Boseman and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While prices rose significantly, they eventually returned to lower values. With so many Boba Fett figures (we have 85 Boba Fett Funko products in the database), the effect will be less strong, but still very possible.
We recommend patience and using due diligence when making any purchases. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, let us know by messaging us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 thoughts on “Celebrity Deaths and the Aftermath on the Collectible Market”
According to your records, what’s the average amount of time until values return to normal?
It really depends on how many Pops are out there. In most cases, just weeks or a few months as the brands (here of course Funko) will create more variants taking up the extra demand.
Honestly, the re-emergence of Boba Fett in the Mandalorian will have more lasting effects of raising the value of his figure in the long run. Especially if they continue to faithfully use him well.