Star Wars memorabilia soaring on Shpock

Searches for Star Wars products have increased by 95% on the boot sale app

Valuable Star Wars toys, costumes and memorabilia are selling for huge amounts on Shpock, ahead of the new movie release. Search queries relating to the movie franchise in November 2017 were almost double (95%) the same period last year and up 40% on the first six months of 2017.[1] 

The first Star Wars movie was released in 1977 but the popularity of the franchise shows no signs of waning ahead of the release of “The Last Jedi” in the coming days. The surge in hype for all things related to the space opera film series has been apparent on Shpock for some time.

“We have seen a steady increase in demand for Star Wars collectables and items in recent months”, explains Shpock spokesperson, Conor Gannon. “November alone has seen a 95% increase in Star Wars searches compared to last year”.

Lego, Statues and Juke Boxes

A life-size statue of old villain Darth Maul for £550, a rare juke box for £2000 and even Star Wars furniture for £425 are a few of the many unique items finding a new owner via Shpock. The popular Lego Millennium Falcon was sold in its original packaging for a huge £749.

“For many fans of the franchise, the unique items hold a special value and are therefore sold quickly, even at extremely high prices”, explains Gannon. “However, fans on a smaller budget can still find cheap bargains for a couple of pounds including action figures, board games and costumes.”

[1] All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from Shpock

About Shpock

Shpock is a mobile marketplace that brings millions of private buyers and sellers and local businesses together. The categories range from electronics, fashion and furniture to specialised interests such as cars and property.

Shpock has more than 10 million active users and over 2 billion page impressions. These numbers and regular #1 rankings in the App & Google Play Store in three core markets (UK, Germany, Austria) make Shpock one of Europe’s most dominant shopping apps. 

Facts and numbers

- Among the leading online marketplaces in three countries (UK, Germany, Austria)
- Over 10 Million active users monthly 
- Over 2 billion page impressions per month
- Products worth more than 1 billion pounds are being traded per year (2018)
- A multi-national team of 100+ people responsible for the success of the digital marketplace

Recent prizes
- Apple awarded ‘Best of 2017 App’ in the category ‘Sustainability’
- Google awarded Shpock the “Android App Excellence 2018“