There has been plenty of Star Wars merchandise in the last year — and there’s still more to come along with plenty of movies — but there are few Star Wars items that are as rare as the Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions gold discs.
Just five copies of the Slave Leia disc were made for the first series of Connexions — and they are found via redemptions since they are made of 14-karat gold. Just two of the five have been found — a collector named Mike was the latest as seen above — and there are five more in Series 2.
In the second series, which arrived in Walmarts the same week as The Force Awakens hit theaters, it’s Leia as Boushh that gets the 14-karat nod.
For those who don’t know, these are basically plastic coins/chips that are found in varying levels of scarcity that can be played as part of a game based on the connections that are possible to other characters. (The stripes on each side of the hexagon are part of the game.)
Just like other types of collectibles where there are fans who want to avoid the chase and add to their collections without ripping packs, there has been decent demand for the rarer pieces in online auctions. Meanwhile, asking prices for rare discs and bulk lots are also strong.
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