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This Yak Face toy was added on April 2021 and originally released in 1985 with a retail price of $2.99. This action figure is part of the Star Wars genre within the Kenner Vintage Collection series. With an average selling price of $8,600.00, this toy is highly collectible as it's selling for 2876x over its retail price and is trending up. Quite a few (27) of these toys are in user collections so it does seem to be somewhat popular. Some of these figures are specifying that they are unpunched, which may have higher value over punched cardbacks. AFA auctions are considered in determining the value of this item, potentially leading to a greater variance in the price range.
"Yak Face" is the nickname given by fans to the character officially known as Saelt-Marae, who appears briefly in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi." Saelt-Marae is a member of a species known as the Yarkora and was seen in Jabba the Hutt's palace and on his sail barge during the events leading up to the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, where the infamous gangster intended to execute Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca.
In the film, Yak Face is essentially a background character and has no speaking lines or significant action, but like many other minor characters in the Star Wars universe, he gained a certain level of cult popularity among the fan base. This popularity is due, in part, to the action figure made of him by the Kenner toy company.
The Yak Face figure was part of the last wave of Kenner's Star Wars action figures, known as the "Power of the Force" line in 1985. Because interest in Star Wars merchandise had declined significantly by that time (Return of the Jedi was already released), Kenner did not distribute this final wave of figures as widely in the United States.
Due to the above circumstances, Yak Face figures never made it onto American retail shelves and were instead sold in Canada and overseas markets such as Europe and Australia. This scarcity in the U.S. market made it much more sought after by American collectors decades later.