Average Star Wars Fan Spends £800 on Franchise

The average Star Wars fan has spent a whopping £800 on the movie franchise according to new research.

Some of Star Wars superfan Karl Pethers extensive Star Wars collection in this the Star Wars’ 40th anniversary year. Star Wars superfan Karl Pethers is one of many superfans who spend regularly on Star Wars merchandise. Barclaycard research reveals superfans spend up to £526 a year on the force

A nice little story fitting of the day it’s written on as self proclaimed superfans also admit to spending upwards of £2000 (including toys, DVDs and conventions) on their beloved franchise. Cinema tickets are the biggest expenditure among the most die hard followers of the film series – coming to £271.17 on average.

The research of 1,006 Star Wars fans, ranging from casual aficionados to superfans, was commissioned by Barclaycard to celebrate Star Wars day (today, 4 May 2017).

One Star Wars superfan, Karl Pethers from Kettering, has spent over £1,500 on Star Wars items so far during his lifetime.

Star Wars superfan Karl Pethers with his extensive collection in Star Wars’ 40th anniversary year. Star Wars superfan Karl Pethers is one of many superfans who spend regularly on Star Wars merchandise. Barclaycard research reveals superfans spend up to £526 a year on the force

He said: “I watched the original Star Wars film when I was three years old and have been obsessed ever since. For my 40th birthday, I decided that I wanted to treat myself to the Millennium Falcon Lego set as I have kept the original Millennium Falcon toy since I was seven. I have since spent over £1,500 on Star Wars Lego sets and even used my collection to help fund my wedding in 2015. For me, buying merchandise to commemorate the franchise is a throwback to my childhood. I’m a self-confessed Star Wars ‘superfan’ and will continue to spend on the series until I’m as old as Yoda.”

The original R2-D2 prop is the most coveted piece of Star Wars memorabilia – followed by one of the Millennium Falcon models used to create the film’s special effects. I remember a while back I used to own a piece of the Screen-Used X-Wing from Star Wars and whilst I got it on the cheap, I was able to re-sell it for such a stupid amount I don’t even really want to write it down.

Star Wars fans show a passion beyond any other franchise and all I can say to them is, may the 4th be with them.

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