‘Pawn Stars’: Corey Embraces Inner Geek With ‘Star Wars’ Candy

by Courtney Blackann
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“Pawn Stars” frontman Rick Harrison is usually the master negotiator of the pawnbrokers. However, his son Corey has also been in the game for some time. So when a man comes to the shop with a full set of “Star Wars” candy from the acclaimed “The Empire Strikes Back,” Corey is quite intrigued.

Growing up under the wings of “Pawn Stars,” Corey’s focus has definitely narrowed in as he grew in knowledge. The man knows when he’s being tugged around. Though in this case, it seems like he may have a product worth something.

And if there’s anything “Star Wars” fans know, it’s that the story continues to endure. This means anything related to the films – especially the originals, are hot commodities.

The candy set is from the company Tops. They made the box of Pez-like candy dispensers which feature Yoda and other characters. Though it surprises the customer that “Pawn Stars” personality Corey Harrison hasn’t seen a full “Star Wars” movie.

“You know, I tried to get through it, but I just can’t,” he tells the customer.

In the clip from Season 19, Corey asks the man what he hopes to get for the decades-old item. The customer says he hopes to get $180 for the possession. However, Corey isn’t willing to make a deal until he brings in an expert.

‘Pawn Stars’ Bring in Toy Expert

The expert the “Pawn Stars” dealer brings in owns Rogue Toys in Las Vegas. He is quite impressed by the pristine condition of the box and candy and says it will definitely draw some customers into the store.

He values the entire set at $200. So this tells Corey he can’t purchase the set for $180. However, after a bit of negotiation, the two men agree on a price of $140, which satisfies them both.

So what does the customer plan to do with his newly acquired cash? He’s not in Vegas to gamble. He tells Corey that he plans to buy diapers and formula for his new twins. All in all, it sounds like a winning situation for everyone involved.

While “Pawn Stars” is definitely a household name for fans of the History Channel show, Rick Harrison says his business has only grown because of the show’s success. The Las Vegas-based pawn shop wasn’t always as popular as it is today.

Harrison discussed this in an interview about how the success of the show sometimes feels “deeply weird.”

“Oh Yeah. It’s deeply weird. I’ve been mobbed in Kuala Lumpur,” Harrison said. “For years, I pitched a reality show because I thought it would be good for business. For lack of a better term, I was always just a media whore, and whenever I got national press, it was good for business. I never thought it would turn into this,” he said.