Daft Punk collectibles sales have soared following the duo’s split.
Just one week after Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo AKA Daft Punk announced that they were splitting up after 28 years in the business, sales of Daft Punk collectibles have sky rocketed.
According to a report from Billboard, Etsy user Dylan Thomas, who makes replicas of the duo’s robot helmets, made $20,000 in one day – telling Billboard he could have made five times that if he’d “had time to build the merchandise.”
Elsewhere, on eBay, a sealed copy of the duo’s last album ‘Random Access Memories’ had reached bids over $300, and a limited-edition Daft Punk action figure sold for $406.
Last Thursday, Rolling Stone’s analtyic provider, Alpha Data, reported that streams for Daft Punk’s catalog had soared nearly 500% on Monday (22nd February) compared to Sunday, with song sales up 1,335%, and digital album sales up 2,650%. Their most recent album, ‘Random Access Memories’, was the best-selling dance music album on vinyl of the decade.
Read about how the French duo’s ability to constantly reinvent electronic music made them one of the most important electronic acts after Kraftwerk here.