So successful was the Tintin series that it ended up being syndicated to newspapers and magazines all over the world and many books, even movies, were produced to portray the exciting travels of the Tintin and Snowy.
Some 230 million of the books have been sold worldwide, and sets are still traded on websites of available on eBay and Amazon.
Tintin and Snowy also featured on several postage stamps and coins in Europe, not to mention being produced as figurines.
There’s one on sale now at $23,000.
Tintin and Snowy also appeared in many kinds of vehicles, among them an Amilcar racer, a Chicago taxi, 1930s Chicago gangster car, Citroen 2CV, mid-1930s Ford V8, 1930s Packard coupe, Lancia Aurelia, Ford Model T, an ambulance, a Jeep, an Austin 1100, and many more.
They were produced in diecast form and you can still buy most of them online.
And they’ll cost a great deal less than $5 million.