April 2019 is the month the world will remember, with two of the most anticipated release happening on the same month: Avengers: Endgame and the final season of Game of Thrones.
With both premieres happening so close together, both franchises have begun to occupy more and more of our users’ minds, with almost 200,000 searches on Carousell for Marvel and Game of Thrones related listings.
From January to April 2019, the total number of searches for Marvel increased by 156%, and the total number of searches for Game of Thrones increased by a staggering 376%. Both are cultural behemoths, with stories that span across years and an overwhelmingly large and intricately linked web of characters, culminating in April.
Marvel-related searches in Singapore completely dominated Game of Thrones-related searches, with more than 100,000 searches, outnumbering them by over 15 times. Marvel-related searches also accounted for almost 0.5% of all searches made on Carousell in the past four weeks.
The most searched character of all time in the Marvel Universe is none other than the charismatic billionaire, Iron Man, with more than 500,000 searches to his name. The original Avengers line-up, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America join Iron Man as the top searched characters on Carousell. Meanwhile, Thanos saw almost 100,000 searches, placing him just behind Spider-Man.
In Game of Thrones, series protagonist Jon Snow is the most searched character with more than 1,800 searches. Surprisingly, the Night King is a close second with just over 1,600 searches.
The most valuable Marvel-themed item sold on our marketplace was a limited-edition Avengers-themed pinball machine sold for more than US$4,000. The entire set of 32 GoT Funko Pop toys was sold for US$610 in Singapore.
If you’re looking to get your hands on any Marvel or Game of Thrones merchandise, you can find them on Carousell. What’s more, if you’re sitting on some themed merchandise, now it’s the time to make some extra money and list them on Carousell!
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