As of 2014, occupied Japan figurines are valued as low as $0.99 and as high as $100 or more. Values of individual figurines fluctuate depending on the rarity of a particular item. Collectors can get a better idea of value from occupied Japan collectible books that include price information.
Many occupied Japan figurines were produced between 1947 and 1948, during the early years of the American occupation of Japan after WWII. This is when decorative collectibles made by Japan for export to the United States were stamped with a mandatory Occupied Japan mark. The mark was used until 1952. Japanese figurines made during this era must have the official markings to be valuable to collectors.