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Sunday 17 December 2017

Star Wars figure nets a massive bounty

A Star Wars superfan who made €20,450 selling a single Boba Fett figure is auctioning off another 15 rare items.

Craig Stevens (45) clenched his fists with joy when the pristine, unopened bounty hunter toy was sold at auction last month.

He will return to the sale room in Thornaby, Teesside, to witness the sale of the remaining items, which have a total estimate of up to €57,260.

The most highly valued item this time is a Palitoy FX-7 medical droid from The Empire Strikes Back. A similar item sold last year for €11,450.

Should bidding prove popular, the auction could make close to €136,300 from the total sales as he sold other figures from his massive collection last month.

The €24,530 paid for the Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett figure was all the more remarkable as the toy retailed for €2 in 1980.

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