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Croydon man's Boba Fett Star Wars action figure sells for £18,000

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A BOBA Fett action figure from 1980 sold by a Croydon Star Wars fanatic has fetched a record £18,000 at auction.

Craig Stevens paid just £50 for the figure when he bought it in 1990, though it cost £1.50 when it was first released in 1980.

Craig, 44, told the Advertiser that only three or four figures exist in similar condition in the world, and he wanted to sell some of his 10,000 piece Star Wars memorabilia collection to go towards a new house.

He said it would be "heart-wrenching" to see the figurine, which was valued at between £10,000 and £15,000, go.

"The Boba Fett is the one everyone is talking about and the one that means the most to me really. It's a beautiful piece in beautiful condition."

Some of the 70 figures which were auctioned today (Photo: Vectis)

The other 69 figurines, which were auctioned off at Vectis Toy Auctioneers in Stockton, Teeside, raised a total of £23,796. A further 15 will be sold next month.

Vectis said the previous record sale for a British-manufactured Palitoy Star Wars figure was £10,400.

Craig with another of his Star Wars figures

Croydon man's Boba Fett Star Wars action figure sells for £18,000


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