Star Wars toy sells for £7,000 at auction

The medical droid from The Empire Strikes Back was valued at £50
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A Star Wars toy valued at £50 has sold for £7,000 at auction, proving it really was the droid someone was looking for.

The medical droid, featured in The Empire Strikes Back, went to an unnamed bidder after being auctioned at Vectis Auctions, Thornaby.

The figures – weighing in at 9.5cm – were boxed and described by the auctioneers as “near to mint,” reports the BBC.

Auction spokeswoman Louise Harker said she hoped the vendor would be “pleasantly surprised.”

“We are seeing TV and film-related items, such as Star Wars, becoming increasingly popular,” she added.

“The early editions are highly sought after and even the newer cards in pristine condition can command premium prices.

“These items all came frm the same collection. The vendor had no preconceptions about what they would fetch and was delighted with the presale estimates given.”

A Luke Skywalker figure also fetched £4,200, smashing it’s guide price of £300 to £400, while a Darth Vader toy sold for £2,100 having been valued similarly.


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