Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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STAR WARS FAN SELLS BOBA FETT FOR £18000

We all dream of this.  To have one item in our Star Wars collection which we put away for a few years and when we dig it out it turns out to be worth big cash.

Well, exactly that has happened to Craig Stevens.  35 years ago he bought a Boba Fett for £1.50 (I remember when they were that price - Rob)  Now he's just sold it at auction for...£18,000 including fees.  It sold to an anonymous UK buyer from off the Internet.

Mr Stevens from Croydon, UK said: "I'm amazed at the price, that was absolutely perfect."

Sky News tells us:
Mr Stevens was selling 85 figures from his collection and the extremely rare Boba Fett, the bounty hunter from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, was the pick of the sale.
It is one of only four or five still in such pristine condition, the former chairman of the UK Star Wars fan club believed.
The sale has received bids from around the world.
Before the auction Mr Stevens said: "This Boba Fett is in the original packaging in the UK, it is in factory fresh condition, so I am looking at £10,000-plus for this one figure alone.
"He is a very popular character, he had about three minutes of screen time and became a huge cult figure.
"It was only available in this packaging for a year."
Read more about the Star War Vintage figure sale at Sky News.

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