Prototypes of three different Star Wars toys have just been put under the hammer as they sell for a total of over £75,000.
The 1980’s model of Bib Fortuna, a Twi’lek who lived on Tatooine had an estimated sale price of £12,000. But when it came down to it, it ended up bringing in £36,000.
Logray the Ewok was also on sale, which sold at £12,00 as well as an Emperor’s Royal Guard selling at £28,800.
They had been made in America by Kenner, ready for production in Europe by Palitoy, based in Leicestershire.
It was Palitoy’s European tooling manager who brought the prototypes to the auction, having kept them since the Return of the Jedi.
Auctioneer Kathy Taylor said: “The relatively unknown characters have beaten all expectations. It’s amazing the models survived because not a lot of people would have kept them.”
“I do not believe the seller realised their value or importance to the hardened collectors who want anything to do with the history of the toy.”