The BBC take a look at a recent auction that saw a die-cast Palitoy TIE Bomber sell for ten times its listed price.
A rare and unopened Star Wars toy found in a loft has sold for £2,100, about 10 times its pre-auction estimate.
The Tie Bomber spacecraft had laid undiscovered in its original box, in Leicestershire, for about 40 years.
The item, which had an estimated price of between £200 and £300, sold at auction in Derbyshire earlier on Thursday.
The model was bought by Ben Watkins, 46, a headhunter from Hampshire, who spent about £5,000 in total at the exhibition.
The collector went for the Tie Bomber due to its “rarity” and felt he got a “bargain” when his £900 bid landed a rare Yak Face figure, which had been expected to sell for much more.
- Package length: 5.842 cm
- Package width: 8.89 cm
- Package height: 17.526 cm
- Product Type: TOY FIGURE
- Fantasy Flight Games (Author)