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.
- The TIE bomber and its astonishing arsenal join the dramatic dogfights of X-Wing
- Features one pre-painted, detailed TIE bomber miniature at 1/270 scale
- Five upgrades and four new ship cards allow you to outfit and pilot your TIE bomber as you choose
- Fantasy Flight Publishing