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Rare Star Wars figures expected to fetch £500,000 at auction

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Yoda vintage figure and Star Wars The Return of the Jedi Tri-logo Jawa vintage figure Image copyright Vectis Auctions
Image caption The two-day sale ends on Wednesday

A rare collection of Star Wars memorabilia from around the world is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes to auction.

Amassed over 40 years by a French collector, many of the figures come from places including Mexico and Japan.

One of the most prized pieces includes an unpainted L-slot rocket-firing Boba Fett prototype which is expected to fetch £15,000 - £20,000.

Other items include vintage Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Jawa figures.

The two-day sale at Vectis Auctions in Stockton ends on Wednesday.

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Image caption The prototype was never put into production due to concerns the missile presented a potential choking hazard
Image copyright Vectis Auctions
Image caption The private collection includes pieces from Hungary, France and the UK
Image copyright Vectis Auctions
Image caption A Glasslite Star Wars Droids Vlix vintage figure from Brazil is expected to be one of only 20 in existence and could fetch an estimated £8,000

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