Rare Star Wars Jawa figure fetches £21k at auction

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image captionThe toy was originally bought for about £1

A rare Star Wars toy kept in a cupboard has fetched more than £20,000 at auction.

The Star Wars Vintage Vinyl Cape Jawa figure is thought to be one of only a handful that exist.

It went under the hammer for £21,600 at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby as part of a Star Wars 40th Anniversary sale.

"It came from somebody who used to work at Palitoy and they had it for many years in a cupboard," said valuer Kathy Taylor.

"There's only about five or six known to exist."

The toy, which originally sold for about £1, came with a limited edition vinyl cape and its value was estimated to be between £8,000 - £10,000.

In 2013, a similar toy sold for £10,200.

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