Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Force Is Strong with This One: 1977 Jawa Fetches PS10k

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Force Is Strong with This One: 1977 Jawa Fetches PS10k

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Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1

The Star Wars figure that sold for PS10,200 at Vectis auction house A RARE Star Wars figure made one lucky seller more than PS10,000 richer at a Teesside auction house.

The Kenner Star Wars vintage, vinyl cape Jawa is thought to be one of the first releases of the toys in 1977.

It sold at Vectis Auctions on Fleck Way, Thornaby, for PS10,200 on Tuesday.

The vendor, who has had the figure since it was new, said: "As a kid and a Star Wars fanatic growing up in Bacup, Lancashire, I have memories of my mum taking me down to the local market every Saturday to buy me the latest figure that had been released.

"I would ask for everything, obviously having no understanding of money, but I was happy with whatever she could afford to buy in fairness.

"I had a friend who, like me, was obsessed with Star Wars and we would share toys and play with them together, and I think it was him that told me about the Jawa and how a plastic cape one was coming out. …

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