Sotheby’s Is Auctioning Star Wars Toys From The 1970s

1970s Star Wars Memorabilia Auction at Sothebys

Sotheby’s is auctioning the “Star Wars” toy collection owned by Nigo, a Japanese DJ and owner of the clothing line Bape.

Scheduled for December 11, the auction is being placed just one week before Star Wars: The Force Awakens appears in theaters.

The toys debuted for just a few dollars each in the 1970s but are now expected to fetch thousands of dollars each.

The lot features action figures of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Won Kenobi, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Tusken Raiders and other famous characters who debuted in the original movie, Episode 4.

The toys are still in their original packaging.

The batch includes a rare Luke Skywalker with a “double-telescoping” lightsaber. The price estimate ranges from $12,000 to $18,000 since there are “only 20 confirmed examples” of that toy according to Sotheby’s.

If you are looking for something a little bit cheaper there are replica helmets of the Sith clonetrooper for $300 to $500 and Darth Vader for $1,000 to $2,000.

Star Wars Replica Helmets Sothebys Auction

The Luke Skywalker toy was “quickly withdrawn from the market due to the propensity for the lightsaber to snap off,” Sotheby’s says.

Here’s a Yoda toy expected to fetch between $100 and $200.

Yoda Star Wars Toy

 

This Polish promo poster of “A New Hope” with C-3PO is selling for $500 to $700.

Polish C3P0 Poster