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Much sought-after Star Wars Jawa figure from 1978 takes £15,000 at auction

28 January 2024

One of the most coveted Star Wars figures is the Jawa figure by Palitoy with the original vinyl cape.

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Cheap cape but £21,000 for in demand Star Wars Jawa figure

14 August 2023

The Vinyl Cape Jawa was the first Star Wars action figure to assume mythic status among collectors.

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Why details matter in Star Wars market

26 June 2023

Showing little sign of their huge popularity slowing down, Star War figures made a significant contribution to a two-day TV and film-related auction.

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Star Wars rarities… but in bulk

13 February 2023

Large collection of action figures offers multiple examples of hitherto scarce models to test the market

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Action stations for a three-day auction

05 December 2022

Over the course of 35 years Andy Houldsworth amassed one of the largest collections of Action Man and similar action figures in the UK.

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Prices by the power of Grayskull

05 December 2022

In 1981 the most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, began his fight against the evil Skeletor to save the planet of Eternia and protect Castle Grayskull.

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Pick of the week: Belting result for Action Man

05 September 2022

A lot offering Action Man outfits and accessories from the flock hair period c.1970 sold for 100 times the low estimate at a Devon saleroom thanks to a considerable rarity it contained.

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Collectors answer action figure call to arms

25 January 2021

How did toy manufacturers get boys in the rather less PC 1960s to play with dolls?

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All Action Man bidding at Norfolk sale

20 July 2020

Underlining the nostalgic appeal of the 1970s-80s toys that today’s collectors once played with as children, this group of Action Man uniforms estimated at £40-60 sold for £1300 at the Keys (20% buyer’s premium) Toys auction on July 7.

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Pow! Batman poster and toy are hits

04 May 2020

Well before the darker Batman film versions of directors Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan there was a more innocent era of Batman on the big and small screens.

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Star Wars rarity – Boba Fett with firing rocket offered at Vectis’ auction

14 July 2016

The Rocket Firing Boba Fett has assumed legendary status among Star Wars collectors. Modelled in grey-blue plastic in advance of mass production by the Kenner factory in Ohio, it would forever remain a prototype figure.

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Boba Fett Star Wars figure sets auction record

04 February 2015

The toy ripped open from plastic and cardboard may bring joy to a child – but it is the simple packaging that makes the big money when that child becomes a collector with an eye on pounds, not play value.