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  Star Wars toys sell for 10,000
Updated 15 August 2003, 15.04
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A woman who bought 20 Star Wars figures for 49p each has sold them for a whopping 10,000.

The pensioner, who doesn't want to be named, bought a set of figures in 1977 for her grandson when she worked in a toyshop.

In case any were lost, she bought another set and hid them away in their packaging. It was only recently that she decided to sell them.

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Andy Reid, who works for the auction company that sold the toys, told her to expect around 2,000. "She was obviously delighted to get more than 10,000!" he said.

Although bids came in from all over the world by phone and on the net, they reckon the mini plastic heroes must have been snapped up by the same collector.

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Luke Skywalker, hero of the first Star Wars trilogy, and big hairy Wookie Chewbacca each sold for 1,162, and Luke's sister Leia went for about 600.

A figure from the original Star Wars toy range, with no packaging, usually sells for about 2.

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