An original star wars figure has sold at auction for a record £50,000. It is believed to be one of the first figures ever made and has been in a private collection for over 20 years.
The figure was a gold C3PO figure, and had been considered the holy grail of star wars figure collection for many years. Many thought that it didn't exist anymore because the original figures were treated as expendable toys and broken decades ago.
But on Friday afternoon, after a lengthy validation, the figure was sold to a Glaswegian collector known only as Gray. He had to fight for it, though, because there were several Japanese collectors who desperately wanted it, too.
The figure will go on show along with other star wars figures from the Gray collection at the Kelvingrove Museum next month. These figure include another very valuable figure...a darth vader figure with only one hand, which was created especially for the Gray collection by Industrial Light and Magic.
Also on show will be an original Dalek from the Dr Who collection, which was bought before the first of the modern Dr Who television series (with Christopher Ecclestone) was broadcast.
This collection exhibition will create excitement around the world, and will increase tourism figures to Glasgow by 100%. Extra police have been also been brought in by the museum to guard the precious, golden object.
By Katarina Frogpond.