A Designer's Set to Earn Thousands From His Rare Star Wars Toys Collection

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Most of the world is very jealous of a chap called Tomoaki Nagao right now. The Japanese designer, better known as Nigo, has a massive collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and he’s set to sell it all off for thousands.

Nigo has managed to build up an astonishing collection of action figures, helmets, cards and posters, many of which are ultra-rare because they were withdrawn from general sale for one reason or another. His 1978 Luke Skywalker figure, for instance, was pulled from shelves because the double-telescoping lightsaber was too fragile. It’s estimated to be worth between £7,899 and £11,849. However, that's not even the most valuable item. There's a Star Wars: The Power of the Force coin set that's worth up to £23,000. 

Sotheby’s, the brokers famous for flogging high-end jewellery and art, will hold the geeky auction on 11 December, a few days ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere. Nigo’s last Star Wars auction took place in Hong Kong, and generated $4.5 million worth of sales. You can register to line his pockets here.

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