Known as one of the galaxy's best bounty hunters and often pitched against the Rebel Alliance, Boba Fett has unleashed a new fortune in the northeastern English town of Stockton-on-Tees.
The 3.75-inch figurine, made by the now-defunct British toy manufacturer Palitoy, is part of a range of collectables from the late 1970s and early 1980s, produced for the world-famous Star Wars film franchise.
The retro model of the bounty hunter, which was featured in "The Empire Strikes Back," was sold at auction on Thursday for the sum of £18,000 ($27,000) to an Internet bidder.
In mint condition, the figure was presented on "un-punched" card and initially had an estimate of £10,000 to £15,000.
Auction house Vectis claimed it was the most expensive "production" Star Wars action figure—which means it was originally sold in the shops—ever sold at auction.