A Yak-Face figurine, a Luke Skywalker with a faulty lightsaber and a rare cardboard box were all hits in the 600-lot sale. The auction, cleverfully titled "Return of the NIGO," was just a small section of Japanese designer Tomoaki Nagao's Star Wars collection. Nagano, aka NIGO, is the man behind A Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club.

The total for last Friday's auction was $505 202, with the best lot of the night a multipack of seven figurines from The Empire Strikes Back which was exclusively sold at Sears in Canada. The set included Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett and tripled its estimate as it reached a hammer price of $32 500.

Rare items proved to gain the most attention in the sale as a 1977 store display from an 'Early Bird Certificate Package' sold for $20 000. With only five ever made, the rarity of the cardboard box was the reason it was such a hit in the saleroom.

A Luke Skywalker action figure with a double-telescoping lightsaber sold for $25 000. The action figure, made by manufacturers Kenner, was pulled from production as the lightsaber was prone to breaking. NIGO's Skywalker was one of only 20 left in the world.

With Star Wars fever on the up, could you have a treasure trove in your attic? In the toy market, recalled and niche items are where the big money is to be made.

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