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Star Wars original merchandise goes under hammer for $500k in online auction

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Star Wars merchandise was up for auction. File picture
Star Wars merchandise was up for auction. File picture

Just in time for the latest installment of the "Star Wars" movie, fans bid thousands of dollars on hundreds of rare and original collectibles associated with the space odyssey series at a New York City auction.

Sotheby's held an online-only sale Friday that brought in more than $500,000.

The 175 lots included over 600 action figures from the collection of Japanese fashion designer and entrepreneur NIGO (NEE'-goh).

A set of seven mini action figures from "The Empire Strikes Back" fetched $32,500.

Two "Power of the Force" coin sets that were only available on special request from the manufacturer drew $27,500.

A Luke Skywalker figurine with double telescoping lightsaber sold for $25,000, exceeding a pre-sale estimate of $12,000 to $18,000.