A rare Star Wars figure has broken a world record after selling at a Teesside auction for nearly £22,000.
The vintage Palitoy Jawa, with vinyl cape, is one of only a handful known to exist.
It was marketed for a very short period of time before being replaced by the common edition - the dark brown, brushed nylon cape Jawa.
The sale is the highest price ever paid for a Palitoy Jawa figure at auction.
Vintage Palitoy Star Wars carded figures are amongst some of the most sought after toy collectables.
The vinyl cape Jawa being one of the rarest, especially when found in its original packaging.
The action figure was estimated to sell for between £8,000 - £10,000.
The pre-sale estimate of £8,000 was blown out of the water prior to the sale when keen pre-bidders pushed the opening price up to £11,000.
Brisk bidding from a bank of telephone bidders, room bidders plus globally via the live bidding internet platform resulted in the world record amount.
It was sold at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Stockton, for £21,600, including commission.
It was bought by an internet bidder who wishes to remain anonymous.
A spokesperson for Vectis Auctions said: "I'm not surprised by how much it's gone for."
The Vinyl Cape Jawa was being sold alongside a selection of other Star Wars figures.
A Kenner Star Wars vintage vinyl cape Jawa sold for £9,000, including commission.
Star Wars expert at Vectis, Kathy Taylor said: "Star Wars memorabilia is currently the most sought after franchise that we have ever seen here at Vectis Auctions":