A Star Wars collection is set to sell for a world record breaking amount in Thornaby later today, Wednesday 28 January.
The sale collection includes the figure of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter hired for Darth Vader in the blockbuster movies, which is thought to be only one of four in the country.
Vectis Auctions, in Thornaby-on-Tees, are auctioning the collection, which is expected to fetch up to £100,000.
The collection will be held over two sales with the initial one held today and the second in February.
Hundreds of Star Wars toys are being sold at auction on Teesside.
The collection, which dates back to the 1970s, is being auctioned off at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby today. Experts say there has been interest from around the world and that some items are very rare.
Hundreds of Star Wars toys dating back to the 1970s will be sold at auction on Teesside on Tuesday.
Toy experts, at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, say some items are very rare and have drawn interest from around the world.
A stormtrooper walks past some Tynesiders gathering for a sci-fi convention in North Shields.
The organisers say they're expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the meeting, which they say is the first of its type in the region.