University of Nottingham helps identify not-so-rare Star Wars figureBy Sj.Cliff
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This has to be nerd story of the week.
The University of Nottingham has helped toy collector, Dave Moss, identify a Star Wars collectable sealed into a box from the 1970s.
After buying the box 5 years ago for a fiver, Dave bought the package in to be x-rayed by the university after turning to YouTube for help. Rob Burman answered his call and took the box to the university’s new machine in the Hounsfield Facility.
This special package was a mail away item that die-hard ‘Wars fans could send for after collecting tokens off the back of other toy boxes.
The box went unopened for fear of de-valuing the item, which Dave hoped was a rare Boba Fett...
… which could have been worth as much as £5000.
Much to Dave’s disappointment, it was just Emperor Palpatine.
But it’s ok, Mr Moss can still find some joy in the situation: "I'm slightly disappointed but it's still an amazing thing to have. A box that's never been opened and I do know what's in it. To me it's priceless. It's the centrepiece of my Star Wars collection."
Poor Darth Sidious...