A rare Star Wars figurine is set to go under the hammer at an auction and it’s valued between £10,000 and £15,000.

The PALITOY Star Wars Jawa figurine is dubbed one of the world’s “rarest carded Star Wars figures”.

It features a rare vinyl cape and is in exceptional condition as it never went on display.

Jonathan Torode, the auctioneer for Excalibur Auctions, called it “one of the rarest carded Star Wars figures known to exist”.

Oxford Mail: The rare figurine was a gift given to one of Marvel’s art directorsThe rare figurine was a gift given to one of Marvel’s art directors (Image: Excalibur Auctions/PA)

Rare Star Wars figurine to go to auction

He said: “With approximately 10-15 examples documented – the vinyl cape on the Jawa, was substituted with a cloth cape not long into production, and the UK PALITOY carded variation is even rarer than the USA Kenner version.

“It’s a privilege to handle such a piece of Star Wars toy history.”

The seller served as Marvel’s art director for five years between 1974 and 1979.

He was given the figure as a gift during the promotion of the Star Wars line in Marvel’s comics.

Excalibur Auctions expects people from around the world to bid for the item at the auction.

The figurine will go on sale at the Toys & Model Railways Collectors Sale on Saturday, July 22 in Kings Langley.