10 Wildly Expensive ‘Star Wars’ Bootleg Toys

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And you thought that nifty new remote-controlled BB-8 was expensive. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away from today’s merchandising bonanza, original Star Wars toys didn’t make it across the world, leaving foreign fans to fend for themselves — often, by making their own illegal bootlegs of the action figures found in America. While they were a cheap alternative back then, they’ve become very valuable to collectors; read our feature story on the topic here. Here are 10 of the most expensive toys, with values and photos provided by Joseph Yglesias, the foremost expert on Star Wars bootlegs.