Star Wars auction a hit

Star Wars fanatics turned out to buy thousands of Star Wars collectibles from a Langley man during an auction on Saturday.

The man's collection was estimated to be worth about $100,000 — with replica lightsabers, a Darth Vader bust and a full-size R2-D2 being some of the most prominent items.

"Instead of having it boxed up where no one could see it he thought he'd sell it off… and let other people enjoy it as much as he did," auction manager Colin Hole said to CTV.

"I mean with the opening of the Star Wars movie and Christmas coming up, you couldn't pick a better time to come down and pick up some Star Wars stuff."

A replica blaster signed by the late Carrie Fisher proved to be one of the highest-selling items — going for just under $2,000.

Star Wars enthusiasts showed up in person from parts Canada and the United States.

No one took part from any galaxy far, far away — but online bidders did from all over the world.

Some who stopped by the auction simply wanted to compare their collection, including Lance Dinahan.

"I have a bunch of Lego at home already," he said to CTV.

"My girlfriend knows about it, so I think I'm safe. She doesn't know I'm here though."

- with files from CTV Vancouver

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