The Force Awakens with the 12 Most Expensive Star Wars Collectibles [SLIDESHOW]

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Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate in the galaxy, so it is no wonder the prices they pay for prized pieces of memorabilia are similarly out of this world. From action figures to behind-the-scenes treasures to film-used props (like Princess Leia’s gold bikini from Return of the Jedi), these items caused a frenzy among hardcore collectors when they went up for bids. In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens today, here are 12 of the most expensive pieces of Star Wars memorabilia from that galaxy far, far away.