Star Wars superfan Will shows off his ‘pride and joy’ memorabilia at Wisbech Light Cinema

PUBLISHED: 10:21 22 December 2015 | UPDATED: 10:21 22 December 2015

Star Wars memorabilia owned by Will Cleaver on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.

Star Wars memorabilia owned by Will Cleaver on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A Star Wars superfan from Coates visited the Light Cinema in Wisbech on Saturday to show off his vast collection of memorabilia.

Star Wars memorabilia owned by Will Cleaver on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.Star Wars memorabilia owned by Will Cleaver on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.

Will Cleaver, who said he has been collecting merchandise from the sci-fi franchise for “far too long”, displayed toys, lightsabers and books to hundreds of people before they watched the new movie, ‘Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ – which Will has now seen three times!

“I’ve been collecting since I was a child,” the 40-year-old said. “People were coming up to me and saying ‘I used to have that’.

“I also took my BB8 (from the new movie) along with me and a disabled child came and saw it. I switched the droid to auto mode so it reacted when the boy stamped his feet. He thought he was playing with him - the look of joy on his face was something amazing to watch.”

Mr Cleaver said his original Luke Skywalker Force FX lightsaber, which is worth hundreds of pounds, is his ‘pride and joy’.

Star Wars characters on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.Star Wars characters on show at the Light Cinema. Picture: Steve Williams.

“It’s 100% authentic. It’s the type of lightsaber the actor’s have when they’re filming. When you push the switch up it makes all the noises and lights up.”

And what does he think of the new film? “I’ve already seen it twice in 2D and once in 3D with friends.

“I really, really enjoyed it. I’m not counting down but its only 361 days until the spin-off, ‘Rogue One’.


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