Star Wars, Barbie and Action Man memorabilia potentially worth thousands were discovered in the former store in Holywell, north Wales.

Thousands of pounds worth of untouched toys and games have been discovered in a closed down toy shop.

The nostalgic treasure trove of Star Wars, Barbie and Action Man memorabilia was unearthed in the former Frank Beech Toy Shop in Holywell, north Wales – which closed down in 2009.

The unique items will now go up for sale at auction and could fetch thousands from collectors across the country, reports WalesOnline .

The store first opened in the 1940s and was well-known for its vast array of toys and popular window displays.

But it shut its doors six years ago, bringing to an end decades of service.

Amazingly, though, the contents of the store remained untouched and an auction house has now recovered 120 pallets of toys dating back as far as the 1960s.

These include boxes of Star Wars figures, Action Man and accessories, trains, Dinky cars, Airfix models and many board games.

All the items will go on sale later this month at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Teeside.

Despite damp damaging some of the boxes, the company said the items have remained in great condition.

A spokesman from the auction house said: “The items are likely to appeal to collectors and dealers as the toys have stood in the closed-up shop for many years.

“Our specialists are working through the collection one pallet at a time and so we could find many hidden treasures as the sale is uncovered.”