Darth Vader, R2D2 and Hampshire’s own ewok.

These are just a few of the star attractions at the famous Sci-Fi South Collectors’ show.

Star Wars actors Dave Prowse, the real Darth Vader, Kenny Baker, the loveable little robot and Michael Henbury, from Eastleigh, will be joined by other iconic heroes and villains from TV and film.

Characters from Red Dwarf, Hellraiser, Indiana Jones, Doctor Who and Star Trek will be among the highlights.

Sci-fi fans will also get to see authentic props and replicas from their favourite shows including the Delorean From Back to the Future, the Tardis and Daleks.

Thousands are expected to turn out to talk to the stars, get autographs and pick up rare toys and memorabilia.

It will be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh, today from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets are adult £5, children £3 and those aged under three get in with no charge.

For more information call David Tarrant on 01823 660817 or log on to dailyecho.co.uk.