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Original Astro Boy sketches fetched €269,400 ($321,233) at a recent Paris auction Drawn in the late 1950s, the six-panel strip measures 13.7 inches by 9.8 inches and shows Astro Boy fighting a foe. “It’s a world record for this artist whose works are few in the market,” said Eric Leroy of auction house Artcurial.