Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Prototype Now the Most Valuable Star Wars Action Figure Ever

The bounty hunter has been hunted and the price on his head now makes him the most valuable Star Wars action figure of all time.

Heritage Auctions has announced a $525,000 winning bid for a Hand-Painted AFA Star Wars Prototype Rocket-Firing Boba Fett L-Slot.

Translation: if your 1979 Kenner Boba Fett has a fireable rocket, you might want to contact Heritage Auctions.

The figure was part of a promotion where fans could send in four UPCs in exchange for the rocket-firing Boba Fett. This was the era, however, where companies such as Mattel and its Battlestar Galactica series, were becoming leery of projectiles and the potential dangers they posed to young children.

Instead of receiving a Rocket-Firing Boba Fett, fans instead got a Boba with an immovable rocket. The surviving prototypes are now considered the rarest among Star Wars action figures, with about 70 thought to exist, having been rescued by employees before being destroyed.

As Heritage describes this particular record-setting Boba Fett –

Only five have been found hand painted – two in production paint schemes as this example, and three in unique alternate paint schemes. One of only two examples known to exist, this hand-painted Rocket Firing Boba Fett is still partially unique in its class: Whereas both surviving production paint scheme examples share similar traits, this lone specimen has its appendages and head distinctly painted gray – a treatment not replicated on the other known example.

Congrat to the new owner. If that’s you, add Boba Fett to your hobbyDB collection here!

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14 days ago

I’m just wondering how much money would be worth the existing 1/1 carded version of it that was shown at 1979 New York Toy Fair.

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