A prototype Star Wars action figure that never made it to toy store shelves sold for more than $100,000 at a York County auction last week, setting a new record in the process.
The rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure netted a total $112,926 in a July 11 online event hosted by Hake’s Auctions of York, Hake’s officials confirmed Sunday.
The 3.75 inch action figure was a prototype, which was expected to be released as part of Kenner’s licensed toy line for the 1980 release of the Star Wars sequel “The Empire Strikes Back,” Hake’s officials said.
The prototype toy depicting Boba Fett — a bounty hunter character that appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy — was originally put on display at the 1979 New York Toy Fair, but it was never mass produced, Hake’s officials said.
“The toy was pulled from the line after being deemed a possible safety hazard for children, thus making the Boba Fett figure extremely rare and coveted in the collecting world,” according to a Hake’s new release.
The $112,926 sale set a new “world auction record” for the purchase of a Star Wars toy, Hake’s officials said.
That price exceeded the previous record by more than $26,000, Hake’s officials said, pointing out that they also held that previous record.
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