Here’s something that Mike and Frank from “American Pickers” only WISH they could’ve uncovered . . .
A prototype of a “Star Wars” action figure sold for $112,926 at an auction last week. It was a 3.75 inch Boba Fett figure, which never made it to toy stores.
It was put on display at the 1979 New York Toy Fair, but it was never mass produced, because it shot a little plastic rocket, so it was deemed a “possible safety hazard” for children.
Hake’s Auctions of York, Pennsylvania claims the sale set a new “world auction record” for the purchase of a “Star Wars” toy.
SOLD FOR $112,536! Bidding has ended at @HakesAuctions, with exciting results, led by this #RocketFiringBobaFett #prototype. Hake's set a new #auction record for a @starwars toy of any type, beating the record set by us in 2018!#Kenner #StarWars #AFA #BobaFett #StarWarsFans pic.twitter.com/02dS2jQXIs
— Hake's Auctions (@HakesAuctions) July 12, 2019