Boba Fett prototype figures remain a rarity within the Star Wars collector’s space. As such, the L-Slot edition of the Boba Fett rocket-firing action figure may currently be one of the most expensive on sale.
An eBay listing for a vintage Boba Fett figure is being sold for $225,000 USD. The figure was originally designed by Kenner intended for a 1979 release before the theatrical debut of The Empire Strikes Back, the character’s first appearance in the Star Wars franchise. However, the blue-tint trooper, alongside several other Boba Fett figures around this time, came with a missile-firing jetpack deemed to be a choking hazard. As a result, the prototypes moved forward in mass without the rocket, making the ones with the accessory highly coveted.
Only a handful of these collectibles are available from the 80 to 100 pieces produced, with the last selling for $185,850 USD, outdoing an earlier record of $112,926 USD.
According to the listing:
Here it is. One of the true grails of Vintage Star Wars with amazing provenance. I only could put up 12 pictures so if truly interested there are more photos to share. I’ve also included a link to a YouTube video talking about this exact example. The item is currently in Dubai and will be shipped fully insured or even better arrangements to meet up in person can be made. I brokered the piece last time and the buyer has asked me to do so for him again now.