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May the force be with the buyer and their account.
Deemed as the “holy grail”, which is a very rare Star Wars toys from the 1970’s could be worth in excess of $500,000 and, if it is going up for auction next month.
The “Boba Fett (J-slot rocket-firing prototype was never made because the safety and security of the shooting mechanism, reports SWNS. In fact, between 80 and 100 of them were made for the tests, but only 24 of them are believed to have survived, adding to the collectible of the scarcity-and value.
An exceptionally rare 1970 ” s Star Wars Boba Fett statue, which was never in production as a result of concerns about safety and security, and is expected to fetch up to $500,000 if it goes to the auction and the auction is in Pennsylvania in the month of November. (Credit: SWNS)
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The design never made it into mass-production due to concerns about the safety of the toy rocket to fly,” a Mission manager: Kelly McClain, said in a commentary that has been acquired by SWNS. “For this reason, a few of the prototypes, it was made into a collector’s hands.”
In the figure (AFA-85+ NM+ graded, according to the lot description, which means that it is in “near mint condition”, according to The Action Figure Authority.
The toys were originally made by Kenner, McClain said, adding that “a number of the other J – slot instead of a raw state, because they have not undergone rigorous testing procedures, which included heating, freezing, and more.
As well as being sold to the evaluation of the ‘Boba Fett (J-slot rocket firing prototype,” which made its debut at the 1979 New York Toy Fair, this would shatter the previous auction record for any and all Star Wars toys and games. The predicted sales, it would also catapult the Star Wars toys in the same investment league as a fine art, and classic cars, according to the experts at Hake’s Auctions in York, PA. (Credit: SWNS)
McClain said, ” it is clear that by looking at this particular picture, he was not the strict test challenges,” and the only proof of the test is the presence of indexing marks on the bottom of the figure’s feet.”
The prototype will be auctioned by Hake’s Auction on Nov. 7, with two letters of authenticity: an Expert on the Reliability and Safety of the service technician, John Howlson, in the basement of the original owner, and the other one is of Tom, Tumbusch, from Tomart Publications, which bought it from the Howlson in the early 1990’s.
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In addition to the rare Boba Fett a toy, children can enjoy the sale of 400 lots in the sale, including those of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth vader figures, each with an estimated value between $ 75,000 and $ 100,000.
The Darth vader figure is expected to reach $ 100,000 at auction. (Credit: SWNS)
Another rare Star Wars items in the auction include a Sand People 12 Back-a pre-production picture, and one that is encapsulated, the action figure of Bib Fortuna, each with an estimated value of between $10,000 and $75,000 per unit.
The current record is for a Star Wars toy, was $112,000, sold at auction in July of 2019. This is a toy, a Boba Fett prototype, it was in the 1980 Star Wars film “The Empire Strikes Back,” according to Penn Live.
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