Boba Fett’s Action Figure Is Now The Most Expensive In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Boba Fett’s Action Figure Is Now The Most Expensive In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

An exceptionally rare Star Wars Boba Fett action figure has been sold for $525,000 at an auction, becoming the most valuable toy globally. According to the latest reports, these were the only two remaining figures of its kind. 

It was created by Kenner, hand-painted and missile-launching from a jetpack style, in 1979, just before the release of “The Empire Strikes Back,” in which Boba Fett would feature. However, due to safety concerns, it was never made public.

The figurine was the idea behind this toy, initially aimed at being given away as promotional material for customers buying other toys related to the Star Wars series.

The Sale Of A Lifetime

This elusive Boba Fett figure was purchased through Heritage Auctions and far exceeded record prices set by a single Barbie doll with a diamond worth one carat, which fetched $302,000 in 2010. Furthermore, this event surpassed another action figure from the Star Wars franchise, i.e., rocket-firing Boba Fett, which went for $236,000.

According to the latest Post, Joe Maddalena, the Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions, said: 

The Boba Fett action figure with firing rocket was a mythic icon that became so legendary that people around the world had heard of it even if they don’t collect.” 

He added: “We felt this one could be a record breaker, and watching it become the most valuable toy in existence was exciting.”

Other rare memorabilia related to Star Wars included another Boba Fett figure, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, and an early George Lucas third draft for the first Star Wars movie, which then bore the title The Star Wars: From The Adventures Of Luke Starkiller. The auction took place on May 31 in Texas. The sale attracted over 1,500 bidders who together spent $1,662,000.

The person who bought the expensive Boba Fett toy preferred not to reveal their identity. This sale demonstrates how popular Star Wars collectibles are still today. 

May The Force Be With You!