Is Another Boba Fett Prototype Action Figure Sales Record Coming?

Collectibles from the Star Wars saga can be quite expensive on the most desirable items. An auction of a Boba Fett prototype action figure by Hakes in March of 2022 break a record above $200,000 for the first time. That was also on top of another similar record above $165,000 just in June of 2021. Now Hake’s has a Star Wars Boba Fett rocket-firing prototype (L-Slot) up for grabs and it could be another record of its kind.

The example up for grabs this time is graded AFA 80+ NM and the end date of the auction process is set for Thursday, June 2, 2022. With well over 2 weeks to go, the current auction price was already $25,000 after just 3 bids. Hake’s has an estimate range of $100,000 to $200,000.

According to Hake’s own description (images below by Hake’s) of this item:

AFA graded and encapsulated 3.75″ tall unpainted prototype of the infamous rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure from Kenner’s popular 1979 Star Wars toyline. AFA-graded 80+ NM (Archival case). Cased with AFA’s updated laser cut casing style, displaying prototype figure and rocket separately; L-Slot rocket-firing mechanism is clearly visible from the back of case (spring clearly visible). Comes encapsulated with notarized Collectible Investment Brokerage (CIB) COA.

Boba Fett prototype

Hake’s also went on to show other record breaking prices that it has received for various Rocket-Firing Boba Fett prototype action figures. It showed recent prices for different AFA 85 NM+ examples of the L-Slot prototype:

  • $86,383 in March 2018,
  • $112,926 in July 2019,
  • $165,200 in June 2021,
  • and the rare AFA 50 VG J-Slot prototype in the March 2022 auction sold for $204,435.