Star Wars action figure sets a world record for most expensive toy

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Star Wars action figure sets a world record for most expensive toy
Image: Hake’s Auctions of York

Star Wars toys have always been quite popular. Especially early edition action figures. They regularly set records for the prices they sell at.

Now there’s a new record holder. One of the early prototypes of a Boba Fett action figure sold at an auction a few days ago.

So far, nothing that new. But what is new is the price. It sold for $112 926 during a online auction by Hake’s Auctions of York, ToyNews reports.

The action figure in question is a 3.75-inch tall Boba Fett with shooting rockets. The toy was going to be sold in time for the debut of The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. And the actual prototype was made in 1979 and took part in the New York Toy Fair.

But it never went to the market. “The toy was pulled from the line after being deemed a possible safety hazard for children, thus making the Boba Fett figure extremely rare and coveted in the collecting world,” said a news release from Hake’s.

So, the prototype remained the only one. And finally it found a new home a few days ago. The new record is over $26 000 higher than the previous one. Is that a good investment or overpaying a lot for a toy? It depends on the point of view. It certainly is a lot of money.