Are you a huge Star Wars fan with a cool $500,000 to spare? You might want to get your hands on a rare Boba Fett action figure that is expected to break records at an upcoming auction.
We already know that original Star Wars action figures can sell for a pretty penny. However, there's something truly unique about the Boba Fett toy that's being auctioned by Hake's Auction: the action figure was never released to the public in the first place.
According to Comicbook.com, the action figure was produced by Kenner as part of the merchandise being released for The Empire Strikes Back. The toy featured a tiny missile that would be fired by the bounty hunter and was considered a choking hazard, forcing Kenner to recall the action figure ahead of its 1980 release. There were only about 100 produced and it is believed that a small number still exists.
The Boba Fett action figure is projected to sell between $200,000 to $500,000 in the auction this November. This will definitely shatter its own previous record of $112,929.
It's no surprise that the action figure is set to break records. In addition to its rarity, Boba Fett happens to be a fan favorite and is expected to be significant again with the premiere of the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Although I won't be bidding on this toy (boo hoo), it could make a (very rich) Star Wars fan truly happy.
The auction is scheduled to take place in early November. Interestingly, The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.