Of all the Star Wars action figures that have come out, probably the most surprisingly successful one was Boba Fett Star Wars action figure. He made his official debut in “The Empire Strikes Back” and was an immediate hit. George Lucas didn’t realize how many fans liked him and his subsequent screen presence was cut in the final episode “Return of the Jedi”. That being said, Boba Fett made his toy room appearance in 1980 as part of the 21 Back group and was almost impossible to find on shelves.
No classic Star Wars collection can be complete without the 1980 Boba Fett action figure but at around $2000.00 for an unopened figure it is not easy to aqcuire. This figure has some controversy to it as many old timers claim that Kenner had issued a missile firing Boba Fett. Kenner to this day denies this but packaged versions have appeared and a few lucky collectors have one. Word is that Kenner feared that the firing missile would be dangerous and they didn’t want to be sued. I’ve also heard that a child choked on one of the missles and that was enough for Kenner to change the design during the prototype phase of development. They then re-issued a new version with the missile inoperative. That’s the double whammy with these figures as not only are the re-issued versions worthy of $2k but the super rare missile firing Boba Fett figure is worth even more. You might even see collectors willing to trade sets of other figures just for the rocket firing Boba Fett figure. The hunt is on for these figures, both versions, and you’ll find collectors traveling to the far corners of the Earth for these figures. From flea markets to estate auctions you’ll find collectors just showing up hoping to find them.
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