Extremely rare Star Wars action figure from 1979 sells for a world record £90,000

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A RARE Star Wars action figure that never made it to market has sold for a record £90,000.

The 1979 plastic Boba Fett was set to be released alongside The Empire Strikes Back.

The Star Wars action figure has sold for a record-breaking £90,000
Bournemouth News

The Star Wars action figure has sold for a record-breaking £90,000[/caption]

Maker Kenner axed it amid concerns over the rocket firing mechanism.

They were due to be destroyed but 100 were taken home by staff.

It was bought online by a fan in the US.

Alex Winter, president of US-based Hake’s Auctions, said: “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.


“Possibly around 100 made it out the factory and only a handful have ever come to the market.

“We set the previous record for the same type of Boba Fett prototype figure last year so we suspected a world record could be on the cards this time round.
“Both we and the seller are delighted with the result which shows the strength of the market.”

The plastic figures of Boba Fett were set to be released alongside The Empire Strikes Back
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The plastic figures of Boba Fett were set to be released alongside The Empire Strikes Back[/caption]

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