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The most expensive toy in the world: a figure from “Star Wars” was sold for a record 525 thousand dollars

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun5,2024

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Extremely rare figure of Bob Fett from “Star Wars” became the most expensive toy in the world after being sold at auction for a record $525,000.

An extremely rare Boba Fett figure from “Star Wars” has become the most expensive toy in the world after it was sold for a record $525,000. UNN informs about this with reference to Sky News.

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The toy, one of only two that have survived to this day, passed the most expensive toy in the world is the one-of-a-kind Barbie with a one-carat diamond, which was sold for $302,000 in 2010.

Heritage Auctions said the figurine's price more than doubled the record for the most expensive Star Wars figurine sold at auction, previously held by Bob Fett's rocket, which sold for $236,000 in 2022.

Model was created by Kenner in 1979 based on the character who would appear in the next year's The Empire Strikes Back.

The toy equipped with a “rocket pack” was not sold in stores and had send free to anyone who can prove they bought four other Star Wars figures.

However, the rocket toy was never shipped after it became known that rival Mattel's Battlestar Galactica rocket-firing toys became life-threatening.

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Instead, when the figure was delivered, the rocket was glued in place, and the note for buyers explained the following: ” The launcher has been removed from the product for safety reasons.”

It is said that around 100 prototypes were made, but this figure is one of two hand-painted. It was preserved after “being rescued from a box of discarded toys that employees took home.”

The Star Wars Signature auction brought in $1,662,000  with over 1,500 bidders.

< p>The auction featured the second Boba Fett figure, Skywalker's lightsaber and the third draft of George Lucas' script for the first film.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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