Topic: "Holy Grail" Rocket Firing Boba Fett

Every few years, one of the ultra-rare rocket-firing Boba Fett prototypes comes up for sale, usually in an auction.

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There's one right now with a bidding war starting at $19,800 with a few more weeks to go. There are also countless cheap replicas, nowhere near as valuable but kinda neat if you really just want that rocket to fire.

Thoughts on the collectible? Overpriced?

How about the much-cheaper replica? Neat to have in lieu of the ultra-rare?

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: "Holy Grail" Rocket Firing Boba Fett

To me, it's ridiculous that really anything THAT small could go for almost $20,000. Now maybe I could see it if it were life-sized or something like that, but $20,000 for something that is essentially a really awesome action figure (albeit rare) is just a little bit ludicrous. Would an original be really cool, yeah! But when you have replicas that are pretty much the same, even if I HAD that kind of money, I don't see a point in paying that much for something.

Re: "Holy Grail" Rocket Firing Boba Fett

MandaloreRising wrote:

Would an original be really cool, yeah! But when you have replicas that are pretty much the same, even if I HAD that kind of money, I don't see a point in paying that much for something.

Fair point, but the key take-away here is original vs. replica.

Maybe think of it this way:

1. There are so few originals, so the real deal is just plain rare.
2. It wasn't ever sold in stores, so getting any in the first place took some luck right off the bat.
3. It's the item that kids never got because the rocket firing feature was removed for safety, so there's a history/nostalgia which can boost impulse purchases.

Fortunately we can have knock-off replicas on the cheap, but some people (a rare small crowd bidding on this) prefer the O.G.

;-)

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com