Empire Con 2019: Interview with Prop Store

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At Empire Con, we spoke with Ethan Teller, a copywriter and researcher for Prop Store. The Prop Store booth had on display an AFA 85 graded Kenner “prototype” Boba Fett figure with the L-slot style rocket launcher, there to promote their upcoming auction in February 2020.

It’s projected to sell for between $50,000 and $100,000. However, this one has a history of selling for all kinds of prices:

  • In July 2019, an L-slot sold for $112,926 via Hake’s Americana and Collectibles.
  • In March 2018, an L-slot with an AFA grading of 85 sold for $86,383.47 at auction via Hake’s Americana and Collectibles.
  • In July 2016, an L-slot with authentic 4-sided missile (AFA authenticated and encased on 12/12/03) sold for $19,632 (£15,000) at auction via Vectis.

See our Bounty record for this figure for most historical auction data.

Ethan shares the backstory for how these figures came to be, where the general public in 1980 didn’t have rocket firing missiles.

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