Star Wars Palitoy Boba Fett set to break auction records?

15 January 2015
imports_CCGB_bobafett_01994.jpg Star Wars Palitoy Boba Fett set to break auction records?
Kathy Taylor from Vectis Auctions believes the sought after action figure could make £10k! ...
Star Wars Palitoy Boba Fett set to break auction records? Images
A Palitoy Boba Fett action figure could become the most valuable Star Wars action figure ever sold when it goes under the hammer at Vectis Auctions later this month. In 2013 the Teesside auctioneer made the headlines after selling a Palitoy Vinyl Cape Jawa for more than £10,000… but this particularly sought after item could even eclipse that.

The Boba Fett figure comes from the collection of renowned Star Wars collector Craig Stevens and is part of a number of sales that feature iconic action figures from his collection. Craig is well known among Star Wars fans and in the 1990s helped to run the UK Star Wars Fan Club.

"I always kept the packaging for my Star Wars figures as a child," explained Craig, "but in the late 1980s as a young adult I managed to collect a large amount unopened and un-punched figures. At the time, few collectors were willing to shell out on perfect condition mint-on-card Star Wars figures, which were still relatively expensive compared to other collectables. Today the value of such items has spiralled to levels that seemingly have no limits.

"I’m not sure that many collectors realise just how rare carded Star Wars figures are. The Boba Fett may be only one of three or four that exist in that kind of condition. The 30 back is the debut British packaging of Boba Fett, which is easily the most iconic of all of the Star Wars characters.

"The difference between a 30 Back “A” and “B” is so small that nobody apart from a core of collectors is bothered. Both variations are equally rare as they were both released for a very short amount of time. The “B” could even be the rarest variety.  If collectors want to get their hands on Star Wars carded figures in good condition, they’d better move quick before people with real money get interested such as music stars and film actors."

In the video below, Vectis' Kathy Taylor gives us an exclusive look at this incredibly sought after piece:

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