£86,000 - Record price for Boba Fett toy.

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An extemely rare rocket firing Boba Fett action figure has sold at auction for £90,000 ($112,926) - a world record for a Star Wars toy.<br />
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The 3.75ins Kenner prototype of the bounty hunter was made in 1979 and was due to be released in conjunction with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) hitting the big screen.<br />
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It was displayed at the 1979 New York Toy Fair but never made it into mass production, as there is thought to have been an issue with the rocket firing mechanism.<br />
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Most prototypes were destroyed in the factory at the time, and only a handful of them have ever come to market.