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YORK, Pa. – The enduring, multigenerational appeal of Star Wars action figures and related collectibles was obvious at Hake’s first-ever Special Event Auction featuring memorabilia from the legendary franchise, which closed the books at $903,000. 

The predicted top item, a Boba Fett L-slot rocket-firing prototype, AFA 80+ NM, soared to a record-setting $236,000. This prototype is famous in collecting circles because it was pulled from Kenner’s 1979 Star Wars toyline when the rocket-firing aspect was deemed a choking hazard. The 3-3/4-inch figure is unpainted and has the L-slot mechanism (named for its shape).

Boba Fett L-slot rocket-firing prototype action figure, predecessor to the Boba Fett figure in Kenner’s popular 1979 Star Wars toy line, sold for a world-record price of $236,000 against an estimate of $100,000-$200,000.

The online auction, whose final bid was received at 11:14 p.m., achieved a 100-percent sell-through rate and set multiple new world records in so doing. In Hake’s last two auctions, 500 lots of Star Wars material have sold for a combined $2.1 million.

“We’re very pleased with the results from our Star Wars Special Event Auction,” said Hake’s President Alex Winter. “Star Wars has become an important part of our premier events, accounting for a strong percentage of the auction totals. Choosing to hold a Star Warsonly auction was an easy decision because we know our customers are hungry for the cream of the crop from Star Wars collectibles.”

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