39250 – Boba Fett
I’ve been collecting Star Wars vintage for about the last 8 years, if you discount the late 70’s – mid 80’s when Star Wars figures were bought for playing with. In my recent collecting time I am yet to purchase a Boba Fett MOC. Its somewhat of a grail – though to be honest I’ve always regarded them as too pricey and not bought a Boba Fett MOC on principle. Though to be honest I totally see why he’s so popular and either card back image is great, and I really would love to add one to my collection some day.
Over the past few months when I’ve compiled the “figure of the month” sales I’ve been surprised that some of the figures have had the volume of sales to warrant a decent post. But they always have. I knew Boba Fett would be different – and yep I had to limit the amount of figures I included in the post. eBay was filled with plenty of examples, including some really high end pieces – not least of all a $20k rocket firing prototype (see here for a synopsis from Pete). As expected the prices were high, and you’d think with the quantity of items prices could be a little less, but it shows the demand that exists for Boba Fett.
I’m not sure if doing this month’s research will make me buy one a little sooner or reinforced why I wont be buying one (over-priced). But there were a few decent examples in my sample that I think I would have gladly bought. I also found a few bootlegs and related Vintage Boba Fett items I’ve included in the post…
Star Wars Cardback
Got to love the card front – which even included a brief description of Boba. I found three 20B cardbacks graded 85, 75 & 70. It’s always staggering to see the price differential between a straight 85 and then 75 and/or 70.
21B – AFA85 (C85/B85/F85) – $3,850 – eBay link
21B – AFA75 (C75/B75/F85) – $1,800 – eBay link
21B – AFA70 (C70/B80/F80) – $1,000 – eBay link
The AFA70 looks like great value relative to the AFA85. In fact relative to the AFA75 it is great value also. I’d rather have that small price sticker tear on the AFA70 as compared to the TrU fluorescent orange price sticker (they really are hideous those TrU stickers!). This was a good trio of pieces to highlight how grading can really impact the overall price.
Canadian 20 Back – ungraded – $1,025 – eBay link
The description states that the bubble has lifted and partially (25%) re-sealed.
Here’s the cardback
Got to love the French language
Empire Strikes Back
Unlike the Star Wars card the AFA80 was actually cheaper than the AFA75 I found – though I’ll assume it was the price tag on the AFA80 that drove the difference.
21 Back – AFA80 (C80/B80/F85) -$770- eBay link
21 Back – AFA75 (C75/B75/F85) – $865 – eBay link
21 Back – ungraded – $444 – eBay link
Now there is some bubble damage on this – with a small crack in the stem
32 Back ungraded – $787 – eBay link
45 Back – AFA70 (C85/B70/F85) – $725.01 – eBay link
48 Back – AFA80 (C80/B80/F85) – $685.01 – eBay link
48 Back ungraded – $700 – eBay link
Return of the Jedi
77-A AFA85Y (C85/B85/F85) – $927 – eBay link
Very nice price for the seller here – but it has a lot going for it – straight 85’s (always commands a premium) & its Boba Fett (where rationality seems to disappear)
79-A AFA80Y-NM (C80/B80/F85) – $530 – eBay link
Revenge of the Jedi proof – ungraded $1,428 eBay link
Mailer AFA75 – $290 – eBay link
Vinyl Collector’s case (SW) with kit bashed Boba Fett included on the cardboard insert – $184.99 – eBay link
12″ Figure Boxed – $399.99 – eBay link
Slave 1 – MISB – $600 – eBay link
Thought I’d throw this in the post for the month
There was plenty of foreign Boba Fett items to choose from, here’s my selection….
Lili Ledy Rocket Firing Boba Fett – $1,551 – eBay link
Meccano – AFA85 (C90/B85/F85) – $5,000 – eBay link
Impressive grading sticker
Popy – AFA75 – $800 – eBay link
Articulated 1985 Polish bootleg, with factory sample cardback – $200 – eBay link