In Hake’s Auctions recently completed $2.1 million premier event, they offered close to 200 lots of Star Wars memorabilia. Dominated by action figures, the listings included some of the rarest pieces, highly desirable characters, and esoteric examples.
The Boba Fett rocket-firing prototype (L-slot) AFA 80+ NM targeted a total of $62,239. This 3-3/4” tall unpainted prototype was made for Kenner’s 1979 toy line but it never went into production. This differs from previous L-slots Hake’s has sold because it was part of a small batch of preproduction prototypes that were assembled as intended without the rocket-firing mechanism.
Also representing the galaxy far, far away was the Star Wars Luke Skywalker 12-back-A AFA 80 NM double-telescoping with SKU on the footer that realized $32,450, over the high-end estimate of $20,000. This 3-3/4” figure came from Kenner’s 1978 toy line and is noted for the double-telescoping lightsaber which has a second extendable piece that wasn’t used after this version.
The Glasslite Star Wars: Droids – Vlix AFA 40 G, which is the rarest of all Star Wars figures offered commercially, sold for $19,470. The 4-1/4” figure comes from the 1988 collection that was only released in Brazil due to the cancellation of the animated series in the US.
The Turkish Blue Stars Uzay AFA 50 Q-VG hammered for $19,211. This 3-3/4” figure is a blue version of the Hoth Snowtrooper that was released in Turkey in 1988 by SB Products. It comes from a line of unlicensed bootleg figures that have attained cult status with collectors as some feature bizarre modifications and often humorous card art.
One of two known Jawa 12-back-C (vinyl cape) AFA 85 NM+ grabbed $17,534. This figure features the vinyl cape version, which was the first variety produced before it was transitioned to a cloth cape.
Some of the other Star Wars sales highlights were a Droids Mon Julpa first shot sales sample with an Ewoks card and Barada coin AFA ng for $16,225, a loose first shot action figure Han Solo (small head, molded legs) AFA 75 EX+/NM for $15,705, a Return of the Jedi Darth Vader collector’s case gold prototype first shot AFA 80 Nm $12,980, and a Power of the Force Yak Face Canadian 92-back AFA 85 Y-NM+ for $11,536.