Hakes Auctions just set an auction house record for Star Wars toys with the sale of an AFA 85 L-Slot prototype selling for $112,926! And, this fall they will be auctioning off another Rocket-Firing Boba Fett, this time an AFA 85+ graded example of the even rarer J-Slot Rocket-Firing Boba Fett prototype. So, start saving your pennies, they offer a 3-month payment plan! This hobby is crazy sometimes! Here’s the recent auction for the L-Slot prototype…
With the recent announcement of the Retro Collection, we thought now would be a great time to add the Visual Guide of Hasbro’s first attempt at bringing back Vintage figures. Click below to check out the 1995 Classic Edition 4-Pack from the POTF2 [Red] line, featuring Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. We also have a full review of this set, with extended galleries, commentary, and full discussion right here in our review database.
JTA reader Paul G. picked up this cool Vintage action figure poster at his local Five Below. There are so many things wrong with this poster that it seems so right! Most of the figures don’t have weapons, and many of those that do have the wrong ones. Not to mention the super-sized Ewoks and an Ugnaught that looks like he took growth hormones as a youngling. Vintage charm? You decide! Click below to have a look!
While out shopping this evening, I came across an incredibly cool poster that was an immediate purchase for myself at Five Below (for $5.00) as I am a self-confessed Kenner Star Wars junkie. It appears that these images (also used for the Topps Card Trader app) have numerous issues that add to its charm including inappropriate accessories (my favorite being Squidhead’a cloak on Lando), incompleteness and obvious wear. It is almost as if someone cleared out their vintage Darth Vader carrying case of figures, took some random photos on colored backgrounds and made a poster of them.
We’ve been working behind the scenes adding over 125 new carded reference photos to our Vintage Visual Guides. Make sure to stop by and check out some of our guides. We will keep building this reference guide for Vintage figures as we get more samples. To-date, our Vintage guides feature over 300 carded reference photos. We are always looking to add more, so if you have any carded Vintage figures that we don’t have pictured and want to contribute to our guides just let me know!
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