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Star Wars toy is worth a Boba two.

A PROTOTYPE Star Wars action figure that never made it to toy store shelves set a new world record after selling for more than [euro]98,000.

The plastic collectable was a rocketfiring bounty hunter Boba Fett that was made by Kenner in 1979.

The 3.75in toy was meant to have been released in conjunction with The Empire Strikes Back hitting cinemas in 1980. President of US-based Hake's Auctions, Alex Winter said: "The toy was pulled from the line after being deemed a possible safety hazard, thus making the Boba Fett figure extremely rare.

"Possibly around 100 made it out of the factory and only a handful have ever come to the market. They were meant to be all destroyed, but some employees took them home."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 22, 2019
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