Comic Book Men found the holy grail of Star Wars action figures in the week’s episode “My Favorite Munster.” The Secret Stash was solicited with a rocket firing Boba Fett prototype saved by an engineer at Kenner toys. The dangerous toy was cancelled after a wrongful death lawsuit involving a child choking on a projectile from Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper.
“The crown jewel in the lost toys of history. So rare that until now it was urban legend,” declared host Kevin Smith, who had to settle for the child-safe version as a child.
Smith joked that might not be fat had gotten the physical exercise from retrieving the missiles.
The seller wanted $50,000 for the near mint toy complete with a certificate of authenticity from Collectibles Investment Brokerage (CIB). He claimed it was a bargain but the price was far too high for the comic book men, who didn’t bother with their usual negotiations.
An unpainted prototype appeared on the Travel Channel program Toy Hunter. Host Jordan Hembrough confirmed he knew collectors who would be willing to pay $10,000 for the rare toy. He resold it for $17,000 at New York Comic Con to Dan “Punkass” Caldwell, co-founder of the MMA clothing brand TapouT.