Rocket Firing Boba Fett, Gray w/ COO & Copyright Stamp
These rather rare unpainted specimens total no more than three (3) known to exist in the hobby! Each features the original “L-style” or “L-slot” latching configuration, common to the more familiar Blue/Gray first shots. These examples however were created in a distinctive gray hue! The back of the legs are also fully stamped with both copyright and Hong Kong COO (Country of Origin) text, something all other known L-slots, regardless of color, lack. The interior tooling for the L-slot groove on back also looks far more refined. It is possible that these three Gray Rocket Fetts represent early engineering pilots; created to test the copyright and COO marking placements, before tooling for the slot was modified to the J-slot design for safety considerations. All three known examples of these Gray Rocket Fetts can be traced back to one source: veteran collector Steve Denny in the mid 1990’s and have direct provenance to a single Kenner engineer. Depicted here are two of the three known examples side-by-side; each paired with the traditional 4-sided missiles associated with the L-slot design.

For comparison, the second image depicts both a standard Blue/Gray L-slot alongside a “Denny” Gray on the right.

The third is a sharpened image of the legs that better shows the stamped text.

Description by: Brian Rachfal
Photo: Brian Rachfal
From the collection of: Anonymous
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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