|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|
|From the collection of:||Anonymous|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Prototypes / Action Figure Related|