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PostSubject: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 7:04 pm

I remember reading Gus Lopez's forward to his prototype book where he thanks his wife for letting him spend 3 months salary on his first Rocket Fett. That's pretty much the exact same scenario that i went through, thankfully, I had no wife to explain it to. This Rocket Firing Boba Fett has made it into limelights a few times before, but after a recent conversation with a friend, I realized that i had a bunch of provenance in a file that I've never had the idea to share.

The thing that's awesome about these documents is that they really tell a story that not many Star Wars collectors have had a chance to hear. I think they represent a really cool insight into early Kenner from someone who was there. So i went ahead and scanned them...for you. Smile

I have a few other things in the file that i received with the Fett, like 2 Action Figure News and Toy Review issues that this particular figure was photographed for, a pretty great bill of sale documenting the history of the piece and even a polaroid taken by a microscopic camera on the inside of the rocketpack taken by a dentist who had the equipment. They didnt make it to the scanner, but these letters did. So for the first time ever, here they are on TIG first!

I've blacked out the names to protect the identities of the authors out of respect for their privacy. Please enjoy. Smile

First is a letter of authenticity signed by the Kenner employee:
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaLOA1

Next is a 3 page story about some of his experiences at Kenner:
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaLOAstoryeditp1
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaLOAstoryeditp2
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaLOAstoryedit3

Last is a hand written letter authenticating the four sided rocket from another source:
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobamissileLOA

and here is the piece:
L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaRFfullwebL-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaRFwebL-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaRFbackwebL-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance BobaRFAFAlabelweb

Hope you guys like it.

best, D
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 7:19 pm

What a great read, even better job. Imagine- "what did you do at work this week?" "well I froze some R2D2s then put them in an oven" lol!
Fantastic grail item too Dylan Very Happy Thanks for sharing the history with us.
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks for the share, D.
I am always interested in seeing things like this. Cool



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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 7:47 pm

Thanks for posting this, the three page story reads like a novel.
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 7:48 pm

Great read and a killer piece. Thanks for sharing! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 8:43 pm

great read, thanks for sharing!
what does the PS say in the handwritten letter? i have a hard time figuring it out :s
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 10:29 pm

LOVE the historical documents that you included in the awesome presentation of the RF Fett. As I've said to you before, it doesn't get any better then this guy : ) Thanks for displaying him so others, like myself, can see him. Incredible!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2012 10:59 pm

Thanks for sharing here Dylan. What an amazing story and piece of SW history!

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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2012 1:01 am

Thank you very much for sharing such a great story. My work day just improved!
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2012 2:28 am

I don't know... I still think it's fake. I mean anyone can drum up that letter.

Very Happy

lol!

Seriously Dylan! That's awesome!!!!! How cool to have that provenance to go with that figure. That's just an incredible read and story. I loved that letter!!! Seriously, thank you for sharing that is just to cool. It also serves as a reference to newer collectors on finding out the history of these pieces you own. You just can't overlook provenance especially when buying something of this caliber.
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2012 5:44 am

What a pitty the glueing from that cases isnt so wll done.....would anoy me very much personally.......but for the piece itself:

WHO could DREAM of a better GRAIL????


Wow.......Im really happy for ya Dylan. Matches your collection very well!! So whats next?? a 2,5 mio mansion??? Very Happy Very Happy

Hard to get THAT piece topped!!!!!

CONGRATS!!
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PostSubject: Re: L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance   L-Slot Rocket Boba Fett with Kenner Provenance I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2012 5:51 am

Haha. Thanks guys.

Wolff, Boba's actually been in my collection for a few years, just after a conversation with Steve Dwyer yesterday, I realized that I should really share the provenance letter, because people would probably appreciate it. I dunno what's next, but whatever it is, i hope it's cheap. (no chance) affraid
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Very interesting reading and amazing figure Dylan!!
Thanks for sharing!!
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I had a chance to read the letter(s) more closely and I LOVE the figure even more now. I think the letter was written with so much description that is just adds to the historical value that much more! Really glad you posted them Dylan. : )
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@ Hyver, I believe it says "PS your 1500 was del'd" (delivered?)
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Really interesting letter, thanks for posting
and of course the rocket fett is awesome too :clap:
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Very interesting and AWESOME piece, thanks for sharing. Stuff like this makes the hunt more rewarding.
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That piece is Sensational dylan! Shocked Shocked They truly truly are a special sight indeed! Cool
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Wow Dylan - your collection really is something to be envious of! Such an great mix of bootlegs and rare production items...thanks for the share dude!
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Dylan, you have an unreal collection. Every couple of weeks you seem to pull something bigger and better out of the bag. Well you can't get much better than this surely Smile
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well that was fun to read, many thanks for sharing & congrats on a killer Fett!
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Great read, and ofcuorse the Fett i stunningly cool cheers
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thanks a lot dylan. thanks for sharing. i would live to head a similar story from yanice who found the uzay molds some time ago. thanks
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As a lurker I just had to post here Smile Amazing Dylan, thank you so much for the share. What an amazing story. Provenance can't get much better than that.

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Great piece, the letters are an awesome addition and a great read. Always nice to have proof from a previous owner.
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