Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

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Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby MagisterLudi » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:40 pm

Hello all!

I did some searching on this topic but I didn't find that much information on an official word from Funko on Artist Pieces.

I won a Prototype Boba Fett Hikari through an eBay auction. I was very excited to receive it in the mail today and was looking forward to seeing what # piece I had obtained. Much to my confusion I found "A/P" on the card at the bottom of the box. I did some searching on Google but all that I found was a couple threads on this forum with users posting their "A/P" finds. Am I correct in assuming that this means it is an artist's production piece?

I was wondering if there was an official FAQ/information about the number of artist pieces are made especially when considering such a small limited print run of 250 pieces.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby mohawkjones » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:51 pm

MagisterLudi wrote:Hello all!

I did some searching on this topic but I didn't find that much information on an official word from Funko on Artist Pieces.

I won a Prototype Boba Fett Hikari through an eBay auction. I was very excited to receive it in the mail today and was looking forward to seeing what # piece I had obtained. Much to my confusion I found "A/P" on the card at the bottom of the box. I did some searching on Google but all that I found was a couple threads on this forum with users posting their "A/P" finds. Am I correct in assuming that this means it is an artist's production piece?

I was wondering if there was an official FAQ/information about the number of artist pieces are made especially when considering such a small limited print run of 250 pieces.

Thank you for your help!

Sorry for the large-sized pictures. I wasn't sure how to resize them.




You are correct, AP = Artists Proofs. Every company handles them a bit differently. I've seen AP statues sold directly through the company's website and labels with an edition number. More often than not they are just test production samples to confirm factory is producing the colors as intended.

Someone can chime in if they know more but I have never seen Funko release any information on AP run sizes or official distribution policies. I have a few AP Hikari I bought off eBay, never knew they were AP's until I opened them to display and checked the #. They are not common but they are put there in the wild.
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Re: Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby mohawkjones » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:52 pm

Great score by the way! One of these days I need to track myself down a Prototype Fett Hikari.
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Re: Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby mindblowin02 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:05 pm

There are no official numbers on the Funko APs. It seems like there are a decent amount of APs that were released for sale in the production run. It is possible that any extras that were produced that didn't fall within the numbered edition were given the "AP" designation.

In general, there are usually 1-10 APs made, depending on the amount of individuals that worked on a project, and then a few for "records." But I have seen instances where many APs were made, or where many more pieces were made in a numbered edition, so the rest were just labeled as APs.

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Re: Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby thejosh2010 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:07 pm

I know Jordan has an AP of this Hikari as well, so there is for sure 2 of the AP's on this board that I know of! Congratulations on the special find!! :-)
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Postby KMFH11 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:09 pm

Thats a cool find. I have like 10-12 Hikari and none of the have the A/P card. Congrats on your find!
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Postby Sarcasticguy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:15 pm

I've always considered the A/P hikari a very awesome and rare find. Congrats, he is a great piece!
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Re: Prototype Boba Fett Hikari (Artist Piece?)

Postby TriFeckTa » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:39 am

Great find, didn't even know that there were hikaris labeled as such until this post.
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