Name: Princess Leia Organa As Boushh (Star Wars Animated)
Number: Item No. 80145
Edition Size: 1000 (Entertainment Earth Exclusive)
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: March 2012
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
The Entertainment Earth exclusive Gentle Giant Ltd. Princess Leia Organa As Boushh Animated Maquette is a collectible we really wanted to love unconditionally. Sadly, it isn’t as perfect as the prototype and it could have used a few quality control check points before being considered finalized. We feel that Gentle Giant Ltd. hasn’t really put their best foot forward here entirely. It’s not that it’s a bad piece at all, because it isn’t. But between the exaggerated much-too-thin of a frame for Princess Leia Organa to the wonky lean to your right and its left that this Maquette possesses, it just seems it needed one last thumb’s up approval by the folks at Lucasfilm, Ltd. The worst part about this piece however is its delicateness. If you look at some of the parts the wrong way they’re going to break off in pieces. Still, the Maquette impresses us on multiple levels as well, so please don’t think we’re being overly particular and criticizing this piece with unfounded reasons. Princess Leia Organa As Boushh is beautifully hand-painted and for the most part well-sculpted. A few odd color choices were made to decorate this high-end collectible, but for the most part it really does make for a believable animated interpretation of the Princess in disguise. This piece is a truly limited run with a worldwide production of only 1000 pieces. Have you secured one for your collection yet?
The paint job is beautifully done, but Princess Leia Organa’s bandolier is blue and it stands out as strange. Overall, her disguise is very lightly colored. It is our opinion that some darker paint options would have been ideal here. All parts of the Boushh Disguise look correctly decorated, but the final product leaves you wishing a few more paint applications would have been included. The features are appropriately caricatured throughout this Maquette, and we even love the sandy base below her feet. But we bet that you’ll still not be able to completely reconcile that this piece is without its share of flaws. Gentle Giant Ltd.. could have really knocked this exclusive Maquette out of the park with an interchangeable portrait (just like they did with 2005’s Mini Bust), but they chose in favor of keeping it much simpler. Perhaps a little bit of versatility would have allowed collectors to overlook what might be considered “not perfect” because we just feel that this high-end collectibles needs to offer just a little bit more for us to be satisfied with the retail price Gentle Giant Ltd. has recommended here for collector. Even without an extra portrait though, this Maquette still works perfectly fine here because the mystique of Boushh remains preserved. Although, in Return Of The Jedi Boushh had a definitely androgynous appearance. But the Maquette instantly lets the cat out of the bag that this is a sexy female in some sexy feminine bounty hunter gear.
Status: Co-designed by Lucasfilm and Gentle Giant Studios, Inc., this maquette showcases an animated take on the classic character from the Star Wars saga. Inspired by the various cartoon styles from the Star Wars universe, each character has been reimagined in a captivating new rendition sure to delight fans and collectors alike. We hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
Exclusivity: Entertainment Earth
Assembly: body, right arm with force pike (force pike is an independent accessory but cannot be removed from hand), environmental base
Date Stamp: 2011
Retail: $79.99 USD
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