Name: Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise)
Type: Mini Busts
Number: Item No. 6610
Edition Size: 5000
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: July 2005
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
By the time Revenge Of The Sith came to pass, Gentle Giant Ltd. really started to step up their game when it came to the characters designed fro their Mini Busts line. They were already a couple years into making fully realized versions of characters from the waist up (including arms and other details), but the level of detail was becoming more and more unprecedented as time moved forward. Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) was a favorite pick by those who collect this line, so Gentle Giant Ltd. ensured that she became part of the 2005 lineup. Modular Mini Busts are nothing new to Gentle Giant Ltd., after all they released the phase I clones with many interchangeable parts, but in a rare yet logical move they decided to include an interchangeable portrait of Princess Leia for this release. But what if the “extra part” affects the accuracy of the piece? Do you know what we’re talking about here?
Admittedly it’s nice to have this versatility, but technically the inclusion of the alternate “human” portrait of Princess Leia indirectly creates a screen inaccurate version of her. Sure, if we’re talking “off screen” here or some moment before she arrives at Jabba’s Palace or even some unknown scene in Shadows Of The Empire, then we could say that this isn’t any big deal. But those who cherish movie accuracy to the point of compulsion may be disinclined to utilize the face of Princess Leia on this Mini Bust. In a very smart move, Gentle Giant Ltd. has also included a removable “portion” of the blaster staff. It’s only about 50% of its normal length obviously and slides in an out from her grasp with relative ease. It’s crafted out of plastic and should remain a durable accessory to wonderfully accompany this Mini Bust. Because this piece comes with interchangeable heads, both the helmeted and human versions can move left and right (but not 360 degrees). So you can attain some extra poses thanks to this flexibility.
Status: Laser scanned in three dimensions directly from original costumes and props in the Lucasfilm archives whenever possible, this collectible is unmatchable in its level of authenticity. Digital modelers process the raw data, sculptors perfected the design, and painters brought the piece to life. The talented artisans at Gentle Giant each contribute in their own unique way to the quality of this piece. We hope you enjoy it.
Assembly: Mini Bust, interchangeable Princess Leia portrait, removable blaster staff
Date Stamp: 2005
Retail: $49.99 USD
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