Collection: The Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Marvel Comics' Star Wars #69)
Availability: October 2008
Princess Leia is captured by slavers while searching for Dengar, a bounty hunter with information that can help her save Han Solo. It looks like all is lost for Leia, until her new Mandalorian friend Fenn Shysa launches a daring raid to rescue her and his boyhood friend Tobbi Dala, who is also a prisoner of the slavers. But before the day is done, there will be death and destruction in the city of bones.
Ah, Marvel Comics' Star Wars were some of the most intriguing (and sometimes the silliest) storylines Star Wars fans have ever seen. But when a story focuses on tracking down by whatever means necessary the location of the frozen Han Solo, the story becomes exciting on a whole new level. This was one popular comic story that drew more fans into the tales that took place after the cliffhanging events of The Empire Strikes Back and provided fans with interactions between familiar and brand new characters. So anything that focuses on this linear storyline is going to be of interest to hardcore fans. Princess Leia (in her very popular Hoth gear) is paired with a brand new character Tobbi Dala to find the frozen Captain Solo. We don't know much about the latter in advance and his role is very shortlived in the comic, but any Boba Fett type of character is sure to be a hit. As alluded to, Tobbi Dala unfortunately has a very tragic end, but he served a very important purpose in the comics. One of the more modern Mandalorians in Star Wars folklore, he is one of the closer ones that is tied indirectly to Boba Fett. Fenn Shysa works out a barter deal with Princess Leia and will help her find Dengar (who may have information on the location of the frozen Han Solo) if she in return helps him free his friend Tobbi Dala. Short and sweet, simple and to the point, it was a great story that many fans adore. Some poked many holes in this plot since Dengar was one of the bounty hunters commissioned to find Han Solo (and he ends up welcomed into Jabba's palace), but others just went with it.
The love didn't transfer that well over into the figures contained within this Comic Packs set. Princess Leia is a vigorous repaint of the figure that came in the 1998 POTF2 [G/FF] Mynock Hunt Cinema Scenes multipack. Looking almost nothing like her ancestor, Princess Leia has been repainted in a brilliant and clean white color and has been given a new belt accessory to match her pristine comics appearance. Most noticeable is the new deoc used to paint her face. We challenge you to dig out your old Princess Leia figure and compare it to this one, the changes are extremely significant. Princess Leia is of course out of scale in the Comic Packs line because of her old sculpt. While not terrible, she hasn't aged well and we think Hasbro could have ki-bashed a little bit of a better figure for us instead of rereleasing this one. This by default makes Tobbi Dala the better figure in the set. A dramatic repaint of the Boba Fett figure that was part of 2007's TAC The Fett Legacy Evolutions set, he has also been given a new head to complement the new paint job. Finished in solid and bold color, Tobbi Dala is a bit to hard to take seriously due to the nature of his primary color outerwear. Even so, the articulation on him is top notch. The character has a high forehead and a rounded face and Hasbro ensured that a great likeness was given to the action figure. He is an OK action figure. Nothing special but definitely not a poor figure by any means, you will likely have to be a fan of the Marvel comics in order to appreciate this figure fully. But if you're buying the Comic Packs sets just to get them all, this set should still interest you in some way.
Assortment Number: 87698/87504
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Princess Leia is a retool and repaint of the Princess Leia Organa figure from 1998's POTF2 [G/FF] Mynock Hunt Cinema Scenes set with surprisingly an all-new head sculpt. An all-new holster has been added as well.
Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel neck (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable vest, blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 1998
Status: Tobbi Dala is a retool (and subsequent repaint) of the Boba Fett figure from 2007's TAC The Fett Legacy Evolutions set. The figure has been given an all-new head sculpt.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable jetpack, blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2007
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