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Princess Leia (The Rebel) - GOA - Basic

Name: Princess Leia (The Rebel)
Collection: Galaxy Of Adventures
Number: N/A
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: January 2019
License: Hasbro

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More than just a princess, Leia is one of the greatest leaders in the galaxy and joins the Rebel forces in their efforts to defeat the evil Galactic Empire.

How come the Star Wars: Resistance animated toy line gets all-new sculpts, but the Original Trilogy focused Galaxy Of Adventures toy line gets straight repacks. Yes, of course, that’s a rhetorical question despite it having a clear and concise answer. Obviously, no action figures exist of the cast from Star Wars” resistance, and we’ve had year and years of action figures made based on characters from the Original Trilogy, of which Galaxy Of Adventures focuses on with each episode released. What we’re sad to see is that Hasbro decided to go with a “realistic” approach with Galaxy of Adventures. Why can’t this line get animated takes on famous Star Wars heroes like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia? It’s doesn’t feel equitable. So, instead of an animated line like it should be, Hasbro is repackaging figures from throughout the years across multiple lines. Sadly, Princess Leia is the same figure as 2018’s SW [S] Princess Leia Organa Force Link 2.0 figure. This time the Force Link 2.0 technology is no longer present. And the Force Link symbol on the bottom of the figure’s foot is not present. The figure has a few differing paint operations this time, but overall, it feels like the same figure. Ironically, this version of Princess Leia (The Rebel) in new tubular packaging is on shelves the same time the previous figure on clearance also hangs on pegs. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

It’s painful to admit, but the 5POA/7POA format is getting better and better, and the sculpts (and the seamlessness they possess) in addition to the figures' likenesses, features and articulation are getting infinitely better. When compared to the awful action figures we received from Hasbro in 2013 when the 5POA format restarted, we're a world away. Keeping in mind that paint operations aren’t anywhere close to acceptable in the 3.75” range at the moment, Princess Leia (The Rebel) is the best modern version of the vintage Kenner Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) we have now despite this. The same is true for its twin counterpart. Sorry, it pains us to say it too. But in this instance it’s true. The proportions and likeness are stunning. And while our sample looks great to the human eye, high-resolution photography sheds light on all of this sample’s sins, and we can all see where tightening up of the deco will behoove the figure. But from a stature point of view, Princess Leia (The Rebel) has a flawless silhouette that should excite all fans of any “Battle of Hoth” action figure. If Hasbro could take the digital files of this figure and update it with super-articulation, it would blow 2010’s TVC Leia (Hoth Outfit) (VC02) figure out of the running. Articulation may be in reverse, but detail and accuracy is making leaps and bound in progress.

Many figures in the 5POA format (which is a slang for the mainline now) come with more articulation now than five points. In this case, Princess Leia (The Rebel) comes with an adjusted seven points of articulation instead. The addition of two swivel boots gives her two extra points and are both helpful to stand her up as needed for balance. The tooling is so intricate that there is an illusion of swivel wrists. But when you attempt to articulate them, you quickly realize that this figure doesn’t have that articulation. It would have been wonderful to get this figure super-articulated, so hopefully, Hasbro has something in the works for us. Princess Leia (The Rebel) is lightly accessorized. But all collectors should expect the figures in the 5POA line to come this way. Again, the tooling is so beautiful that it appears as if her vest is a separately sculpted accessory. It is close-fitted to her body. Hasbro went a little too light on the figure’s deco so more texture and a dirty wash would have brought this sculpt to life. The quilted pattern on her vest isn’t that accentuated. It’s quite dull in detail. But as we just mentioned, a light wash would have done wonders for this figure. Aside from some minor sloppy paint operations, this figure is gorgeous nevertheless. Each figure in the Galaxy Of Adventures line comes with a miniature comic. And in all honesty, it’s the best part of these re-released action figures. But it doesn’t warrant the $9.99 MSRP!

Collector Notes

Princess Leia (The Rebel)

Status: Princess Leia (The Rebel) is a straight repack of 2018's SW [S] Princess Leia Organa Force Link 2.0 figure. This time the figure comes without Force Link 2.0 technology.

Articulation Count: 7 points (7 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), swivel left boot (1), swivel right boot (1)

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: blaster

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: 83161

UPC: 630509783168

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Galaxy Of Adventures Wave 2

Han Solo (The Scoundrel)

Imperial Stormtrooper (The Enforcer)

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Yoda (The Master)

Added: January 15, 2019
Category: Galaxy Of Adventures
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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