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The Saga Collection

Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) - TSC - Basic (SAGA 001)

Name: Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 001
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: December 2005
License: Hasbro

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Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)

Battle of Carkoon

mission: rescue han solo

bargaining tool: thermal detonator

jabba's opinion of boushh: "my kind of scum"

The brave and beautiful Princess Leia Organa disguises herself as the bounty hunter, Boushh, to sneak into Jabba The Hutt's Palace. Once inside, Leia frees Han Solo from the confines of his carbonite casing. Her actions, however, are anticipated and Jabba turns the tables, capturing Leia and forcing her to become a slave. Little does Jabba know that Leia and her powerful friends will have the last laugh...

The Saga Collection is certainly good for updating some very "old" modern action figures. Hasbro has stepped up to the plate to revisit some of their earliest figures in the POTF2 line with awesome sculpts thanks to the widening parameters that technology allows toy makers to apply to their action figures line. One of the finest recent examples is Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) which is easily the best figure of the Carkoon wave, and a must-have for your collection! There’s just no comparison between this release and its outdated POTF2/SOTE counterpart, and you'll likely see for yourself the huge leap forward in quality when you have this figure in your hands. (At worst, you'll see an incredible step forward if you can't appreciate how far this Star Wars character has come in the action figure line.)

One area in which this figure excels is accessories. As opposed to its predecessor which had that handy (no pun intended) thermal detonator fused to its hand, this new Boushh Leia figure gives us the option of either attaching the separate detonator accessory to a tiny hole in the palm of her hand or clipping it to her belt. This little display feature makes a huge difference and it’s greatly appreciated. Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) also has a nice pike accessory that includes a lot more detail than the previous version of this weapon had. However, one tiny flaw observed is that the weapon falls victim to Hasbro’s use of a cheaper plastic that causes it to be slightly flimsy. She’s got a removable helmet that fits perfectly and has a very nice paint job with some subtly metallic grays enhanced with a wash that looks exactly like oxidized copper. And of course the standard personalized display stand and bonus 2-inch hologram figure are also included, which makes quite an impressive accessory count for one figure and a good overall value.

The sculpt is fantastic. The figure is as small as it should be since Leia did have a tiny build. And every detail of the Boushh costume is flawlessly executed, with a separately sculpted (non-removable) cape and bandolier adding some extra depth to the figure. There’s also plenty of articulation. Twelve points of articulation allow for a decent amount of poseability, and that’s a big plus that sets Boushh Leia apart from most of her Carkoon wave mates. Unfortunately, movement in the right arm is somewhat restricted due to the sharp angle cut of the elbow joint, so it’s really only good for holding that pike at her side or escorting a Wookiee prisoner. One other minor flaw with this figure is the less than stellar likeness of the princess under the helmet. It’s not terrible, but it’s certainly not great either. And depending upon your point of view, the weird paint applications on the sides of her face that were meant to be loose strands of hair actually ended up looking more like thick sideburns. So there’s definitely room for improvement. Overall though, Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) is a very pleasing figure. It’s a much needed resculpt that we’re happy to have, and it's likely that you'll think she's a great figure too. This bounty hunter is our kind of scum…. detailed, articulated, and a great value!

Collector Notes

Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)

Status: Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, blaster staff, thermal detonator, removable cape/harness combination

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: 85801/85770

UPC: 653569089810

Retail: $5.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.



The Saga Collection Wave 1
Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) (SAGA 001)
Han Solo (SAGA 002)
Bib Fortuna (SAGA 003)
Barada (SAGA 004)
Chewbacca (SAGA 005)
Boba Fett (SAGA 006)

Added: January 11, 2011
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: David Delgado
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