Name: Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2011
* Wave 8 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in October 2011
When Hasbro nails an action figure, they really nail it and it essentially becomes a symbol of what all action figures should aspire. The second red phase of the Legacy Collection brought us some of the best action figures Hasbro will ever produce in their lifetime and one of the standout figures was Princess Leia (BD17). It set a new precedent on what Hasbro was physically able to incorporate into action figures. Not only did Princess Leia (BD17) comes with a ton of accessories, but for the first time Hasbro manufactured a prepositioned lower portion of her (waist and below) so that aesthetically she would look perfectly natural in a seated position. It had little to no problems and it’s really one of the most impressive “accessories” Hasbro has ever put with an action figure. Hasbro felt that Princess Leia deserved rerelease and they brought her forward into The Vintage Collection as Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) (VC64). It’s definitely a figure that all fan boys want to see in The Vintage Collection, but Hasbro egregiously left out the interchangeable seated attachment. It would have fit into the packaging if some things were rearranged, so it’s very disappointing.
Many collectors missed out on the 2009 LC Princess Leia (BD17) figure during its original run and they’re likely going to be upset that they can’t get a complete version of her in The Vintage Collection. If the lack of this part doesn’t bother you, you’ll no doubt have a really stellar action figure to join the rest of the figures from this line. There aren’t any differences on the figure this time around and it’s wonderful that Hasbro treated this as a straight repack because Princess Leia was perfect the first time around. This time around, collectors get the force pike, chalice and removable collar and chain. The figure splits at the waist (the articulation above the waist is a ball-jointed torso – specifically designed to use with the seated positioned legs) and the belt and soft-goods skirt is also removable. Princess Leia gives a little bit of an impression that she is too short, but she isn’t. She does however give the illusion of being tinier than she should be for some odd reason. But you’ll be too bust enjoying just how awesome of an action figure she is than to worry about her height.
Status: Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) is a straight repack of 2009's LC Princess Leia (BD17) figure. This time she comes without the alternate "sitting" legs.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: removable chain and collar combination, skiff guard staff, removable belt, removable soft-goods loincloth, chalice
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 36185/97568
Retail: $8.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
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