Welcome to another entry in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column. Hasbro recently committed to collectors that they will be “focusing” on characters in The Vintage Collection that fall under “The Ninety Six” banner. If you’re new to this, it means that there needs a modern counterpart for every classic Kenner figure. Between 2020 and 2021, Hasbro’s made an admirable effort by focusing on these characters. But there is more work to be done, and we’ll figure out where we are step by step. Today we assess Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise).
Just a few notes: We’re right in alignment with Hasbro in our vintage Kenner database with the count. There are 21 figures under the STAR WARS banner, 29 figures under THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK banner, 31 figures under the RETURN OF THE JEDI banner, and 15 figures under THE POWER OF THE FORCE banner. (Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Blue Snaggletooth bring the number to an even 100 figures.)
Read our assessment, and then please add your thoughts to the comments. Let us know if you agree or disagree. If you’re a customizer, show us your custom definitive figure in the comments as well! Who knows? It might give Hasbro some ideas.
Is there a definitive modern counterpart to 1983’s ROTJ Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)?
2019’s THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (VC134)
Has Hasbro added this character’s card art and action figure into THE VINTAGE COLLECTION? And is it definitive?
Yes. And no.
Does THE VINTAGE COLLECTION release completely satisfy the modern counterpart to 1983’s RETURN OF THE JEDI Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) figure?
No. As one of JTA’s most-favorite forum members earthclanbootstrap wrote, “Now I remember why I hate this figure. She’s holding a thermal detonator!” (complete with C-3PO meme). It’s ungodly that Hasbro did not upgrade this figure so that it has a separate thermal detonator accesorry. The figure is honestly a mess. We need an all-new figure from the ground up at this point..
If Hasbro didn’t release the figure yet, do we have a near-definitive or definitive release of this character that can be added to THE VINTAGE COLLECTION as a straight repack, repaint, or with little retooling to update it?
The VC134 figure will have to do until Hasbro revisits it. While we dislike this figure, we don’t think a remake should be a priority at the moment At least Hasbro include Photo Real on the TVC release.
What does Hasbro have to do so we can check off “Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)” from our Vintage Vs. Modern checklists?
There is probably nothing Hasbro has to do right now. But an all-new figure would be appreciated for a future release.
The year and years elapsed (through 2021) since we last had this character in classic Kenner-styled packaging (vintage or modern)?
2019’s TVC Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (VC134) 2 years ago.
1983’s ROTJ Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) 38 years ago.
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