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Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) - TAC - Saga Legends

Name: Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise)
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: July 2007
License: Hasbro

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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 his carbonite casing. Her actions, however, are anticipated and Jabba captures Leia and forces her to become a slave.

If you search your soul, you’d probably have to concede that Hasbro did a phenomenal job at trying to engage the collecting community after the final Prequel Trilogy film came and went. They did this at the end of 2005 with The Saga Collection. It was a line that focused on (for the very first time) the complete Star Wars saga with a strong focus on collectors – not kids, not casual fans. But hardcore collectors. The packaging did a great deal to engage us, but the character selection of all-new figures, repaints, kit-bashed figures and even straight repacks were so seamlessly worked in that we bought them all – and were happy about doing that. One all-new figure in the very first wave of The Saga Collection was Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise). Before this release, the last time we saw this figure done in the modern Kenner/Hasbro line was the Shadows Of The Empire line as 1996's SOTE Leia (In Boushh Disguise) figure. (and its subsequent re-release in 1997’s The Power Of The Force "2" [Freeze Frame/The Kenner Collection] line). It took almost a full decade to get this figure updated, but it was certainly worth the wait. A short year later when the 30 (77-07) came to be, Hasbro decided that a “greatest hits” collection of figures should accompany the basic figure line. They pulled some of their best tooled figures and most favorite/popular characters and created Saga Legends. This hodgepodge collection of figures included army-builders, but also included key characters that Hasbro felt should remain on store shelves. The Saga Collection figure was slightly re-titled and placed in the Saga Legends sub-line as Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise).

As you know, Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) is properly scaled, accurately detailed, beautifully painted and upgraded with regards to its articulation. This nicely approached Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) figure may just remain one of Hasbro’s finest moment in the basic figure line to date. She certainly isn’t perfect, but we truly believe that you’ll find more to appreciate than criticize and she is an admirable addition to the line. Originally part of the Battle of Carkoon grouping of figures in The Saga Collection, Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) has now been carried forward into the Saga Legends line with little to no changes from the original release a year before this one. She comes with an impressive 16 points of articulation across 12 different areas on the figure’s body. The incorporation of ball-joints is a tremendous blessing and it gives the figure the range of motion you expect in this new era of collecting. The lower portion of her jacket definitely inhibits her leg movement, but again, there is just so much detail and “art” here that we’re confident you’re going to overlook the figure’s limitations. The paint operations are “OK” on her face, but the rest of her costume is stunning, if perhaps a bit too dark. Still, we think Hasbro did an excellent job here. Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) is also nicely accessorized. She comes with a removable helmet of course, in addition to a blaster staff (which is sadly much too soft), a removable cape/harness combination and a separate thermal detonator accessory (which has a knob that plugs into a hole in her left palm).

This is a sweet action figure. She looks so good fully outfitted with her accessories, but it’s truly worth mentioning the figure’s sculpt in a little more detail. It’s amazing how far Hasbro has come when it comes to scale. Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) is no longer competing in height to her male counterparts. She has been authentically replicated as she appears in the film (significantly shorter). And Hasbro took this very important detail to heart when they created this figure. Her arms and really her frame in general perfectly replicate the character we saw in Return Of The Jedi so well. Packaging is not something that we’re all too interested in with collecting, but admittedly the 30 (77-07) orange-colored Saga Legends packaging is quite nice. Great packaging makes the whole collecting experience that much more enthralling. While there is definitely room for improvement with Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise), we really believe that most collectors are going to be quite taken with this release even for a second time. The inclusion of more ball-jointed types of articulation will go a very far distance in making a figure like this definitive. But as far a sculpting goes, Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) is exactly what most collectors want to see. As with all Saga Legends figures, Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) comes with a collector coin, this tie Episode VI for obvious reasons. The coins are great in the basic figure line, but they’re becoming too repetitious in the Saga Legends line. There isn’t too much doubt that will get a better version of her in the future. But right now this one will do.

Collector Notes

Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise)

Status: Princess Leia (In Boushh Disguise) is a straight repack of 2005's TSC Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) (SAGA 001) figure.

Articulation Count: 16 points (12 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)

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: $6.99 USD

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Added: July 21, 2016
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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