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 Leia Organa (Bespin Gown).
In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.
Today we revisit Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown). Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)’s Trilogo card art features the same image from the first version of the original Kenner card art, but this time the background was changed to a gradient orange and white, perhaps to give a contrasting background to Leia’s milky skin. The character’s name also changed, as Kenner and related companies attempted to standardize the way they described Star Wars characters. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting the 1980’s STAR WARS Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) figure HERE.
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Hot Toys has posted a full album of the recently revealed Princess Leia (Bespin) figure. We also get a glimpse at a likely soon to be revealed Han Solo (Bespin) figure too. Click through for full details!
There are plenty of new reveals today for the Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con event, including many new Hot Toys Sixth Scale figures. It looks like Hot Toys has entered the Clone Trooper market with Commander Cody and the Airborne Trooper. Click below to check out all of the figures on their preview page, including Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit), Range Trooper, Mimban Stormtrooper, Jango Fett, two versions of Chewbacca, and an R2-D2 packed with tools!
We begin Series 3 of the vintage Kenner line with The Empire Strikes Back Leia Organa (Bespin Gown). Check out this beautiful action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!
Gentle Giant announced today their second gift option for the 2018 Premier Guild: Princess Leia (Cloud City) Mini Bust. Click below for the full concept design for this Mini Bust.
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