While some may baulk at her ridiculous hair buns and experimentation with incest (making out with her brother Luke), Princess Leia is tougher than anyone ever gives her credit for. Leia spies on the Galactic Empire on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured she is tortured by Darth Vader but remains loyal to her cause. She later disguises herself as an Ubese (alien race, not to be mistaken with the word “obese”) Bounty hunter to save the man she loves from being a permanent trophy in Jabbas palace. If these are not be signs of courage, nobility and romance, I don’t know what is. Isn’t about time Princess Leia got an action figure worthy of her presence?
Princess Leia, of course, has had many action figures and collectibles made in her likeness, but never to the scale and detail as Hot Toys. That is, until now.
Hot Toys – the premier leader in fine detailed and high end collectibles – has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line.
The highly-detailed collectible figure is based on actress Carrie Fisher‘s iconic likeness from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Where they could have gone with the metal bikini motif from Empire Strikes Back, they have gone with Leia’s more conservative garb – the all white outfit from A New Hope. The same one that Prince Vespa parodied in Spaceballs. I’m sure a 1/6th Slave Leia will get released later down the line, but if Hot Toys wants to continue targeting to female collectors, they best ought stay away from sexualized versions of characters, regardless if they are accurate to screen. In any case, I’m just happy to finally see a life-like version of such a classic legacy character. Those 3 inch figurines from Kenner and Hasbro, with their slapped on paint jobs and limited articulation, have grown tiresome in my advanced age and finer tastes.
Here’s the description for the Hot Toys Star Wars Princess Leia figure, along with a picture gallery below:
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
– Princess LeiaThe brave and strong-willed Princess Leia is a beloved character in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her important role in leading the rebellion against the Galactic Empire is unforgettable to any Star Wars fans! Following the introduction of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker 1/6th scale Collectible Figure, today we are excited to officially present his twin sister, the Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.A special edition is available in selected markets which include a specially designed backdrop as bonus accessory.Fans don’t miss the chance to pre-order this wonderful collectible figure to your Star Wars collection!
No info on when this figure will be released, but it is likely expected for Q2 – Q3 2016. It will be available to pre-order on Sideshow Collectibles website soon, I’m sure.
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