This week weíre talk Princess Leia Organa. This princess is not your ordinary damsel in distress, she's got a giveím hell attitude with a mouth to match and is one of the best shoots in the galaxy. One of four figures send out in the early bird kits its Princess Leia in her white dress and danish hairdo. Available from 1978 to the end of the line, Princess Leia can be found on most major card back types. Unlike many of her contemporaries she did not receive a new photo for the ROTJ line. There are no major variations either. She came with a white vinyl cape and blueish/black gun.
Again the figure isnít super accurate, but its close enough. Hand this figure to some one and ask who it is, I think most would answer Princess Leia. The danish hairdo is the give away and it comes across well with this figure. The white dress Iím so so on. Yes its white, but it doesnít look that dress like. Iím not a hugh fan of the vinyl capes and thatís the main I donít think it looks like she wearing a dress. Again the I think the neck is too skinny and left hand is totally useless.
And again this is a figure I didn't want or have as a kid. Having three Leia was enough for me, a fourth wasn't needed. I don't remember any of my friends having this figure. But I do remember seeing it in stores and also passing it by.
One of the first figures I got when I started to collect the vintage line, I got her in a lot of 16 figures (8 of which I already had) in the fall of '98. Totally incomplete I had to find a cape and gun for her. The cape has a small ripe around the right arm and the limbs are yellowed and dirty. The head is very loose with a lot of paint wear on the hair.