The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.: Asst. 87504 No. 87698
Includes: Tobbi Dala figure, Blaster, belt, Marvel Comics #69
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: August 2008
Appearances: Star Wars #69
Bio: Princess Leia is captured by slavers while searching for Dengar, a bounty hunter with information that can help her save Han Solo. It looks like all is lost for Leia, until her new Mandalorian friend Fenn Shysa launches a daring raid to rescue her and his boyhood friend Tobbi Dala, who is also a prisoner of the slavers. But before the day is done, there will be death and destruction in the city of bones. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' living room.
Commentary: Hasbro may be one of the more resourceful companies out there, making a "new" Princess Leia out of a 1998 sculpt by adding paint and a belt. Sharp! Naturally, the older Kenner figure has aged slightly over the years, but she's from the end of the era where all figures could generally sit and stand without falling apart. Unfortunately, Hasbro's 2008 painting left her looking a little pale. While it brings a lot of detail out in her suit, her head is strange as the face seems a little off and pieces of her hair look unpainted. This is not Leia at her finest, but you do get six points of articulation plus a holster. Which, by the way, you will need because her 1998 hands have difficulty holding a blaster made after the 2001 resculpting of the weapons of most figures. So she'll probably drop it a lot. While not the worst figure ever, I wouldn't suggest you pick this one up unless you just want the Tobbi Dala figure... which you totally do, as it's one of the finest Hasbro has done recently.
Collector's Notes: The original body mold was used in 1998 as an exclusive of sorts, as the last wave of Power of the Force Freeze Frame Kenner figures went to the Fan Club in the USA. Clearly, she's the lesser half of a two-pack.
Day 1,215: February 9, 2010