The Vintage Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 97568 No. 97570
Includes: Blaster, removable vest
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2010
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Fore be with you! (Taken from the figure's packaging. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's bathroom.
Commentary: When the pictures first got out it seemed pretty dull, but it turns out this new Leia is pretty good. Princess Leia Organa isn't super-articulated, but she's close. This finely sculpted figure has no ankle joints, but everything else moves about as good as you can reasonably expect. In addition to her puffy snow suit, she has some metal bits sculpted on and it looks like she would be right at home in a nice Hoth playset. (If you want one, I suggest getting either of the originals from Kenner in the 1980s.) If you have a big Millennium Falcon you should probably get her just to flesh it out, and then you can complain that there still isn't a top-notch Bespin Han to buy yet. Her hair is a little dark, and her skin is a little pale, but other than that our space princess seems to be basically the right color when compared to photography from the film. This figure is so much better than the 1998 one it isn't funny, so it's a clear improvement over any previous version of the character in this outfit. There isn't much else you can do with her that would be reasonable at this stage, so hey Hasbro-- good work! Who's next?
Collector's Notes: The figure hit in June 2010, but the street date was initially said to be August. (When I see it, is when it is out.) She's good enough to buy, so if you see her, grab one. According to some, she's one of the more popular new Vintage figures but at press time it isn't much of a challenge to grab them all.
Day 1,356: August 25, 2010