The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 87535 No. 91423
Includes: Blaster, cup, droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Leesub Sirln is a Qiraash and one of the patrons in the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine. She is hiding from Imperial authorities that suspect her of having precognitive powers and have declared her a Force adept. (Taken from the figure's box.)
Image: My barbeque.
Commentary: I define Leesub Sirln as "too obscure." Why? Fans didn't ask for her, you can't find her in the movie easily, and in the 1990s when she got a trading card made of her, everybody I asked told me they were pretty sure it was an airbrushed original design created just for Decipher's Premiere Edition of the Customizable Card Game. THAT, my friends, is obscure. When you have a Cantina alien that fans shrug at, that's a pretty remarkable feat.
Considering the lack of reference material, I can only guess that this figure is pretty authentic. The coloring may be slightly off, but the reference pictures I've found seem to indicate that her short shorts-- and they're plenty short-- are indeed accurate. She can stand and sit, plus she has a gun in her boot. It's a nice figure, but kids aren't interest in girls with booze and hot pants. Based on sales, neither are collectors. (A shame, I could go for more of that.) She's a great addition to any Cantina diorama if you need more figures, but at this stage in the game you probably don't. Her big pink head and silver outfit are very retro but don't necessarily fit in with the "Star Wars look" we've all become used to a few films later-- but she fits right in with the interpretation of the film as seen in the 1970s. If you can get her cheap you might as well, but the problem with figures like her is that she's quite good but ultimately a figure people didn't seem to want.
Collector's Notes: This figure was a poor seller. There's such a thing as "too obscure" and this is it-- figures were left unsold after Legacy ended. I picked up a spare of her for about fifty cents. eBay seems to agree with that price.
Day 1,513: April 1, 2011