Monday, July 11, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,584: Princess Leia (Endor Gear)

Power of the Force Millennium Mint Coin Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 69675 No. 84027
Manufacturer: Kenner
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, poncho, display base, coin
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: Summer 1998
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Princess Leia Organa was at various stages of her life a politician, revolutionary and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam's floor.

Commentary: The evolution of Endor Leia figures has brought us a lot of ups and downs, and this Princess Leia action figure is right in the middle of these changes. The sculpt is a retooled 1997 Speeder Bike Leia with new arms and legs, and this body was reused in 2001 for an Endor General Leia-- which got a different head, and no poncho.

She's a nice figure. Unlike the 1997 release, her sculpt was not designed to be specifically used to ride a speeder bike. She can stand, but she may need some assistance. She's thin, has six points of articulation, and... uh... unique hips. I think the word I am looking for is "granny panties." (Can you help me out ladies? Do any ladies read this? I don't think that many do.) Leia can hold her gun just fine, and is different from the blaster in the 1997 release. The helmet is not removable, and as overall deco goes this is probably the best of the Endor Poncho Leia figures. Note, the camo is a much lighter green than the dark, rich brown of the Vintage figure from the 2000s.

Collector's Notes: The 1997 Millennium Mint Coin figures were really spotty in terms of distribution-- generally speaking, a city would get tons of Luke or Leia, but rarely both. This figure was only released once in this form, and she was the last Endor Poncho Leia until the Vintage version a few years later.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,584: July 11, 2011

1 comment:

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