Thursday, September 26, 2019

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,624: Princess Leia Organa (The Retro Collection)

The Retro Collection Target / Entertainment Earth Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. E6255  No. E6269
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: May 2019
Appearances: Star Wars

Bio: Leia Organa, a Force-sensitive human female, was a princess of Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate, a leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a member of the Galactic Senate, and general of the Resistance.  (Stolen from Wookieepedia.  Packaging has no bio.)

Image: Adam's photo lab. 

Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!

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Commentary: This is a mixed bag from The Retro Collection - but it just might be my sample.  My Princess Leia Organa replicates a figure that became notoriously hard to find by Return of the Jedi and who hasn't been reissued since.  Complete with cape and blaster, the figure looks very close to the original - and yours may or may not have some new flaws, too.

The packaged presentation is perfect with a tray cradling the figure in place with the blaster in her hand - with tape to ensure it doesn't move.  Once you open it, the figure is prone to dropping the gun.  My sample's eyes and eyebrows are off-center, and the usual strange hand paint issues remain.  Her cape seems a smidgen too long and much thinner than the originals, so you shouldn't have issues identifying the originals by touch.  The hair seems painted perfectly and the belt is good, too.

Mint original figures have been steadily - but somewhat slowly - rising in price, so maybe you'd be better off getting the genuine article if you want an unopened figure.  She looks fine from a slight distance, if you just need a figure to hang out in a playset or vehicle she might be perfect - but like with the others, those who grew up with the originals will find certain textures just a tiny bit off.  It's absolutely good enough given the retail asking price, plus it's a clean, un-yellowed figure.  I recommend it on the cheap, but once you start paying secondary market prices I'd advise you to get the real deal.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.  

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,624: September 26, 2019

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