The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F6866 No. F7278
Includes: Helmet, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: February 2023
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: The Star Wars Retro Collection features design and detailing inspired by the original 1970s Star Wars figures. (Stolen from the marketing copy. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The sculpting gives you the Hasbro generation loss that, to be honest, continues to be baffling - the original figure was sharper, with cleaner lines and a bandolier that had tighter details. You might not notice it with your old person eyes, but the softer details are kind of disappointing. The 1983 original was known for variations, and while I've handled dozens over the years she doesn't match the head sculpts I have handy. The hair looks a little different, the face shape is changed a bit, and I appreciate that it's different than what I've got. The helmet looks a lot like the original - not as sharp, but close - so it's a weird little imposter. Anyone who grew up with the original will immediately know this new Leia is different, but I don't think she's bad. If you can't recreate the head sculpt with the original eyes precisely, doing something a little different that still looks convincingly like an old figure isn't the worst option. It's not like she's cross-eyed or anything... but we'll get to Luke later.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth. I should also note that despite there being an assortment listed on the package, Hasbro only produced these in solid-packed character cases for the US market. (If there were assortments overseas, I am unaware of them.)
Day 3,017: April 4, 2023