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In the Star Wars films, Princess Leia Organa went through varying stages of beauty. In the first film she was pretty gorgeous in her white robes with ear muffs, then who could forget that golden bikini she wore while smooching with Jabba The Hutt. There was a time inbetween these fine outfits when she lost it a bit though. I am talking about her Hoth attire. The costume Leia strapped on for her time in the snowy landscapes. It was not very flattering and her hair was tied back, giving her a stern and commanding look.
The character was first made into an action figure by Kenner in the early eighties. Years on, Hasbro have taken the original design and revamped it for a new generation. The four inch figure is made from plastic and can be posed at the head, arms and legs, allowing to strike new poses.
Leia has a soft feminine face here and the pale skin is done well. You can see that the severe haircut is in place though, with a good match to Carrie's, tucked behind her head. The outfit is an improvement over the Kenner model, with a bulkier outer jacket this time around and better attention to colour schemes. Leia's beige under garments look good and have strong detailing around the chest area. Hasbro have also succeeded in carving her a shapely mid-drift which makes her look more womanly!
Leia comes with a pleasing black blaster weapon, a satisfying enough weapon, but it would have been good if she had come with something extra like a com chip. Nonetheless, this is a faithful adaption of a fan favourite. Collectors will approve and kids might like the toy, even though it lacks the visual appeal of the alien figures. Expect to pay about four pounds for a boxed figure or a pound for a loose figure at auction.