Maybe it’s the lighting. Maybe it’s the expert photography.
Or maybe it’s just that this Princess Leia figure is breathtaking.
Whatever the case, I’m seduced.
This figure from Hot Toys (distributed by Sideshow Collectibles) isn’t brand new, though if you want one, it’s only available via Waiting List. But it was one of those figures that when I saw it in my social media feed from an acquaintance in the collecting community, my breath literally hitched. For a moment, Carrie Fisher was alive again. No, not just Carrie herself, but Leia Organa, Star Wars princess and rebel leader.
I’m not even kidding, I saw this and whispered ‘Wow…’ under my breath.
At a time when Star Wars action figures are under so much scrutiny from the toy and collecting community, I think it’s important to stop for a moment and remember just how beautiful and how much artistry can be embedded into a ‘simple toy’ or ‘action figure’. Granted, yes, Hot Toys really are eye candy. They’re display pieces. But when you see a piece this beautiful, with so much love and respect for the source material and the woman who played this incredible character, I think it’s important to stop for a moment, revere it with a smile, remember your love for the source material, and be happy that we live in the time that we do.
Because remember– if this was the 1920s, it would be Leia Paper Dolls or something.
ABOUT THIS SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
The strong and fearless Princess Leia holds a very special place in many Star Wars fans’ heart. With her courageous personality and dedication to ending the tyranny of the Empire, she ranks among the galaxy’s greatest heroes and one of the most beloved heroines of all time.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are proud to officially present the Princess Leia sixth scale collectible figure from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! The highly-accurate Star Wars collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Princess Leia in the film. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, sophisticated tailoring of Leia’s outfit as seen in the battle of Hoth, an assortment of weapons and accessories, and a specially designed snow-theme figure stand, this collectible captures all of the details of the great Rebel leader.
A long time in the making, the sixth scale Princess Leia collectible demonstrates undoubted quality. The dearest princess will surely become a cherished addition to all Star Wars fans’ collection!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Princess Leia Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:
- An authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
- Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia in the battle of Hoth
- Body with over 28 points of articulation
- Approximately 26 cm tall
- Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed hands
– One (1) welding torch holding right hand
– One (1) pair of blaster holding gloved hands
– Three (3) accessory holding gloved right hands
- Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) sophisticated tailored off-white jumpsuit
- One (1) beige vest
- One (1) pair of gray boots
- One (1) blaster pistol
- One (1) pair of safety goggles
- One (1) welding torch
- One (1) breath mask
- Specially designed rectangular-shaped figure stand with Princess Leia nameplate and Star Wars logo