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Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) , Power Of The Force 2, 1996
Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)
- Toy Line: Power Of The Force 2
- Retailer Exclusive: No
- Variation Pictured: No
- Date Stamp: 1996
- Released: 1996
- Articulation Count: 6
- Articulation Details: Head, 2 arms, waist, 2 legs
- Accessory Count: 3
- Accessory Details: Blaster Rifle, removable Boushh helmet, removable hard-plastic cape
Princess Leia Organa disguised as Bounty Hunter Boushh was released on different cardbacks in the Shadows Of The Empire and Power Of The Force 2 toy lines. The 1996 figure features 6 points of articulation, a blaster rifle, a removable hard-plastic cape, and a removable helmet. The helmet fits nicely over Leia's head, but sits a bit loose. The removable cape can be plugged into Leia's back and on the top back of her right shoulder. Once it's in place it's in place, but if you move the figure a few times it's very likely to come off. In order to replicate the Jabba the Hutt scene better, Kenner gave Boushh a non-removable thermal detonator in her left hand. The biggest problem the figure has is that it can barely stand without the help of a stand. You can try to use Boushh's blaster rifle to balance it out, but even then the figure tends to fall over. Kenner did put peg holes in Leia's feet, so you can place her on a stand if you want. The face sculpt is so-so, it's not spot on, but it's not too far off either, but it has a decent paint application. Overall, it's an OK Boushh figure considering how old it is now, but The SAGA Collection version from 2006 is far superior in every way.
On a side note, Boushh was featured in Return Of The Jedi, the Shadows Of The Empire novel, the Shadows Of The Empire Videogame, and the Shadows of the Empire graphic novel.
After Han Solo was captured by Boba Fett, several attempts were made on Luke Skywalker's life which threatened the future of the Rebellion. Princess Leia Organa and Chewbacca sought to protect the young Jedi, and traveled to Coruscant to follow up leads surrounding these attempts. They hoped to draw from the extreme intelligence gathering network of the Black Sun, a criminal organization whose operations extended to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Because Coruscant is the home world of the Empire- a dangerous place for any member of the Rebel Alliance- Leia disguised herself as the renowned Ubesian bounty hunter Boushh. Boushh's helmet concealed her entire face while a built-in voxscrambler altered her voice to resemble that of an Ubesian; a false I.D. and code taken from Black Sun completed her disguise and provided a safe level of anonymity. Little did she know that Prince Xizor, Underlord of Black Sun, was behind the murder attempts on Skywalker, and had his sights set on Leia as well. Leia would later use the Boushh disguise during an attempt to rescue Han Solo, still frozen in carbonite from Jabba the Hutt's palace. Though the rescue failed and she became Jabba's prisoner, Leia would play a crucial role in the battle over the Great Pit of Carkoon. There, she destroyed Jabba and helped Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca to liberate Han Solo from Jabba's clutches.