Princess Leia Organa (Shadows Of The Empire) 8, The Legacy Collection, 2008
Princess Leia Organa (Shadows Of The Empire)
- Toy Line: The Legacy Collection
- Retailer Exclusive: No
- Variation Pictured: No
- Date Stamp: 2008
- Released: 2008
- Articulation Count: 12
- Articulation Details: Ball-jointed neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel wrists, upper waist, 2 legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
- Accessory Count: 2
- Accessory Details: Rebel Blaster, Removable soft-goods gown
This Princess Leia action figure is based on Leia's appearance in The Shadows Of The Empire. The figure was released in the comic 2-pack assortment together with Xisor in early 2009. Leia has 12 joints total, only missing joints in her elbows. The neck is ball-jointed, but due to Leia's long hard-plastic hair you are only able to move it from left to right. The head sculpt is unique and has never been used before on a Leia figure. The blaster fits nicely into Leia's right hand, but she does have problems holding it with her left hand. The soft goods gown can be attached to both of her arms, but unfortunately it doesn't attach firmly, and it's very likely that it'll fall off as soon as you try to re-position the figure. It can be a pretty frustrating experience if you try to attach it in a way so that it looks nice. The princess can stand on her own quite well, but Hasbro included the usual peg holes in her feet so that she can be placed on a stand. The paint application is very basic, but nicely applied. Overall, it's a decent Princess Leia action figure which has the correct smaller scale in comparison to all the other figures.
As Leia struggles to save the Alliance from being crushed by the Empire, she learns that bounty hunters are after Luke. She infiltrates Black Sun to find out why that crime syndicate wants Luke dead. The leader of Black Sun is Prince Xizor, who sees Luke as a way to get his revenge upon Vader and, at the same time, gain favor with the Emperor. Her mission is in jeopardy when she meets Xizor and finds herself unable to resist the prince’s strange power.