SWTOTW, Week 12, 2020 Princess Leia Organa

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SWTOTW, Week 12, 2020 Princess Leia Organa

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Sorry that I am a little late with this thread :oops:

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What no pictures of our beautiful Princess after nearly a day? That won't do at all!

I have wonderful memories of playing with the original 12 Star Wars figures back in 1978, and Princess Leia was very much part of that. I never understood that rubbish about boys not wanting to play with action figures of girls, because Princess Leia kicked ass! No run of figures would be complete without her, and how were you supposed to recreate her rescue from the Detention Block or escape from the Trash Compactor without her?

I simply love the first 12 figures, and I love Princess Leia (and the beautiful and much missed Carrie :cry: ). This was a terrific little figure, and even though it had its eccentricities (a good old vinyl cape and decidedly odd legs for a dress!), I really liked it. I enjoyed the fact that I could take the cape off and put it back on again (I was only 6, so there was nothing mucky in my thoughts about it!). I loved the fact that she had a unique blaster (something that would come back to haunt the wallets of future collectors a few decades down the line), and I really loved the fact that it actually looked like Princess Leia, hair buns and all!

There are a few variants to collect with her Royal Highness, but I only have two at present as the differences aren't all that great to my eyes (although I will try to track down a PBP one eventually); a nice soft pink faced, brown hair, eyes and belt 1st issue Leia, and a bright pink faced, black hair, eyes and belt one.
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Snaketibe wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:59 pm
What no pictures of our beautiful Princess after nearly a day? That won't do at all!

I have wonderful memories of playing with the original 12 Star Wars figures back in 1978, and Princess Leia was very much part of that. I never understood that rubbish about boys not wanting to play with action figures of girls, because Princess Leia kicked ass! No run of figures would be complete without her, and how were you supposed to recreate her rescue from the Detention Block or escape from the Trash Compactor without her?

I simply love the first 12 figures, and I love Princess Leia (and the beautiful and much missed Carrie :cry: ). This was a terrific little figure, and even though it had its eccentricities (a good old vinyl cape and decidedly odd legs for a dress!), I really liked it. I enjoyed the fact that I could take the cape off and put it back on again (I was only 6, so there was nothing mucky in my thoughts about it!). I loved the fact that she had a unique blaster (something that would come back to haunt the wallets of future collectors a few decades down the line), and I really loved the fact that it actually looked like Princess Leia, hair buns and all!

There are a few variants to collect with her Royal Highness, but I only have two at present as the differences aren't all that great to my eyes (although I will try to track down a PBP one eventually); a nice soft pink faced, brown hair, eyes and belt 1st issue Leia, and a bright pink faced, black hair, eyes and belt one.

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I am also surprised that you are the only one who have shared her in the thread :shock: one of my favorite figures leia is.

I agree leia is a cool figure and boys could play with her, I did not have this one when I was a kid and I never saw it in the shops in denmark when I was a kid. So I played with my leia endor figure :lol:

Thanks for sharing this 2 great mint variants, complete with capes and blasters 8)

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Lovely loose examples as usual, Jeremy 8)

Absolutely love this figure- so iconic and of it's time.

Here's my Kenner 31-bk MOC and my loosie.
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Cazza wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 am
Lovely loose examples as usual, Jeremy 8)

Absolutely love this figure- so iconic and of it's time.

Here's my Kenner 31-bk MOC and my loosie.

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Thanks, and that's a gorgeous MOC and loosie you have there too!

Thanks for sharing :-)

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I have a couple but only a photo of this one. I love the figure and briefly considered doing a focus at one point when I had 3-4 variants but the cost of loose and carded is prohibitive and the amount of info on the capes especially is limited, so I gave up.
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Another one of my favourites, so have a few examples to share.
Andy @Cazza great MOC, and some nice lose from @Snaketibe and @TheJabbaWookie .
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 12, 2020

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Love that 20 back

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Wow, Nick @Mini99 ! Awesome 20/21-bk MOCs there 8) Lovely loose figure too.

@TheJabbaWookie nice minty loose one there 8)

Looks like this thread has taken off now... :)
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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:46 pm
I have a couple but only a photo of this one. I love the figure and briefly considered doing a focus at one point when I had 3-4 variants but the cost of loose and carded is prohibitive and the amount of info on the capes especially is limited, so I gave up.
A lovely example, Jay.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Mini99 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Another one of my favourites, so have a few examples to share.
Andy @Cazza great MOC, and some nice lose from @Snaketibe and @TheJabbaWookie .
Beautiful MOCs, Nick! I usually prefer figures on their debut cards, but I really do like that ESB card. It's a beauty!

Also, a lovely loose. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Cazza wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 am
Lovely loose examples as usual, Jeremy 8)

Absolutely love this figure- so iconic and of it's time.

Here's my Kenner 31-bk MOC and my loosie.

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Wow that is a beautiful moc and a nice figure, thanks mate for sharing them. Any pictures of the back of that moc ? :D

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:46 pm
I have a couple but only a photo of this one. I love the figure and briefly considered doing a focus at one point when I had 3-4 variants but the cost of loose and carded is prohibitive and the amount of info on the capes especially is limited, so I gave up.
Nice figure mate, thanks for sharing it :wink: I understand mate, the carded ones is expensive and the info on the capes are yet still not good enough. I still miss more info about the cape with no zip sound :(

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Mini99 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Another one of my favourites, so have a few examples to share.
Andy @Cazza great MOC, and some nice lose from @Snaketibe and @TheJabbaWookie .
Wow that is amazing, 2 beautiful moc and a great figure, thanks mate for sharing them with us 8) Do you have any pictures of the back of that ESB card ? :D

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Pomse2001 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Mini99 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Another one of my favourites, so have a few examples to share.
Andy @Cazza great MOC, and some nice lose from @Snaketibe and @TheJabbaWookie .
Wow that is amazing, 2 beautiful moc and a great figure, thanks mate for sharing them with us 8) Do you have any pictures of the back of that ESB card ? :D
Here you go Lars
Thanks guys.😀
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