Princess Leia is the Queen of Geekdom. I personally was a fan from the moment she first she mocked Luke on screen, but for the moviegoers who might have been withholding their adoration, the moment she emerged in her infamous Frazetta-styled metal bikini as a slave in Jabba's lair hooked the rest of the world. The bikini even has its own wikipedia page. Despite her high status in geek culture and my own love of her, it's pretty surprising that this is my first Leia action figure ever (not counting a few Galactic Heroes I found in a dollar bin). I guess I was holding out for the best... and honestly I think that was a great decision. This figure is beautiful. I'm not a fan of the sloppy cloth skirt or the too-stiff chain and ponytail, but overall those really aren't big detractors. I'm excited for the future of this line. Hopefully we see many more figures in this scale and level of detail, but knowing this franchise, any more females will be far far away.... Let's check out Leia below!
Again, my two complaints are (1) The cloth skirt looks ratty and frayed. Plus, hopefully over time gravity will let it fold in a more natural way. And (2) The same hopes apply to the neck chain and the ponytail. As of now they are too stiff and look awkward.
I love everything about the sculpt of this figure. The likeness to Carrie Fisher is amazing, the costume details are all there, and the articulation causes minimal disruption of the overall form. It's just great.
Leia comes with two staff-like accessories (I'm not a fanboy enough to know what they're called).
Plus her neck shackle and chain are easily removable.
Her poseability is awesome.
The metal slave bikini was inspired by the fantasy art of the late Frank Frazetta. Here is an example of the many many many metal bikinis in his paintings.
Time for a Comparison Pic!