The last post for the year is of the Star Wars The Black Series 6" Princess Leia. How I wish it were under different circumstances. I was sad to hear the news that Carrie Fisher had passed away. And then to hear that her mother, Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day later... it's very heartbreaking. Both were outstanding individuals.
Out of all the looks Princess Leia wore in the Original Trilogy her appearance in the white dress in Episode IV was the one I wanted the most as I think it's the most iconic. The figure turned out nicely. I wish the head sculpt were better. There is some likeness but I think her face is a little too round and she looks kinda old. The paint apps on her face is nice. She's even got some rouge on her cheeks. Her hair was well sculpted. Check out those buns. She wears a soft goods dress. I think they got the size of it right. And they managed to achieve a bit of the flowy folds effect in the centre. She's wearing a "swimsuit" underneath and also some nicely sculpted white boots. The belt is a separate piece which can be unpegged and removed. There's not much point in doing so as the dress will be difficult to remove.
The dress has an attached hood which is quite large and sticks out especially when you view her from the side. The hood is big in the movie. It just does not work as well here as on screen. A different sort material is needed perhaps.
Accessories. She comes with her blaster pistol which we see her using at the beginning of Episode IV. It's got some nice sculpted detail on it and is all black in colour.
She also comes with a Stormtrooper's blaster rifle. It looks the same as what we've seen previously. One difference is that it has a bit of gun metal paint applied in the centre.
Articulation. She's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel and up and down hinge right wrist, swivel hinge left wrist, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. She can look up and down well. I love the amount of arm articulation she has. It's more than what we get usually on a Star Wars figure. It can look ugly (think the 3.75" Jedi training figure with the long arms) but it's all hidden by her dress. Leg articulation is not too restricted but the dress can bunch up and look awkward.
Comparison shots. I like the head sculpt of the Boushh Leia best.
Typing the above took longer than usual. I couldn't help but recall some Star Wars scenes and watching clips on Youtube. You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace.
2016 has been a tough year. For me personally as well. Here's hoping things will be better in 2017. Thanks for viewing.