Thursday, October 26, 2017

Star Wars Black 40th Anniversary Legacy Pack - Princess Leia Organa Review !!!

This is my second figure of Princess Leia in the Star Wars Black Series . Looking at these 40th anniversary figures in their packaging bring back good memories in the days of Kenner Toys making Star Wars figures back in the late 1970s and early 1980s . A very nice tribute to Kenner and the old school Star Wars toys. I purchased this figure of Leia at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . To be honest with you, I prefer this look of the packaging compared to the regular Star Wars Black packaging . There's just a great sense of nostalgia with these 40th anniversary packaging .

Above is also a tribute to the back of the Kenner packaging . The figures were displayed exactly like that . Now for a look at Leia out of the packaging .

This is a wonderful Princess Leia Organa figure . My only complaint about this figure is that her left hand can not hold either one of her guns by the trigger . It can only hold them both by the handles . She can hold the small pistol with her trigger finger however , but not the large rifle . It too can be held by the handle . I like the fact that she has a hoodie and there's the luxury of displaying it on or off of her head . There's also the luxury of displaying Leia with or without the robe .

 When removing the robe , you must first unbuckle the belt from the back. Then raise both of her arms over her head as shown , be careful when pulling it over her head . The original Leia figure from the 1970s Kenner line without the robe had white pants underneath, whereas this version has a bikini like outfit similar to Teela from Masters of the Universe, in both color and design , without the gold trimmings of course .
To put the robe back on , open the head slot on the robe slowly sliding it downward over her head . Then slowly insert her arms into the sleeves, and pull downward on the robe. ( NOTE ) - It is more difficult putting the robe back on than it is removing it, at least in my opinion . Remove or put the robe back on with caution .
I think this current version of Leia should have been made first , because it is her original attire and is how she originally debuted as a character . However Hasbro made the Slave Leia figure first , probably because this version of Leia is her most popular look . I reviewed the Slave Leia figure right here on this site back in 2014 , and if you missed that review here is the link to it .
Above are the looks of both Luke and Leia in their original attire from the first Star Wars film . Hasbro is doing a great job with this line. Keep up the great work Hasbro !!!

(1) ARTICULATION - Leia has excellent all around articulation . No limited points. 

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The robe kind of gets in the way of seeing how to position the ankles and upper thighs for proper standing . However once you get that proper stance she stands well . 

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The belt, the robe with the hoodie , her guns and the perfect likeness to Carrie Fisher with the hairdo . Plus it's great to have this version of Princess Leia from the first Star Wars movie . 

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? There's nothing disliked . 

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - No improvements needed . 

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A PERFECT 10 !!! Could find no flaws . 

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Even though this figure has been around for a while now, these anniversary figures are slowly showing up late in some stores . 


  1. In haven't picked this one up yet because I already have the standard release but the headsculpt on this one does look so much better. Might have to order her soon!

    1. I agree nice head sculpt . Nice likeness to Carrie Fisher .