Marking the 40th anniversary year of Star Wars, and yesterday's Star Wars Day celebration, Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled Hot Toys' lovely sixth scale Princess Leia premium figure.
This iteration of the beloved character, played with such subtle perfection by the late Carrie Fisher in The Empire Strikes Back, is my absolute favorite in the saga, exhibiting a razor-sharp wit, fierce determination, hidden sadness, feminine charm and a fathomless romantic nature.
Hot Toys' new 10-inch Leia release is outfitted in the classic, polar-white jumpsuit seen during the Battle of Hoth, and comes equipped with a trusty blaster pistol, breathing mask, welding torch and safety goggles. The on-screen resemblance in this fresh head sculpt is uncanny, and one of the finest interpretations I've ever seen of the young Fisher. Pre-order now for $219, with an estimated delivery of March 2018.
Here's the official description:
The strong and fearless Princess Leia holds a very special place in many Star Wars fans’ heart. With her courageous personality and dedication to ending the tyranny of the Empire, she ranks among the galaxy’s greatest heroes and one of the most beloved heroines of all time.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are proud to officially present the Princess Leia sixth scale collectible figure from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Princess Leia in the film. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, sophisticated tailoring of Leia’s outfit as seen in the battle of Hoth, an assortment of weapons and accessories, and a specially designed snow-theme figure stand, this collectible captures all of the details of the great Rebel leader.
A long time in the making, the sixth scale Princess Leia collectible demonstrates undoubted quality. The dearest princess will surely become a cherished addition to all Star Wars fans’ collection!
Inspect these preview images in the gallery below, and admit this new Hot Toys Princess Leia is the crowning version of the character.
(Via Sideshow Collectibles)