S.H. Figuarts Review | Princess Leia: Star Wars A New Hope

Thomas boards the Tantive IV for a rendezvous with the superb S.H Figuarts Princess Leia Organa action figure from A New Hope

For my last review of the year, I’ve chosen S.H. Figuarts‘ latest release – Princess Leia from A New Hope! This completes the ANH line-up of heroes, it took some time but we’re finally there!

The figure comes with 6 interchangeable hands, 2 interchangeable faces, Leia’s blaster, an E-11 Imperial Stormtrooper blaster and 2 interchangeable hoods. In terms of accessories, it’s really disappointing especially in regards to the hands and more importantly, they could have included the Death Star plans another missed opportunity.

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As for the faces, S.H. Figuarts has done a pretty good job with Carrie Fisher‘s likeness but I’m sorry to say that Hasbro has won this fight. The Black Series‘ latest Leia figures are far more superior when it comes to the likeness of the character. Nevertheless, I want to stress again that Figuarts’s sculpt is really good! Leia comes with a neutral face and a face that looks the other way. That second face is actually weird. They were trying to recreate that look from the Tantive IV scene but the result is a bit off. It’s not a face I’ll use as a display.

Up Close:

The figure’s outfit is screen accurate, it’s all white except the belt so it’s quite simple. Figuarts, as usual, is using plastic so the leg articulation is restricted, a soft fabric would have been a better choice. The figure has 21 points of articulation.

S.H. Figuarts Review | Princess Leia: Star Wars A New Hope

Final Thoughts:

Princess Leia is a great figure and a nice addition to the Star Wars: A New Hope line-up from S.H. Figuarts.

 

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Thomas Storai

Owner and Editor-In-Chief Of The Midi-Chlorian Center and Staff Writer at Future Of The Force. Movie and book lover. Watch too many TV shows.

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