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Vintage Slave Leia Pop-Up Comb & Mirror by Adam Joseph

December 3, 2010

I already did an entry on the Adam Joseph Rebo Band comb, which is a similar idea to this. But there are a couple of interesting things about this product.

The first is that it features Leia in her “slave” outfit. While there have been dozens of products in that were based on this look in the intervening years, very few vintage products (ones that came out around the time of Return of the Jedi) did. In fact, there were many products that went out of their way to use the wrong outfit, such as the Presto Magix sets (see here and here), which used her Endor or Ewok Celebration outfits even though they were set in or around Jabba’s palace. Or the Battle at Sarlacc’s Pit board game, which did the same thing. I can’t help but think that this is one reason we never got a Slave Leia figure in the vintage figure line. The vintage Burger King glasses did have her in her slave outfit (although mostly covered by Jabba in the foreground), so it’s not as if it’s totally unheard of, but a lot of licensees did seem to be pretty wary of using it for whatever reason.

One other reason I find this interesting was the inclusion of the mirror. The case is spring loaded so when you remove the comb, the mirror will pop up. Maybe I’m being sexist, but it seems to me that this was more a product aimed at girls, which is kind of unusual for vintage Star Wars.

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 4, 2010 5:08 am

    A very nice find.

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