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Slave Leia Premium Format Figure (Sideshow Exclusive Version)

February 1, 2011

I’ve had my eye on this piece since it was first announced, but PFs are expensive and I always felt this was a purchase that could wait. But after winning the Jedi Luke PF a while back, I felt like I should finally pick one of these up. I eventually found a very good price on a used one, so I arranged to get it as a birthday present. 😀

Carrie Fisher is somewhat petite, so the statue is on the small side for a PF: about 16″ from the bottom of the base to the top of her head. The vibro-axe she’s holding does add some more height of course. PFs are supposed to be mixed media statues, so some people had hoped that the metal bikini might actually be a separate metal piece, but it’s just sculpted on. Still, it looks good. The “mixed media” elements consist of the cloth skirt and metal chain. The skirt has a wire in it, allowing you to pose it a bit.

A lot of people criticized this piece after it was released, saying that she looked too bug-eyed. And I think that’s a valid criticism. People have repainted it to look a lot better. But if you’re looking at it from a normal viewing distance (say, a couple of feet away), it looks just fine. I think this is one of the best likenesses of Carrie Fisher that has ever been produced. Much better than the Gentle Giant bust or the full-sized statue (I don’t have that one), and light years beyond the Attakus Slave Leia. I like that they kept her figure more realistic, rather than going for an overly buxom Leia like the Gentle Giant statue. I also like that they went with a more combative pose, rather than a “come hither” sexy one. This is Leia ready to kick some butt, and I’ve always thought her strength rather than her sex appeal was her most attractive feature.

This is the Sideshow Exclusive version of the statue, and that means that it comes with an additional Salacious Crumb statue. As exclusives go, this is very good one. A 1/4 scale Crumb is a fairly large statue in its own right, at around 6 inches tall, although you do pay more for it. The regular version retailed for $249.99, while the exclusive version was $25 more, at $274.99. Something about the pose makes his head look too big, and the paint could be a bit more nuanced, but for the price it’s a nice bonus.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 4:06 am

    Cool, a very nice addition to your collection. I do like the PF’s and i definately agree that this is Leia’s best likeness yet.

  2. Steven permalink
    February 7, 2011 3:40 pm

    The New Hope PF Leia is a good likeness too. I’m a fan of the PF statues, if you have a chance buy the Tusken Raider or Count Dooku. The Grievous statue is good too but a devil to display, arms and sabers everywhere.

    By the way, for a great Leia, look for the life-sized monument in animated style. She’s a huge piece but worth the effort to display. The box is TARDIS sized but luckily it comes apart.

  3. icruise permalink
    February 7, 2011 4:55 pm

    Yes, I have the Tusken PF and it’s definitely one of their best (even if it could’ve used some weathering on the robes). I’ve never thought the ANH Leia PF looked like Carrie Fisher, though. But then again I’ve only ever seen it in pictures.

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