Toy Acquired: Bespin Princess Leia

Stopped by another Vintage Stock today on a hunch and picked up three Star Wars figures I need for the collection, including this Bespin Princess Leia from The Empire Strikes Back.

When Han and friends landed on Lando Calrissian’s Bespin (aka “Cloud City”) in the Empire Strikes Back, Leia was still wearing her snow white flight suit from Hoth. Shortly after her arrival she changed into this pink and maroon ensemble in preparation for dinner later that evening with Han, Chewie, Lando, the droids, and a few uninvited Imperial guests.

By the time Han gets frozen in carbonite, Leia has already changed out of her Bespin gown and is back into her white flight suit again. As such, this figure is really only useful if you plan on setting up your own Bespin playset, which is why I set her in front of the Twin Pod Cloud Car for her picture.

Technically I already owned this figure, but I’ve been searching for one at a reasonable price with the original vinyl cape. I am now down to 23 figures I need to complete the original collection. Take a look at the list here and see if you have any of these remaining figures out in a box in your garage!

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