Toy Review: Hasbro’s Black Series Slave Leia (Hasbro)

The second wave of Hasbro’s 6 inch Star Wars Black Series figures have started hitting the shelves.  Surprisingly, I was able to get a hold of Slave Leia at my […]

The second wave of Hasbro’s 6 inch Star Wars Black Series figures have started hitting the shelves.  Surprisingly, I was able to get a hold of Slave Leia at my local Target, recently.  She was the only one from the new assortment, mixed in with the leftover Lukes and R2s from Wave 1.

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I say “surprisingly” because I figured she’d be the last one of the newest wave I’d be able to get my hands on.  I figured in my desperation to get her I’d be trying not to pay top dollar on eBay for her.   But, nope.  There she was.  Slave Leia.  In all her faux metal bikini glory.

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In case you live underground and are just finding out about the internets right at this moment, the Black Series Wave 2 consists of Han Solo, Greedo (Han shot first, yo!), Boba (He’s no good to me dead) Fett and Slave Leia.

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I gotta tell you something, I really love this line.  It sure took Hasbro long enough to do it, too.  Even though Wave 1 has been out for some time now, I still get excited when I see the black boxes on the shelf at Target/Toy R Us (although, they really don’t “hang” around too long).

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That being said…Slave Leia is…well, ok.  I guess.  To be perfectly honest with you (cause I feel like I can trust you), I’m just not all that crazy about her.

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I don’t think she’s “right” for this line.  No wait.  Let me dial that back a bit.  She’s right for the line, there’s just something off about her.  The sculpt isn’t that bad, it’s pretty good actually.  And her metal bikini is pretty detailed, as well.  It’s the articulation.  The articulation throws the whole presentation off.  This is one of those rare cases where your friendly neighborhood jman would take  less articulation over all.  She just doesn’t need it.  All’s Leia gotta do is stand around and look pretty.

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I kid!  I kid!  (I’m gonna take a ton of crap for that one, aren’t I, ladies?!?!?)

Look, I don’t feel right complaining, either.  We I should just be grateful that Hasbro’s doing this whole line to begin with.  And, I am.  I am grateful.  But, that doesn’t preclude Hasbro from some constructive criticism does it?  I mean, we gotta give these folks something to strive for, amiright?!?  To be better than they are now.  To be better than they will be tomorrow.  That they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!

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Sorry.  I got caught up watching Braveheart the other night.

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In closing, and borrowing from my buddy jetts31, I give Hasbro’s Black Series Slave Leia:


2 out of 5 saluting Caps.*


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*Rating system is based on Captain America Salutes .  The worst rating is 1 saluting Cap (which means he’s saluting you just to rub it in because he gave you a red/white/and blue beatdown). The best rating is 5 saluting Caps (which just means a Living Legend is acknowledging just how kick ass you are.


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