Pictures of toys showing characters from the original “Star Wars” trilogy have been released online by Hot Toys. After a controversy about Hasbro’s toy of Princess Leia wearing the costume from the time of her capture by Jabba the Hutt, a new toy of the character in her white gown and carrying a blaster is available for fans.
A previous report by MyFoxPhilly pointed out that some parents were not happy about a Leia toy that showed a chain around her neck. One of the parents interviewed said “more clothing” would have helped. The toy is part of Hasbro’s Black Series and the collection has one more toy of the character wearing the costume that Leia wore when she went to rescue Han Solo from Jabba.
Pictures of a new toy of Leia wearing a different costume from the original trilogy have now been released by Hot Toys on their Facebook page. The pictures show a one-sixth-scale action figure with a striking resemblance to Carrie Fisher, who plays the character in the movies.
Some of the other “Star Wars” characters’ toys that the company has released include Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han (Harrison Ford) and the Bounty Hunter Boba Fett. One of the toys shows an inside look at the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon space ship.
According to a report by SuperheroHype, Hot Toys will soon be unveiling a one-sixth scale toy of the Millennium Falcon at the Ani-Com and Games convention in Hong Kong. The model is said to be 18 feet long and 12 feet wide. It is said to be “highly detailed,” and the fans will get to see the model at booth E15-16 during the event.
Hot Toys is reportedly partnering with Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) to bring the toys of the franchise to the market. Disney recently showcased some of the toys from its upcoming “Star Wars” movie at the San Diego Comic-Con. They included the new Stormtroopers and a troop transport vehicle of the First Order.