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Bespin refugee posted a topic in The Jedi Insider Community's JediInsider Newshttps://jediinsider.com/8-20132 LEIA BESPIN "CLOUD CITY" JUMBO FIGURE$80.00Expected release date is Q2, of 2019“You look absolutely beautiful. You truly belong here with us among the clouds.” - LandoGentle Giant Ltd expands our hugely collectible line of 12” Jumbos based on the vintage Star Wars action figures with another key figure from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! While escaping from the Empire, the small band of rebels aboard the Millennium Falcon seek asylum in Cloud City above the gas mines of Bespin. The city is being managed by Lando, and old friend of Han’s, so they should be able to relax a bit before heading back into the fray. While Princess Leia did change clothes, she did not let her guard down while in “the city in the clouds.” However it was too late… trouble had already found them…Digitally scanned from mint 3.75” vintage originals and reproduced in scale to the rest of the Jumbo figure line. No detail has been overlooked in the creation of this Jumbo. Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) Jumbo is roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully articulated jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced including her vinyl cape and her blaster, just like you remember! That is not all, this classic creation comes packaged on a re-sealable 1983 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card, with original photography and artwork!Here's a look behind the scenes of this figure:
Imo, one of the biggest oversights in the vintage line, was the lack of Cloud City playset(s). Sure the Micro Collection had a few, but, for 3 3/4", there was just a cardboard display. Recently, I started thinking, customs-wise, what if Kenner had reused one of their other playsets, to create a Cloud City environment? They'd done it numerous times, 'Old West'/Cantina, Land Of The Jawas/Hoth bases, Ewok Village/Robin Hood, etc...What if the vintage Death Star playset had been reused, with a few modifications, to create Cloud City? I haven't tried sketching any of this, let alone , made any mock-ups, but, what about this... Top level,: still cast in white, but, cannon is removed, replaced by 'Cloud City 'sculpture' or furniture from Han & Leia's room. This level doubles as Han & Leia's room/Dining room/ battle area. 'tractor beam'/elevator/roof recast in bronze or white? 2nd Level: still cast in black, is Vader duel area, cardboard slider portrays carbon Freeze area, maybe with 'window' flaps' allowing figure to fly through 3rd Level: recast in black w/ orange decals, 'trap door' 'becomes 'carbon freeze', 'lowering mechanism' replaces trash compactor. I'd also add some sort of 'gantry attachment to outside wall, below 'window'. Bottom level houses mechanism to lover Han/switch out carbonite; although outside wall could also double as East Platform w/ Slave 1 or Platform 327 w/ Falcon I kinda wish I had the budget and/or skills to pull this off, lol