Leia as Boushh
Review by JoshB
I’m ashamed to admit that this is my first Sideshow Star Wars 12” toy. What the hell was I thinking? This thing is awesome!
I’d seen a lot of the characters come and go, but none of them had really made me that excited. The Star Wars characters that I really enjoy are the Bounty Hunters, Droids and Aliens. The minute they make a 4-LOM, I am so there.
Boushh was one of my favorite Star Wars action figures as a kid. I almost resented the fact that it was actually Princess Leia in disguise. I mean, the character just looked so cool, with the mask and the giant weapon. In my world, Boushh was a bad-ass bounty hunter just like Boba Fett.
Sideshow’s 12” Leia as Boushh is about a great of a Boushh toy as you are going to get. It features realistic clothing that uses the appropriate material to match the film. Included garments are:
- Traditional Ubese Boots
- Ogygian Cloak
- Impact Armor Mantle with canister pack
- Boushh helmet - interchangeable with Leia portrait
- Thermal Detonator
- Gloved hands with spike detail
- 12-Inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo
The toy comes in a fantastic box. It opens like a book when the magnetic flap is released. On one side is a tray with all the accessories, the other side has the figure. I like that you don’t have to do anything destructive to the packaging to get the figure out.
Leia as Boushh is a fully articulated action figure, not just a display piece. She can hold the Electrostaff in one or both hands.
The head can be swapped for an unmasked version. The likeness to Carrie Fisher is uncanny. The bandolier features removable cartridges, and included are additional cartridges that you can place where you like. The Canister Pack attaches to the back to complete the ensemble.
Boushh also comes with a thermal detonator!
So I really like the detail, the articulation and the accessories. However, there were a few things I didn’t care for:
- The helmet looked too green on mine, it should have been more orange.
- Leia’s head looks too big
- The extra canisters – where do they go? What are they for?
- I couldn’t get the bandolier to stay on the shoulder, it kept sliding off.
- Grips on the hands are VERY tight, making holding the staff difficult.
These are nitpicks, I know, but that is what I am here for. I still think it is a great figure despite these flaws, and urge you to pick one up at Sideshow Collectables.
Comments2 comments posted
On the size of the head.
Sideshow Toy, for some reason known only to them, makes every character's head too big. They also have about one sculptor that is actually competent, Olaf, where every other one makes your favorite characters look like they've suffered a stroke, or are actually that person's uglier brother/sister.
This one is fortunate because it has a mask to cover the huge, ugly melon.
They are great from the neck down, with decent detail on the costume and accessories.
I always forget it's Leia. Shadows of the Empire talks about how the Boussh outfit ended up in Rebel hands, so I always think about the fact it's really a Bounty Hunter and I always try to make sure to get a Boussh figure to go with my hunter's lineup.
Now, the Wookie Bounty Hunter figure, that one is only in that one 3.5" format, so I can't mix him in that easily.