LEIA (HOTH OUTFIT) Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
When released, The Vintage Collection VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit) instantly became the best figure released of the fiery Princess in this costume. For the first time in the modern line, Hoth Leia was scaled correctly, and actually captured the character perfectly. The twelve points of articulation, highly detailed sculpt and perfect paint job made this figure an instant classic.

Hasbro revealed four of the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection at the UK Toy Fair in January 2010, but the first wave, which also included new figures based on Dengar, the first ever Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit), Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues), the generic and very Kenner-esque AT-AT Commander, C-3PO (See-Threepio) with removable panels, the first ever single carded Dack Ralter, (Twin-pod) Cloud Car Pilot and Darth Vader along with repacked 4-LOM and Boba Fett figures; wasn't fully revealed until the International Toy Fair the following month. This assortment began showing up in July 2010.

In the U.S. all eleven figures shipped with starburst stickers on the card front and pamphlets in the blister for a mail away Kenner style Boba Fett figure with a rocket-firing feature. In Canada, the initial release, which was found only at Walmart stores, didn't have the offer, so there were no stickers or pamphlets included. By the time the figures hit Toys "R" Us Canada, however, the offer was included. For whatever reason the stickers misspelled Fett's name as 'Bobba'.
  
U.S. Product Packaging
 
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
2019 Photo Real Rerelease
Armed with new revolutionary paint application procedures, Hasbro went back to four action figures from The Vintage Collection's first year of products that didn't see International distribution when they were hitting shelves in North America. The VC02 Princess Leia Organa figure featured below shipped with VC03 Han Solo, VC08 Darth Vader, and VC23 Luke Skywalker (Endor) in April 2019. All four figures are on updated cardbacks, but each retains its original VC number.
  
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010 / 2019
Original Retail: $9.99 / $12.99
Assortment Number: 97570/97568 / E5182/E0370
Placement Number: VC02
UPC Number: 6 53569 49859 9 / 6 30509 78538 4
What's In The Box?
  • Leia Figure
  • BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol
  • Removable Thermal Vest
About This Figure
  • Leia (Hoth Outfit) contains no reused parts
U.S. Card Variations
  • Card Front: There was only one printed card front for the VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit) figure
  • Card Back: There are two known variations on the back of the VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit) card. The first version had the Age Warning logo beside the Warning logo on left hand bottom portion of the card and had "COLLECT THESE AWESOME CHARACTERS! (Each sold separately.)" and "Original figures and packaging illustrated here are not available." printed mid card. The second version moved the Age Warning logo to the bottom between the Lion Mark and the Hyperspace logo and did away with the above mentioned text in favor of "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available."
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were two versions of the VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit) sold in Canada. The first, found only in the initial shipment to Walmart in July 2010 did not have the mail away offer, so the card didn't have a sticker of pamphlet. The second version, which was readily available did feature the offer, but the starburst sticker had a typo, so it promoted a special "Bobba Fett" figure offer. The sticker was never corrected on this figure.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

US Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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