Object #85 Princess Leia figurine c.1984

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My dad took me and my brother to see Return of the Jedi at the cinema (it remains my favourite of the first 3 films, even though you’re supposed to like Empire Strikes Back best!) When we came out dad took us into Keddies – the then main department store in Southend – and let us choose a Star Wars toy. I picked this one of Princess Leia – the sole female role model in the films! My brother Luke chose Luke Skywalker (naturally).

Turns out that this Leia is wearing the outfit she wears in Empire Strikes Back.

The Star Wars toys were really good. Great quality and you could play for hours with them. I think my friend Anselm had an At At Walker (if you’re a fan you’ll know how cool that was!)

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