Another week, another Star Wars figure for my son. This time its Princess Leia Organa that came out on a red card in 1995 from Kenner. Armed with two pistols, Leia was at the time one of the very few female action figures from the Star Wars universe.
She was portrayed by actress Carrie Fisher in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Star Wars Holiday Special. She is one of the main protagonists of the original Star Wars trilogy. In Return of the Jedi, it is revealed that she is the twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and thus the daughter of Darth Vader. In the Star Wars prequel films, her mother is identified as Padmé Amidala. Her adoptive father is Bail Organa, the head of Alderaan's royal family and a supporting character in the prequels; in later Star Wars literature she marries Han Solo, her romantic interest in the original films.
My son also got one Fantastic Four coloring book and a Marvel stickers book. These are always a lot of fun!