Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Star Wars Angry Birds Leia Plush Is Fun, But Still Uninspired.

The Good: Safe for children, Looks like the Leia Angry Bird.
The Bad: Vastly overpriced, Low playability.
The Basics: A somewhat ridiculous plush, the Star Wars Angry Birds plush Leia looks like the computer game’s creature and does nothing at all special.

When it comes to the licensing of Star Wars, there are some very odd licensees. I was pretty amazed when the Angry Birds franchise licensed from Star Wars and built a small empire on it. Star Wars Angry Birds seems to have been developed solely to sell ancillary merchandise. The first piece of said merchandise I have gotten my hands on is the Star Wars Angry Birds Leia plush.

For those unfamiliar with the Leia character from Star Wars Angry Birds (reviewed here !), it doesn’t matter; the birds in Angry Birds do not have actual personalities. Instead, this is a parody of Princess Leia and a combination with one of the smallest, pink Angry Birds.


The Star Wars Angry Birds plush Leia is part of a current movement in toys where recognizable characters are changed into something else entirely. This looks nothing like Princess Leia, but it looks exactly like the pink Leia Angry Bird. This version of Pink Angry Bird Leia is a 5” in diameter stuffed character that is essentially a big head. This Leia is distinctive in that she has the trademark buns and the Angry Bird in that it has a beak.

The Leia Angry Birds plush does not include any sort of costume or body; this is a very pure representation of the Angry Birds Leia with embroidered blue eyes and pink and white skin.


There are no accessories with this plush doll.


The playability of this Leia is severely limited as it is a plush and it does not have a body. Annoyingly, this plush falls over or rolls over constantly, so it is poor for posing as well. One supposes little children may snuggle with it because it is entirely soft, but that is about it.


The Commonwealth Toys Star Wars Angry Birds plushes seem to be a failure commercially, as I never seem to have any problem finding any of them, including this ugly Leia plush. One suspects as the current fad for inaccurate dolls and Angry Birds fades, these will rightly become worthless. As it stands now, they are vastly overpriced in the $10 - $17 range. I suspect that the peak price has already been reached and that Leia’s value will only go down as time goes on and people wake up to the fact that the Star Wars Angry Birds plush thing is a pretty lousy fad.


This Leia looks terrible, balances poorly and can't truly do anything but be cuddled or look ugly, so it makes for a poor plush that most Star Wars fans are not going to be excited about. There is no real reason to buy the Angry Birds Leia.

For other plush toys, please check out my reviews of:
Super Deformed Santa Yoda
Ludo from Labyrinth
Giant Microbes Sore Throat


For other toy reviews, please visit my Toy Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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