Disney To Retire All Slave Leia Merchandise In The Future

November 5, 2015


According to sources inside Disney, the company (along with Lucasfilm) plans to discontinue the manufacture and sale of any Slave Leia merchandise in the future. Will that make what already exists more collectible? One blogger with a self-storage unit full of Slave Leia merchandise hopes so! There is also a push to rename Slave Leia to Slayer Leia, since she uses the very same chains Jabba used to hold her captive to choke that sluggy f***er out until his eyes roll back in his head.

The "Slayer Leia" concept appears to be riding a wave of unease in the Star Wars fan community -- unease not with the costume itself, but with the way it has traditionally been portrayed in various forms of merchandise.

"Not only does Leia win, but she slays her oppressor Jabba with the chains that bind her," Star Wars blogger Tricia Barr wrote this summer on her site Fangirl..."

"Female cosplayers have taken the powerful message embedded in the character and worn the costume with pride..."

The fact that the slave attire serves valid storytelling and characterization purposes within the movie, however, does not somehow automatically give a free pass to all the ways Lucasfilm or its licensees have exploited the costume and its image since then.

I never even thought of that, that really is a powerful message. Of course, if George Lucas had his way he would probably remove Slave Leia from the movie entirely and replace her with a CG space bear or something. I also heard in the Mos Eisley scene between Han and Greedo he wanted to replace Han's blaster pistol with a baby so there's no way he could have shot first.

Thanks to everyone who sent this, several of whom are on eBay right now buying all the Slave Leia toys they can find.

  • captaindash

    The movies are chock full of ultra violent deaths from beginning to end. No problem. A girl is in a bikini?! Ban it! Ban it! Ban it for the sake of the children!

  • Emilio Lizardo
  • Ozolz .

    When will they remove the vader outfit because its black?

  • Halfaxia

    fuck this centuary

  • Ed

    Slave Leia is just too sexy for Disney. I suppose CGI coverings are next.

  • bean420

    You're right, it would be much better to teach them when they are chained to sit there like a good little kitty would. Idiot.

  • bluecheesedressing

    PC has peaked.

  • autoceptor

    Sadly, I doubt it.

  • dougfunnay

    now its going to be worth a fortune

  • Gary Springer

    Political correctness is going way too far.

  • Madgame

    Fine. I'll just jerk it to Ugnaughts instead.

  • Meh

    Enough with all the star wars trash already.

  • bobbyflavor

    Because nothing says "empowering" like teaching women to be ashamed of their naked bodies.

  • C-Basstian

    Well.. we now know there will be no scantily clad women in the new movies... refund my ticket.. lol

    Also I'm pretty sure you can see the twi'lek's nipples but no comment on that by Disney a company famous for embedding subliminal sexual messages in their movies... i guess if it's obvious it's a problem.

  • GodOfFoxes

    And now i've just spent 10 minutes looking up twi'lek's nipples to see what the heck you were talking about.

  • Anon the Mouse

    "Female cosplayers have taken the powerful message embedded in the character and worn the costume with pride..."

    Uh no, they wear it at cons to get stared at by a crowd of men for their own egos.


  • Bling Nye

    Because women clearly can't be strong AND sexy. PFFT.


  • flyppster

    "The "Slayer Leia" concept appears to be riding a wave of unease in the Star Wars fan community" -- are they truly fans? If so, this wouldn't even be a discussion. Is it because of that dad that couldn't help touching himself when he saw one of these at Target, which confused his two sheltered children when they saw exposed skin?

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