There aren't many catchphrases to survive The Fifth Element , but Leeloo did have one word that really struck a chord and is also no doubt a question you have right now. "Multipass?" Yes. Leeloo has a Multipass! It's unpainted and tiny, so you're probably going to lose it because if it gets in your carpet you will never see it again. It's not the smallest 3 3/4-inch accessory ever, but it's definitely close. Molded in her skin color plastic, Leeloo has a lot of paint to get her up to spec while also being somewhat convincing as a retro figure. The only problem is that the paint isn't glossy, and old Kenner toys were shiny little dears.
As sculpting goes, it seems Funko seems to have upped their game with this line. Figures don't have the same nearly-identical bend in their arms, plus Leeloo's little hands are sculpted to hold the even littler Multipass. The outfit is more or less true to the movie - confusing, but true to the movie - with the orange plastic straps and tight shirt and all of that stuff. Other than the orange straps I'm pretty sure I see people dress close to this nowadays, and the texture on the shirt is a nice contrast to the smooth orange swiss cheese suspenders. Her head sculpt is good, and the deco is appropriately subdued - the face isn't wild-eyed or heavily made up like in a few scenes in the movie. In this case they did a nice job keeping it "retro," but the glossy boots are one of those things we didn't see much in the old days.
Some of the figures have curious cuts in the pants, but you only will notice these if you open and play with the figures. I guess there must be an art to butt-cuts that I've been taking for granted, because some ReAction figures have weird corners in their posteriors when you have them sit down. This line in particular is plagued with them, although it's not a huge deal it should be minimized. She has no problems standing or sitting, or interacting with her Multipass. I suspect she'll fit in any vintage Kenner vehicles without too much of a fuss, too, and I really do appreciate that sort of thing here. Having said that, rotating her legs down results in massive gaps between her belt and the leg, and maybe this is how they had to do it for aesthetics (and assuming most people won't be playing with this figure) but man oh man does it look weird. I guess the secret is to not have her sit unless you're putting her in a vehicle. I assume this will be no problem for most fans.
Her accessory is one of the Stones, the Fire Stone. It has some wavy lines and can't be held in her hands, but it looks cool and will probably convince you to buy more figures to get all of the blocks. Her other accessory is the Multipass, unpainted but generally sculpted to look like the film prop. I have to give Funko massive credit for the form fit to get it in her hands - even Hasbro struggles with that a lot of the time. Now all I have to do is worry that I not lose it due to its impossibly tiny size.
While getting any face at this scale and in this style done right is difficult, they did a pretty good job here. Compared to your Leias and your other ReActions, she's pretty great. I don't know if this figure and Funko making other items means that they're finally getting better about licensing - due to the nature of these figures and Pop! vinyl releases I assume they're skirting the likeness rights issues - but she's pretty good. Not even "better than nothing," but a pretty nifty figure that works nicely as a toy. This particular line is shaping up to be quite good - I suggest snagging it if you're into this movie.
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