Artist J. Scott Campbell posted a bit of interesting info in a Facebook Conversation about the Princess Leia “Slave” Outfit from Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. MakingStarWars.net reported on this first. It seems Disney may be retiring this particular look for Leia, preventing new artwork, statues and other merchandise from being produced. Here’s what he posted:
J Scott Campbell Daisy Ridley won’t have to fight against anything. Disney is already well on it’s way to wiping out the “slave” outfit from any future products period. You will NOT see and future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again. Trust me.
J Scott Campbell Very. I’ve heard it from two sources. We can’t even draw Leia in a sexy pose at Marvel, let alone in that outfit! We also had a 3-D SL statue killed at a major manufacturer because there will no longer be any SL merchandise
Now that this story started making the rounds, J. Scott Campbell posted a bit of clarification on his Twitter page:
For the record, I didn’t say this with any authority, I simply mentioned it seemed to be the case: http://makingstarwars.net/2015/11/there-are-rumors-princess-leias-return-of-the-jedi-bikini-costume-is-being-retired/ …
Regardless, it does sound like the Gold Bikini is on its way out. Does that make the recent Black Series 6″ Scale shelf warmer a suddenly hot item? Probably not.