Name: Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion)
Collection: Power Of The Jedi
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: February 2001
Queen Amidala is a skilled leader who is committed to maintaining her people's way of life. She is a peaceful leader who always looks for the solution that requires the least amount of military action. Although she has been trained most of her life to enter into a leadership role, the Trade Federation blockade and certain invasion will put her skills to the ultimate test.
The Power Of The Jedi line was innovatively brought together the entire Star Wars saga under one banner for the very first time. Characters based on the Original Trilogy, the Expanded Universe and The Phantom Menace (as well as some Sneak Preview Attack Of The Clones figures) shared equal space and time on store shelves, making it very easy for collectors of all types to find the figures they wanted most for their own collections. With many of the figures released in the Power Of The Jedi line, they initially were planned for The Power Of The Force “2” line, but those plans were shelved in favor of regrouping them under one roof which made the most sense. In retrospect, the Episode I line ended abruptly. Interest in the film and the corresponding toys waned and distribution came to a grinding halt. The last few waves of figures became impossible to lock down and many characters fans desired to see enter the basic figure line never had the chance to get made. Thankfully, the Power Of The Jedi line got things back on track and we received some of the nicest action figures based on Episode I in this lineup as a result. Three standout figures in the Power Of The Jedi lines were various iterations and disguises of Queen Amidala, but perhaps more accurately in most instances, her decoy. Always able to make decent interpretations of this character in the basic figure line, Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) is an action figure that will surely age gracefully.
Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) is actually the one and only Padmé Amidala action figure in the Power Of The Jedi line. The other two Queen Amidala figures were her decoy Sabe. The whole queen versus decoy thing became a little muddled in the basic figure line, but if you look carefully in the film, you’ll easily see when it’s actually Padmé Amidala or when it’s actually Sabé. Based on a very moving and beautiful scene of the queen coming to terms with the attack of the Separatist Droid Army on Naboo, Hasbro has faithfully recreated the outfit to make an action figure that will evidently stand the test of time. This gown, complete with light-up “peacock” ornaments along the perimeter of the base of her gown along with an ornate headdress, gives this particular look of Queen Amidala an extremely hyper royal appearance. This is of course intended to give this impression. As an action figure, the translation into plastic is fantastic. Although significantly limited in articulation, the sculpt and deco here are the victors and rise above any disappointments in lack of articulation or accessories here. Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) is gorgeous and well decorated. You can easily see why this action figure will hold up well over the years and provide collectors with a toy that function more like a evergreen than a perennial. Although Padmé Amidala only appears in this outfit for a very short while in the film, we’re happy that Hasbro made it one of their first offerings in the Power Of The Jedi lineup.
Status: Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 4 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shouldera, swivel torso
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2000
Assortment Number: 84455/84629
Retail: $5.99 USD
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