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Padmé Amidala - FOD - Basic Figures

Name: Padmé Amidala
Collection: Forces Of Destiny
Number: N/A
Scale: 11-Inch Figures
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: TBD
License: Hasbro

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A courageous, hopeful leader, she served as Queen before becoming Senator of Naboo.

While the first wave of the various Forces Of Destiny line relied on some reuse of characters, it appears that Hasbro is thinking outside of the box to release other engaging female characters from across the Star Wars galaxy to add to this girl-focused line. Forces Of Destiny is in a bit of pickle lately. The first wave didn’t come remotely close to meeting sales expectation, and there have been quite a few cancellations as well. Now the line appears over, but not before getting out some of the newest characters introduced in the series on YouTube. We understand that if a character exists in multiple outfits that they’re likely candidates for Forces of Destiny. But there are so many strong women who are Jedi Masters or are from the original Expanded Universe that deserve their day in the sun in this high-quality line too. Now that seems an unlikelihood because time has run out for this property. Perhaps Hasbro would have best served the Star Wars collecting community by making 3.75” versions of these characters instead of going for the kneejerk reaction of a Star Wars Bratz line. The Forces Of Destiny doll line is definitely a departure from the show in that these figures have a collective likeness: Star Wars versions of Bratz or Monster High figures. They don’t look like the two-dimensional characters portrayed in the show.

Forces Of Destiny is approached in a way to appeal to young girls. The figures in this line meet all the definitions of that market: rooted hair, interchangeable clothing, cutesy “animal” accessories, and mixed media to give the dolls a life of their own, whether it be soft-goods clothing or molded plastic outfits. Forces Of Destiny captures the best of both worlds and hopefully with a corresponding media event (the Forces Of Destiny shorts on YouTube), the line will blossom into something that parents and children can enjoy today while staying within the boundaries of the Star Wars universe. Eleven inches in scale and full of articulation and fine workmanship, Forces Of Destiny gives us hope that young female Star Wars fans may have a new interest in collecting. Most Forces Of Destiny figures come with 20 points of articulation. There is premium articulation in the upper body mostly. But you will find other places with ball-jointed articulation like the knees for example. These dolls possess uniqueness when compared to one another, even beyond their outfits and accessories. So, that’s a testament to the artfulness of the line. You can “tell” who Padmé Amidala is against Rey Of Jakku from the head sculpt. And they recreated her hairstyle beautifully as well.

Padmé Amidala is featured in her Naboo Pilot disguise from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Part of a somber scene in Episode II, the Forces Of Destiny “off screen” story is quite different and features Padmé Amidala as a heroine and not a victim of Zam Wesell’s terroristic attack. This is great for everyone. Her outfit is very nicely done. She comes with a highly-detailed removable helmet, but sadly it tugs on her hair when you take it on and off, so that will get messed up over time. But you can see her face clearly through it which is something that can be tricky for toymakers to master. The leather-like vest is a separate piece, and she also comes with a removable belt, two removable gauntlets, and two removable boots. Also, included is a droid blaster which fits beautifully into her hands. We're surprised that Hasbro didn’t go with her Naboo blaster instead, but the droid blaster works well too. There are so many parts where you have to question how Hasbro can cost it all out here, especially when they are so stingy when it comes to accessories with the 3.75” basic figure line and The Black Series 6” line. The high quality doll line allows us to rest easy that Hasbro is committed to making excellent figures for a new audience. Forces Of Destiny does this with relative ease, but time has run out. Better luck next time.

Collector Notes

Padmé Amidala

Status: Padmé Amidala is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 20 points (12 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), swivel waist (1) (inhibited movement), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)

Accessory Count: 7

Accessory Details: removable helmet, left gauntlet, right gauntlet, droid blaster, left boot, right boot, vest

Date Stamp: 2017

Assortment Number: C3521/C1621

UPC: 630509525324

Retail: $19.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.

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Added: December 3, 2018
Category: Forces Of Destiny
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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