Name: Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise)
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: February 2011*
* Wave 4 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in January 2011
After the disaster that was 2009’s LC Queen Amidala (BD08), we have to be honest that we had our guard up when we found out that Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) was on tap for release in The Vintage Collection. We of course had good reason to worry. If you read our Research Droids Review on the Legacy Collection Queen Amidala figure, it had one problem after another. Remember the pudgy face, swollen hands and the terrible unarticulated legs underneath her too-wide dress that made her lean? We wondered if Hasbro would ever be able to do our queen justice anymore. We were honestly quite disappointed by her because she was a figure we were hoping to thoroughly enjoy. It was puzzling as well because we got some really great versions of her even years prior like in the Power Of The Jedi line. But after getting the stunning Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) figure in our hands, our fears have been allayed and what we behold is probably one of the best figures in wave 4 of The Vintage Collection. And this is saying quite a bit for a figure that is in no way super-articulated. She still has the unarticulated legs, but the figure has been designed so well that she remains perfectly upright. Hasbro needed to get back to basics to design a Padmé Amidala figure that would satisfy the expectations of collectors who want everything super-articulated. We think they succeeded in marvelous ways and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the final product. From her pretty face and beautiful appearance, this is an action figure to make you smile.
With a mix of soft-goods and plastic molded parts that interact superbly with each other, Padmé Amidala is a wonderfully exciting action figure. Once you hold Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) in your hands, you’ll actually feel the ferocity that Hasbro had burning inside them to create an optimal female action figure that looks and feels great while knocking out two specific looks seamlessly. And what makes it more interesting is that Hasbro has not really abandoned their approach with Amidala and the big dresses she wears, but rather they have fine tuned their processes that keeps the figure authentic to the films while still maintaining their objectives and the high quality of the figure. As a result, they have created a small masterpiece. We’ll say it again. Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) is absolutely a small masterpiece. It’s cleverly constructed with duel functionality and kills two birds with one stone because of the interchangeable head coverings. This is something we get very excited about because while you may think this is something that is expected or owed to us, Hasbro could have given us only one version of her and released another a few years down the road. This action figure is something you should appreciate for more reasons than one. The last time we really saw this Hasbro work this into a Padmé figure was 2007’s TAC Padmé Amidala (No. 56). It’s nice to see the return of this flexibility and in such an enhanced way! Padmé Amidala may be limited with only eight points of articulation, but it’s plenty here.
Status: Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 8 points
Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: blaster, headdress, crown, soft-goods outer dress layer
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 24992/97568
Retail: $8.99 USD
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