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Padmé Amidala - TCW [B] - Basic (No. 20)

Name: Padmé Amidala
Collection: The Clone Wars [Blue]
Number: No. 20
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: January 2009
License: Hasbro

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Padmé has worn many mantles during her young life, including queen, senator and warrior. To each role, she brings her characteristic poise and intelligence, whether she is in the midst of a diplomatic discussion or facing a menacing encounter with an enemy.

This was the first animated figure of Padmé Amidala we got in The Clone Wars line. She was a great debut figure, especially since she looked familiar to the hardcore collectors. (And by that we mean she is an animated figure of a movie-based character.) Essentially Padmé Amidala is an animated interpretation of her appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, but this time with a purple cape and hood. But if you choose to display her without the cape and hood, you will see this close relationship much more easily. Padmé Amidala is the type of action figure that pleases collectors and will even crack a smirk on the face of many of the hardcore “movie only” collectors since she is recognizable from the films (and quite faithful as well). Hasbro is obviously inundated with work for The Clone Wars line because aside from the clones and other repaints, all figures must be tooled from the ground up. Likewise Padmé Amidala is an all-new figure. And since all of the figures are new, some will have less articulation. Padmé Amidala is one of these examples, but it works in her favor. And she is a beautiful figure too.

Padmé Amidala has a beautifully lean and athletic body. (She should - just like her appearance in the films.) This toned body type has translated well into the action figure. Complete with delicate arms, toned legs and a waist to make most envious, Padmé Amidala is the archetype for what a heroine should look like. Not only is the body of the action figure a true representation of her character, the portrait on her face has caught the expression of a discerning woman of distinguished courage. Her eyes are big but not full of emotion to interpret what she is feeling easily. Padmé Amidala has a lot less articulation than you may have hoped but trust us when we say less is more here. Engineered with only a modest eight points of articulation, we want to express immediately that this isn’t a paltry amount. She can be posed in a variety of ways and it is just enough in our opinions. Hasbro also ensured that the joints she does have are very well hidden. This is always a nice added bonus for our figures. And while you may wish for more movement since she is in an outfit that she was very active in you will likely see that due to her thin arms and legs, it may have and adverse effect on the figure's aesthetic. This could make her look strange.

Padmé Amidala looks a little static in her pose, but she also looks awesome. Her outfit is cast in a very clean white plastic and you will find various and diverse ornamentation throughout her close-fitting gear. We think Padmé looks best without her head gear, but we understand why Hasbro needed to include it as an extra accessory. Speaking of accessories, she comes with a battle droid blaster in addition to her Naboo blaster pistol. And of course her hat and cape are removable as well. Padmé Amidala's head sculpt is excellent and Hasbro designed her hair just like how we saw it in Episode II (it just makes her look spectacular). Overall, Padmé Amidala is one of the better action figures in The Clone Wars line and it affirms to us that Hasbro is trying their best to make both collectors and kids happy with their rich line of action figures based on the television series. We bet Padmé Amidala will see various releases throughout The Clone Wars run and if Hasbro keeps releasing great figures like this one, we have a lot to look forward to indeed. But is fate is any indication, Hasbro will take their good old time getting them out to us.

Collector Notes

Padmé Amidala

Status: Padmé Amidala is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points (8 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left bicep (1), swivel right bicep (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: droid blaster, removable hood, removable cape, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: 2008

Assortment Number: 87940/87638

UPC: 653569350460

Retail: $7.99 USD

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Padmé Amidala

The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1] Wave 4
Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion) (No. 19)
Padmé Amidala (No. 20)
Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) (No. 21)
MagnaGuard (No. 22)
R3-S6 Goldie (No. 23)

Added: February 6, 2010
Category: Clone Wars [Blue], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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