Thomas infiltrates the Senate for a chance meeting with Padmé Amidala from Hasbro’s 2019 Black Series line
Padmé Amidala was a courageous, hopeful leader, serving as Queen and then Senator of Naboo — and was also handy with a blaster. More than 5 years after the debut of the Black Series line, we are finally getting a Padmé Amidala figure, it was about damn time!
The figure comes with 2 blasters – a Naboo blaster and a battle droid blaster, and also a hand for the battle droid blaster as this one is bigger. So, I’m happy Hasbro is incorporating interchangeable hands for Star Wars figures now, hopefully, it’ll be a more common feature in the future! The figure has 18 points of articulation.
Unlike S.H. Figuarts, Hasbro has chosen to do a Padmé figure with her white outfit from Geonosis but not battle arena damaged, which is great because you have a better range of scenes to do for toy photography. The outfit is screen accurate with good paint apps and I really love the cape texture, they totally nailed it!
As for the paint apps on the face, I’m utterly disappointed, mine has some sloppy paint apps that are noticeable! The moles on Padmé’s face weren’t digital print tech which explains the sloppy paint apps, that’s too bad! Otherwise, the digital print is really good, I have nothing to complain about on this side. The face sculpt is fairly impressive! The Figuarts head sculpt remains the best one though and also they had the sense to use the digital tech to reproduce the moles!
It is a great figure and it was about time Hasbro made a Padmé figure but it suffers from some sloppy paint apps on the face, which is disappointing so be careful when you pick yours up from the shelf.
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