Hasbro’s 6″ line of Star Wars motion figures, the Black Collection, launched a decade ago, and has gone on to present us many great representations (and a few not so nice) of Star Wars heroes and villains from throughout the galaxy. It’s, nonetheless, completely insane that it’s going to take till 2024 for the road to present us a second Padmé Amidala. Two!
Over the weekend at MCM London Comedian-Con, Hasbro lifted the lid on a couple of extra Star Wars toys headed to our galaxy early subsequent yr. Reveals for the Classic Assortment collection of three.75″ figures spanned the saga, from a brand new Rely Dooku to a brand new Clone Trooper and even a Finn, primarily based on his look in The Pressure Awakens (the primary express sequel trilogy determine from Hasbro since The Rise of Skywalker launched). The Black Collection line additionally teased a brand new celebration of the primary film of the prequel trilogy with two figures.
A younger Anakin Skywalker determine primarily based on The Phantom Menace will mark the primary time that the kid model of the Chosen One will ever be part of the Black Collection, however the second, Padmé—primarily based on her handmaiden fight apparel from the movie’s climactic Theed battle—marks solely the second time that she has appeared within the determine line in any respect. Her first look, primarily based on her Tatooine/Geonosis look from Assault of the Clones, was all the way in which again in 2019
Don’t get me unsuitable, it’s nice that we’re getting a brand new one (though she does appear like she’s bought a little bit of a bizarre head measurement factor occurring together with her sculpt), however Padmé is among the important characters of the prequels. She’s bought so many appears to be like throughout the films, and positive, not all of them would make for notably action-packed motion figures—I don’t care, give me a site visitors cone within the form of that beautiful, iconic Queen Amidala gown!—but it surely’s nonetheless utterly wild that this solely the second time in what might be virtually 11 years that such a massively essential character will get some motion determine illustration. You’ll be able to’t learn two sentences by a Hasbro Star Wars press launch and not using a new variant of Din Djarin being introduced!
The Black Collection has had a spotty history in representing feminine Star Wars characters over its run—there was a not-insignificant period of time the place the primary and solely Princess Leia determine within the line was her chainmail bikini look from Return of the Jedi—however has gotten infinitely higher lately at together with a greater number of characters from throughout the saga. Hopefully it received’t take one other 5 years till we see Padmé once more—together with many different characters from The Phantom Menace and different films nonetheless ready for his or her second on the toy shelf.