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Hasbro Star Wars Episode 1 Padme Naberrie Figure

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      21.07.2010 19:19
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      Good for fans, not ideal as a toy

      When Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Meanace was released in cinemas Hasbro, with the official licence to make everything from card games to this range of action figures, went overboard in producing merchandise and sat back waiting to count the money. The figures flew off the shelves as fans lapped up the goods to accompany the newest star wars movie in decades. However, within months the sales dried up and Hasbro had obviously massively over produced as these figures became permanent fixtures in discount and bargain stores across the land.

      This figurine is Padme who plays a small role in the first film, but becomes central thereafter. This is Padme dressed in her outfit from when she goes undercover as Queen Amidala to accompany the Jedi Knights on their quest for peace. It's a simple blue top with brown trousers outfit and obviously identical to the one seen in the movie.

      The figure is well made as always from Hasbro and has a auroa of quality. It will for certain stand up to repeated bashings from over eager kids as well as looking good in a collection, or for collectors it looks nice within its packaging. The only downside in the looks is really the face which doesn't look anything like the actress who plays her in the movie (Natalie Portman). This doesn't effect enjoyment of the product but is worth mentioning.

      One of the selling points of the range was the innovative com chip feature which worked simply. The purchase of a come chip card reader was required which basically looked like a huge walkie talkie and then with every figure you bought you got a chip with relevant soundbytes on. Ideal for fans with cash but annoying for those who didn't have a reader to get the most of their figures. Although I assume for collectors who preserve the figures in the boxes this isn't an issue. This particular chip has 3 phrases which play in use with the reader and are clear and vivid.

      It's a figure from the simple, cheapest range and being an "undercover" character the others in the series are far more flamboyant and detailed.

      But its nevertheless a quality product and should be available for cheap (50p to £1) still in its casing!

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      13.07.2010 16:55
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      Decent action figure, best as a set

      Back in 1999 or 2000, Star Wars Episode 1 was thrilling kids and disappointing long-term fans worldwide. However, having been a massive hit with the children (and even if it hadn't), there came the wave of merchandising, from puzzles to storybooks to whatever.

      Obviously the action figures were the best. And what Hasbro did, for a bit of originality, was come up with the Commtech system and series of toys. What it was, essentially, was a character who you place on top of their "commtech chips" and then put on top of your Jedi communicator (sold separately) and the communicator would speak famous lines from the film. It was really cool at the time, especially for a kid.

      The figure is about 3.7 inches tall and dressed in Padme (actually Queen Amidala) in her Tatooine moisture farmer disguise. While often difficult to get decent detail especially in female faces, the amount of work by Hasbro in this one is quite impressive. The body and clothing is modeled and painted very well, too, doing justice to the work done by the costume designer. Although simple and a huge step down from her usual Queen dresses, this simple farmer costume is well made and looks good

      Her commtech chip speaks three lines from the film, adding, I don't know, authenticity when the children replay scenes from the films. The chips also help the character stand up properly, too, as by herself Padme is prone to falling over a lot

      All in all, great as a set, with the other characters, a bit pointless by itself.

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      01.07.2010 21:55
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      A nice figure, but there are better ones

      Amongst the large range of later Star Wars collectable figurines is the Padme Naberrie figure dressed in rebel gear. Whilst Padme's character was not in the first 3 Star Wars films made by George Lucas, her character was always a very important part of the Star Wars saga.

      The figure I am reviewing here is one we have in our collection. Padme is dressed in less flamboyant clothing than those she wears as queen. She is dressesd in plain dark brown trousers and a tabard type top. She wears a mid blue top layered underneath and looks more rebel fighter than queen.

      Her trousers are tucked neatly into her long knee length boots. Those boots are made for more than just walking. She is dressed for action, not for posing in the throne room and accepting guests.

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      Padme the young queen of the planet Naboo has been immortalized in many variations. She has a hand maiden and advisor who is the double of herself and her destiny and that of Padme are linked. Padme is such an important Star Wars character, that any collector will want to have her within their collection.

      Our Padme Naberrie figure came with a Pod racing viewer screen and also a special gadget called a 'Comm Tech Chip'. The Comm Tech Chip has a picture of Padme on it so you can identify it as hers and if you have a separate Comm Tech reader, you can hear Padme's voice through it.

      In her real life as queen Padme would never be seen dressed this way, but she is under cover here. The features of Padme are based on Natalie Portman who played her. Whilst I can see some resemblance to Natalie, I do think that Padme looks rather shocked with her wide eyed look. Padme's dark hair is long and plaited across the top, but flows more freely towards the back.

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      There is some confusion to non Star Wars fans about the way that the series of films came out in the cinemas. After all we saw Darth Vadar and Luke Sky Walker prior to meeting Padme, mother of both twins Luke and Princess Leia.

      Darth Vadar was the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker who was turned to the dark side. Anakin was Padme's partner and the father of the two twins. So Padme as mum to two main characters is an important figure to have.

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      If you have a reader for the Comm Tech Chip you can hear Padme say the following phrases:

      I've been trained in defense. I can take care of myself!

      You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?

      These junk dealers must have a weakness of some kind!

      Ooh err! The little boy she refers to is her future partner to be and dad to twins, evil all rounder `Darth Vadar! Mm wonder who thought that out then!

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      Padme comes packed in a very attractive pack which has a see through plastic section containing her, the chip and the pod race view screen. The pack shows another of the terrible Sith Lords, the fearsome and frightening Darth Maul.

      Padme is suitable as a toy for children from age 4 upwards, but is very often collected by adults.

      Padme is an adept warrior, so she could battle amongst other Star Wars figures if you have them. She has movable arms and legs and her head can turn left and right. She is not 100% posable as her arms do not bend, but then most of the star wars figures that we have are the same.

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      Collectors will not indulge in even the mere thought of opening her pack, as this would devalue her. However her value has not really sky rocketed. We paid £4.99 for our figurine and prices since then have gone up and down. This particular figure has never been one of the more valuable ones, so I see no reason why she cannot be taken out of her box for a child to play with.

      You can still buy a Padme figure like this one and should expect to pay around £4 to £8 for her. I think that some of the more glamorous versions of Padme in her queenly robes are prettier and more desirable, so with that in mind I think she is worthy of a 3 star rating.

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      20.03.2010 13:26
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      a good figure

      Padmé Naberrie is an exotic sounding name, a name which you might associate with royalty. Probably just as well because she is Padmé Amidala Skywalker, from the Star Wars movies. You won't find this character in the older movies, but she does appear in George Lucas' newer films which he made in the late nineties. At the time of the films, Hasbro were busy making copious action figures and this lady was high up on the importance scale. She played a significant role in the films and an action figure seemed very necessary. You can buy several Padmé figures, but this one finds her in more rustic clothing, as seen in the first episode.

      Her face has been captured very well, with slim petite features outlining her youth and beauty. The skin is a soft pale colour and the features and delicate. Neat eyes and a pert mouth are both done well here. Her hair is a strong match too, scraped back behind her head in a casual fashion.

      The clothing looks rough, primitive even, but the balance of browns and blues is good with a great level of texturing on the surface. The costume is multilayered so she wears robust short looking things underneath the outer garment, this gives the figure more body and life. Sturdy legs support the figure, but the bets bit of design work comes just under the belt line, where the rustic tunic really comes to life with pleats and lines.

      She comes with a talking com chip and a small accessory which both add value to the figure. This is pleasing toy which can be purchased for about three quid boxed, as it is quite common. It takes me back to the days when Luke roamed Tatooine so I think it is an essential nostalgic buy.

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