Saturday, September 27, 2008

Queen Amidala from Star Wars Episode I

Accompanying Qui-Gon from the Qui-Gon Jinn & Queen Amidala "Defense of Naboo" 2000 Portrait Edition by Hasbro is Queen Amidala of Naboo. The Queen or Padme Naberrie dons battle dress upon her return to Naboo to retake Theed Palace from the Trade Federation and capture the Neimoidian leaders.

Queen Amidala or Padme Naberrie is played by the lovely Natalie Portman, who came to prominence as Mathilda in Luc Besson's 1994 "Leon the Professional". Queen Amidala's handmaidens shadow their queen and also act as bodyguards and decoys. One of her handmaidens who donned the queen's disguise was Sabe, played by Kiera Knightley who went on to become a Pirate Lord in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At world's End (2007)". The two actresses' mothers had difficulty telling their daughters apart when the girls were in full makeup.

Padme's battle dress includes the Royal pistol, carried in a holster on her belt bearing Naboo's royal emblem




Among the many elaborate costumes worn by Queen Amidala was the Throne-room gown. This was Kubrick's version, released in 2008.



6 comments:

deSMOnd said...

Hey Alex, do you think Medicom or Sideshow will release Queen Amidala with throne-room gown in 12inch in the future? If one of them release it, I will grab it with no hesitation..

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi desmond, we know that Hasbro released Royal Elegance Queen Amidala in 1999. I doubt either company will release this because I don't think it ranks high on most collector's 'want' list :(

deSMOnd said...

I see..thanks man!!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hey desmond, no prob'm - just sharing what little i know - ha! ha! What we really really want is Padme Naberrie in the Geonosian arena, wearing that skin tight white outfit - hubba hubba! Instead Sideshow released a Clone Wars animated Padme - bad decision me thinks

deSMOnd said...

Ya, I think it's better to get an original movie figure rather than anime character. To me, I prefer real human headsculpt than anime headsculpt.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Anime headsculpts are fine with me if they are done correctly. Case in point - Hot Toys Deunan and Briareos