She was a queen, a senator, and a courageous leader who strove for peace. Padmé Amidala is a character who deserves more love and attention on a regular basis, and thankfully, she’s been appearing in more content and merchandise within the last two years.
To keep track of it all, we compiled this list of goodies and made our own suggestions of what we’d like to see in the near future.
itty bittys Plush — Hallmark
An Amidala itty bitty! Christine Taylor, Hallmark’s licensing creative manager, spoke with StarWars.com and said, “We had a spot for another character from The Phantom Menace, so we thought Padmé would provide another opportunity to represent the awesome female power in Star Wars. We chose her in her Queen Amidala outfit because it is so iconic and incredible, we knew it would make a super-cute itty bitty.” The adorable Queen Amidala itty bitty made an appearance at SDCC 2018, and it will be released in October 2018.
S.H.Figuarts Queen Amidala — Bandai Tamashii Nations
This S.H. Figuarts Queen Amidala figure would look gorgeous on any shelf. It was unveiled late last year, but unfortunately, there haven’t been any updates regarding when and where the figure will be released.
Meisho Movie Realization — Bandai Tamashii Nations
Back at Star Wars Celebration London, Bandai Tamashii Nations unveiled art of a Meisho Movie Realization series of Star Wars figures inspired by ancient Japan. Designed by the legendary Takayuki Takeya, this collection will also include a Queen Amidala figure. She briefly appeared on screen at SDCC 2018, but no release date was mentioned.
Queen’s Shadow and Other Books
Arriving on March 5, 2019, from Disney Lucasfilm Press is the Queen’s Shadow novel by E. K. Johnston (with cover art by Tara Phillips). The novel will explore a new chapter in Padmé’s life as she moves on from being Naboo’s Queen to Naboo’s Senator. StarWars.com briefly spoke with the author about why she loves Padmé and what fans can expect from the book.
Additionally, if you haven’t picked it up already, Padmé is featured in Thrawn: Alliances and an exclusive poster was distributed at SDCC. She will also be included in the upcoming book by Amy Ratcliffe, Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. And in July, she appeared in an issue of Star Wars Adventures.
Pop! Figure (Geonosis Outfit) — Funko
Originally released as an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive, this Padmé Funko Pop! is also available to purchase from GameStop. It features her Geonosis outfit from Attack of the Clones, specifically the version after being attacked by the nexu in the Geonosian arena.
S.H.Figuarts Padmé Amidala — Bandai Tamashii Nations
The S.H.Figuarts Padmé Amidala figure was released in 2017, and while this limited edition item is no longer for sale, there are some available on eBay. Before you go spending hundreds of dollars on it, we first recommend reading this review from Brick City Blockade for additional details.
Forces of Destiny Adventure Figure — Hasbro
In case you missed it, Hasbro released a Forces of Destiny Adventure Figure of Padmé earlier this year, and it features her pilot outfit from Attack of the Clones. She also wears the outfit in “The Starfighter Stunt.” The figure is currently available at the HasbroToyShop.
Padmé Amidala Blazer — Her Universe
Padmé owned several senatorial outfits, and thanks to Her Universe, fans can now dress up as stylishly as she does in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the animated series, the geek fashion company released a purple blazer inspired by one of Padmé’s Senate gowns.
Dreaming of More
Personally, I’d love to see Loungefly make a Queen Amidala purse. It could be a tote with art of her red royal gown or a handbag that features the Naboo emblem. I’d also like to see Padmé inspired jewelry with quality materials. RockLove Jewelry, for example, does beautiful and unique pieces that are worth every penny. Also, where are the Padmé inspired makeup sets? I don’t use eye shadow, but I know plenty of Star Wars fans who do and it’d be great to see a color palette inspired by her wardrobe.
The possibilities are endless, but we just keep getting the generic Darth Vader/C-3PO/R2-D2/Stormtrooper merchandise that isn’t cutting it anymore. Less merchandise with overused characters and more merchandise with underused characters.
What other Padmé merchandise would you like to see?