Hasbro’s 6″ line of Star Wars motion figures, the Black Collection, launched a decade in the past, and has gone on to provide us many nice 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 provide us a second Padmé Amidala. Two!
Over the weekend at MCM London Comedian-Con, Hasbro lifted the lid on a number 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 Power 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 fallacious, it’s nice that we’re getting a brand new one (though she does appear to be she’s bought a little bit of a bizarre head dimension factor occurring together with her sculpt), however Padmé is among the major characters of the prequels. She’s bought so many seems throughout the flicks, and certain, not all of them would make for significantly action-packed motion figures—I don’t care, give me a site visitors cone within the form of that beautiful, iconic Queen Amidala costume!—but it surely’s nonetheless utterly wild that this solely the second time in what shall be virtually 11 years that such a vastly vital character will get some motion determine illustration. You’ll be able to’t learn two sentences by way of a Hasbro Star Wars press launch with out a new variant of Din Djarin being introduced!
The Black Collection has had a spotty historical past in representing feminine Star Wars characters over its run—there was a not-insignificant time period 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 gained’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.
Click on by way of to see all the brand new Star Wars reveals from the weekend—all of which are actually obtainable to preorder from Hasbro Pulse, Amazon and different retailers for launch in spring 2024.