Day 19: Tatooine blue dress sketch by Michael Regina

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Artist: Michael Regina
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Price: $20

I commissioned Michael Regina to create this sketch of Padmé Amidala in the blue dress she wore on Tatooine in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones at AmeliaCon in Amelia Island, Florida, on September 6, 2014.

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Day 18: Star Wars Galaxy 7 sketch card by Howard Shum

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Item: Sketch by Howard Shum
Set: Star Wars Galaxy Series 5
Manufacturer: Topps
Price: $21.83

After a successful return in 2009 with series 4, Topps released Star Wars Galaxy series 5 in 2010. This sketch by Howard Shum show Padmé in her Ilum “Snowbunny” outfit from Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Day 17: Star Wars Masterwork Padmé Amidala #8

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Title: Padmé Amidala
Set: Star Wars Masterwork
Manufacturer: Topps
Card: 8
Price: $50 for a mini box

Star Wars Masterwork Is the most premium Star Wars trading card set ever created!
– From base cards to the rarest hits, the unprecedented design, ultra-premium stock and the finest classic imagery, each card is a work of art.
Printed on 72pt stock, the base cards are of extremely high quality. There are numerous levels of parallel versions of base cards and even the chase cards have multiple parallel versions on materials ranging from canvas to acetate to metal.

This card was in the very last mini box in my order from Chicagoland Sports Cards & Memorabilia. That pack also included a sketch card by Lee Khose of Boba Fett.

Day 15: Queen Amidala Fashion set

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Item: Star Wars Queen Amidala Fashion Set
Manufacturer: Disney
Price: $13.95

This doll set features seven different outfits for the Queen and Senator from Naboo. A separate set featured Princess Leia and her outfits. Those sets have now been replaced by a set which includes both Padmé Amidala and Leia Organa.

I purchased this set at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace in June 2008.

Day 14: Nesting Doll

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Item: Star Wars Attack of the Clones Nesting Doll
Price: unknown (gift)

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I present an item of Padmé Amidala and Jedi Anakin Skywalker. Inside, there is a doll with an image of Padmé in her Geonosis Arena Battle outfit.

I believe this is a mass-produced item as I got this one from my parents when they went on a trip to eastern Europe. I had an almost identical one that a friend got me in Russia.

Day 13: Amidala by Jerry Vanderstelt #13/150

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Title: Amidala
Artist: Jerry Vanderstelt
Edition: #13/150
Size: 17″ x 22″
Material: Giclée on Paper
Price: $108.75

This highly detailed print of Padmé Amidala in her wedding dress is the first of two prints featuring Padmé Amidala by Jerry Vanderstelt available through Acme Archives. There is a larger giclée on canvas version of this image that is limited to 50 pieces.

I purchased the print from Acme Archives during a 25% off sale in December 2010.

Day 12: Galactic Files #12: Queen Amidala, Queen of Naboo

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Title: Queen Amidala: Queen of Naboo
Set: Star Wars Galactic Files
Card: 12 (of 350 base cards)
Manufacturer: Topps
Price: $35 for complete set and inserts

Galactic Files is the largest, most comprehensive Star Wars trading card set. Ever. Each card is a stunning visual masterpiece with multiple finishes and premium foil-stamping on heavy 24 pt. stock. Expansive coverage of characters, vehicles and creatures from six films, The Clone Wars and the Expanded Universe (comics, novels, etc.) in one massive set.

I purchased one box from Forbidden Planet, but then bought a complete set on eBay.

Day 11: Ambush at Ilum Padmé Amidala figure

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Title: Star Wars Battle Packs: Ambush at Ilum
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Price: $14

Week 2: Snowbunny Padmé

The Ambush at Ilum Battle Pack contains R2-D2, C-3PO and two Chameleon Droids in addition to the Padmé Amidala figure. The figures are in a more realistic style than how they appeared on screen. Based upon “Chapter 16” of Star Wars: Clone Wars, the final chapter in a three chapter arc which takes place predominately on the planet Ilum. Chameleon droids infiltrate a cave on Ilum from which the Jedi harvest lightsaber crystals. Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee are present in the cave and fight the droids. Padmé who is transporting Jedi Master Yoda diverts to Ilum to rescue them. When Yoda is slow to return to the yacht she wonders off and comes face-to-face with four droids herself.

This is the only multi-figure, multi-character pack to include an Amidala figure. While it has been pointed out that there have been far more Anakin Skywalker figures produced than Padmé figures, the number of carded figures is actually somewhat close. It is the large number of figures packed with vehicles or other figures that creates the discrepancy.

I purchased several of these Battle Packs, all at Target, at prices ranging from $4.98 to $19.99.

Day 10: Star Wars Galaxy 7 Catherine Taber Sketchagraph by Lin Workman

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Item: Padmé Amidala Sketch-agraph
Set: Star Wars Galaxy 7
Manufacturer: Topps
Price: $128

Released in January 2012, Star Wars Galaxy 7 was the first set to feature Sketch-agraph cards based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. An autographed card is sent to an artist who adds a sketch of the character portrayed by the signer. The card was signed by voice actor Catherine Taber who provides the voice of Senator Amidala in the animated series. This original Padmé Amidala art was then drawn by my friend Lin Workman of the Memphis Fan Force (Suspicious Mind Trick)..

After weeks of trying to win any Cat Taber-signed Padmé card, I won this card on eBay in March 2012.