Day 181: Star Wars Masterwork Padmé Amidala #8 Silver Parallel

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Title: Padmé Amidala
Set: Star Wars Masterwork
Manufacturer: Topps
Card: 8
Edition: #56/99 Silver Parallel

Price: $9.99

Star Wars Masterwork is the most premium Star Wars trading card set ever created!
Printed on 72pt stock, the base cards are of extremely high quality. There are numerous levels of parallel versions of base cards.The so-called silver parallels despite looking more bronze, numbered to 99 of each base card, is the third rarest parallel behind the green /50 and the gold 1/1.

I purchased this card on eBay on February 16, 2015.

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Day 180: The Senator #180/200

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Title: The Senator
Artist: Craig Drake
Edition: 180/200
Size: 11″ x 17″
Price: $37.49

Craig Drake has now done several licensed pieces of art for Lucasfilm including the key art for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, but his first works were a series of five women of Star Wars which also included Aayla Secura “The General”, Aurra Sing “The Hunter”, Leia Organa “The Princess”, and Ann and Tan “The Twins”. I believe I only own “The Senator” and “The General”. Those five are among several used in a 2013 calendar. Both this print and the calendar were exclusive to StarWarsShop.com.

I bought this print from StarWarsShop.com on December 2, 2009.

Day 175: Star Wars Celebration II Official Program

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Item: Star Wars Celebration II Official Program
Artist: Matt Busch
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Star Wars Celebration II was held in May 2002 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Matt Busch created the key art used on the official program.

I purchased the program at the convention center as I attended Celebration II.

Day 174: Queen Amidala watch

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Item: Queen Amidala Star Wars Episode I chatacter watch
Manufacturer: The Nelsonic Watch Co.
Price: $10.50

Nelson released several watches to capitalize on the return of Star Wars to movie theaters. This Queen Amidala watch is notable in that Sabe is pictured rather than the queen. Original retail price was $29.99.

I purchased this watch on ebay on July 12, 2015.

Day 173: Black Series #01 Padmé Amidala action figure

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Item: Padmé Amidala action figure
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Line: Black Series 3 3/4″
Number: #01
Price: $9.99

Hasbro’s 3 3/4″ Black Series began in 2013 with what had originally been planned as a wave of Droid Factory figures. Padmé Amidala kicked off the line as figure #01 and was joined by seven other figures in the first wave. It had been since 2002 that Amidala was produced in a midriff-baring figure in this scale. In 2015, the figure saw limited release on a Droid Factory card.

I purchased this figure at Toys R Us in Summer 2013.

Day 172: Marvel Star Wars #1 sketch variant by Roy Cover

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Item: Padmé Amidala sketch on cover of Star Wars #1
Artist: Roy Cover
Publisher: Marvel
Image Size:6 1/4″ x 7 3/4″
Price: $80

Marvel took over publishing Star Wars comics at the beginning of 2015. Issue #1 had over 100 different covers including a blank sketch variant. After missing out on every Topps Star Wars Masterwork sketch card by Roy Cover, I jumped at the chance to buy this larger color sketch where the Senator is depicted in the blue outfit she wore on Tatooine with Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

I purchased this comic on eBay directly from Roy Cover with a Best Offer of $80 on July 14, 2015.

Day 171: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones children’s book

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Item: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Little Golden Book
Illustrator: Ethen Beavers
Author: Christopher Nicholas
Publisher: A Golden Book
Price: $4.99

The full Star Wars saga has been given the Little Golden Book treatment. The Attack of the Clones book not only features Senator Padmé Amidala on the cover, but in six of the illustrations inside the book. We start with the assassination attempt on the Coruscant landing platform. Next, we see Anakin Skywalker saving her from two kouhuns. The Senator travels home to Naboo and we see her with Anakin Skywalker in a meadow. We don’t see her on Tatooine, but when the story moves to Geonosis, we see her captured by Jango Fett and then in the Geonosian arena. Finally, we see  Padmé and Anakin marry on Naboo.

I purchased this book July 22, 2015, at Books-a-Million, six days before its official release.