When Funko and Lucasfilm chose to create a new Padmé Amidala Pop! bobblehead figure, only one question remained: which version of the fashionable queen-turned-senator? And as any prequel fan will tell you, it’s not an easy decision.
“Padmé has some of the most iconic outfits in the Star Wars franchise, so it was challenging to choose just one of her many memorable looks,” Meg Dunn, designer at Funko, tells StarWars.com. “I’ve always found her dual roles as Queen Amidala and later senator of Naboo to be really fascinating, and we wanted to find a way to represent both sides of her character — her poise and beauty as a queen, and her strength and courage as a leader.” That thought process finally led to an answer, one inspired by what is perhaps Padmé’s defining moment.