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Some Padmé News

November 13, 2017

A Padmé Funko Pop figure is coming next month. Below is a screenshot from a GameStop pre-order:

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And Jedi Bibliothek found an Amazon (Germany) listing for a YA Padmé Amidala novel with the publishing date of Apr. 24, 2018. No author is mentioned and there’s zip about the plot.

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The Real Origin Of Anakin’s Name?

November 9, 2017

For years there have been theories on where George Lucas got the idea for Anakin’s name.  The most common one I’ve heard was that it was from the late director Ken Annakin.  But Jett Lucas apparently revealed the origins of Anakin’s name was from Greek mythology.  From Naboo News: (originally from Star Wars.com)

Jett recently told me a very interesting character tidbit about Anakin, and the origin of his name: Anakin is based off the Greek goddess of inevitability, Ananke. This made me stop in my tracks. That was what I was always feeling. The slow, burning throttle of inevitability.

The above link also has a neat quote from Wikipedia about Ananke. Very interesting! You learn something new every day.

Fan On Why We Need To Appreciate Padmé

November 8, 2017

This Tumblr post is from September but I saw it floating around here and there today.   Nothing more complicated than listing why she thinks Padmé is awesome but they’re all pretty legit reasons.

New Podcast Dedicated To Padmé

October 31, 2017

A group of fans have launched a new monthly podcast called (wait for it) Podmé.  The first episode is available to listen now at the link.

 

Exclusive Pod Race Anakin Pop Coming To Walgreens

October 30, 2017

Yak face spied an Instagram screen shot of inventory of upcoming Funko Pop figures exclusive to Walgreens.  Among them is a Pod Racer Anakin from TPM, complete with helmet.  Look for it to hit the shelves soon (don’t know when) for ten bucks.

 

Hot Toys Anakin Up For Pre-Order

August 29, 2017

Sideshow is putting up Hot Toys’ glorious Anakin Skywalker sixth scale figure for pre-order.  It’s expensive–$235–but you can opt for a payment plan over 2-4 months with a small down payment.  I opted for a three month payment plan of about $71 a month over a three month period.

A Couple of Interesting Reads

July 30, 2017

First this look at Anakin and Padmé’s relationship that asserts in many ways she serves as a substitute for Shmi.  I think this is true although I don’t concur with everything in this piece.  See what you think!

And while I was busy with SDCC and being out of town, Matril posted her piece on a rather famous line from TPM.

Upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure

July 19, 2017

Sideshow Collectibles previewed Hot Toys’ upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale figure at SDCC:

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No word on when it’ll be available but previous Hot Toys offerings were around $250. I’ll be taking a look at it in person tomorrow!

Forces Of Destiny: The Imposter Inside

July 8, 2017

Forces of Destiny: The Padawan Path

July 6, 2017

Heeere’s Ahsoka! Co-starring a mysteriously unscarred Anakin.