Name: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Collection: Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] (Discover The Force)
Number: 7 of 12
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: February 2012
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the brash Padawan of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. The two Jedi are sent to the planet Naboo by Supreme Chancellor Valorum to settle a trade dispute that threatens the peaceful world.
Kyrie, eleison. Itâ€™s not like we can say â€śhelp us Obi-Wan Kenobi, youâ€™re our only hopeâ€ť because heâ€™s actually the problem. How many times are we going to see 2009â€™s LC Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD06) figure (no matter what configuration) released? We understand that it was a refreshing figure to see in 2009, but like so many other figures he has overstayed his welcome in the basic figure lineup (and other multipacks and the like). Obi-Wan Kenobi actually isnâ€™t half as bad as weâ€™re making him seem. The body of the action figure is actually quite good. It desperately needs enhancements like ball-jointed hips or at worst swivel hips where the legs that arenâ€™t posed so closely together. But what Obi-Wan Kenobi needs the most is a new head sculpt. But Hasbro seems to think that developing new head sculpts on action feature figures is more appropriate (like the light-up lightsaber figures).
Obi-Wan Kenobi has become boring at this point. Another figure thatâ€™s been tragically overkilled in the basic figure line in a few short years, we can barely appreciate the positive qualities it does have. Weâ€™re drawn to its negatives; like its awful head sculpt and its lack of ball-jointed hips. But thereâ€™s more. Obi-Wan Kenobi comes without his soft-goods robe or his comlink. Instead, you get an ascension gun. You always wanted one didnâ€™t you? Sigh. This is not the way to repack a figure. We just donâ€™t understand how Hasbro couldnâ€™t have set aside some tooling budget to give this figure the much needed tweaks it deserves. But since they didnâ€™t bothering doing anything for 2011â€™s TVC Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC76) figure, why would they bother doing anything for this release? Weâ€™re asking many rhetorical question in this review. We apologize, but we feel that figures like this prove over and over how mismanaged the Star Wars line is becoming. Itâ€™s very alarming.
Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a straight repack of 2009's LC Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD06) figure. This time the soft-goods cloak has been omitted and a new ascension blaster has been added.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber, ascension blaster
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 38595/38601
Retail: $8.99 USD
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Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] (Discover The Force)
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