Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: September 2009
Obi-Wan Kenobi battles Darth Maul after the mysterious Sith apprentice fatally wounds Kenobi's Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Kenobi calls upon his years of training to defeat this deadly opponent who is as skilled with the lightsaber as any Jedi.
The third figure that was to be part of the cancelled "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Evolutions set has finally been released, and it was absolutely worth the wait. Obi-Wan Kenobi, based on his Padawan appearance from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace completes the relatively short but long-awaited list of super-articulated figures of one of our favorite Jedi characters. Obi-Wan has had many incarnations throughout the films and we now have every single one in hyper-articulated glory! If you own the 2008 TAC Obi-Wan Kenobi (08 01) and the 2009 TLC BD 34 Obi-Wan Kenobi and BD 44 Obi-Wan Kenobi figures, you know what standards to expect from this one. Hasbro left no detail out from this one as well and he is everything we could expect. His body sculpt is nearly flawless and very faithful to what we saw in Episode I and his outer robe is very well tailored. We suspect that some of you will find it a bit too big and baggy, but we think it looks nearly perfect. Obi-Wan Kenobi is an all-new sculpt with 14 points of articulation. And when he is compared side by side to the 2009 TLC Obi-Wan Kenobi BD 44, we have to admit that this figure has an overall better proportioned body. The posture and stance also just looks better, so Hasbro nailed something here that must have been missed on the Episode II figure. And yes, the lightsaber mix-up saga continues here as well. Obi-Wan Kenobi comes with his Episode II lightsaber. Thank goodness this is an easy fix for both action figures. A simple swap can remedy this continuity inconsistency.
The head sculpt of this figure is good, but to be completely honest, we think that the Power Of The Jedi line provided collectors with a little bit more of a better likeness of Obi-Wan's Episode I appearance. Actually, we're quite sure of that. Of course the technology to create that likeness wasn't as good back then, but we think something was captured in the older figures that didn't transfer over as well in this figure. His hair has a more reddish brown look (just like as seen in the film) when compared to the Episode II figure and this is an important detail that we are thankful Hasbro didn't miss. We honestly cannot pinpoint what is slightly off with this new head, but we do know that something is a bit off with it. His braid looks too thick and too long, maybe this has something to do with the awkwardness, but it doesn’t address the likeness issue. Don’t get us wrong. This looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi from Episode I. But something about him makes us think something is not perfect. (Maybe it's the extra long braid? Who knows?!) Another nice aspect to this figure is that he comes with very tight joints. Hasbro has upped the ante and zealously assured that their super-articulated figures don't have loose joints. Nothing is worse that positioning a figure to stand in a certain way and then only to have it fall over a second later because the joints won't hold. This is definitely not an issue here. In fact, it is a bit difficult to move certain joints, like his knees, for example. But this shouldn’t be interpreted as a complaint here in any way. We would much rather have to use extra elbow grease than deal with a figure that can stay in place. Obi-Wan Kenobi is beautifully in scale with the Evolutions Qui-Gon Jinn (from The Jedi Legacy set) and Evolutions Darth Maul figures. It looks as if we can recreate that Final Duel scene with super-articulated potential now!
Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: soft-goods Jedi robe, lightsaber
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: L8-L9 head
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 92812/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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