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Infant Luke Skywalker With Obi-Wan Kenobi (Separation Of The Twins) - TSC - Basic (Exclusive)

Name: Infant Luke Skywalker With Obi-Wan Kenobi (Separation Of The Twins)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: N/A (Exclusive)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: November 2005
License: Hasbro

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda find themselves in the midst of tragic circumstances and must decide the fates of the newborn Skywalker twins. Senator Bail Organa volunteers to adopt Leia, while Yoda instructs Obi-Wan to deliver Luke to his aunt and uncle on Tatooine. After giving Luke to his family, Obi-Wan goes into seclusion on Tatooine. He will one day guide young Luke in the ways of the Force. The separation of the twins is a difficult decision, but Obi-Wan and Yoda are confident that there will be a day when it will prove key in the return of the Jedi.

The Separation Of The Twins Walmart exclusives are technically the first “basic carded” packaged figures in The Saga Collection. These were the first two figures to sport the all-new line look which brought collecting to a new and fun level. The Saga Collection’s very first wave of figures were released and found at various retail chains in December of 2005 and we were all prepared for how it was going to look hanging from the pegs thanks to the Separation Of The Twins exclusives. Brilliant diorama backgrounds showing pivotal and poignant scenes from the films are surrounded by a silver and black star field. And if you recall, this style was inspired from the earlier concept first introduced in The Original Trilogy Collection. This style of basic figure is always warmly received and embraced by collectors because it’s reminiscent of the good old Kenner days. It was so nice to see its return for The Saga Collection. For TSC however, the boxed bubble was replaced with a curved bubble. So it appears as if the curvature from the Revenge Of The Sith line was also brought into the mix as well. While it lends a sleek and slick look the packaging, it makes stacking them a nightmare for most collectors. (Always beg for those empty cases at retail!)

Infant Luke Skywalker With Obi-Wan Kenobi is the second half of the Separation Of The Twins Walmart exclusives. Coming in a case with a ratio of 25% Infant Leia Organa With Bail Organa, 25% Infant Luke Skywalker With Obi-Wan Kenobi and the remaining 50% was key Revenge Of The Sith figures (in Revenge Of The Sith packaging no less) that Hasbro felt could stand a few more appearances at retail. These special case assortments didn’t hit that heavily at Walmart across the country, but interestingly the low shipments was still enough to meet demand. (People really weren’t scurrying for them.) Obi-Wan Kenobi is the “accessory” here. We find it a little funny that Obi-Wan Kenobi is “with” Infant Luke Skywalker instead of the opposite. But the great news is that Obi-Wan is super-articulated and probably one of the top two best Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures Hasbro has ever done. It’s a straight repack of 2005’s ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55) figure. He comes with a restrictive outer robe, but you can take it off and pose him freely without it. Hasbro included the lightsaber hilt from the original release, but the fully lit lightsaber and the head set have not been carried forward here.

Infant Luke Skywalker and Infant Leia Organa share each other’s mold. Hasbro was scene specific and ensured that Luke’s eyes were shut as he was sleeping when Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped him off to Owen and Beru on Tatooine. And of course he looks adorable. Shrouded in a yellow blanket, we think Hasbro may have goofed here. It may have been a very pale shade of yellow used in the film, but the final scene in Episode III took place at dusk or dawn (who really knows) so the lighting was dark and the exact shade may never be known. Still, it’s not enough to bother us. Collectors in general were concerned with whether Hasbro would bring us infant versions of our favorite heroes. We’re certainly glad they did. Not only do they look really good, Hasbro ensured that they would interact well with the action figures already established in the line. Obi-Wan Kenobi can hold Infant Luke Skywalker very easily and it looks completely to scale. It’s the small things in the Star Wars line that really makes it a pleasure to be a collector. Here are two more “smaller” things to add even more pleasure to your collection.

Collector Notes

Infant Luke Skywalker With Obi-Wan Kenobi

Status: Infant Luke Skywalker (with Obi-Wan Kenobi) is an all-new "figure".

Articulation Count: None

Articulation Details: None

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55) including Obi-Wan Kenobi's outer robe and Obi-Wan kenobi's lightsaber hilt

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: 87012/87011

UPC: 653569128243

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: December 31, 2012
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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