Name: Spirit Obi-Wan
Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
Number: OTC #03
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: July 2004
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a friend of Luke Skywalker, the Rebel hero. In a battle with the evil Darth Vader, Obi-Wan lets Vader win and disappears, becoming part of the Force. His spirit appears to Luke and guides him in his fight to save the galaxy. He tells Luke to find Yoda, who will teach him to be a Jedi Knight and to use the power of the Force to fight Vader.
So, Hasbro develops an all-new sculpt of Obi-Wan Kenobi and just keep it for a “spirit” version of the character only? That’s exactly what they did. After overusing 2000’s POTJ Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) figure, Hasbro finally gets to updating our beloved Jedi but he comes with one flaw: he’s translucent. OK, OK. We know many collectors out there appreciate the “spirit” action figures Hasbro decides to bring into the basic figure line. We’re fine with that too quite honestly. But why mercilessly tease us this way when we would have loved to see how well this sculpt turned out in a “solid” color scheme instead. It is what it is and frankly Spirit Obi-Wan isn’t half as bad as we’re making it out to be. If Hasbro were to make a spirit, this is the way to do it. The ice blue sculptures seen in The Power of The Force line were relatively horrific by comparison, so a translucent figure with a clear and concise color palette is a very welcomed addition to the basic figure line.
No matter how you slice it, Spirit Obi-Wan is a plastic statue. Sure, he comes with a swivel head, swivel shoulders, swivel elbows and swivel wrists. But other than this, the action figure provides nothing else for posing options. A great sculpt and an even better color scheme are his high points, but there isn’t much to be excited about as far as articulation is concerned. He looks phenomenal posed on the included environmental display stand and we bet you’ll find him an acceptable interpretation of this version of Obi-Wan throughout the years. He’ll age well as a display pieces, but will become aged if you judge him by his articulation. So judge him not by his articulation. He is a fine addition to The Original Trilogy Collection and a tremendous update to the mail-away Spirit Of Obi-Wan figure from 1997. (This was the Frito-Lay promotional figure.) Hasbro has made incredible advancements here.
Status: Spirit Obi-Wan is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 8 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable cloak, environmental display stand
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 84780/84715
Retail: $4.99 USD
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