Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master)
Collection: Order Of The Jedi
Number: Item #2175
Edition Size: 1500 (Exclusive) 3500 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: Clone Wars (Volume 1: Chapter 8)
Availability: October 2008
License: Sideshow Collectibles
The embodiment of Jedi ideals, Obi-Wan Kenobi is both wise and strong. His patience and keen powers of observation have served him well as one of the Jedi Order's most masterful negotiators. These qualities are matched in measure by his swiftness and skill with a lightsaber, making him Master Yoda's first choice for many unconventional missions. Dependability and trustworthiness are traits the Jedi Council have come to associate with Obi-Wan, and his successes in the Outer Rim campaign have earned him a seat among their number by the final days of the Clone Wars.
Having taken on the training of Anakin Skywalker since the death of his own Master Qui-Gon Jinn on Naboo, Obi-Wan has tutored the young Jedi in the ways of the Force to the best of his ability and the two have become fast friends, remaining together long after Anakin's graduation to full Jedi Knight. Their trust in one another and complementary styles have helped mold them into a virtually unstoppable team in battle, equally dangerous to Separatist enemies whether flying wingtip to wingtip in space or fighting back to back with lightsabers on the ground. Even in the company of famous Jedi warriors such as the lethally efficient Agen Kolar, starfighter-ace Saesee Tiin or swift Kit Fisto, Obi-Wan and Anakin have gained flashy reputations as the Republic's champions in the Outer Rim Sieges.
As whispers of the return of the Sith grow ever louder, Obi-Wan stumbles upon an army of clones and discovers that the former Jedi, Count Dooku, has joined the dark side. The Republic is immediately plunged into war and chaos, desperately defended by the Jedi. Battles wage throughout the galaxy, fighting for resources and control of strategically important planets. General Kenobi is a stalwart defender of the Republic, leading the Republic's new clone army to stop the spread of the Separatist forces and their dark masters.
The big reveal at Toy Fair 2008 was Sideshow Collectibles’ armored line of figures. And the first group of collectors to reap the benefits of this brand new line was fans of Tartakovsky’s original Clone Wars series. General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) completely stunned us because it not only was a brilliantly sculpted figure, but it was the first 1:6 Scale Figure released to the market that utilized hard plastic armor. Other companies with the Star Wars license, like Medicom Toy for example, made decent armored figures, but the armor was crafted from a very pliable plastic. The aesthetics of the harder (and basically unbendable) armor is a significant step up in quality and just looks better all around. Sideshow Collectibles worked with Hot Toys to design an “armored” figure template that has a thinner body frame to fit perfectly underneath the different armor pieces so that when fully assembled, the figure doesn’t too to chunky or out of scale with the rest of the line. It is quite an amazing system and the final product just astounds us. General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) is a figure no 1:6 Scale Figure collection should be without and it was a phenomenal first choice for the line. General Obi-Wan Kenobi nicely complements the Padmé Amidala (Naboo Senator: Ilum) and Asajj Ventress (Dark Side Disciple) 1:6 Scale Figures in the line. And we don’t think that we will see too many more candidates from the Tartakovsky Clone Wars line. So we will have to enjoy what we do have.
While the figure is simply amazing, Sideshow Collectibles clearly has a learning curve with anything new they do. We have some concerns over the looseness of the joints on this new armored body. Don’t get us wrong. It is aesthetically a flawless design, but some additional fine tuning is needed. While posing Obi-Wan unassisted, the figure will start to bow his legs and fall over, so a stand will be required in order for him to maintain his erect pose. This is a setback. And when you try to pose him to point his hands upwards or out, they too fall down almost instantly basically rendering that point of articulation useless. Obi-Wan clearly looks perfect once positioned on his stand, but it’s frustrating when you want to take advantage of the super-articulation and it works against you. Sideshow Collectibles did a lot to make the costume as authentic to what a realistic version of Obi-Wan Kenobi in clone trooper armor would be. The Jedi robes are tucked in all the right spots and the two large “buttons” that clasp his robes to his chest are an exact match for what was seen in the cartoon. The body glove under the armor has a little too much resistance to it and this definitely works with the loose joints to make positioning him very frustrating. But this body glove has a very cool dotted-line pattern to it and it is a very dark shade of brown (and not black).
Announcement Date: February 18, 2008
Pre-order Date: February 22, 2008
Status: General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) is an all-new figure that utilizes the Armored body type.
Articulation Count: 31 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet
Accessory Count: TBD
Accessory Details: cape, tunic, fully detailed armor set (helmet not included), lightsaber hilt, lightsaber (ignited), display base with Star Wars logo (3 parts)
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Retail: $89.99 USD
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