Name: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Collection: The Clone Wars
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 14: Witches Of The Mist)
Availability: January 2011
Obi-Wan battles the enemies of the Republic as war expands across the galaxy. The Jedi General continues his hunt for General Grievous and leads diplomatic missions to far-flung worlds. Whether he is battling droids or negotiating with potential allies, Obi-Wan is resolute in his fight to save the Republic.
We canâ€™t help but notice the similarities between the Tartakovsky Clone Wars series and Filoniâ€™s The Clone Wars series. Weâ€™re not trying to blur the lines of the completely different multimedia events and their stories because that would be silly. They clearly each have their own goals and missions. But we canâ€™t dismiss the similarities in their approach sometimes. For example, both creators have sought out how to connect the dots. (In all honesty, can anyone do a better job than Tartakovsky whose Volume 2 took us all right up to the opening crawl of Episode III? OK, you already know we're biased here.) But now weâ€™re seeing Filoni attempt his best to bring some commonality between the live action in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith and Season 3 of The Clone Wars. One of the steps forward in this direction is the blatant outfit changes of the main heroes. Specifically, Obi-Wan Kenobi is looking more and more like his Episode III movie counterpart (and we are getting very excited about it). It is (and this may sound bizarre for the moment) extremely refreshing to see what we are familiar with in live action form make its way to the animated television series.
As a result, Hasbro followed suit and developed an awesome new Obi-Wan Kenobi that looks almost identically to the Episode III realistic version in the basic figure line. The figure is pretty cool and has enhanced articulation from previous iterations of the character in The Clone Wars line, but it still isnâ€™t perfect and can use a few more updates before weâ€™re entirely satisfied with it. He has a simple but good paint job and his portrait looks fantastic. But we think Hasbro went â€śtoo cheapâ€ť a bit when it comes to articulation. (Weâ€™ll get to that in more detail in a moment.) Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW40) is an all-new figure. He looks very lean and is wearing a Jedi outfit that is immediately recognizable to the one seen in Revenge Of The Sith. There are a few differences of course included his gauntlets (with Republic symbols on them) and he is still wearing clone trooper gloves with armor on the top of his hands. A cursory look at the figure will assure you that the figure does indeed look fantastic, but youâ€™ll also soon discover that he has a few issues. And we must address some of them. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of those â€śalmostâ€ť action figures. We do have to wonder sometimes why shortcuts are still being made this late in the development of the line when we expect so much from our figures.
Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 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
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 26372/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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