Name: Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 063
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: January 2007
Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rest of the Jedi Council appear as holographic images to brief Yoda while the diminutive Jedi Master is on Kashyyyk. Obi-Wan’s holographic form cannot hide the despair he feels as he watches the galaxy slip further and further into darkness and chaos.
What is a holographic figure in the basic line supposed to do for collectors anyway? They’re rarely ever to proper scale (as the images on screen are significantly smaller or larger than a human form) and they’re not too exciting as action figures. Even the most super-articulated ones still look funky because the joints are more visible and distract from what should be a seamless form. Even the glittery blue plastic Hasbro uses doesn’t help to capture details clearly visible in the holographic images onscreen in the films. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to make out the facial details on them unless you are holding them in extremely bright light. You would think by our opening statements that we are not big fans of the holographic figures. Well, there is truth to that, but we do find something likeable about them as well. In the case of Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi, we like it, but we wonder if using a less articulated figure would have produced better results.
Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi is a rework (recast) of 2005’s ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55). This super-articulated figure is awesome for the regular (read: non-holographic) version of the character, but for a holographic one, well, the results are not all that enticing. You can see all the inner workings of the many ball-joints and swivel-joints and if this figure was used in a training course on how to create a great action figure, we would give it two thumbs up. But it’s not. It has been made to satisfy the holographic image seen on Kashyyyk when the Jedi Council was meeting to discuss the final events of the Clone Wars. Interestingly, the holographic interpretation of Obi-Wan Kenobi is never seen full-sized in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Instead, he barely can be seen on the Wookiee’s tactical screen during Yoda’s meeting with the other Jedi Masters. Surprisingly, this was enough for Hasbro to create an action figure. Can we blame them? Holographic figures have to be one of the most cost effective figures to make.
Status: Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi is a rework of 2005's ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55) figure. This time the figure has been cast in a translucent blue plastic and comes without the communications headset. This figure is named "Obi-Wan Kenobi" on the included display stand. This figure during initial production was cast in a dark blue translucent plastic before quickly changing to the standard metallic light blue translucent plastic of past holographic figures.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed waist, 2 2 swivel hips, ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable plastic molded outer robe, lightsaber, lightsaber hilt
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 87341/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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