Betrayed by his former Padawan
Weapon of Choice
Lightsaber and the Force
Forced to destroy his friend
Obi-Wan holds onto hope that he and Padmé can turn Anakin back from the dark side. But on Mustafar, he realizes that all is lost and Anakin has been consumed by evil. Obi-Wan is viciously attacked by Anakin and battles for his life in a climactic duel surrounded by molten lava rivers.
this isn't the first time we've broached this
subject, it is evident that Hasbro has very little
trouble in making excellent and accurate Prequel
and Original Trilogy Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures.
They all quickly become favorite action figures
(no matter what film the character is based)
and it seems for the most part it is for good
reason. They all are designed very well and Hasbro
clearly spends time making the likenesses as
great as possible. In fact, collectors just couldn't
get enough of the Episode III version of Obi-Wan
and even today continues to be one of the most
frequently available carded figures in the basic
figure line. This is also evidenced by its continual
disappearance at retail. It is very quite amazing
how he keeps selling through time and again at
retail despite his constant presence in various
wave assortments. And as time moves on, every
incarnation of Obi-Wan tends to get better and
better. While this may be simple common sense
that new versions of figures should get better
and better with time, Obi-Wan seems to get better
year by year (or in even less time). This latest
version is indeed Obi-Wan Kenobi at Hasbro's sculpting finest and we think that Hasbro has
yet to improve upon its beauty and near perfection.
Utilizing the awesome 2005 ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi
(III 55) action figure, Hasbro improved the things
that needed improving to a most satisfying degree
and made a spectacular definitive version.
are already familiar with most of this figure's
body already, but as the first figure of 2008,
Obi-Wan has been updated with the much-requested
ball-jointed legs. They work excellently on this
figure and it is a distinct pleasure to pose
Obi-Wan with this new enhancement. Also updated
is his head sculpt. We really never have issues
with the way Hasbro sculpts the heads of Obi-Wan
Kenobi action figures and this figure is no exception.
It is probably the best Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi
likeness yet. And we don't expect Hasbro to improve
it by much more if at all. He has the perfect
concerned look on his face and his hair has been
parted in a very authentic fashion. The coloring
on the figure from head to toe is spectacular
and the action figure has a beautiful posture.
Because of his ball-jointed hips, Obi-Wan Kenobi
has nearly limitless posing capability and this
is reason enough to purchase it for your collection.
He only comes with a lightsaber, he can hold
it very well and in multiple action poses. We
bet you will find this a pure joy to play with
because we certainly did. Likely to repeat itself
in future basic figure lines, Obi-Wan Kenobi
is absolutely a figure that deserves rerelease
as part of the first wave(of two total final 2008 waves) that encompasses
the post 30 (77-07) line, Obi-Wan Kenobi
came with a personalized action figure stand
instead of a collector's coin. Many fans preferred
to get the stands in lieu of the coins. And then
there was a large group of collectors who preferred
the coins. But no matter your preference, the
great thing was that Hasbro included a bonus
pack-in for these last 15 figures. Unfortunately,
sometimes the stands were rendered useless because
of the action figure's ball-jointed ankles that
severely limited the depth of the peg hole on
the foot. Or the natural design of the figure
did not make it necessary to come with an action
figure stand. While it was nice to get a stand
that had Obi-Wan's name on it, his foot peg hole
was too shallow and you couldn't press him all
the way down on it. But to be completely honest,
we don't buy figures for the stands. This figure
is excellent based on its own merits obviously.
And this Obi-Wan Kenobi figure will forge its
way to the forefront of your collection as the
definitive Episode III interpretation of Obi-Wan
Kenobi. Now, only if Anakin can be made in a
similar way, we would have two phenomenally designed
figures to recreate that pivotal battle on Mustafar.
Hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer!
Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a significant retool of 2005's ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55) figure. This time he has been given an all-new head sculpt, new soft-goods skirt and all-new ball-jointed hips for ultimate posing ability.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 87541/87500
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.