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Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

General Analysis

I knew about Obi-Wan Kenobi from seeing Star Wars, but I didn’t have his action figure as a kid. The only time I played with the figure was when I visited my friend who happened to be a neighbor a couple of doors down from my house. If I recall, the figure was without its cape and lightsaber. In all honesty, this particular version of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi looked rather silly without his accouterments. The older I got, the more I loved Obi-Wan’s role in Star Wars. His self-sacrifice is something that resonated strongly with me. But I never felt that the action figure was an excellent representation of the onscreen character. Eventually, in college, I was able to find both the white hair and gray hair versions of this figure in excellent condition which I have in my collection today. I wish that Kenner would have updated some of their oldest figures with new tooling so that they looked a little fresher in the line, but that never came to pass in time before the line’s demise. I am sure that many other collectors my age have more interesting stories about this action figure. But for me I just don’t have a great one to share.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: Obi-Wan Kenobi from 2009's LEGACY COLLECTION RESURGENCE OF THE JEDI Battle Packs set.

Collector Notes

Name: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Collection: Star Wars

Source: A New Hope

Release: 1978

Status: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 38250


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

• Trilogo

• Packaging features alternate RETURN OF THE JEDI image from running change Kenner release

• Character name pill and figure backer are bright yellow.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. white hair / double-telescoping lightsaber (very rare)
  2. white hair / normal lightsaber
  3. gray hair (various shades) / normal lightsaber

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

white hair — double-telescoping lightsaber

  1. SW-12A

original picture — normal lightsaber

  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-12B
  3. SW-20A
  4. SW-20E
  5. SW-21A
  6. SW-21C
  7. ESB-21A
  1. ESB-21B
  2. ESB-31A
  3. ESB-32B
  4. ESB-41A
  5. ESB-45A
  6. ESB-47
  1. ESB-48A
  2. ESB-48B
  3. ESB-48C
  4. ROTJ-48
  5. ROTJ-65A
  6. ROTJ-65B

new picture — normal lightsaber

  1. ROTJ-65C
  2. ROTJ-77A
  1. ROTJ-79A
  2. POTF-92

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

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Added: May 23, 2018
Category: Star Wars
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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