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Revenge Of The Sith

Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter - ROTS - Vehicles (Exclusive)

Name: Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: N/A (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
License: Hasbro

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Obi-Wan Kenobi flies into battle in his Jedi starfighter! He takes aim with the blaster cannons and uses his mastery of the Force to outmaneuver the enemy! As powerful droid tri-fighters launch buzz droids to attack his ship, Obi-Wan swoops in with speed and courage to stop his attackers. Live the adventure!

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, both Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi experience starfighter losses and have to acquire new ones to complete the rest of their missions throughout the film. Hasbro released their first edition of Jedi Starfighters as mainstream releases for the mid-size vehicle assortment. And then Hasbro thought it would be a fantastic idea to release their “new” Jedi Starfighters as Toys R Us exclusive, with pack-in figures no less. Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter Toys R Us exclusive features his “blue” Jedi Starfighter and a weak basic figure packed in to pilot it. Sadly, there are multiple problems with this retail exclusive. Firstly, the vehicle isn’t painted correctly. In the film, the Jedi Starfighter that Obi-Wan Kenobi flies to Utapau with R4-G9 is silver and blue. Hasbro overlooked this and designed the toy with blue and white colors instead. To add insult to injury, Hasbro erroneously included the decal sheet to Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter vehicle (the yellow one) which quickly turns the R4-G9 “figure” in this release into R2-D2. And the incorrectly colored decals don’t do much to help Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter become more screen-accurate. Unfortunately, this toy is quite a mess, visually.

With elements of the Original Trilogy combined with the “new” ancestral technology of the Prequel Trilogy, this Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor which provided Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Utapau to track down General Grievous is a very nice vehicle despite the significant decal sheet issue. The vehicle comes with basic play features: an opening canopy which seats a pilot, opening wings (for battle mode) and firing missile projectiles to shoot the enemy. These seamless play features add some value to this toy, and Hasbro is banking on a new generation of fans wanting to get this vehicle for the very first time in their collections. Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter is painted beautifully. The carbon scoring marks are applied heavily here, which shows that the vehicle sustained some impact by the time it arrived on Utapau. Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter also has retractable landing gear (which in our opinion doesn’t work all too well) and wants to collapse every time you try to utilize it. If you look at the underside of the vehicle, you’ll be amazed at how much effort went into the tooling there as well. Yes, this is simply a repaint of Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter, but the new paint job does wonders in making it look different.

Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter offers a great deal to Star Wars fans. And we wonder if the inclusion of a kid-focused action figure and a higher price point will prevent it from becoming a success. The included Obi-Wan Kenobi is a terrible action figure. But for one reason or another, Hasbro decided to include it with this exclusive release. It comes with the same accessories, but also a headset which has origins in the Clone Wars line. We’d rather see Hasbro add a super-articulated version of Obi-Wan Kenobi instead here. There have been many theories surrounding this detail of the Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptors. And it is against the laws of physics how an astromech droid could fit inside this spot on the vehicle (or has a theory we’ve yet to read). It’s disappointing that Hasbro couldn’t have made a hole that went through the vehicle (where R4-G9’s legs would dangle from) and then perhaps a cover when R4-G9 wasn’t co-piloting it instead. Anyway, that design idea we suggested wasn’t an option for the toy’s release. Besides, this release has a much bigger issue here. Why did Hasbro include the incorrect decal sheet here? It’s frustrating. And we wish Hasbro would paint the details on instead of relying on us to do the legwork with labels.

Collector Notes

Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter

Assortment Number: 32171

UPC: 653569081036

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter

Status: Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter is a rework of 2005's ROTS Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter vehicle. This time the vehicle has been repainted to match the one Obi-Wan Kenobi utilized on Utapau.

Features Count: 4

Feature Details: opening canopy, firing blaster cannons, retractable landing gear, wings spring open

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: 2 missile projectiles

Date Stamp: 2004

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a straight repack of 2005's ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 1) figure.

Articulation Count: 13 points (9 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1)*, swivel right hip (1)* *(action feature is housed within the legs)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: interchangeable right hand holding lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, headset

Date Stamp: 2004

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Added: July 16, 2019
Category: Revenge Of The Sith
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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