Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Kenner - Vintage - Star Wars) -

Name: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Collection: Star Wars

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

Source: Star Wars

Availability: 1978

License: Kenner

Retail: $2.49 USD

Accessory Details: vinyl cape (brown), removable telescoping lightsaber (blue)

Notes: A very small number of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figures were released with a 2-piece double-telescoping lightsaber. This variation is considered extremely rare. Only a handfull of examples exist intact.

Additional Resources

Figure 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 (pictured above)
  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 (pictured above)
  4. ESB-41A
  5. ESB-41D
  6. ESB-45A
  7. ESB-47 (pictured above)
  1. ESB-48A
  2. ESB-48B
  3. ESB-48C
  4. ROTJ-48
  5. ROTJ-65A (pictured above)
  6. ROTJ-65B

New picture, normal lightsaber

  1. ROTJ-65C
  2. ROTJ-77A (pictured above)
  1. ROTJ-79A
  2. POTF-92 (pictured above)


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

Palitoy Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. SW-12A (pictured above)
  2. SW-12B
  3. ESB-30B
  4. ESB-41B
  1. ESB-45A
  2. ESB-45B
  3. ROTJ-45C
  1. ROTJ-65D (pictured above)
  2. TRILOGO-70BC (pictured above)

Palitoy Card Back information derived from Mr. Palitoy's Card Back Guide and confirmed samples

Other International card back releases (These are Known Samples, but not a complete listing)

Kenner Canada
  1. SW-12BA
  2. SW-12D
  1. SW-20B
  2. ESB-32B
Meccano (France)
  1. GDE-12A
  2. GDE1-20A (pictured above)
  1. RDJ1-45A
  2. RDJ2-65A
Clipper (Netherlands) – Available on Clipper Card Backs, or Palitoy/Kenner Card Backs with Clipper stickers as noted
  1. SW-12
  2. ESB-Kenner-41
  1. ESB-45
  2. ESB-Palitoy-45
  1. ROTJ-Kenner-65
  2. Trilogo-70
General Mills (Germany)
  1. ESB-45
Harbert (Italy)
  1. SW-12 (pictured above)
Takara (Japan)
  1. SW-12B

Kenner Canada Card Back information derived from Star Wars Canada Cardback Archive and confirmed samples

Meccano Card Back information derived from the book The French Touch and confirmed samples

Clipper Card Back information derived from and confirmed samples

Visual Guide Credits

Image Composite: Chuck Paskovics
Photography: Chuck Paskovics
Graphics, Page Layout & Design: Chuck Paskovics
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