Episode I Collection 1
Item No.: Asst. 84085 No. 84114
Includes: Lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, CommTech Chip
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Spring 1999
Appearances: The Phantom Menace
Bio: The young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his mentor, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, help Queen Amidala and her forces in their attempt to liberate the planet Naboo from the overwhelming onslaught of the Trade Federation. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam's toy shelves.
Commentary: A great figure with a good likeness and decent Jedi robes, this Obi-Wan Kenobi may not be super poseable, but it's super-cool. It comes with a lightsaber that's switched off you can hang on his belt. It comes with a normal lightsaber for fighting. Sure, he can't sit down-- but the figure has a great pose and decent enough articulation so that you can get a lot out of it as a display piece and, to an extent, as a toy. There's two joints on the right arm, but beyond that, it's all standard fare. Oh, and the robes restrict the leg movement. Beyond that it's awesome. The robes are very nicely done but not as crazy-textured as modern figures. I love it though, so go buy one.
Collector's Notes: This was the second-ever prequel-based Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, and arguably the best from The Phantom Menace. To date, it's never been reissued but was common enough in 1999 so that most fans can still get one on the cheap.
Day 294: February 24, 2007