Revenge of the Sith Collection 1
Item No.: Asst. 85174 No. 85342
Includes: Lightsaber, base, pole
Action Feature: Jedi kick action
Availability: Spring 2005-2006
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith
Bio: Obi-Wan Kenobi goes to the volcanic lava planet of Mustafar to confront Anakin Skywalker, who has fallen to the dark side. The two friends are now fierce enemies and face off in a climactic lightsaber duel. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: With a movie, Hasbro engineers have to figure out how to combine the detail we demand with action features that, in theory, sell kids and parents on a figure. Obi-Wan Kenobi has a clever mechanism which lets him kick using his knee joint and a mechanism activated by the foot hole. (You need to try it out, it's nifty.) The figure isn't super-poseable, but is a decent Mustafar-specific version of the Jedi warrior, plus he has some added scenery which is always nice. The outfit has a lot of texture to admire, mostly because the paint job helps bring out the sculpting. The head has hair that's a little bit redder than you might prefer, but still, it looks good. The face is decent, the pose is OK, and overall, there's a lot to like here.
Collector's Notes: The figure was rereleased in 2006 as part of the Heroes & Villains collection of The Saga Collection. As such, it's not too hard to get.
Day 499: September 17, 2007