Thursday, November 17, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,677: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Geonosis)

OBI-WAN KENOBI Assault on Geonosis
The Clone Wars Battle Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 35566 No. 35577
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Lightsaber, stand, chest piece, more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $26.99
Availability: July 2011
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Obi-Wan Kenobi, later known as Ben Kenobi during his exile, was a legendary Jedi Master who played a significant role in the fate of the galaxy during the waning days of the Galactic Republic. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' spare room.

Commentary: I don't know if this figure should make you mad, because I like Obi-Wan Kenobi with its filthy, Geonosis-themed deco. The figure (which is based on the 2009 super-articulated redesign of the 2008 action figure) has dirt on his face, boots, and chest armor plus some muddy printing on the cloth parts of his robes. He's basically super articulated and looks really fantastic. It would be nice if the head sculpt was updated (the 2008 Kenobi wasn't Hasbro's finest) but it does prove you can add some fun personality through a light dusting of filth.

If you don't have any animated Kenobi figures, this mold is one of the best based on the original 2008 animation design. I know not everybody wants a filthy figure, but it does make this otherwise repetitive release a thing worthy of your attention.

Collector's Notes: The set is pretty good, and as of now the set is fairly easy to find. If the price is right, particularly on sale, be sure you pick it up. The super-articulated version of Kenobi, without the dirt, was also packaged with the Freeco Bike in 2009 and with a BARC Speeder with sidecar in 2010, both are delightful vehicles.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,677: November 17, 2011

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