Thursday, January 10, 2013

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,977: Obi-Wan Kenobi

OBI-WAN KENOBI Commemorative DVD Collection
Clone Wars Cartoon Network / Tartakovsky Animated Series Action Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 34542 No.     34577
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Lightsabers, display stand, Commander Cody, General Grievous figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $14.99
Availability: Spring 2005
Appearances: Clone Wars 2003 series

Bio: Through the creative vision of Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Cartoon Network, the Clone Wars are brought to life in an exciting new series of short animated chapters. A unique animation style captures the drama of this epic period in galactic history along with its outstanding heroes and adversaries. Noble Jedi warriors lead Clone Troopers into battle against the evil Separatist forces and their droid armies. Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and their comrades struggle against the rising power of the dark side and confront personal challenges against a backdrop of war-torn planets.   (Yes, this press release was taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's photo hole.

Commentary: Sooooo Obi-Wan Kenobi.  It's the previous one with a new head.  That's really all you need to know, but hey, we have space.   The figure has jointed shoulders and a jointed neck which allow you to pose him with both hands on his weapon, but little else.  It's effectively a nice statue at a low price.  The detail on the head is a decent translation of the 2D design into the third dimension, and given the reasonably low price of this set it's not like you're going to feel ripped off.  It's not a bad figure, but it doesn't deliver that much in the way of a different experience.  If you like what you see, you should get it.  If not... well, the rest of the set is pretty sweet, so get it anyway.

Collector's Notes: Cheap on eBay! Get it before people realize what they're missing!

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,977: January 10, 2013

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