The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. E4075
Includes: Lightsaber hilt, blade
Action Feature: Hilt connects to belt holster or blade
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: The Phantom Menace
Bio: Like all Jedi of his era, Obi-Wan Kenobi was raised in the Jedi Temple from a very young age. He first underwent training with Yoda, before being assigned to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in his teens. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Obi-Wan sadly lacks the alternate left hand of the prototype or any Jedi robes, and there's also no communicator to be had here. The costume itself doesn't seem to leave anything on the table, with rich fabric sculpting in the plastic that's gorgeous. The "skirt" is slit in three places, allowing the semi-pliable plastic a little more give when it comes to posing him in your desk-based Jedi battles. It also shows just how much room for improvement there is over the first Obi-Wan figure from The Black Series, sadly having a portrait that could use some improvements. I would also have liked Hasbro to have painted the soles of Obi-Wan's boots a different color, but I can't imagine most fans will either notice or care. It's just that I'd like a little more in the box, particularly given how little paint is on his body and how little gear comes with this figure.
Obi-Wan does what he does well. I don't feel there's much room to do better here, and Hasbro deserves all the pats on the back for spending 20 years to get all the little details more or less just right. Get this one unless you're allergic to prequels.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,610: August 8, 2019