OBI-WAN KENOBI 2020 Redux
The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. E7763 No. E9577
Includes: Lightsaber lit, lightsaber hilt
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2020
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Force-sensitive human male, legendary Jedi Master, and member of the Jedi High Council during the Fall of the Republic. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Previously released in 2012, this new version changes the coloring a bit and tweaks the eyes. Without a side-by-side comparison, I doubt you'd know the difference. To fans seeking the new release, look for a "4+" in a grey circle in the top-left of the cardback, also the SKU "E9577" up there.
In most respects it's the same figure as the original release - that means standard hip joints swing forward, no thigh cuts, no bend-and-swivel wrists. The standard for super-articulation in 2008 was applied here, and at best it's fine. It's not impressive, but it's a lot cheaper than getting the original. The main reason to buy it is because you prefer the changed deco, but most of the smudges are in the same places in on the armor. The original 2012 release was a lighter, almost oranger brown and the new one has more desaturated markings. The main tell is the eyes - the 2012 version are the standard bright clear blue peepers, while the 2020 release has the "hyper real" printing and, I gotta say, it's not an improvement. At certain angles, in certain light, the 2020 one does look really good - but the 2012 version just seems generally clearer.
Hasbro did a great job with this one 8 years ago and the improvements here are minor... or not really improvements. But getting this one for less than the increasingly obscene going rate of those Vintage guys is a joy, so take advantage while you can.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,730: October 1, 2020