Sunday, January 22, 2017

#6: Star Wars The Black Series - Obi-Wan Kenobi

There's a definite pattern for Black Series figures that if a character is a con exclusive, it will later show up as a retail figure, with fewer accessories. So I was glad to see Obi-Wan as an exclusive months ago, and now the regular figure is out. So here's old Ben himself, the first Alec Guinness figure in this scale. This is one of the better likenesses I've seen on these figures, and Obi-Wan has this great "not this shit AGAIN" expression. While his outer robe is soft goods, the rest of his outfit is plastic. It's slit down the sides, so you can sort of use the leg articulation. As usual with soft goods at this size, the hood doesn't quite sit right. At least it's better than on the smaller scaled figures. Naturally, his lightsaber is included, and it has a loop so it can hang from his belt. I think the blade is removable, but if so it is pretty well secured in the hilt on my figure. While Obi-Wan is somewhat lax in regards to lightsaber safety, I doubt that even he would want an ignited lightsaber hanging from his belt.

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