Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Star Wars The Black Series Obi-wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi)


Obi-wan looks great! Hasbro came through with this one. It's a pretty plain looking figure but what they did they did well. Obi-wan is dressed in pants and a tunic. The tunic is a separate piece which they fit over the torso and is tucked in at the waist. The material on his torso is of a little brighter tone than his sleeves which is a little annoying. The lower portion of his tunic is another separate piece and has the belt sculpted on. The belt is textured and I like that they painted on some silver for the studs and buckle. There's lots of wrinkles and creases on his attire. There's also good detail for the wrapping at his ankles and his boots.  

He's got an excellent head sculpt. The likeness is spot on! I can imagine him saying "Hello there" just looking at him. Lol. Obi-wan is older and it shows. There are wrinkles on his forehead. He also looks a bit tired. They did his facial features really well. You can clearly make out his blue eyes. There's great detail for his hair and facial hair and I like that they applied some dark brown shading in it.

You cannot hide from the Empire without a nice set of robes. Hiding in plain sight is the way to go. The Empire wouldn't think that a real Jedi would be boldly walking around. Lol. The robes are new. There's quite a bit of stitching on this one. It's stitched at the hood, lapel, sleeves and the back of the robes to try and give it more shape. The effort is appreciated. It looks better than the robes we got previously. It's still a bit problematic to get to look right, especially the hood section. The length of it is long and extends slightly past his feet resulting in a bit of bunching up. 

Here's how he looks with the hood up. With a lot of pressing it can be made to look decent.

Accessories.  He comes with his lightsaber, a blaster pistol, "Lola", a small stand and a saw-blade for Lola. I would have liked if he came with a two finger pointing left hand for his trademark stance. That said it would be a pain to replace as his hands sit pretty deep in his sleeves and seem to be tightly attached. Come to think of it a skyhopper model would be better as it's more related. 

There's nice detail for the pistol. The grip is textured and has some black paint applied on it which is nice. The other parts of the pistol is just plain gun metal in colour.

The pistol may be stored in the holster at his waist.

I don't have many Kenobi figures so I'm not sure if his lightsaber is new. It's thicker than those that I have. There's great detail on it and I like the amount of paint apps it has.  

There's a hole on his belt where the lightsaber can be pegged in. It's more to his side compared to where he would normally carry it. I guess it's in order to better conceal it.

Lola comes as a bit of a surprise. You expect her to come with a young Princess Leia but I'm not complaining. She looks good and has some nice detail on her. Good paint too. The flaps at the back are on a ball joint. They are only able to swivel. I would have liked if the flaps could be closed. She's able to stand well. The legs are on a ball joint and you can rotate and tilt Lola as you see fit. 

To use the stand you'll need to remove the legs from Lola first and then insert the ball peg of the stand in the hole underneath. The stand has a C clip and you can insert it onto a figure's fingers for him to hold it. There's a tiny hole on the front where you can insert the saw-blade for Lola. 

Articulation. He's got a dumbbell joint upper neck, dumbbell joint lower neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel and up and down hinge wrists, ball joint waist, ball hips, thigh swivel, swivel hinge knees and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up and down decently. The elbows and knees bend just about ninety degrees. The wrist hinge is not very usable due to his sleeves. He can hardly bend forward. He can bend back and tilt his body to the sides more.

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Thanks for viewing!

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