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vadersvette
08-30-2017, 09:07 PM
The new Yoda and Obi-Wan have hit ebay. They look pretty decent.

Maverick10126
08-30-2017, 11:25 PM
The new Yoda and Obi-Wan have hit ebay. They look pretty decent.

Link?? You can't just throw that out there without a link.

Idpullthecurtain
08-31-2017, 02:15 AM
The new Yoda and Obi-Wan have hit ebay. They look pretty decent.

i really like the Obi-Wan. Great figure and long overdue. The good looks to be removable? Not interested in Yoda, it's looks very AOTC to me.

Coreworld
08-31-2017, 02:39 AM
i really like the Obi-Wan. Great figure and long overdue. The good looks to be removable? Not interested in Yoda, it's looks very AOTC to me.

On the back of the box, it looks like Obi-Wan is holding his lightsaber with both hands..ball jointed shoulders maybe?

RogueKnite
08-31-2017, 03:50 AM
Link?? You can't just throw that out there without a link.

Search "The Last Jedi Yoda" & "The Last Jedi Obi-Wan" on eBay.

Idpullthecurtain
08-31-2017, 04:16 AM
On the back of the box, it looks like Obi-Wan is holding his lightsaber with both hands..ball jointed shoulders maybe?
You could be right about that? Its nice to see, we haven't had an updated old Obi-Wan for a long time now.

Kal_El
08-31-2017, 04:18 AM
Obi-Wan looks amazing, I just wish Hasbro would give us troopers that could hold their weapons two-handed.

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reyandbb8
08-31-2017, 04:48 AM
On the back of the box, it looks like Obi-Wan is holding his lightsaber with both hands..ball jointed shoulders maybe?

Or swivel elbows maybe. Hard to see...

Coreworld
08-31-2017, 05:12 AM
The more closer I look at it, I think you are right, swivel arms.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_07146.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_07146.JPG) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_07158.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_07158.JPG)

Coreworld
08-31-2017, 05:13 AM
*Swivel elbows' darned no edit feature.

DarthPete
08-31-2017, 05:45 AM
The sculpt looks pretty great. It's odd he comes with his hood up and on the package art they depicted it down.

DarkArtist
08-31-2017, 06:52 AM
looks absolutely Beautiful..... now if we can just get a decent Farmboy Luke figure as well.

stylie_steve
08-31-2017, 06:55 AM
Got this guy at midnight force Friday and can confirm no ball joints in the shoulders and no swivel elbows. The torso is just sculpted so the shoulders swivel inwards when moving them up.

Great headsculpt though the the best likeness yet.

Maverick10126
08-31-2017, 07:03 AM
Got this guy at midnight force Friday and can confirm no ball joints in the shoulders and no swivel elbows. The torso is just sculpted so the shoulders swivel inwards when moving them up.

Great headsculpt though the the best likeness yet.

Is the head ball socket or swivel post?

I'm on the fence with this guy. I'm pretty happy with flashback Ben for my hood up version and my potj/spirit Obi-wan hybrid kinda does the job for the hood down look.

I'm wondering if the separate cloak means they will release a hood down version down the road. Maybe packed with a farmboy Luke??

Deak_Starkiller
08-31-2017, 08:00 AM
Liking it for the more natural pose on the arms than the other 5POA figures.

DarthRimbaud
08-31-2017, 08:14 AM
Must buy. Looks great.

Captain_Piet
08-31-2017, 09:01 AM
Do we have any idea what's in this second "teal" wave with Obi-Wan and Yoda?

Idpullthecurtain
08-31-2017, 09:42 AM
It looks great, but it remains to be seen if its in improvement on this one.

http://www.rebelscum.com/potf2/potf2fbbenloose.jpg

Billy_Ray
08-31-2017, 09:45 AM
So can we expect to find this wave with Obi-Wan and Yoda tonight as well? And what's with all the secrecy behind them? They weren't shown at Comic Con and kind of flew under the radar.

Binary_Sunset
08-31-2017, 09:51 AM
Wasted opportunity. It's just a flashback Ben from '99 with a more neutral pose.

Kylash327
08-31-2017, 09:53 AM
This is gonna look great with Rogue One Vader. Can't wait.

Nerfherder
08-31-2017, 10:18 AM
Yeah, does this mean there is a third wave to track down tomorrow?

CHEWIE
08-31-2017, 12:51 PM
I had seen this figure a few weeks back, had explained it as best I could in another thread around here. I think it looks great other than the T-crotch.

stylie_steve
08-31-2017, 05:07 PM
Is the head ball socket or swivel post?

I'm on the fence with this guy. I'm pretty happy with flashback Ben for my hood up version and my potj/spirit Obi-wan hybrid kinda does the job for the hood down look.

I'm wondering if the separate cloak means they will release a hood down version down the road. Maybe packed with a farmboy Luke??

the head is a ball socket.

As as far as I could see only yoda and obi-wan in wave 2 with repacksof chewbacca, rose, hux , c-3po filling out the wave

Lance_Quazar
08-31-2017, 05:21 PM
Wasted opportunity. It's just a flashback Ben from '99 with a more neutral pose.

It's almost twenty years later and this was the best they could do.

Most pointless figure of all time.

Chewbacca
08-31-2017, 06:25 PM
Wasted opportunity. It's just a flashback Ben from '99 with a more neutral pose.

Agreed. Wasted opportunity. But I ignore 5POA as it is. I grew up with the actual vintage product from Kenner. I'm not wasting my time with this stuff.

Julythrunov
09-01-2017, 07:43 AM
This figure is sort of a mystery to me. Has anyone seen this at retail?

Nicklab
09-01-2017, 08:04 AM
The sculpt looks reasonably good. And it looks like it's supposed to be Obi-Wan from that moment on the Death Star where he sees Darth Vader for the first time. That's incredibly specific, IMHO.

But with the limited articulation? This figure shouldn't be mentioned in the same conversation as the TLC Obi-Wan Kenobi, circa 2008.

Glitch
09-01-2017, 03:24 PM
But with the limited articulation? This figure shouldn't be mentioned in the same conversation as the TLC Obi-Wan Kenobi, circa 2008.

I'll take limited articulation over giant, poofy doll clothes any day.

Can't wait for this one!

indysolo007
09-01-2017, 04:41 PM
Anyone find this guy or yoda in the wild?

Oddball_Fett
09-01-2017, 05:08 PM
This figure is sort of a mystery to me. Has anyone seen this at retail?

Tis certainly an odd choice. Same with Yoda.

Tempted to buy it for the head but probably won't. Not unless I see it cheap. Tenner for bare minimum articulation is asking for too much these days.

Oddball_Fett
09-01-2017, 05:09 PM
You could be right about that? Its nice to see, we haven't had an updated old Obi-Wan for a long time now.

5poa an update? To each their own!

;)

bob_solo
09-03-2017, 01:02 PM
Anyone find this guy or yoda in the wild?

Just picked up Obi-Wan & Yoda in Walmart. Looked like they restocked a case of the wave with Chewie and Hux. No sign of Hoth Leia or the Emperor.

Cramer
09-03-2017, 01:10 PM
Someone post some piiiiiiiics!

Idpullthecurtain
09-03-2017, 01:11 PM
Just picked up Obi-Wan & Yoda in Walmart. Looked like they restocked a case of the wave with Chewie and Hux. No sign of Hoth Leia or the Emperor.

any chance of some loose in hand pics, havent seen any yet.

bob_solo
09-03-2017, 01:19 PM
any chance of some loose in hand pics, havent seen any yet.

Not loose, but here's the carded pics.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21271107_10159500067175352_7439538720738381895_n.j pg?oh=5d0e1cc7d9b30fe19f75785484de7751&oe=5A285AE3https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21231287_10159500067475352_5149636966914306933_n.j pg?oh=a0c90a9e577ee16ee5a8c2e132002fa8&oe=5A1AC9AB

Idpullthecurtain
09-03-2017, 01:21 PM
​That Obi-Wan really takes me back to the Flashback wave days...... Those were the days ;)

bob_solo
09-03-2017, 01:26 PM
I wasn't going to get them, but unless someone can confirm for me otherwise, I believe these are new sculpts, plus the force link lines piqued my curiosity.

Idpullthecurtain
09-03-2017, 01:33 PM
I wasn't going to get them, but unless someone can confirm for me otherwise, I believe these are new sculpts, plus the force link lines piqued my curiosity.

Yes this Obi-Wan figure is a new sculpt.

bob_solo
09-03-2017, 01:35 PM
Yes this Obi-Wan figure is a new sculpt.

That's what I figured. Yoda, though, I wasn't totally sure about.

Teedo
09-03-2017, 03:36 PM
Is it just me, or does Obi-Wan's hood look removable?

DarthPete
09-03-2017, 03:58 PM
Is it just me, or does Obi-Wan's hood look removable?

I believe the hood and cloak are all a separate piece, so they could be removed if you could get it off around the arms/sleeves.

Maverick10126
09-03-2017, 04:21 PM
An episode 1 sneak preview mace windu cloak would probably be a good match.

TK_842
09-03-2017, 04:57 PM
I'm a bit confused here. Wat assortment are Ben and Yoda part of? None of the first 2?

R1G4R3PO
09-03-2017, 05:52 PM
I'm a bit confused here. Wat assortment are Ben and Yoda part of? None of the first 2?

Kenobi and yoda are the only 2 "new" figs in the "teal" aka hux/c3po wave 2, but it's more like a revision case. Reissues are hux, chewie, rose and 3po, Paige is only in "teal" wv1 s on far. Luke, finn, poe, kylo, try and stormy are "orange" wv1. "Orange" wv 2 is leia, luke [dark] , rey [island], dj, r2d2 and jyn [repack unknown. could be new]

indysolo007
09-03-2017, 06:03 PM
I hope they don't re-use that r2 from the force Awakens 2-pack. I bet he comes with a few porgs.

Maverick10126
09-03-2017, 11:43 PM
If they re-use an R2, they should re-use the one from the Yoda Mission series. The paneling on that figure was better than pretty much any R2.

JediJones77
09-04-2017, 01:38 AM
Saw the case tonight. It's street-dated 10/1. Absolute unworkable insanity considering most of the case contains 9/1 figures. Stores are now expected to leave their pegs empty when they have valid product to sell. This will also slow sales and prevent more shipments coming in. And the idea that Walmart employees will remember to bring these out on the right day is laughable as we all know. Just like with 6" wave 2, most stores seem to be ignoring these rolling street dates.

Idpullthecurtain
09-04-2017, 01:53 AM
An episode 1 sneak preview mace windu cloak would probably be a good match.

Thats pretty much the same as this robe though.

Idpullthecurtain
09-04-2017, 01:55 AM
Is it just me, or does Obi-Wan's hood look removable?

I thought that too.

Dead_Bothan
09-04-2017, 08:54 AM
Saw the case tonight. It's street-dated 10/1. Absolute unworkable insanity considering most of the case contains 9/1 figures. Stores are now expected to leave their pegs empty when they have valid product to sell. This will also slow sales and prevent more shipments coming in. And the idea that Walmart employees will remember to bring these out on the right day is laughable as we all know. Just like with 6" wave 2, most stores seem to be ignoring these rolling street dates.


Can you confirm the character assortment?

Julythrunov
09-04-2017, 10:03 AM
Saw the case tonight. It's street-dated 10/1. Absolute unworkable insanity considering most of the case contains 9/1 figures. Stores are now expected to leave their pegs empty when they have valid product to sell. This will also slow sales and prevent more shipments coming in. And the idea that Walmart employees will remember to bring these out on the right day is laughable as we all know. Just like with 6" wave 2, most stores seem to be ignoring these rolling street dates.

It's insanity. This is also occurring with 3.75" black series. They are showing up in Walmarts with an 11/1 street date :rolleyes:

Teedo
09-04-2017, 10:04 AM
I just want the robe on, hood down look of the original POTF2 figure.

DarthPete
09-04-2017, 04:24 PM
JTA posted a photo review of him. Not saying anything about the actual color of the hair... the paint on the hair and beard... leaves something to be desired. :-/

bob_solo
09-04-2017, 05:00 PM
I ended up returning both today. Just feel like I have enough Yoda and Ben figures. These are just too redundant.

Maverick10126
09-04-2017, 06:26 PM
I feel like I have things pretty well covered with my current Ben kenobi gang....I have four....any more and it's just going to feel silly.

DarkArtist
09-05-2017, 08:14 AM
had no luck finding Ben or Yoda. checked 5 different stores and nothing.

Cramer
09-05-2017, 09:53 AM
JTA posted a photo review of him. Not saying anything about the actual color of the hair... the paint on the hair and beard... leaves something to be desired. :-/

What's JTA? I'm just tryna find a loose pic!

DarthPete
09-05-2017, 10:07 AM
What's JTA? I'm just tryna find a loose pic!

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=JReviews&rop=showcontent&id=3036

Masterfett
09-05-2017, 06:49 PM
No offense to anyone who likes this figure, but it's a hot mess. That scruffy beard looks like it should be on Uncle Owen.

DarkArtist
09-06-2017, 06:55 AM
picked it up last night at the Walmart on Route 9 in Old Bridge along with Yoda. I like the figure, not one of the best but still a nice figure to own. the voice chip sounds great as well.

Kylash327
09-06-2017, 10:51 AM
Can he hold the lightsaber with both hands?

patrickdurfee
09-06-2017, 12:14 PM
Probably not. only the shoulders are ball jointed. Plus the Vintage Collection Phantom Menace Obi Wan can barely hold a lightsaber with both arms. you can only pretty much display show off young Obi Wan with just one arm holding the lightsaber.

Kylash327
09-06-2017, 02:18 PM
Weird. The intention of the bend arms and different joints seem to imply the intent was for him to be able to hold it with two hands. Doesnt make much sense otherwise.

bonoferox
09-06-2017, 02:22 PM
More curious if the head on this will fit on the Legacy Obi-Wan.

DarkManX
09-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Kenobi and yoda are the only 2 "new" figs in the "teal" aka hux/c3po wave 2, but it's more like a revision case. Reissues are hux, chewie, rose and 3po, Paige is only in "teal" wv1 s on far. Luke, finn, poe, kylo, try and stormy are "orange" wv1. "Orange" wv 2 is leia, luke [dark] , rey [island], dj, r2d2 and jyn [repack unknown. could be new]


ouch. Hux,Chewie,Rose, and 3PO are the early pegwarmers in my area.

Billy_Ray
09-07-2017, 02:04 PM
Can he hold the lightsaber with both hands?

He's pictured on the back of the card holding his saber with both hands, so I would assume so.

Idpullthecurtain
09-09-2017, 03:10 AM
Can he hold the lightsaber with both hands?
yes it's looks fantastic too. Some great imagery from Hascon

Maverick10126
09-12-2017, 10:32 PM
Wow, just saw this guy in person....I think I might pick him up. He's incredible looking. I would have preferred hood down but either way, wow the likeness is amazing.

Billy_Ray
09-14-2017, 10:00 AM
http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/galleries/2017/Review_ObiWanKenobiSWTLJ/images/Review_ObiWanKenobiSWTLJ017.jpg
Can he hold the lightsaber with both hands?


Probably not. only the shoulders are ball jointed. Plus the Vintage Collection Phantom Menace Obi Wan can barely hold a lightsaber with both arms. you can only pretty much display show off young Obi Wan with just one arm holding the lightsaber.

Masterfett
09-14-2017, 10:44 AM
That head is really bad, IDK how this made it through when so many other figure have great head sculpts!
Put the Saga 2 or Resurgence head on this and it's 100% better.

Billy_Ray
09-14-2017, 11:21 AM
Really? Just curious, what don't you like about it? While I haven't been able to find one yet, I think it looks pretty good.

Masterfett
09-14-2017, 12:51 PM
Maybe it's the photo, but the face looks like something form a happy meal toy or a knockoff. Not something Hasbro has been doing for TLJ.
The beard is very badly painted, and has some weird mesh look to it. Like I said before, it looks more like Owen's 5 O'clock shadow looking beard than Obi-Wan's full gray beard.

Billy_Ray
09-14-2017, 02:28 PM
Ah I see. Apparently they used the same "dot matrix" printing technology that they use on their Marvel Legends (and plan to use on TBS6" next year) on this figure, or at least that's what JTS is claiming. It certainly looks like it. Like I said, I haven't seen the figure in person, but I chalked the weirdness up to this photo being almost three times the size of the actual figure. Can anyone who actually has this figure comment on the appearance in hand?

indysolo007
09-14-2017, 03:09 PM
It looks kind of "dotted" in the beard if you look at the paint closely

indysolo007
09-14-2017, 03:11 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_40554.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_40554.JPG)

Maverick10126
09-14-2017, 03:31 PM
I just picked him up yesterday and I didn't look closely enough to notice the dots. BS Rey I noticed immediately.

I'll say this, I was going to pass on this figure but the head sculpt is amazing. Best Ben kenobi yet.

The frustrating thing is han bespin ends up with an awful paint job ruining the sculpt where as this one looks amazing. Whichever factory puts out the two packs needs to up their game.

Coreworld
09-14-2017, 03:40 PM
I just picked him up yesterday and I didn't look closely enough to notice the dots. BS Rey I noticed immediately.

I'll say this, I was going to pass on this figure but the head sculpt is amazing. Best Ben kenobi yet.

The frustrating thing is han bespin ends up with an awful paint job ruining the sculpt where as this one looks amazing. Whichever factory puts out the two packs needs to up their game.

Is one made in Vietnam and the other China? That could explain away some of the differences.

Maverick10126
09-14-2017, 03:46 PM
Is one made in Vietnam and the other China? That could explain away some of the differences.

I think that's been the case. The RO stormtroopers from the 2-packs has more paint apps than the single carded release. Could also explain 2-pack Rey vs single carded.

Agen_Kolar
09-14-2017, 04:08 PM
I just picked him up yesterday and I didn't look closely enough to notice the dots. BS Rey I noticed immediately.

I'll say this, I was going to pass on this figure but the head sculpt is amazing. Best Ben kenobi yet.

The frustrating thing is han bespin ends up with an awful paint job ruining the sculpt where as this one looks amazing. Whichever factory puts out the two packs needs to up their game.

Picked one up? Where?

Maverick10126
09-14-2017, 04:43 PM
WM had a couple of him. No sign of Yoda. Everything else was well stocked except for Luke and Rey.

Internets
09-14-2017, 05:02 PM
No offense to anyone who likes this figure, but it's a hot mess. That scruffy beard looks like it should be on Uncle Owen.
It's awful. It literally may as well be a statue. I don't even buy 5 POA but a normal 5 POA figure would be better than this. All that's missing is a 'slashing action feature'.

Nostalgia figures for the Vintage line is one thing. Nostalgia figures for SAGA 2002 is just weird.

Maverick10126
09-14-2017, 05:33 PM
It's awful. It literally may as well be a statue. I don't even buy 5 POA but a normal 5 POA figure would be better than this. All that's missing is a 'slashing action feature'.

Nostalgia figures for the Vintage line is one thing. Nostalgia figures for SAGA 2002 is just weird.

What's wrong with it from a 5poa stance? The 02 line was plagued by horrible pre-posed stances. He seems pretty neutral to me. All he has are bent arms which work great for a hands on the hips stance.

So I just looked at the figure again in hand. I cannot pick out the dot matrix effect in the beard in person. I held him up as close to my face as possible. I think what you're seeing in pictures can't be seen in person without a magnifying glass.

It's a really impressive figure that deserves to be judged in hand. The T-crotch with the skirt is only a minor annoyance all things considered.

There is one thing I do wish he had, a hook on his belt. The lightsaber hilt has a ring on it like Rey's. I also wish he came with a deactivated hilt. The sculpt on this hilt by the way is incredible. It's way more detailed than any previous ANH Obi-wan hilt and for once is a true ANH sculpt not a ROTS sculpt.

Agen_Kolar
09-14-2017, 05:45 PM
WM had a couple of him. No sign of Yoda. Everything else was well stocked except for Luke and Rey.

I had no idea this was already hitting. I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!

indysolo007
09-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Picked one up? Where?

i bought mine at Walmart. I was on the fence about him but thought he had a nice sculpt even without proper articulation. He'll look good in a display but beyond that, as with all 5poa, feels like something is missing

darth_sidious
09-14-2017, 07:32 PM
What's wrong with it from a 5poa stance? The 02 line was plagued by horrible pre-posed stances. He seems pretty neutral to me. All he has are bent arms which work great for a hands on the hips stance.

So I just looked at the figure again in hand. I cannot pick out the dot matrix effect in the beard in person. I held him up as close to my face as possible. I think what you're seeing in pictures can't be seen in person without a magnifying glass.

It's a really impressive figure that deserves to be judged in hand. The T-crotch with the skirt is only a minor annoyance all things considered.

There is one thing I do wish he had, a hook on his belt. The lightsaber hilt has a ring on it like Rey's. I also wish he came with a deactivated hilt. The sculpt on this hilt by the way is incredible. It's way more detailed than any previous ANH Obi-wan hilt and for once is a true ANH sculpt not a ROTS sculpt.

I agree, he was sculpted specifically to recreate the pose you mention, with his hands to his hips / belt and the second pose to hold his saber with both hands for when he duels Vader. Some people complain when the basic figure arms are straight down to the figures sides, so Hasbro tries an alternate pose - and they get more complaints... I think it turned out nicely, and the likeness might be the best yet. Hasbro has released some crappy figures in previous years - this is certainly not one of them!

Masterfett
09-14-2017, 08:20 PM
I think, if they start to do something to get a distinct pose from it. They need to start giving the figures at least BH shoulders, but more POA is needed not to look goofy.

Maverick10126
09-14-2017, 09:38 PM
I think, if they start to do something to get a distinct pose from it. They need to start giving the figures at least BH shoulders, but more POA is needed not to look goofy.

There's a little bit of extra movement in these shoulders with the ball socket design. Not a ton but it works with this figure.

RUOKR2
09-15-2017, 01:05 PM
https://i0.wp.com/www.jedinews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/hascon-2017-images-11.jpg
https://i2.wp.com/www.jedinews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/hascon-2017-images-12.jpg

Internets
09-15-2017, 01:20 PM
the likeness might be the best yet

https://i.imgur.com/EN2lKiP.jpg

darth_sidious
09-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Yup, the head sculpt is fantastic - that sample has some deco that looks like sh*t, mine however looks nothing like that. Lets not forget that factory samples can look like garbage at times, when the final product looks much better, here one that was posted in the RA thread:


http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_40575.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_40575.JPG)

Internets
09-15-2017, 01:50 PM
Sorry, never gonna be sold on this one. Standard 5 POA figures can at least hide behind nostalgia but this is SAGA 2002 level nonsense to me (and for the record, I've never argued for more dynamic poses in the basic line).

Maverick10126
09-15-2017, 03:14 PM
Sorry, never gonna be sold on this one. Standard 5 POA figures can at least hide behind nostalgia but this is SAGA 2002 level nonsense to me (and for the record, I've never argued for more dynamic poses in the basic line).

So this is comparable to action shoulder padme huh?

And yeah, that photo looks nothing like the in hand version of the figure. Basically judge it in person not from early factory. And in person, it's right up there with Fett for likeness. Unless you've seen it in person, you can't really comment on it. I know that's kind of a lame way to argue the merits of a figure but this is one of those cases.

indysolo007
09-15-2017, 04:17 PM
I realized my post was in another thread oops. Yes, my figure's beard does not look like the demo at all (and that's a damned good thing!)

Masterfett
09-15-2017, 05:32 PM
Yeah, I just don't see it either. No matter what photo I look at, it's uhgly. I'll stay with the TLC figure. Sure the SG's might be too fluffy for others, but I'd rather have a great head sculpt than a crummy one. It's definitely not worth me picking up something I don't need. The rest is fine though.

Normally I get a 5POA figure to replace an SA version, because the head sculpt is better. But not here.

lordtyrannus
09-15-2017, 05:53 PM
I think this thing is excellent for 5POA. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170915/09d34d9aef785e996ef9279b26a8179a.jpg


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Maverick10126
09-15-2017, 06:25 PM
There, that's a representative picture of Ben. I cannot stress this enough, photos aren't doing the in hand head sculpt justice. There's a depth to the sculpt and paint job that just isn't there on the legacy head sculpt. If you like the legacy version of the figure, totally fine but this head sculpt is superior. The legacy sculpt had a "toy" quality to it. This looks so much like Alec it's crazy.

If you want to stick with tlc mold, I'd recommend popping this head on. It's 2-pack fett accurate.

Also, I'm noticing all critics of the figure haven't actually seen the figure in person....and everyone who loves it has it in hand....interesting ;)

Julythrunov
09-15-2017, 07:33 PM
Incredible. That facial sculpt is photo real. Can't wait to find this one

darth_sidious
09-15-2017, 08:15 PM
I think this thing is excellent for 5POA. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170915/09d34d9aef785e996ef9279b26a8179a.jpg


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Yes - everyone should compare this new figure to one of the POTF2 Ben figures:

http://jedibusiness.com/images/actionFigures/The-Power-Of-The-Force-2/The-Power-Of-The-Force-2-Obi-Wan-Kenobi-Cinema-Scene_Big_2.jpg

Can anyone describe the new figure as bad, ugly, awful, etc when comparing the two? I know some might not like it, which is fine - but beyond opinion lies reality.

patrickdurfee
09-15-2017, 08:49 PM
That's the Cantina Showdown Kenobi figure. The only worst Ben figure from POTF 2.

patrickdurfee
09-15-2017, 08:50 PM
The 2nd POTF 2 1998 Kenobi figure is the best one and similar to the newer Force Link Kenobi figure

Zombie_F_Body
09-16-2017, 01:54 AM
Grabbed one at Target today. Had a whole peg full of him and Yoday in equal amounts. Looks like they are getting their own case and are evenly packed. I agree the head is the best one yet. Nothing like those Hascon pics. Pulled out my TLC one and the head scan is far superior. Keep in mind that figure is using the VOTC head from 2005. Plenty of room for improvement and this figure has it.

Masterfett
09-16-2017, 10:35 AM
I'm not arguing its validity versus the POTF figure, that much is certain. lol
I'm just basing it off photos that seem to be too close up of the beard's mesh design. The face does look better in likeness, but that rough beard throws it off.

I can only make a proper determination when I see it in person, likely 3 months from now.

darth_sidious
09-16-2017, 11:26 AM
I know, I just had to cite a figure that actually falls into the category of ugly / awful, lol. I know all SW collectors nitpick, so I had to show a comparison of how well 5 POA evolved since those days!

Anyhow, I'm wondering if this figure will be repainted at some point to turn it into Force Ghost Kenobi. This figure seems like a good base for an ESB or potential TLJ ghost figure, or Hasbro could swap the hooded cloak out and give us the more commonly seen hood down version. I'm fine with the old ghost figure from the OTC, but this sculpt certainly has potential for reuse.

Maverick10126
09-16-2017, 11:40 AM
I want a hood down....but I'm going to be sad to see my custom go.

lordtyrannus
09-16-2017, 07:57 PM
I want a hood down....but I'm going to be sad to see my custom go.

Here you go. The material is pliable enough to turn the hood inside out.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170917/7b9f662be00c2e5ae65b64126433e4f3.jpg


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JediDelight
09-16-2017, 08:44 PM
Does anyone know what Obi-Wan's Force Link lines are? Curious if this sheds any light one The Last Jedi.

reyandbb8
09-17-2017, 03:49 AM
Here you go. The material is pliable enough to turn the hood inside out.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170917/7b9f662be00c2e5ae65b64126433e4f3.jpg



That looks fantastic!

fumetti
09-17-2017, 06:41 AM
Looks great. I enjoy the 5poa when they have quality sculpts!

(No, I don't prefer them to SA...)

HothHan
09-17-2017, 07:10 AM
Does anyone know what Obi-Wan's Force Link lines are? Curious if this sheds any light one The Last Jedi.

Please keep it in spoiler tags if it has anything to do with TLJ!

Masterfett
09-17-2017, 01:17 PM
Yeah, that last pic does show him in abetter light. Much better indeed, though I'm likely to by it all the same. But I can recognize good sculpting.
If this ever goes on sale for $4 I'll get it for the head for sure, then put it on the TLC figure.

Julythrunov
09-17-2017, 01:39 PM
I'd be surprised to find this figure at all let alone for $4.

NoobCollector
09-17-2017, 07:07 PM
Pick him up at a Target.

DarkManX
09-17-2017, 08:43 PM
I'd be surprised to find this figure at all let alone for $4.

Well if you do you'll just tell the cashier its $1

ZiggyStarkiller
09-18-2017, 05:14 PM
Got him at Target today. In all honesty, it's a pretty bad figure in my opinion. I've seen people get him to do the two handed grip pose, but for the life of me I can't get mine to do it. Mine might be defective, I don't know. It's just every time I bring the arms towards each other one will pop right off. Don't get why they just didn't do a swivel right above the elbows similar to how they did in the Phantom Menace line. Couldn't have cost THAT much more to do that. Ball jointed arms are just a weird call. It's a shame because I think the face sculpt and paint is very well done, but I think whatever SA version of original trilogy Obi-Wan is out there probably remains the definitive version.

That being said I picked him up with Yoda and the Yoda is a great little figure. Like that one a lot.

ShagKava
09-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Does anyone know what Obi-Wan's Force Link lines are? Curious if this sheds any light one The Last Jedi.

No such luck: they're all lines from STAR WARS ('77).

Masterfett
09-19-2017, 08:23 PM
I kind of had a hunch they would be.

Maybe they'll do a Force Ghost version later on with his dialog from TLJ. If he really is in the Movie.

DarkArtist
09-20-2017, 07:26 AM
I kind of had a hunch they would be.

Maybe they'll do a Force Ghost version later on with his dialog from TLJ. If he really is in the Movie.

I'd be all in for a new updated Force Ghost version if they made it with the same 5POA figure, it could work for ESB, ROTJ and even TLJ (if he is in it)

Masterfett
09-20-2017, 08:33 PM
They'd have to re-sculpt the arms though, with them raised in the air and him saying don't go Luke.

Deak_Starkiller
09-21-2017, 12:36 AM
Oh dear, I just hope they don't get as far as sculpting that deer in the headlights expression too. :D But comprehensively, Nether-Obi-Wan had various expressions as a Force ghost (err, spirit) along the way as noted. His hands were clasped on Hoth and so-forth.

Strobeeone
09-23-2017, 11:04 AM
Here is the head on the Legacy figure.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_31656.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_31656.JPG)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_31907.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_31907.JPG)

The neck hole needs to be tapped slightly larger.
Also I repainted all the hair, redid the eyes (need to touch them up).

Maverick10126
09-23-2017, 01:54 PM
That head sculpt is a winner.

lordtyrannus
09-23-2017, 02:36 PM
Great job Strobeeone!! I did the same but didn't repaint the head (yet) :). https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170923/4171aa03ed1ad98791c5d42d19c07e76.jpg


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Masterfett
09-23-2017, 07:37 PM
I really like what I'm seeing there!
Now I'll have to hunt me down an Oni-Wan, darn it!

Strobeeone
09-23-2017, 08:49 PM
Great job Strobeeone!! I did the same but didn't repaint the head (yet) :). https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170923/4171aa03ed1ad98791c5d42d19c07e76.jpg


Thanks. I did the head change and thought it looked good, but the way & color they did the hair just looks blah. Plus mine had a case of Marty Feldman eyes that looked goofy.

Wookieman26
09-29-2017, 11:49 PM
Can't wait for this figure to hit my area. Do not have a 3.75" ANH Ben yet (unless the 1978 Kenner one counts!), and hoping to change that soon.

DarthPete
09-30-2017, 07:18 AM
Obi-Wan and Yoda wound up in my hands yesterday. Yoda's great; I love the face sculpt on this Obi-wan but he'll definitely see some customizing in the not too distant future. The rest of the figure is kind of.. wonky, looking.

Glitch
10-02-2017, 10:32 AM
Would have preferred strait arms like the rest of the 5 POA line.

kyboliciousfett
10-02-2017, 10:43 AM
I keep thinking I'm gonna run into Ben, and Yoda, any day now. The shelves are primed for a restock..........but they just sit there.........empty lol......

Wookieman26
10-02-2017, 04:35 PM
Can't wait for this figure to hit my area. Do not have a 3.75" ANH Ben yet (unless the 1978 Kenner one counts!), and hoping to change that soon. Got one today at Target! Absolutely love this guy! And despite hearing some people's complaints, I love the ability to do a two-handed saber pose. Almost got the Yoda they had as well, but it's just not different enough from the 2013 version in my opinion.

Dead_Bothan
10-04-2017, 06:09 PM
That looks excellent. I'd love to see the 5 POA branch out into soft goods. However, that would probably cost prohibitive.

Dead_Bothan
10-04-2017, 06:10 PM
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Why can't we edit posts?

Maverick10126
10-04-2017, 06:43 PM
The SL Vader had soft goods. I think that's just a look they are moving away from in the main line.

darth_sidious
10-05-2017, 07:45 AM
Softgoods worked on a number of figures in previous years, but I'm glad they went with a plastic cloak on Ben, so the hood sits properly. Same goes for the Vader with Probe Droid - the plastic cape looks so much better than the Vader that came in the Mission Series line. Its probably a good move to leave softgoods in the SA 3.75 line and 6 inch lines, and leave the basic figures all plastic.

chaingunsofdoom
10-14-2017, 09:17 PM
Spotted Obi-Wan (and Yoda) tonight up here at Superstore. They were priced wrong at C$29.94. So you will need a manager and some Jedi Mind Trick skills. :)

JVM
10-15-2017, 03:29 AM
Picked up Ben and Yoda and was really surprised by this guy. A much better figure than I could have imagined, especially the head sculpt.

I'm definitely torn on the arms. I've come to like the neutral posing sometimes for the 5POA Jedi/Sith characters, but it is satisfying to see a good two-hand grip as well...

Billy_Ray
10-16-2017, 06:04 AM
Finally found Obi-Wan, along with Yoda, at my local HEB Superstore (TX based grocery chain). What's even better? They were only $1.99! (I'm sure someone will chime in and call me a thief, but that's what they rang up, I didn't check to see if they were marked at that price).

Really dig this figure (and I am not much a 5POA fan) and I was also surprised how much I liked Yoda. The "dot matrix" paint job isn't noticeable to the naked eye (at least to my old eyes).

Phil_Sunwalker
10-20-2017, 03:05 PM
Saw him at my TRU this morning. I'll wait a little before picking him up (and will hopefully find another one.)

I'm overspent right now. :P

Wookieman26
10-20-2017, 11:36 PM
Saw him at my TRU this morning. I'll wait a little before picking him up (and will hopefully find another one.)

I'm overspent right now. :P

You really should buy him if you get the chance to. Such an awesome figure.


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Phil_Sunwalker
10-21-2017, 09:37 PM
You really should buy him if you get the chance to. Such an awesome figure.


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I got home and I kind of regretted not getting him. I don't have a good 3 3/4 inch Kenobi :( Ah well, hopefully he won't be any more difficult to find than Rogue One Vader was. I actually got him at Ross for like four bucks.

Anyway, I've got a good consolation prize on the way. I got a deal on the 6 inch old Ben from Amazon Warehouse deals. Damaged packaging or something so I got a discount. I can't wait until he arrives. :)

Wookieman26
10-21-2017, 09:53 PM
I got home and I kind of regretted not getting him. I don't have a good 3 3/4 inch Kenobi :( Ah well, hopefully he won't be any more difficult to find than Rogue One Vader was. I actually got him at Ross for like four bucks.

Anyway, I've got a good consolation prize on the way. I got a deal on the 6 inch old Ben from Amazon Warehouse deals. Damaged packaging or something so I got a discount. I can't wait until he arrives. :)

Nice! Kenobiís one of my favorite Black Series yet! If you still want the 3.75Ē one, keep checking Amazon. Preorders have been going in and out the last week or so.


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Wookieman26
10-21-2017, 09:55 PM
Nice! Kenobiís one of my favorite Black Series yet! If you still want the 3.75Ē one, keep checking Amazon. Preorders have been going in and out the last week or so.


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Speaking of the devil....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MUHRNWB/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1508644458&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=star+wars+force+link&dpPl=1&dpID=51TtIhLRvUL&ref=plSrch


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Phil_Sunwalker
10-22-2017, 11:47 AM
Cool. I went back fully expecting him to be gone and they put more out since yesterday.

They actually had a sale going today, but I didn't get anyone else. I've got 3PO's, Yoda's, and Chewy's out the ***. I can't justify picking up any more of those guys, lol.

Masterfett
10-22-2017, 09:48 PM
This and 2-3 others I am hoping to catch on sale for BOGO 1/2 off at some point.

Vorax
10-28-2017, 10:10 AM
There was two on the pegs today over at Walmart, plus two Yoda's. I bought the Kenobi's. The head sculpt is pretty good.

Cramer
11-15-2017, 08:50 AM
Got notification from Amazon that my pre order for Obi Wan and Yoda for Dec 19th just shipped yesterday so i should have it today.

Idpullthecurtain
11-17-2017, 02:33 AM
this looks a great version. I wish we had a nice side by side with previous versions. It's irritating to me that sites put up photo breakdowns but don't give you comparisons with older figures. To me that's the real insight when doing that sort of thing, yet they don't do it. IMO this is better than the Legacy version.

DarthPete
11-17-2017, 07:27 AM
this looks a great version. I wish we had a nice side by side with previous versions. It's irritating to me that sites put up photo breakdowns but don't give you comparisons with older figures. To me that's the real insight when doing that sort of thing, yet they don't do it. IMO this is better than the Legacy version.

Agreed, I desperately miss when the photo archives did side by sides with previous versions. It doesn't even have to be all of them, just the last couple or one would be great.

Masterfett
11-17-2017, 07:54 PM
Well, probably because the previous version would be Vintage figure by Kenner. :grin:

But I agree, the archives aren't what they used to be.

Billy_Ray
11-21-2017, 08:24 AM
How do you figure that? There have been tons of Obi-Wans in the modern line.

Vorax
11-22-2017, 06:41 PM
I think they got the hairline and thinness more accurately on the Black Series die cast version. But the face sculpt on this figure is overall better.

Masterfett
11-23-2017, 12:04 PM
How do you figure that? There have been tons of Obi-Wans in the modern line.
Because this is a 5POA figure, which hasn't been done since then. Though I guess some would count the POTJ figure too, but i still considered all those as "Kenner" era figures. There hasn't been a modern non PT "Ben" Kenobi that was 5POA until now. They've all been SA, which I consider different enough to be non comparable to 5POA. When it comes to comparing figures, I don't mingle these two together. I'm sure it's just me that does this though. Comparing this figure to the Legacy one seems like inaccurate assessments IMO. If they released a brand new SA figure this year, I could see comparing it to the Legacy figure. But for this one, the only comparable figure would be the POTJ figure. That's just how I see it.

DSIILuke
11-25-2017, 06:59 AM
I got mine via Amazon. Great paint apps, and the sculpt is awesome. Itís a personal favorite of mine in the line.

Daigo_Bah
11-25-2017, 08:48 AM
Both this and the recent Emperor sculpts look so good, but that dang square crotch ruins it for me. If they had a seamless skirt (either no articulation or a soft rubbery plastic dress with the articulation at the hips underneath) I'd buy both.

CptEks
11-25-2017, 07:32 PM
Both this and the recent Emperor sculpts look so good, but that dang square crotch ruins it for me. If they had a seamless skirt (either no articulation or a soft rubbery plastic dress with the articulation at the hips underneath) I'd buy both.

This! Same goes for the TLJ General Hux figure, I hate how they cut up his skirt for the articulation :(

rook
12-09-2017, 08:02 PM
I was so excited to get him to the car and open him along with Yoda. His left arm though, will not stay in place, and I am so aggravated!!:mad: