Nope, reports say Anakin and Obi-Wan have same articulation as 2011 releases.I wonder if he has ankle articulation this time......
Man, and I thought I was the only one with that attitude :joyous: . I also usually buy something just because I haven't bought anything in a long time and not because the particular figure is an absolute must have for me. Hence I think the 'new' Obi Wan will be one of those trivial purchases...I'll be getting it, but probably not the first time I see it. I might just wait for that time when I haven't bought any new figures in a while, and I just need something new to buy.
I think S3 Obi sold fine, but Hasbro overreached with his anticipated demand like they did with the TVC ROTS Clone and Sandtrooper. It wasn't quite as bad with S3 Obi as it was with those two, though.I still find it hard to believe Hasbro is giving this figure a second chance. I personally don't think it will sell any better. I don't think kids will buy a duplicate for soft-goods. If they wanted to make a cheap figure, they should have gone with Masters Di or Halsey.
Did it sell fine though? Because I was at WM the other day and saw a dozen s3 Obi figures on clearance for $3...I think S3 Obi sold fine, but Hasbro overreached with his anticipated demand like they did with the TVC ROTS Clone and Sandtrooper. It wasn't quite as bad with S3 Obi as it was with those two, though.
I believed it, too. The slideshow presentation from NYCC makes it look as though the figure had softgoods. But these most recent photos show that he is lacking the fabric. Oh well, I'll be getting him either way.I guess with the partially soft goods tunic we all fell for an optical illusion or perhaps an automatic assumption caused by the 2012 Anakin's release featuring one.
Yes, because Obi-Wan doesn't need to fit in his starfighter...I recall Hasbro saying that they determine articulation based on the characters needs as a toy, or something to that effect. Mace needed to fit on the AT-RT, and Quinlan had to fit on his surf-board now that he's a Surfin Jedi dude and so forth. They've also said that they chose who gets what based on their budget for the line.
Hasbro does that because they'll always release main characters and can always release better versions later on to sell. Background characters usually only get one shot at retail and that's it, if they don't get it right the first time then we may never see it.It's weird that at this point we still can't have the two main characters with ball hinged hips, yet other less present characters have received the SA treatment. Has Hasbro ever said anything about that?
They shouldn't expect me then to part with my money...unless I can somehow customize the hell out of it to make the figure (or an older figure) better. Sad news and a poor decision by Hasbro management.Hasbro is cutting back on articulation across their brands, don't expect to see many articulated figures in the near future.