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'.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.
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.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.
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!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.
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.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.
So this is comparable to action shoulder padme huh?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).
Yes - everyone should compare this new figure to one of the POTF2 Ben figures:I think this thing is excellent for 5POA.
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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)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.