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This concept Obi-Wan Kenobi figure was released on a single card - but packed-in together with a concept Yoda - as part of The Anniversary Collection. The set was a San Diego Comic Con convention exclusive in the United States in 2007. Obi-Wan is based on concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie for the original Star Wars movie.
Kenobi has a total of 12 joints - only missing articulated knees. However - there are no balancing issues and the figure stands remarkably well on its own without a stand. Hasbro included two weapons with the Jedi Master - a blue lightsaber - and an individual lightsaber hilt. Both weapons fit very well into either of the figure's hands. The hilt can also be attached to the figure's belt - where it stays nicely attached. There are some concept drawings of Kenobi wearing a blue Jedi robe - but unfortunately Hasbro didn't include one with this figure. The white soft-goods skirt is not removable.
The paint job on this McQuarrie Obi-Wan Kenobi is cleanly applied - and there is no weathering or dirt to be found anywhere on the figure. Kenobi's mold looks great - with a very nicely sculpted head. All things considered - this Obi-Wan Kenobi figure - based on the McQuarrie concept - is very well done. And even though there are no joints in the knees and there is no Jedi robe included - it's still very well worth adding to the collection!
In his sketches - concept artist Ralph McQuarrie evokes the graceful power of a ninja master or samurai warrior in his drawing of Obi-Wan. The diminutive Yoda appears leaner and more whimsical than he will ultimately appear in the films - yet he still exudes mystical strength.