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Spirit of Obi-Wan
« on: June 7, 2003, 07:24 PM »
I was just wondering if the Spirit of Obi-Wan figure was ever released carded in the Hasbro line (Freeze Frame or earlier).  I saw a carded one over at a local toy show and hadn't seen one before and know that the Spirit of Obi was an exclusive of Frito Lays (I think).  I have a feeling that its a custom but just was wondering if one was ever released.
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #1 on: June 7, 2003, 07:38 PM »
The Spirit of Obi Wan was only a Mail-Away offer & available in the Jedi Spirits 3 pack.





Any carded examples are Fake like this.
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #2 on: June 7, 2003, 07:39 PM »
Definitely a custom Tom.  There was a much nicer mailing box with pictures and text on it that the Spirit of Obi-Wan figure came out in Europe in, but that's it.  There's also that great custom Cinema Scene of all three Spirits made by a guy out in Japan.

But definitely no Hasbro carded versions (yet)...

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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #3 on: June 7, 2003, 09:20 PM »
I saw one on eBay recently and the guy was up-front about it being a custom.

Personally I really like this sort of thing, if it’s done well. I once had the UK boxed version, and even though the packaging was very cool, I always thought a carded version would have been amazing. Anyways, the custom auction ended for something like 10 pounds, which I thought was a good price for such an interesting item.

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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2003, 02:37 PM »
There were two different mail-away packages for the spirit of Obi-Wan.  There's the more common plain, white package.  And then, there's a black package with an image of Obi-Wan on it.  That's the one Obi-Robz is referring to.
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2003, 03:07 PM »
Here's a picture I just found of the much nicer mailing box from the UK Spirit of Obi-Wan giveaway:


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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2003, 12:56 PM »
Some people actually like to get those custom cardbacks.  I know in the case of a friend of mine, he's gotten several figures on custom cardbacks.  For instance, he got a Rystall, from the "Jabba's Dancers" cinma scene like that.  He knew it was a custom, and he bought it to get autographed by the actress who played the role.  It actually looks a bit better than the Cinema Scene I got signed by the same actress.

Of course, that doesn't really apply in this instance.  First, Sir Alec Guiness wasn't a prolific autograph signer, and the man passed away a couple of years ago.  
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2003, 02:47 AM »
Just a question.  How many bags of chips did one have to consume to get this figure?

At this time, I was in the 6th grade and the Froot Loops Han is what sparked my collecting.  I was completely unaware of this figure however.
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2003, 06:56 PM »
Actually there was a carded protoype of this figure...
Thought the proto card was far from any other Hasbro carded figure.

If I can find pics of it on some of my saved disks I'll post it here.

The proto though was a pretty rare piece itself... a lot more rare than some protos out there.

Actually went a checked Gus' site (which was far quicker) and found pics from Ed Albano on there. Not sure if Ed still owns the piece or not but here it is...

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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #9 on: July 6, 2003, 07:05 PM »
Pretty decent custom, as well..


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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #10 on: July 6, 2003, 08:12 PM »
Custom carded figures... you gotta love 'em.   ;D
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2003, 05:51 AM »
Nice work on that custom card.  Although I can't understand why they put a lightsaber in there, too.
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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #12 on: August 2, 2003, 09:07 PM »
Nice custom,  but the lightsaber does throw it off...

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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #13 on: August 3, 2003, 12:41 AM »
i always felt it was done wrong as a figure.

he should have been a clear color but with a tinge of tan for his robe.
and a tinge of blue for his skin...

it just gets pictured so well in my mind...

but i don't really see use for another spirit ben...

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Re: Carded Spirit of Obi Wan
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2003, 01:33 PM »
I  wish Hasbro would do promotions like this.  Havn't had anything since the Kenner buy-out.  It was things like this send away that hlped get a lot of us back into the hobby.
I think it only took two upc's and a coupleof dollars to get him, I would have to dig through and find one of the bags to be sure.
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