Holy ****, how did I forget to start a thread? Ugh.
This week's review, as everyone already pointed out, is Obi-Wan Kenobi (With Pilot Gear)
. Check out the full review because this figure was a doozey!
Overall I'd say this is probably my favorite basic prequal figure perhaps short of some of the Clones... That's saying a lot as ROTS has been packed with pretty high-quality figures like the Collection 2 Jedi, etc. This figure shows that you don't have to be wearing the white armor to get super articulation (even the ball/socket waist joint), and I think that's a major plus for (hopefully) some SA main characters in the future basic line.
Not to say I'm not cool with Evolutions being milked for main character greatness, but when you get a core guy like Obi-Wan done up in this kind of extravagant detail and articulation in the basic line it just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy as a collector.
I agree he's a great fig to pose with your Anakin Evolutions figure... Or have him facing off against some 501st Troopers perhaps? Or maybe Dooku Evolutions?
And there's much potential for future use of this sculpt. Slap an Episode 2 headsculpt on it and I'd be a happy camper to buy that. And I really think the "Mustafar Battle Damage" variant would be great. Hell I'd even take an Utapau "wet-head" variant from the supposedly cut sequence of Obi-Wan wandering around in the puddle... It'd be cool to me.
And to take it a step further I'd even re-buy this figure if they slapped generic human heads on it and cast it in different colors than Obi's robes. I'd buy that and they seem to have little problem with EU Clones so why not EU Jedi too?
Suffice it to say, I really REALLY want Hasbro to get their mileage out of this figure. I really WANT them to profit here. It's something I'd buy over and over with only minor effort to make it unique.
Few flaws and tons of fun, this is one of my favorite figures in the modern line right now, definitely from all 3 prequal films, and it's easily the best Obi-Wan Kenobi figure ever if you ask me.
Thanks for the comments and thoughts you guys. Nice to see the readers sounding off! Make sure you let Hasbro know (if you have any chance, as in around the boards here) that this is the kinda stuff you like!