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JEDIpartner
02-12-2002, 09:12 AM
Whilst perusing the pictures on Uncle George's official site... I caught a glimpse of a very nicely sculpted Obi-Wan figure. What struck me odd about this is that... WHOA! This boy has a soft goods robe!! The pose isn't tacky!

This figure appears to be from the time Obi-Wan sets up his transmitter on Geonosis to send a transmission to Anakin. The figure seems to have: 1) the transmitter, 2) a lightsaber, 3) a transmitter activation device AND 4) the aforementioned soft goods robe.

This is how I feel the figures SHOULD have been done. Sorry. Maybe I am a traditionalist, but this one looks great. I hope we get a few more of these... especially since, while the "Fightin' mad" Jedi figures a nice, I would prefer to have them in more neutral poses.

I've included the pic (and don't get started about property of Lucasfilm, etc...) in case you haven't seen it.

:D

JetsAndHeels
02-12-2002, 09:29 AM
I saw this one too, JediPartnr and I am very impressed. I like the neutral, yet focused stance. Obi Wan has a determined look to his demeanor here. A very nice figure indeed with the transmitter and the soft goods robe. This will definately be one to buy carded and also to open.

InsaneJediGirl
02-12-2002, 09:33 AM
I as well,have seen this soft-goods Obi and thought it was
the best one out there.No funky poses,no nothing.:D :D
I'm gonna pick up this one,great for a a battle or neutral scene
on my shelf.

LTBasker
02-12-2002, 09:43 AM
Hmm... looks like the 12", the angle of the picture could be mis-leading but one thing that makes me suspect that is the lightsaber blade, it doesn't have those lame anime-like energy blasts on it, which it seems Hasbro isn't gonna drop for awhile.

JEDIpartner
02-12-2002, 09:53 AM
BUT... it was found in the 3 3/4" selection of figures. The 12" head is different and much too large for the figure. No pack-ins for the 12" either. PLUS... if you look closely... you can see little pegs going into its feet on the stand.

Unit-01
02-12-2002, 10:41 AM
He's right next to the Dooku figure too. This looks to be the Pilot one. It also DOES have the energy on it look closer. And even though we can't see the articulation, he might be able to hold the lightsaber with both hands!

pthfnder89
02-12-2002, 11:00 AM
This is easily one of my favorites from the show; my single favorite so far is still the AOTC (not the preview) Zam Wessel.

My first thought on this Obi-Wan is thank god they designed a robe this time that looks like the ones used in the movies. I thought the Accessory packs from EP1 were awesome in theory, but those robes were horrible, and they barely even fit the figures. This one looks great.

Jargo
02-12-2002, 11:15 AM
I will concede that it does look better but it still has a wide stance. those legs look to be acres apart from each other. The pic could be misleading though considering that it's a funny angle and slightly blurred. Obi reminds me of someone with the windswept hair though, can't think who for the moment.......

better pictures needed methinks.

JediTricks
02-12-2002, 11:21 AM
It's definitely 3 3/4", I saw a few pics of it from Steve's camera yesterday (though it's not in the right place in our coverage yet, wondering where) but it appears to have slightly gimmicky arms and preposed legs - though it's hard to tell for sure as the robe is quite large. I can guarantee you that the figure's legs and/or feet are preposed though. Still, it does look better.

I wish Hasbro would just do figures like the Ep 1 Soft Goods Obi-Wan, that figure is really cool without being preposed. If they want cool poses, add articulation to allow for any number of cool poses but KEEP THE NEUTRAL POSE too.

CrossWizard
02-12-2002, 11:35 AM
The figure looks awesome but at the same time it has a look like hes drunk and about to fall over to the side.

Jayspawn
02-12-2002, 12:43 PM
I think its the best Obi-Wan figure as well. I wonder in which format he will be released. If he's a single figure, I'll be even more happy.

JEDIpartner
02-12-2002, 01:01 PM
Someone commented that it might be the "Pilot" one or possibly the "Geonosis" one, but definitely NOT the "Arena Battle" one.:D

LTBasker
02-12-2002, 01:53 PM
Ah, true, I see the energy things now. Not a bad figure, the cloak could've been a little better but it's not too bad. Any arm articulation?

Unit-01
02-12-2002, 02:53 PM
It's definatly the pilot one. He has his headset on.

JEDIpartner
02-12-2002, 03:00 PM
That's a "roger" on that one, Unit-01.

We'll be picking up TWO of these and one of "magnet hands" Obi-Wan. Performing a little surgery on the head will make this one the definitive AOTC Obi-Wan (one with headgear and one without!)...

Unit-01
02-12-2002, 06:40 PM
CLOSE-UP (http://www.action-figure.com/images/02/ustf5/DV00073.jpg)