Greetings. In this thread, we will be evaluating all the Star Wars figures (4 inch scale) on a character by character basis. My hope is that when we are done, we will be able to put together a guide to help collectors, particularly those who are new or may have missed out on some figures. In the end, we should have a guide that will tell people which figures are the best versions of each character, which figures are some of the best of all time, and which ones aren't worth getting unless you are an absolute completist.
So, we will begin with a discussion of Ben Kenobi. This will cover only "Old Ben" from the Original Trilogy, and not the younger Obi-Wan from the prequels. I've gone through and found all the releases that I could. If you know of any others, even if they are just repacks or repaints, let me know and we can add it to the list. I'm exluding the spirit and concept figures for now. We will discuss them after we have evaluated the regular ones.
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (1978 Vintage)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (1995 POTF2)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (1997 POTF2 Electronic Power F/X)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (1997 POTF2 Cantina Showdown Cinema Scene)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (1998 POTF2 Flashback)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (2000 POTJ)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2002 POTJ 25th Anniversary)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2004 Saga Collectible Cup) - same as 2000 POTJ
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (2004 OTC) - same as 2000 POTJ
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2004 OTC Mos Eisley Cantina Screen Scene) - same as 1998 POTF2 Flashback
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2004 VOTC)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2004 OTC ANH Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection) - same as 2000 POTJ
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2006 TSC ANH Commemorative DVD Collection) - same as 2002 POTJ 25th Anniversary
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008 TLC)
So, at this point, feel free to discuss any or all of the figures. You can simply state your favorite(s), or go into detail about the good and bad points a figure has. If you had to start all over again, which ones would you consider getting?