I'm reviewing this one first as it is the only one I have opened thus far. I will post the other deluxe figure reviews in a single post once I get home so I don't get accused of PADDING... (tip of the hat to YOU, Jedi Drew! )
Here we go...
Of course you know, I would open the Obi-Wan first. I love the character... the original Star Wars Slim Shady... n'est ce pas?
Well... first thing I noticed before I even opened this is how HORRIBLE the head sculpt it!!! This looks NOTHING... I mean N-O-T-H-I-N-G like Ewan McGregor. The face is way too thin- especially the forehead. The hair colour is way off as well. It is far too blonde. Obi-Wan has a more reddish-blonde colour to his hair. This colour looks more appropriate for Anakin... or, really, Luke (Tatooine). Disappointing. It really is vastly different than the prototype head at ToyFair or even the one on the package images.
The body sculpt is not bad considering this was definitely designed to be played with. The articulation is at the neck, shoulders, waist, hips and right wrist. The reason for having wrist articulation maybe because the figure cannot stand on it's own unless you prop it up with the lightsabre... although, the figure CAN stand on the main pad. The reason it cannot stand is due to the magnets that portrude from the bottoms of the feet- more on why later. The lightsabre is permanently attached to the right hand. I think this is because it would be a royal pain to keep popping the thing back into the hand after every flip.
The "flipping base" comes unassembled in four parts. The parts fit together, but do not "lock" together. It looks great, but is poor in design as it DOESN'T lock together. The pieces consist of the "flipper", which locks into ready position and has two anchoring mangets for the "waiting figure", an extension piece, a single piece moulded as two black hoses and finally the main pad. The main pad is a giant magnet. I was wondering why the package was so heavy on this... now I know.
The playability on this is great... this is what a toy should be. No... the head sculpt isn't the greatest, but Hasbro has gotten back to basics on this piece. I haven't too much of an issue with this one being a relative "one trick pony" as it was meant to have one specific function- to be played with in this set. I haven't really played with it a whole lot, but it is REALLY HARD to try to get the figure to land on its feet. The pad magnet is very strong, so the figure does lock onto it very well when the two are displayed together.
The face scupt gets an F
The overall figure gets a B
The base gets a B- as it doesn't lock together.
The playability factor gets an A
The overall set gets a B