Hasbro first tried crossing Star Wars characters and vehicles with the Transformers concept back in 2006. The first few offerings seemed sub-standard to me and it wasn’t a line of toys I would pursue. Rather, I’d pick one up on occasion and would either be left with a “meh” feeling or regretting my purchase. In 2011, a new scale was introduced, comparable to the Commander Class of the Transformers Cyberverse line, and the fun has finally hit Star Wars Transformers. I find myself especially taken with the new, smaller Obi-Wan Kenobi. “Flying his starfighter, Obi-Wan Kenobi hunts down General grievous, then changes his Jedi vehicle into a mech to finish the battle with Grievous, lightsaber to lightsaber.” – Taken from the figure’s packaging. Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter is the Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor used during the Clone Wars. It’s molded in beige and red with the same colors used in paint to give the ship the look it has in the cartoon. There are maroon panels near the back and silver is used to decorated the canopy windows and engines. On the starboard side is the symbol of the Republic and, what appears to be, R2-D2 is nestled in the droid socket. It should be painted to match R4-P17 as the packaging indicated, but there’s no denying that silver dome with blue panels. The two lightsabers Kenobi comes with can be stored one under each wing with the blades mostly exposed to look like laser fire. He also has a front landing gear that pivots down, though looking underneath gives away almost the entire mech mode. To convert the Jedi Starfighter into mech mode, raise the back of the craft up and over the front of the canopy. Fold the panels with the engines back and swing out the arms. Split apart the front of the craft and flip the red and beige sections around. Flip the feet down and arm him with his lightsabers. Obi-Wan resembles a mech version of his character in the Clone Wars outfit he’s known to wear in that series with the tan Jedi robes and upper torso and shoulders covered in white armor. Other portions of his arms and legs are molded in dark blue. His forearms have white armor cuffs and black fingers. The head is very well sculpted and evokes the image of a mechanical Obi-Wan Kenobi. While molded in beige, his hair and beard are painted brown, his face silver, and eyes blue. As for articulation, Kenobi has a swivel joint at the neck, ball-sockets at the shoulders, swivels and hinges at the elbows, ball-sockets at the hips and knees, and pivots at the ankles. I’m no expert on lightsaber hilts, but I believe the two lightsabers he comes with have the correct hilt with silver, gold, and black paint in the right places. The blades are a clear, smoky blue. Finally, the panel in the center of hs chest flips upward. This is an undocumented feature and leads me to wonder if he will combine with something else further down the line. Of the initial wave of the smaller Star Wars Transformers, Obi-Wan Kenobi is my favorite. Even though this is a downgrade size wise, this is a much better toy than the larger counterpart.