Obi-Wan Kenobi, Class 1 - Star Wars Transformers

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  1. ViceGripX

    ViceGripX Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    ... seriously though, +rep on the review, and I'd be curious to know if he combines with something as well.
     
  3. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hatchet.....best team EVER!!!!!!
     
  4. CyrDraconis

    CyrDraconis Well-Known Member

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    That's...surprisingly less dippy-looking than I was expecting. I would be interested to see what comes of any figures not based on named characters - in the previous SWTF line, the generics seemed a little better (for the most part). Magnaguard was about the peak.
     
  5. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaatt in the hail? WOW that blows away the larger figure! Wonder if a different design team is working on these Class 1 figures.
     
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    Yup. I reviewed the Grevious one too, and I think the Class I figures are great. Regrettably I didn't go out to get the other two like I should have, so hopefully they're still at the Target. Perhaps I should've started with Obi-Wan. I've always liked Obi-Wan as a character in the new and old trilogy. This one will be the second one I get for sure.
     
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    Searchfail. Greivous, Kenobi, who else for wave 1? I presume an Anakin somewhere.
     
  8. ViceGripX

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    Yup. First wave includes Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Grievous.
     
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    Class I Grievous. I'm on the fence about Anakin only because I never liked his character...ever.
     
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    I see much mini Sweeps goodness here for my Gen Scourge


    @TrueNomadSkies::wink: 
     
  11. gericault

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    Oh yeah! A little bit of paint and we got an ARMY of SWEEPS coming at ya!
    (I don't think I"ve ever been excited about a crossover toy before!)
     
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    Re: combining--I wonder if they're going to do a repackage with the hyperdrive ring?
     
  13. CyrDraconis

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    Ah, three-figure wave. Got it.

    And yeah, I can certainly see hte potential for Sweeps here...got a Scourge handy for comparison?
     
  14. ViceGripX

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    I don't as I'm out and about at the moment, but I'll snap a pic or two when I get home.
     
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    Just saw these in my local Target yesterday. Looked neat but I wont touch that stuff with a ten foot pole, its too weird for my tastes.
     
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    Great review. I have all three. Picked them up out of curiosity. All three have the flip up chest piece, I was trying to figure out what it could be for, but maybe you are on to something about the combining with something else aspect. I agree with your opinion about the lightsaber hilts being correct, and in fact, they are different from Anakin's.
     
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    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    ... How in the hell have they managed to make a Scout-sized figure better than any of the rest of the line? I'll be grabbing Obi-tron for sure!
     
  18. ViceGripX

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    Added the pics to the main review, but here they are:
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  19. saberconvoy

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    ya, i doubt i'll ever be a fan of this toyline
     
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    I´ll miss ol´Chubby Wan Kenobi
     

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