Hi there guys Wraithnine here with another review from the Diamond Select Ultimate Quarter Scale Star Wars Range .
This time round its the turn of that crazy old man himself Ben (Obi Wan ) Kenobi
these figures have been on sale at my local PoundStretcher(reduced from £79.99 to £24.99) for a while now and i have been umming and arrring about getting Old Ben but i popped in there today and there was only one left so i decided to bite ,but when i got to the till it rang up at £12.99 ! result!
its another awesome piece ,
it comes in the 2009 blue and white packaging
and on the reverse it has a bio of Kenobi ,
and on one side of the box is an original artwork from comic book artist Dave Dorman,
the figure comes with a host of accessories ,including a stand(very similiar to the sideshow ones),lightsaber blade,an extra set of hands,lightsaber hilt and a trainng remote (as seen in the scenes on the Millenium Falcon)complete with stand .
a special mention must go to the training remote ,the sculpt on this piece is utterly exceptional ,and comes complete with its own stand ,
now my only gripe ,the lightsaber that is included is not
the one from Episode IV ,but is the one from Episode III ,but thats not to detract from the fact that it is a superb sculpt ,because it is!
the blade is removable and fits snugly in place ,
the only problem with it being the EpIII lightsaber is that it is missing the belt loop which is a shame as they have gone to the trouble of crafting the belt complete with lightsaber hook and ring
the soft goods are astonishing ,removable and superb quality ,Obi Wan includes his robe,tunic and trousers and shirt ,the robe also has wire inserted
into the hood edge for ultimate soft goods posability,i cannot fault the soft goods included with these figures as they are just gobsmacking!
heres some images ..
the facial sculpt is a very very close likeness to Sir Alec Guiness
as for articulation this piece makes the Hasbro SA Mace Windu look like a statue ,here is the breakdown :
Ball Jointed Head,Shoulders,Elbows,Torso,Waist,Hips ,
and swivel Forearms,Thighs and Calves with Hinged Wrists ,Ankles and Double Hinged Knees
so as you see the articulation is not exactly lacking...
as with the Emperor,Old Ben comes with phrases which have been lifted directly from the movie and remastered for clarity (there is a switch on his side which unlocks all
his phrases ,which are...
- "Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of
scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
- "You don't need to see his identification."
- "These are not the droids your looking for."
- "That's no moon! It's a space station."
- "You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more
powerful than you can possibly imagine."
-" The Force will be with you...always."
to sum up this is a superb piece but the price elevates it to exceptional.