Back in August, supporters were elated when news broke that Disney was allegedly moving ahead with the Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film. Even though Disney and Lucasfilm have not officially confirmed the project, the hype around it is building — and also Star Wars fans are dying to find out more about the character’s journey leading up to A Brand New Hope.
Depending on the established canon, we all know #ObiWan was on Tatooine seeing over Luke Skywalker, but a large part of that time is a mystery. On Star Wars Rebels, fans finally got to find that the feud between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan arrive at a conclusion on Tatooine, as well as as it was, it was just one piece of a huge puzzle.
The alleged Obi-Wan standalone would likely fill in the rest of his story, while also helping connect the prequels into the original trilogy. Lately, Sideshow Collectibles gave fans even more reasons to become enthusiastic when they premiered an Obi-Wan figure which could be our best look at just what the character might seem like in his own standalone film.
Sideshow Collectibles Obi-Wan Kenobi Figure
The new 1:6 scale Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi statue from Sideshow Collectibles is magnificent and (like most of Sideshow’s products) amazingly detailed. The figure looks to be influenced by Sir Alec Guinness’s variation of their character as opposed to Ewan McGregor’s; however, dependent upon his age, we could surmise this is a snapshot of Obi-Wan before A Brand New Hope.
Obi-Wan is sporting his Jedi robes from the prequel era, but awarded the terrain Tatooine, it is surprising they have held together so well. He’s also wielding his patented blue lightsaber and a nice pair of goggles, which is a really practical thing to have on a desert world.
On his rear, Kenobi is sporting a pack of some sort — that fits in to his “hermit” persona nicely — but he’s also carrying various weapons and weapons. On top of all his necessities, Obi-Wan also has one of his own Jedi shoulder coverings he sported through the Clone Wars series, as well as two lightsabers dangling from the floor.
The various pics from all angles of this figure show that Obi-Wan’s equipment is removable and the figure could be put into various poses. As soon as you look beyond how remarkable that the figure is, it becomes clear that this is exactly what Obi-Wan Kenobi would seem like when his standalone film happened during his years at isolation following the events from Revenge of the Sith.
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