Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars Episode III

In "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)", Obi-Wan Kenobi is now a Jedi Master on the Jedi High Council and a General in the Army of the Republic with Anakin Skywalker whom he trained as his Padawan, now a full-fledged Jedi Knight as his partner.

Sideshow released this beautiful piece of work and gave us the Obi-Wan Kenobi we've been clamoring for.

There's no mistaking Ewan McGregor's likeness with such a superb head sculpt!

Obi-Wan accessories - Electrobinoculars, Jedi Holoprojector, Jedi Comlink, A99 Aquata Breather and his lightsaber

Sideshow Obi-Wan Kenobi's utility belt with opening pouches

Obi-Wan's food and energy capsules

Obi-Wan's hooded jedi robe, part of the basic Jedi clothing which includes the belted tunic and boots. Jedi robes are virtually indistinguishable from the simple robes worn by many species throughout the galaxy. This signifies the Jedi pledge to the service and protection of even the most humble galactic citizen.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi with his lightsaber

Star Wars Episode III will be the only time two blue lightsabers duel. This happens when Obi-Wan confronts Anakin who has turned to the Dark Side on the volcanic planet Mustafar. The next time they meet again will be in Episode IV: A New Hope when Anakin has become Darth Vader!

"You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness. "
Obi-Wan Kenobi by Kubrick

Next up: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi or old Ben
There's also General Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Clone Wars
Comparison of the two Kenobis


Dash MacBastard said...

Siedshow's head sculpts have shown a lot of improvement!

alex teo said...

Unfortunately they didn't improve on Han Solo's sculpt :( Skipped the latest Sideshow Han Solo release because of the not too flattering head sculpt. Best Han Solo head sculpt by far goes to Medicom, believe it or not! Just keeping my fingers crossed that the final product is as good as the prototype.

Dash MacBastard said...

Yeah. The Han Solo head sculpt that Medicom has on those preview pics is amazing.

alex teo said...

Absolutely STUNNING - let's see if the final product does justice to the prototype/preview pics

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex...

I'm new to this whole idea of kitbashing....need to ask u somthing.

can this Ep 3 Obi Wan's head be removed? Is it possible to replace it with...say, the head of Ep 2 Obi Wan/General Kenobi (also frm Sideshow)?

alex teo said...

hey there rebel_collector :) i have removed sideshow's heads before and interchange them without any problems. however, as General Kenobi is wearing a body suit and being quite snug and fitting at the neck, i'm not sure if removing it would be okay.