The Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is a must-have for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As devotees worldwide brace for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kotobukiya has proven once again that the first band of iconic defenders from that ever-familiar “galaxy far, far away” hasn’t lost their appeal.
Joining the company’s burgeoning collection of tenth-scale pieces inspired by Episode IV: A New Hope (which includes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Sandtroopers, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C3-PO, and others), Kotobukiya’s Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue features a meticulously screen-accurate sculpt and painted finish which capture the likenesses of Sir Alec Guinness as the venerable master Jedi with satisfying accuracy. Like other Kotobukiya “pre-painted model kits”, the roughly 6.5-inch tall Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is comprised of a handful of pieces that fit together without tools or glue. Out of the box, the arms and head fit into matching recesses in the trunk of the figure while the hands are molded to grasp the removable illuminated lightsaber. Collectors also have the option of displaying the Obi-Wan with his hood off or on thanks to the inclusion of interchangeable cowl pieces.
The Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is built with magnets in the feet, which enable it to securely adhere to the accompanying black square black base. However, the statue is stable enough to stand freely on a level surface without any additional support. Star Wars buffs will also appreciate the molded crumpled robe and lightsaber hilt which enable collectors to depict Obi-Wan having been struck down by his former pupil, Darth Vader.
Kotobukiya’s Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is a timeless and welcome addition to the collection of any Star Wars buff. The masterfully crafted Japanese import began shipping in October 2017 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $84.99 USD.