Star Wars Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Figure: Sideshow Maintains the High GroundDecember 24, 2018
Sideshow Collectibles’ Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure is one of the most distinctively compelling Star Wars collectibles to drop in 2018. Inspired by the narrative expanse between the cinematic entries, The Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the latest addition to Sideshow’s Mythos line-up is a uniquely epic depiction of the legendary Jedi knight.
Sideshow’s Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure represents an expansion of the Star Wars Mythos collection from premium mixed-media statues (which includes recreations of Kenobi, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the Gamorrean Guard) to fully-poseable action figures. Like other Sideshow sixth scale figures (including Rogue Leader, Red 5, and Hoth Luke Skywalker; the Imperial AT-AT Driver; and Han Solo), the Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure exhibits an extraordinary level of authentic detail. The 12-inch tall figure is fully articulated and comes with 7 swappable hands (4 right and 3 left) molded to simulate gestures or grip weapons and accessories. The adjustable 3-piece display stand makes the task of capturing dynamic poses a bit easier. Arguably, the Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure’s most eye-catching feature is the head sculpt. It boasts a life-like portrayal of Sir Alec Guinness as the storied master Jedi, which discerning Star Wars acolytes are apt to find most impressive.
Sideshow’s Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure features an exquisitely crafted costume and accessories. These trimmings complement the figure’s underlying build and distinguish it as a marvel of intricacy among the crowded field of high-end collectibles. The cloth outfit includes a realistically weathered sleeveless robe, fabric undergarment, tunic with sash and tabards, trousers, faux-leather belt, and molded boots. Accentuating the specially tailored getup, the Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes with the Dune Sea wanderer’s requisite cache of accessories and weapons. In addition to a droid hailer and macrobinoculars, the figure comes with goggles and a wearable nomad backpack containing a grappling hook, fabric bed roll, partial Clone Wars armor (which, unfortunately isn’t wearable), portable moisture vaporator, and faux-leather bandoliers.
Knowing that the Jundland Wastes are frought with peril and not to be traveled lightly, Sideshow has seen fit to arm the Mythos Obi Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure with a formidable arsenal of weapons. It comes with a pair of gaffi sticks (affixed to the backpack), 9.5-inch Tusken rifle, Qui-Gon Jinn and Anakin Skywalker lightsaber hilts (which attach to straps at the base of the backpack), and Obi-Wan’s lightsaber, which can be worn from the figure’s belt or brandished with its attachable blue blade. Although Obi-Wan’s lightsaber doesn’t include a light-up function, the additional display option is welcome.
Sideshow’s Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure is a must-have for Star Wars collectors and a standout among the crop of recent releases. While the next Mythos Star Wars figure, Boba Fett, isn’t expected to ship until late next fall, “Old Ben” began shipping in November 2018 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $260 USD.