Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Starfighter
Review by JoshB
I still don’t know what the deal is with these Star Wars Transformers, but this one is actually growing on me.
This was given to my son for his 4th birthday. He could care less about the robot mode, but he LOVES the Starfighter mode.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Starfighter transforms from a Jedi Starfighter to a robotic Obi Wan Kenobi.
In Starfighter mode, the ship is actually really cool. The cockpit opens and you can place a mini Obi-Wan in the seat.
The landing gear works, and the foils on the wings open and close. It looks convincing in vehicle mode, only the extra bulk on the bottom gives a hint that it’s a transformer.
Transfoming into robot mode is fairly easy. Once there, it is reasonably poseable, more than you would expect from this design. There are two lightsaber stored in the wings that can be placed in either hand.
The sculpt and paint are really nice, but the way the wings just hang off the back looks odd. I wish they could have done something more interesting with them.
While these toys may look odd in your collection, they are fun to fiddle with. I did have a couple of quality control issues on mind though:
The miniature Obi-Wan Kenobi figure looks like he has hydrocephalus. The paint on this figure is poor.
The small tabs that hold the wings to the fighter body get bent out of shape easily, and if not placed properly can bend and keep the wing from attaching.
It’s an interesting toy. Good for a kid, not so good for a collector.
|Posted 4 January, 2007 - 16:12 by JoshB|