Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Large Size Action Figure


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New IG-88 (15"), a rough and steely Bounty Hunter Doid, gets his prey with his LASER WEAPONS. DARTH VADER (15") carries his LIGHT SABER ready for attack, dressed in authentically detailed black armor and removable cape. BEN (OBI-WAN) KENOBI (12") carries a LIGHT SABER and has a removable cape. BOBA FETT (13 1/4") carries a LASER RIFLE and has a molded backpack. STORMTROOPER (12") carries a LASER RIFLE and wears a white and black space suit. CHEWBACCA (15") carries a crossbow LASER RIFLE. LUKE SKYWALKER (11 3/4") carries a LIGHT SABER and a grappling hook. C-3PO (12") is finished in bright metallic gold. R2-D2 (7 1/2") rolls on wheels from his stationary legs; his silver metallic head makes a "clicking" sound when turned, and a special button opens his secret compartment. JAWA (8 1/4") comes with a hooded cape and carries a LASER RIFLE. HAN SOLO (12") comes with his own LASER RIFLE and holster with Rebel Alliance Medal of Honor around his neck. PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (11 1/2") has hair that can be combed into other styles or reshaped into the "Star Puffs" hairdo. All large action figures are fully articulated for action poses. Ages 5 and up.

Image Source: 1980 Kenner Pre-Toy Fair Catalog
Description Source: 1980 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog

Like the Luke, Leia and Han large size figures, Kenner's 12" tall representation of the Jedi mentor had a Barbiesque rubber-and-plastic body and an excellently sculpted head. It also came with a nice brown robe, a white and black undergarment, boots and a yellow lightsaber, which was made from the same mold as the blue saber that came packaged with the large size Luke. It also had painted-on blue underpants-- I kid you not.

Since Ben was an old man and likely to be among the less popular large size figures, it's understandable that he's relatively tough to locate loose and in nice condition. Kenner probably made less of their Ben figure than they did of Luke or Darth Vader.

First Issued: 1979 (SW packaging)
Re-issues: None

Parts List
1 yellow lightsaber
1 pair brown rubber boots
1 brown cloth robe
1 white cloth undergarment

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Large Size Action Figures


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