Obi-Wan Kenobi Part VI Introduces a Costume Inspired By a Sought-After Collectible
After 6 episodes, Obi-Wan Kenobi involved a rewarding conclusion, with Part VI seeing the titular Jedi face his former pupil, Darth Vader in a deserving rematch to their duel on Mustafar. The episode ended with Obi-Wan returning to Tatooine, where he resumes his monitor a young Luke Skywalker, arising from his well of anguish as well as regret that had been consumed him because the autumn of the Jedi Order. And what better method to show his new-found optimism, than by getting a new wardrobe.
Once more, the last episode sees Obi-Wan finally don his signature off-white Jedi robes. While the robes are in line with what we have actually seen him use in past and future installments, they likewise take ideas from a much sought-after Sideshow Collectible sculpture, as well as the 1:6 scale activity number that followed. Yet what is this face-lift, and from where does the motivation originate?
Launched in 2013, the “Ben Kenobi-Mythos” statue, was produced as part of a line of Star Wars antiques that was to be inspired by the Legends’ timelines as well as non-canon mythos. A number of collectible statues were launched in this line before it was regrettably canceled, with among one of the most preferred being the statue of old Ben Kenobi. The statue was produced with the intent of revealing what Obi-Wan can have perhaps looked like between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) and also Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977 ), revealing him in slightly damaged Jedi robes, a sleeveless hooded cape and using goggles around his neck.
The summary on the Sideshow Collectibles internet site checks out: “As a wanderer, straying the deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan lugs a distinct collection of tokens, the weight of the memories they consist of as hefty as the pack itself.” The statuary was made by Bernado Esquivel and also Joe Allard as well as additionally includes both Alec Guinness and also Ewan McGegor head portraits, with Guinness looking more youthful, as well as McGegor aged up slightly. The collectible was extremely prominent and also is sold out from the majority of merchants, making it a rare locate that would certainly make a great enhancement to many a Star Wars fan’s collection.
The collectible was so preferred that in 2017 Sideshow announced they would certainly be releasing a 1:6 scale, 12-inch action figure version of the Ben Kenobi Mythos look, which would certainly be totally expressed and also featured numerous accessories, such as Obi-Wan’s lightsaber with a detachable blade in addition to the handles of the lightsabers belonging to Anakin Skywalker as well as Obi-Wan’s old master Qui-Gon Jinn. The outfit was liked by several, leading to the cover of Marvel Comics Star Wars # 15 (2016) drawn by Mike Mayhew featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi using these brand-new robes.
Throughout the six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, audiences have seen him in multiple outfits, starting with his even more informal chiton when on Tatooine, which was harmed in his very first fight with Vader, and after that going on to use generic Jedi robes from Part IV onwards. Part V likewise saw Obi-Wan using his outfit from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) in the flashback series that included him dueling with Anakin. Yet it had not been until the last couple of scenes of Part VI that Obi-Wan finally donned the outfit evocative his costume in both Revenge of The Sith as well as A New Hope, as well as the collectible.
In the episode, Obi-Wan uses his beige Jedi chiton, with a brown underlayer, as well as the sleeveless cloak. The costume is nearly the same to that of the Sideshow Collectible statuary as well as figure and also is the ideal costume for Obi-Wan’s stay on Tatooine, blending the old and also new, while also showing regard to the much loved collectibles side of Star Wars.