The Good: Costume and face looks more or less right.
The Bad: Dumb animated look, Giant head, Heavy.
The Basics: The Obi-Wan Kenobi Mighty Muggs figure is generally recognizable, but still not worth buying.
With the Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys, it takes a lot for me to actually endorse one. The truth is, they are a pretty lousy toy that many fans use as statues and given how amazing some of the Star Wars statues actually are, it seems ridiculous that the Mighty Muggs line continues to get produced. Tonight, I find the young version of Obi-Wan Kenobi lacking, but it is not the worst of the Star Wars Mighty Muggs figures.
Mighty Muggs toys look like they might be plush as they feature animated versions of recognizable Star Wars characters. However, the cartoon-like heads atop disproportionately smaller bodies simply revealed that the heads and toys were solid, like ceramic (they are, in fact, made of a super-hard, heavy plastic). This is as true of the Obi-Wan Kenobi as it is of other Mighty Muggs figures.
For those unfamiliar with Obi-Wan Kenobi, he was young in Attack Of The Clones (reviewed here!) and he acted as a strong mentor to the young Anakin Skywalker. In this incarnation, he looked older than when he was first introduced and he managed to look fierce while fighting in the Battle Of Geonosis.
The Mighty Muggs Obi-Wan Kenobi figure is mediocre and anyone who has seen how Obi-Wan Kenobi actually looked will recognize this bears only a general resemblance to Obi-Wan Kenobi. This looks like a cartoon version of the Jedi Master.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a human Jedi, seen on Coruscant, Kamino, and Geonosis throughout Attack Of The Clones. The figure stands 7" tall. Obi-Wan Kenobi is dressed in a cream-colored and tan outfit that is painted solidly onto the puffy body of the toy. There are no additional costume details on the toy, though the obi and belt are detailed enough to give the figure a layered look.
This toy is a poor sculpt which looks like an oversized, fattened up LEGO figure and the Mighty Muggs has reddish hair painted on its head. He also has the belt painted on the waist of the figure. The hands are open slightly and this allows Obi-Wan to hold his ridiculous plastic lightsaber. Obi-Wan’s facial expression is a slightly angry one, with his eyes looking fierce and downturned mouth covered by the painted-on beard and mustache.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master as he is, comes with one accessory, his lightsaber. The three inch long choking hazard fits in Obi-Wan Kenobi's right hand. This is a monolithically molded silver and translucent blue cylinder which looks vaguely like a lightsaber.
The Mighty Muggs toy line was designed for no good reason I can find, perhaps just because someone realized Star Wars fans would buy almost anything (which, given how many waves of Star Wars Mighty Muggs figures there were, seemed to be a good assumption!). This heavy toy can be harmful to children and is more intended as a display statue. Sure, it’s a ridiculous display statue, but that’s about it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi comes with only three points of articulation, all of which are simple swivel joints. He has joints at the shoulders and neck. The elbows do not extend, so all arm posing is straight-armed. To be fair, the figure does stand up.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi is part of the Mighty Muggs Star Wars collection, which no one I know would ever spend money on. The value of these is already declining because it’s a ridiculous concept executed poorly.
The Prequel version of Obi-Wan Kenobi might be one of the better Star Wars Mighty Muggs figures, but it’s still a pretty crappy concept with a mediocre-at-best execution.
For other Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys, please check out my reviews of:
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Older)
Hoth Han Solo
Hoth Luke Skywalker
Grand Moff Tarkin
Bespin Luke Skywalker
For other toy reviews, please visit my Toy Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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