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The major battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) from Obi-Wan Kenobi serves as the inspiration for a new 2-pack of action figures for Hasbro's Star Wars: The Vintage Collectionline.
Set to launch pre-orders on Sept. 19 at Amazon, the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Obi-Wan Kenobi (Showdown) and Darth Vader (Showdown) 2-pack features the iconic characters famously played by Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The 3.75-inch scale figures come with premium detail and design with its product and packaging that's reminiscent of the original Kenner line. exclusive images of the 2-pack ahead of the pre-orders going live, which can be seen below.
Along with the figures of Obi-Wan and Anakin, the set comes with five accessories in total. That includes each character's respective lightsabers along with a battle-damaged helmet for Vader. The figures as they appear are directly based on the final battle between the characters in Star Wars:Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney+ series that streamed last year. The announcement of the figures follows a recent return of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in the new series Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Who Has the Better Lightsaber: Obi-Wan or Vader?
Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have also battled over which character has the better lightsaber. In the original Star Wars prequel trilogy, both Obi-Wan and Anakin has primarily used blue lightsabers. However, Anakin would pick up the red lightsaber that is associated with the dark side after defeating Christopher Lee's Count Dooku in Revenge of the Sith. While appearing with McGregor in a LadBible TV interview, the actors disagreed over which colored lightsaber was the best, though Christensen would ultimately admit, "I could be on both sides of this line, in truth."
While Christensen recently returned as Anakin for Ahsoka, the future of McGregor in the Star Wars franchise remains unclear. There haven't been any official announcements made to suggest that McGregor will be back as well, but the actor had recently teased that he's keeping the door open for a potential return.
“The Star Wars part of my life is back and it feels so good," McGregor said at the Star Wars Celebration event. "Maybe the audience will want more to come.”
The Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Obi-Wan Kenobi (Showdown) and Darth Vader (Showdown) 2-pack based on Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will be available for pre-order on Sept. 14, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET at Amazon and additional fan channel retailers. The live-action version of the battle can be seen by streaming Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.