If you ask us what’s missing from the hundreds of thousands of merch and swag from the Star Wars franchise, it’s an Obama Jedi action figure.
Nothing says peace in the galaxy better than an Obama Jedi figure, after all, so we were pretty stoked to find out there actually exists one!
What Disney Needs
An Obama Star Wars figure is definitely what the Disney franchise needs.
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“An Interesting Barack Obama Toy!”
Our Rating: 4
Especially after crapping out on the Rise of Skywalker so hard that the whole movie sounded like untuned musical instruments.
Seriously, though, this Obama Jedi action figure that we’re about to review surpasses even all the other Star Wars merch out there.
It’s even better than some of the Black Series Luke Skywalker limited edition action figures out in the market.
Even better, this rendition of Obama exclusive jedi knight action figure is crafted so well, it’d fit well in your own Star Wars Clone Wars diorama!
First Obama Toy?
For the uninitiated, this Obama Jedi action figure might appear to be the first ever toy featuring the former president of the United States.
That’s not the case, though: over the years, we’ve had licensed merch like the royal bobbles barackobama bobblehead or jailbreak toys barackobama action figure.
And we’re not just talking about toys, either, as the well-loved public figure has appeared on the pages of Marvel and DC Comics.
Barack Obama Superman, anyone? There should be an action figure, red superobama, by now, Hasbro!
But while we wait, this Obama Jedi action figure more than makes up for it and we’re excited to review it.
So, here we go: we present you with the greatest Obama Jedi figure to date!
Labor of Light
This Obama Star Wars figure comes with an action figure purple lightsaber; brown, gray, and cream robes; and a two-handed lightsaber stance.
Now, which Star Wars Jedi could be the inspiration for this amazing Obama Jedi action figure?
If you think this one is based on the Black Series Luke Skywalker limited edition action figure, then you better do some more nerd homework.
Looks Like Mace Windu
That pose, stance, and garb makes us wonder whether this Obama Star Wars figure is based on none other than Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu himself!
They say there’s a VERY thin line between a madman and a genius.
The person who created this Obama Jedi action figure sure teeters between that line.
Unlike the royal bobbles barackobama bobblehead or jailbreak toys barackobama action figure manufactured by their respective licensed companies, this Obama Star Wars figure bucks the trend.
A Certain Tradition
By that, we mean that this Obama exclusive jedi knight is a custom product from an independent manufacturer (according to its product description).
As such, this Obama Jedi action figure is considered as an unlicensed take on the franchise from a galaxy far, far away.
But hey, whatever Disney doesn’t know doesn’t hurt right?
And the whole world is all the better for having an Obama Jedi figure in their display cases.
So, you might be wondering how this president barackobama exclusive action figure came into being, and the answer to that is this: it’s called kitbashing.
And it’s a tradition that’s been held long and dear by toy fans and collectors alike, which shoes in spades in this Obama Jedi figure.
Kitbashing is the practice used by independent toy designers to go beyond the product description of any toy by fusing various lines or figures.
So, let’s say you have a Star Wars Jedi Luke Skywalker limited action figure in your hand but for some reason, you think of adding musical instruments.
You then take a Re-ment drum kit accessory and add it to your Luke figure, resulting in a kitbashed toy that gives you more play possibilities.
The same goes with this Obama exclusive Jedi Knight figure, which is a Mace Windu body sculpt with an action figure purple lightsaberin its hands.
The designer then went ahead and grabbed an Obama head sculpt and now the world is able to bear witness to this amazing Obama Star Wars figure!
What we’re trying to say here is that this president barackobama exclusive action figure is a pure labor of love and creativity, and we LOVE IT.
The Presidential Package
The Obama Jedi action figure comes in a very professional and attractive packaging.
It rivals any other Black Series Luke Skywalker limited edition action figure could ever come up with.
In fact, this Obama Jedi figure’s clamshell packaging looks better than the royal bobbles barackobama bobblehead or jailbreak toys barackobama action figure.
And the backdrop of this Obama Jedi action figurefeatures a photoshopped image of the former U.S. president as a Star Wars Jedi.
That beats any Barack Obama Superman image DC might come up with.
No Star Wars Branding
If you look closely, though, you’d notice that this Obama Jedi figure’s packaging does not feature any Star Wars branding, and rightfully so.
Considering that this president barackobama exclusive action figure is an unlicensed product, the manufacturers and designers could get into a whole lot of trouble if they did.
So, it’s impressive enough that this Obama Jedi action figure is done independently, but how exactly does it quality fare with other licensed toys?
Well, for one, it would be right at home with Black Series figures like the Luke Skywalker limited edition action figure they released years ago.
That’s becausethe Obama action figure stands at a decent seven inches.
In fact, the particular scale used for this Obama Star Wars figure would be perfect if you do an expansive Star Wars Clone Wars re-enactment!
You might have seen all those customized versions of the Barack Obama Superman or one of those “action figure: red superobama” toys from shady Asian sweatshops
Those look crappy at best, but we’re happy to report that this Obama Jedi action figure does not suffer issues you could find in those.
Great Barack Figure!
The Black Series figures tend to be inconsistent when it comes to capturing the likenesses of their human characters.
Thankfully, this Obama Star Wars figure looks impeccably like the former president of the United States of America.
The head sculpt on this Obama exclusive Jedi Knight has a very valiant expression befitting of the beloved public figure.
And that’s just the start of it; the body sculpt is no joke on this president barackobama exclusive action figure.
If you look at it from behind, you would see all the sculpting details of the robe’s folds and curves.
That’ll let you know that this Obama Jedi figure is the real deal.
Perfect Paint Job
The problem with these unlicensed releases is that they’re usually sloppier than a drunk monkey playing musical instruments, especially with the paint job.
But this custom Obama Star Wars figure is tightly painted, with very little to no overlaps or flaws to it.
Plus, that action figure purple lightsaberdoesn’t even look like it’s just been taken from a Black Series figure.
It looks more like a custom sculpt by the same manufacturer.
This Obama Jedi figureisn’t some haphazardly done piece of schlock but a true independent gem that fans of both Star Wars and the politician would love.
The question now, though, is: is this Obama Jedi action figure perfect?
Despite how much we love this Obama exclusive jedi knight action figure, we won’t lie to you and say that it’s a perfect release.
Now, it’s pretty understandable for independent and unlicensed releases like this Obama Star Wars figure to have some flaws in general.
And really, we’re pretty impressed by how little the flaws in this Star Wars Jedi custom figure are present.
In fact, these aren’t even so much flaws as they are our personal preferences.
That’s because this Obama Jedi figure’s product description pretty much tells you everything about what you’re getting.
So, let’s go and talk about the (very minor) cons on this particular president Barack Obama exclusive action figure.
The First Flaw
The most obvious gripe we have with this Obama Jedi action figure is that it has absolutely no articulation at all.
Now, we understand that this isn’t a toy and that it’s more of a “collectible”.
But even just a bit of articulation on the head and shoulders would have been nice for this figure.
However, we do understand the designers’ intention here: to make a decent display piece instead of something you could get your hands on and pose.
Still, if the royal bobbles barackobama bobblehead, could, well, bobble, maybe they could have added some ball joints or swivels on this Obama Star Wars figure.
Regardless of articulation (or lack thereof), this still is one of the best independent releases we’ve seen for some time now.
Oh, the Base!
Yes, we are so in love with the fact that this Obama exclusive Jedi knight action figure comes with a sturdy, solid base.
Even Black Series’ Luke Skywalker limited edition action figure couldn’t say that it has one, but this one does—so, thanks Obamacare!
The one thing missing from this base is just a bit of design, because we’re just getting a simple rectangular black base for the figure.
Now, we understand that any Star Wars branding is a big no-no for these types of releases unless they want Mickey Mouse busting through their doors.
However, a simple Obama exclusive Jedi knight or president barackobama exclusive action figure plaque or branding on the base would be a nice touch.
Even though thisObama Jedi action figure is lovely, we find the action figure purple lightsaberon this one to be just a tiny bit lackluster.
For one, it just seems a little bit too thick, which makes it look more like a Nerf wand than a lightsaber.
Then, they opted for an opaque paint job on Obama’s lightsaber here, making it look more solid (again, like Nerf wand).
We understand why this happened, though, since it’s very difficult to create translucent PVC pieces independently, much less do it in very small quantities.
Had this been a Black Series release, we would’ve had a proper lightsaber for all our Star Wars Clone Wars needs.
As you probably know, the United States of America finally elected its first black president in 2008.
His name is Barack Obama, and he served two terms of presidency before—well—before NOW.
However, to think of Barack Obama as a mere politician is a total understatement, as he’s become an epic and historic figure that surpasses politics.
Featured in TV, movies, comic books, Barack Obama is a cultural icon; that’s why it’s no surprise that there’s this Obama Jedi action figure.
And, of course, we all know what Star Wars is: the epic science fiction franchise that featured characters like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Combining two icons into one action figure just makes sense here, and that’s why we love this Obama Jedi figure.
Since this is a custom-made figure, the product description would only tell you that it’s from a “small independent company”.
That’s understandable, of course, considering the nature of this unlicensed release, which could open a can of worms for its manufacturers.
Still, it would be nice to have known more about who these guys are, since they’re doing amazing work with these types of toys.
Until then, we’ll be on the lookout for whatever crossovers they come up with in the future.
And just as a suggestion, how about you guys go ahead and make a Sarah Palin figure dressed in Princes Leia’s slave outfit.
Obama Jedi Action Figure: The Final Word
Ever since toys were made, customizing and kitbashing has been a time-honored tradition in the world of collectors.
This Obama toy provides fans of both Star Wars and Obama himself the opportunity to add an amazing—and absolutely interesting— addition to their shelves.
Despite of its very minor flaws, we’d still recommend this product if only for the sheer entertainment value of this toy.
Rarely has an unlicensed release contained this much quality and craftsmanship to it.
That just makes this an all the more worthy addition to any Star Wars or Obama collection.
All in all, the Obama Jedi action figure is a quirky, quality take on both the former U.S. president and the world of Star Wars.