The Meaning of Mythos – A Look at Sideshow’s Unique Star Wars™ Statue Line
At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the Star Wars Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi™ Sixth Scale Figure was one of the biggest reveals at Sideshow’s Booth #1929, put on display after its announcement at a Friday Lucasfilm collectibles panel.
For fans, this new Obi-Wan Kenobi figure marks an exciting revisiting of the world of Sideshow’s Star Wars Mythos, a series of statues that brought new and unique story details to popular characters from well-loved Star Wars stories.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was included in this original statue line, and although those pieces are now sold out, the character has now been adapted into an exciting upcoming Sixth Scale format which will be available for collectors to enjoy soon.
Of the Mythos series, Creative Director Tom Gilliland said:
Our art team is taking the themes and core concepts common to the Star Wars mythology, such as love, honor, hope, despair and adventure, and accentuating those themes. Our vision is to portray moments in the imagined lifetimes of these characters and reveal them in a new way, in a new light. We hope to capture the imagination of Star Wars fans all over the world, and share with them our own adventures in that galaxy far, far away.
This Sideshow statue series captures the limitless possibility of the Star Wars world in a dynamic and engaging manner for fans and collectors. The Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure is a continuation of that wonder and exploration into who these characters are, what they believe in, and where their future is headed. Let’s take a look at some of the characters previously featured in the Star Wars Mythos collection.
Darth Maul is a powerful Sith whose striking appearance captured the imaginations of many fans wanting to know more about him. The Darth Maul Mythos statue was inspired by the Star Wars Tale “Nameless” and invokes design elements of a Ronin warrior. He stands in a powerful pose with an updated costume, showing a vengeful Maul beckoning towards an unseen foe.
This statue utilizes orange painted highlights to cast the glow of molten lava across Vader’s armor as he stands in meditation over the burning planet. Darth Vader: Dark Contemplation featured both a younger and older Anakin portrait in addition to his mask, which allowed for a variety of storytelling options when displaying this piece.
The intimidating figure of the Gamorrean Guard, Lomrokk, was the third statue installment in the Mythos collection. Lomrokk was employed by Jabba the Hutt™, serving as a ruthless butcher and executioner in the villainous gangster Hutt’s palace.
He wields a giant axe, which he is resting on top of a creature’s cleaned skull while he eagerly awaits his next target. This statue adds personality and history to a character who does not often receive focus within the Star Wars world.
Boba Fett is known throughout the galaxy as the best bounty hunter out there. Within this unique line, he has visibly been through many successful assignments to maintain his deadly reputation and his armor weathering reflects that experience.
Standing on a rocky outcropping, the Mandalorian mercenary is heavily armed with a variety of blasters and rifles, as well as sheathed lightsabers hung from his belt as trophies.
Before he was an upcoming Sixth Scale Figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi was featured in the Mythos collection as Ben Kenobi, the Tatooine desert nomad. Following the destruction of the Jedi order, Obi-Wan took to wandering the wastes of the desolate, dry planet, carrying with him a pack full of mementos and artifacts from his travels, including sheathed lightsabers and Tusken Raider staffs.
This statue featured portraits depicting both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi, showing the evolution of the character during his time in exile in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. This design is revisited now in the upcoming Star Wars Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure.
Each addition to the Mythos line adds story and history to the well-beloved characters of Star Wars, and Sideshow is so excited to step into Star Wars Mythos again with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure.
For eager fans who want to know more about this piece, visit the product’s preview page to RSVP and be among the first to be alerted via email when more information becomes available. You can check out the Obi-Wan preview page by clicking the image below.
Which Mythos character is your favorite? Let us know!