The Force Awakens Jungle and Space Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3445 No. B3446
Includes: Lightsaber, non-removable cape, some sort of bear trap
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: A dark warrior strong with the Force, Kylo Ren commands First Order missions with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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For some reason, Hasbro included a bonus "build" accessory. The packaging, in Aurebesh, reads "Combine Jungle Weapons" below a call-out for fans to "combine" the accessories. Kylo Ren's accessory is basically a big bear trap - it's kind of cool, a claw weapon he can hold. It is articulated in two places, and can combine with Captain Phasma's buzzsaw weapon and Luke Skywalker's weirdo backpack. The toy weirdo in me assumes I might grow to like these later - but when it's time for a new movie, I don't think I have the disposition to appreciate this. The items aren't named, and the packaging has bland stick figures showing how to hold the weapon. I'd assume these were developed separately and there may not have been a ton of conversation between those who developed these accessories and the figures, but what do I know? I assume these will be junk drawer fodder and exist mostly to justify yet another price increase. I've played with 4 of them as of my writing this review, and they range from pretty acceptable - like Phasma's saw and Kylo Ren's claw - to the confusing, like the TIE Pilot's claw chair seat thing.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth. You probably got yours a few hours ago instead of sleeping.
Day 2,185: September 4, 2015