Rogue One Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. B7072 No. B8609
Includes: Lightsaber, hood, projectile, launcher
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2016
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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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Commentary: Short of battle damage and a scarred face, this Kylo Ren is unique. How? It's the only 3 3/4-inch figure to feature a removable plastic hood in addition to a helmet. Most helmeted Kylo Ren figures have a plastic hood sculpted to it, and this one doesn't. That's why it's special. It's the unmasked Kylo Ren [FOTD #2,265] body with a different head, basically. That's the long and short of it.
The helmet's great. Armor Up Kylo Ren also had an unhooded helmet, but the hood couldn't fit over said helmet. His hands have a fist clenching a lightsaber, and another hand doing a "Force" pose. It ain't bad. The legs have the slightly spread pose which will no doubt be a nightmare for cramming in a vehicle down the road, but the split robes exposing a little pant leg is what sets this figure and the unmasked one apart. He's got no problem holding his lightsaber, and the launcher accessory has a rubbery grip that opens a bit to grip his arm.
The projectile is a tight fit in the launcher, with a red energy tip that pops off on a ball joint. It looks like it was forged from the same junk drawer that gave up parts for his lightsaber, and it shoots a couple of feet. It's not as magically soaring as a Nerf dart, and it couldn't make it to my couch a few feet away - whereas the A-Wing's Nerf dart shoots so far and fast, it bounces off the wall across the room. I know, I know. You hate Nerf. But it works real well.
There's no call-out on the package to identify this specifically, just a little piece of art that says "Projectile Firing." Which is accurate - but remember the awesome power of 2005 when, in giant letters, Chewbacca's packaging boasted "WOOKIEE RAGE." Hell yeah. Those were the days.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,288: October 11, 2016