The Force Awakens "Dollar Store" 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3946 No. B3949
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2015, Mexico/Australia
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.
Kylo Ren [FOTD #2,229] from 2015, with some similar details in how the robes are positioned - particularly around the feet - with with tweaks to the hands and deco. The tattered hood/cape is still here, as is the distinctive mask. His belt buckle is left unpainted, but glossy black paint was added to the boots, gloves, belt, and helmet to add a little more "oomph" to the otherwise one-color figure. I'm actually kind of annoyed they left the belt buckle unpainted... not because we probably wouldn't miss it, because it's pretty much the only thing left to do to make this figure almost perfect (for what it is.)
The whole cloaked Darth mummy thing works pretty well here as it usually does, with the crossguard lightsaber fitting perfectly in his hand and, if you ask me, looking better than most other of Hasbro's takes on the weapon as an action figure accessory. The energy spills out of the emitters, and even though the hilt is only painted one shade of grey it still looks superb. I just wish you could turn his head.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Mexico via eBay. Wave 1 was international only so far (Australia, Mexico). It's hard to find these because not many come up for sale and there's no consistent branding/name for this particular scale. Good luck!
Day 2,375: June 5, 2017