The Last Jedi Class D Vehicles
Item No.: No. C1252
Includes: TIE Silencer vehicle, lightsaber
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: Kylo Ren, a human male, was a Force warrior and a former Jedi trainee under his uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, before Ren destroyed Skywalker's attempt to restore the Jedi Order and became an apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Hasbro did a decent job here with very, very subtle paint on his lips and no scar paint. At this scale the lack of paint works well, as the sculpting and shadows from the light do the heavy lifting. Kylo Ren's eyes aren't as fancy as the other versions, and the hair isn't painted as well either. In other words, this is a great figure to throw in a vehicle as a pilot. There's little variation in deco, but you'll note glossy fingers, a shiny belt, and even glossier boots bringing it to life. He has no problems standing, sitting, or fitting in a vehicle, and what's funny is I realize just how much I take it for granted that things work. Snoke fits perfectly in his throne. The A-Wing's pilot just plain works. Everything here succeeds in ways we previously had problems, and back in the 1980s this was merely normal. Kudos to Hasbro for making sure this functions correctly - even if there's no lightsaber storage bay. (Hey, I gotta complain about something.)
Long-time readers know I really love vehicles, and aliens, and robots, so this figure is related to part of that. You're probably better off getting another Kylo Ren for the sake of character representation, but this figure does what it needs to do and delivers the experience of being good enough. Get it if you want the vehicle - just look at the hair paint when you do.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,411: September 25, 2017