The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. E4071 No. E8068
Includes: Bladed club, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2020
Appearances: The Force Awakens & The Rise of Skywalker
Bio: An enclave of masked warriors wielding distinct weapons for ranged and close quarters combat, the Knights of Ren are elite, fearsome enforces of Kylo Ren. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Part of an elite tribe of Snake Eyes, Batman, and Darth Vader cosplayers, Vicrul seems to be a product of his culture. You can see decades of Star Wars design here, like Supreme Cancellor Palpatine's weird leathery oRevenge of the Sith, a helmet that seems like a pastiche of First Order and Imperial helmets, dusty boots, and a coat that gives you all the black leather you could want. With no real eyes to speak of, it's the epitome of new trilogy designs. Familiar, but different.
The figure decides to amp things up a bit by changing up how it's constructed. You get the rocker ankles you always get, but you also get those nifty new shoulders that can swivel forwards and backwards - but they're not visible! And why not? The torso is covered in a rubbery shirt, which hides a lot of the joints in that general area. Clever! At least 27 joints are present, including one of the best double-jointed necks we've yet got in this scale. It's not just a barbell connecting the chest to the skull - there's a full neck with a surprisingly large range of motion in there.
Hasbro has given us a lot of good figures lately, but the improved shoulder and neck joints make me very happy here. I'd love to see the rest of the gang! It's a pity we got one in 3 3/4-inch, one in 6-inch, and they can't hang out together. C'mon Hasbro, pick a size. We're at war here. Get this figure if you can find it.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,683: April 21, 2020