Series: Black Series 6″ Phase 3 – Wave 1
No matter what your feelings are about the actual character of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is absolutely no doubt that his figure is the best of the current wave of figures. Emo or not, this figure is completely badass.
While other figures can have problems from their clothing or design that can hamper the articulation points, Kylo really does not have this problem. This is in large part because his outside robes are made out of fabric. This means you shouldn’t have any problems in posing Kylo in all sorts of cool stances, especially if you want both hands to grasp his lightsaber. Functionality wise its a nice feature, but in general the fabric really makes the figure look plain cool. We really like that it allows you to roll up the hood of his cloak to get a great look at his helmet. The fabric is a great upgrade that the other figures in the series have sadly not incorporated when they could have.
He doesn’t have a lot of fine details except for in his belt and his helmet. The belt is spot on, but his helmet is the obvious highlight. It has plenty of fine details for an authentic look. The variations in the paint job can actually enhance the look. It’s a fairly simple paint job, so the little “imperfections” we’ve seen really just add character.
His now iconic lightsaber retains a look straight out of the movie. It has a solid build and shows the energy bursting out of it. The only complaint we actually have about the figure in regards to the lightsaber is that neither hand will grip it very well. You can still have him holding it one-handed, but it will be a little loose.
Between the fabric cloak, detailed helmet, and straight from the movie lightsaber, Kylo Ren can easily be the centerpiece of your collection. He stands out in about every way with a quality that should be used in every Black Series figure. The force really is strong with this one.