SUPREME LEADER KYLO REN
STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES (HASBRO)
So, uhh, hey, I might have gotten some more Galaxy of Adventures figures. In fact, I may have gotten all of the Galaxy of Adventures figures. And I may be planning to review all of them over the course of the next week. Buckle up guys, because we’re getting real adventurous with this here galaxy. It’s been a good while since I’ve reviewed a Kylo Ren figure, which is only surprising given how many freaking Kylo Ren figures there are. Well, unsurprisingly, there’s one in the Galaxy of Adventures line and he’s the one that’s next on my slate of reviews.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (because he got that promotion at the end of Last Jedi) is another of the six basic figures that make up Wave 1 of the Galaxy of Adventures line. Kylo will also be available in a two-pack later on, which will ditch the cape and add an unmasked head. Kylo is seen here sporting his “all-new” look for Rise of Skywalker, which is to say he’s got the same thing he was wearing last time, but he’s repaired his helmet and started wearing a hooded cloak again. It’s really not wildly different from his prior looks, so he’s definitely staying on-brand. The figure stands 5 inches tall and he has 23 points of articulation. Kylo isn’t quite as mobile as the Jet Trooper I looked at yesterday, but he’s still pretty darn posable, especially when the cloak is removed. Of course, then he doesn’t have the cloak on any more, hurting his menacing points just a touch. You win some, you lose some. He’s once again very stable on his feet, even while wearing the heavy cloak piece, which is always a nice change of pace for a Star Wars figure. His sculpt adheres to the style of the line, but again this is less noticeable, given Kylo’s general design. It’s the proportions that sell it once again. Honestly, Kylo has a design that sort of lends itself to this sort of sharpening of the look; there’s a definite flow to it that just really works, and that all-black thing is definitely in his favor. The level of detail is still impressive for an animated figure, with all of the quilted elements of his uniform being nicely rendered, and the folds and textures of this gloves and boots looking quite nice. It’s also nice that the cracks in the helmet are sculpted in, rather than just being painted. The cloak is a removable element and is molded to fit around the figure, much in the same fashion as the old PotF2 Jedi Luke. It stays in place alright on its own, and certainly cuts an impressive silhouette. The paintwork on Kylo is fairly basic again, though there’s an impressive amount of variety contained within the various shades of black. The tiny bit of red on the helmet makes for a nice little dash of color. Kylo is packed with his signature lightsaber, which he can easily hold in either hand.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After picking up and really enjoying the Jet Trooper figure, I decided I wanted to pick up the rest of the line. My initial plan was to pick them up one at a time as I saw them, and after a particularly rough day, I stopped by Walmart on my way home from a dinner with my parents with the intent of picking out one figure. Super Awesome Wife was with me, however, and had different plans, picking up all of the figures on the shelf, dividing them evenly between the two of us, and telling me I wasn’t leaving without them. Kylo was among the ones that she grabbed. He’s a really nice figure, and probably my favorite Kylo that I own. He lends himself well to the style.