Height: 6 1/4 inches tall
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, mid-torso ball joint, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Lightsaber blade and hilt.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars.
*If you're like me, the first thing you wanted to do was pull back Kylo Ren's hood to see what the back of his helmet looks like. And yes, it is flared like Darth Vader's. This definitely adds more fuel to the fire that Kylo Ren is a Darth Vader fanatic (perhaps because Vader is his grandfather?) and gives him an appearance that seems to be a mixture of Vader and Darth Revan.
* One thing I do like about the look of the figure is how it manages to handle so many layers. I do like the look of cloth goods on action figures in smaller scales when done right and I think that, overall, Kylo Ren's does look quite nice. It really helps to sell him as a warrior wearing various layers of armor, a cloak, and a belt. It seems to match the character's film appearance pretty well, so that's always a plus.
* For the most part, Kylo Ren's lightsaber looks amazing. It has a more uneven, rougher looking blade than we are accustomed to seeing, but it seems to match the film stills and trailer. The blade is nice and stiff and looks great in Kylo Ren's hands.
* The hilt looks great. It has some nice detail, quite a few paint applications, and some wear and tear. There's no way to attach it to Kylo Ren, but maybe he doesn't wear a lightsaber hanigng in his belt or anything like that in the film. We'll have to wait and see!
* Thanks to more actual fabric in his robe than plastic, Kylo Ren is quite well articulated. He's quite sturdy and feels like he could work just as well as a toy for kids as he does as a collectible for older collectors. Play around with him a bit and you'll get some fun poses.
*As I'm looking at the figure, I kind of wish the inner robe was cloth and the outer robe was plastic. It seems like a better choice and one that would give more functionality.
* While the previous The Black Series heads have all been removable, these new figures don't seem to have that same feature. One night while recording an episode of our previous podcast, The Confirmed Epic Podcast, Brad and I sad around goofing off and swapping up the Black Series heads on his figures. It was a fun feature and I hate to see it disappear here.
* One thing I don't like about the lightsaber blade is that you have to bend the blade to remove it. Since the main blade and the two cross-guard blades are connected for some reason, you have to bend the connecting blades to remove the saver blade. I don't know if Hasbro did this because Kylo Ren's blade looks like this in the film at some point or to prevent the figure from having two tiny removable blades.
K-Mart exclusive Kylo Ren coming out soon with a seemingly more accurate lightsaber so, if you can wait a bit, that one might be the one to pickup.
I've reviewed plenty of the 6 inch Black Series figures, including:
Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit)
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Revenge of the Sith)
Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (6 inch) by Hasbro (2014)
Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)
Clone Commander Cody
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
I've also reviewed some other Star Wars stuff:
My First Star Wars Figures
Star Wars: The Black Series (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios and Stormtrooper
Sabine Wren and Stromtrooper
Stormtrooper Commander and Hera Syndulla
Jedi Temple Guard
Star Wars: The Vintage Collection by Hasbro
Imperial Scanning Crew