Darkness rises…and the light to meet it!
For my next S.H. Figuarts review, I have chosen Kylo Ren from The Last Jedi. This figure was released in November with the Praetorian Guard (Heavy Blade).
Kylo has 10 interchangeable hands, his lightsaber, two lightsaber hilts (one he can attach to his belt and the other he can hold in his hands) and an additional neck with his helmet. The helmet can be detached from the neck and be held in one of the hands.
For the hands, there is a set to hold the lightsaber, another to hold the helmet that can also serve as hands to pick up the lightsaber, the third set of hands is for Force powers, the fourth set is hands closed and the last set is for Force choke but can also hold the lightsaber. So that’s a lot of hands, of all The Last Jedi figures, Kylo Ren has the biggest number of interchangeable hands, which is pretty cool!
I have a lot of things to say about this figure, good points and also bad points. I’m going to start with the negative. One of the main problems for me is the interchangeable hands. They are very hard to position into the ball socket joint so sometimes it’s annoying and I just give up on changing them. Now the other problem is the color of the plastic. You can clearly see on the pictures that the color of the arms is not the same color as the torso while it should be all the same color. And the last problem which is more of a missed opportunity, they didn’t include Kylo’s cape in the accessories while it would have been a good thing to have especially since they have included an additional neck to put the helmet on his body. If you want a cape for this figure, you can use the Black Series Kylo’s cape, it fits perfectly.
Now about the good points, the outfit despite having some color issues is incredibly movie accurate. I really like this change of outfit, it’s similar to the one in The Force Awakens but this one has been adapted to cater for the fight scenes in The Last Jedi. And this time, we can see his boots that are reminiscent of Anakin’s boots in Revenge of the Sith, I like these little grandfather and grandson connections like the scar Kylo has on his face as well!
About the face, Figuarts absolutely nailed it! It’s spot on! I wish there was a second head with another facial expression too.
For the articulation, Kylo has 19 POA so there’s nothing negative to say about this!
It’s a really great figure. Figuarts has captured Adam Driver’s likeness and made a great face sculpt. This figure has great accessories. However, it has some problems that make it a bit disappointing.