Hey guys, its my first time here so pls be nice. I'm really wanting to buy a nice Kylo Ren figure, I like his costume design the best out of any star wars character, or probably any character period. My sister got me one for christmas and its really cool but it isn't exactly what I was hoping for. It's pretty big (about as tall as a Barbie doll) and is all plastic, no cloth. It doesn't really move or pose very well. I like it a lot but it wasn't what I imagined when I said I wanted a really nice Kylo figure.
I've looked online and am drawn to this Black series model. It's pretty much what I wanted but a little smaller than I hoped for. I want him to have a real cloth cloak and hood and be able to pose well in different positions. Would this be a good figure for what I'm looking for? Is there a better detailed figure I could get?
Pic is what I'm looking at, I might order it tonight.
pic related is what I have right now. He's fine but it's too clunky and plastic, no cloth on it. Feels too much like a Barbie doll.
He isn't that good. I acted like I really liked him because my sister probably had to go to a million stores to even find it. And I do kind of like it, he's on my desk right now. But to be quite honest he's clunky and ugly, dat crotch. I'm looking to upgrade.
Right now I shouldn't spend more than $50 on it. And thats pushing my toy budget to the max, I never buy toys. I just love this character design more than you can even imagine that I have to get a good figure of him, I haven't bought a figure in 15 years. The Black series figure seems to be about $20 and looks like quality. When I get my good job going I'm willing to pay a lot more for a realistic replica model, so any suggestions you have I can save for when I have more money to spend.
For $20 that Kylo is great, I love mine. Your other options are the SH Figuarts which will set you back around $50 and the Hot Toy which will sent you back around $250 (Might be worth saving up for if you really like him). I suggest buying the black series.
Well you seem pretty committed to the cloth aspect of the figure, so the Black Series is probably right for you. Try to buy the KMart "Starkiller Base" version though, it has a better hood, better lightsaber design, one extra accessory, and a force pushing left hand instead of another gripping one.
I have the original release and it's a fine figure, but not great.
If you're willing to let go of the cloth, the Figuarts Kylo Ren is right around your budget and much better than the Black Series in basically every way. Better paint, better sculpt, more accessories, much better articulation, etc. But it's all plastic, and about 3x the price of the Black Series.
If you're willing to wait, Mafex is probably going to produce a Kylo Ren that should be in the $40 range and be a mix of the Black Series and Figuarts version.
Thanks, I'll look into the Hot Toy model, which I absolutely can not rationalize paying for right now but if its good, maybe later this year. I really do like him. I'll also look into the $50 model, is it really worth the extra $30? Where I'm at right now the black series Kylo looks like exactly what I want, I just wanted to ask /toy/ if it was any good.
I have the Black Series and Elite figures. I would go with the SH Figuarts one that someone mentioned earlier, if not then definitely go with black series. It doesnt have crazy articulation, but it gets the job done and has cloth. The Elite series figure is pretty much just a statue, no point in moving it at all, barely any articulation, and its not cloth, all plastic and the figure itself is die cast
Sideshow has payment plans if you're willing to do that. I hate spending the money all at once so that's what I do. Kylo would be $67.50 a month for 3 months and then shipping, but I'd definitely think about it.
Yes I am pretty committed to him having a cloth robe and hood, its pretty crucial. When I have the money I'll probably look for a more detailed and realistic model, but so far the Black Series matches what I want in my price range.
Will they release a higher quality figure with cloth eventually?
Mafex probably will release a cloth figure with Figuarts level articulation and accessories, but that could be months from now, so I wouldn't wait around for it. Figuarts will never release a cloth figure, it's just not what they do.
But seriously, if you can, get the Kmart version of the Black Series. It's much better than the wide release version and costs the same.
There's also a 3.75 inch black series figure by hasbro which I personally think is much better than it's larger counterpart (th. You could get it for $20 on ebay, but you might as well get the 6 inch for the price.
Alright, so does he come with snow and shit all over his cloak?
I just looked up this one, HOLY SHIT!!! THIS IS WHAT I WANT! It's so perfect. I can't spend that much money right now but I'll have it later this year. I think in the meantime I'll get the normal Black Series. I looked at the Kmart version and I don't like the snow all over his cloak.
>Yes I am pretty committed to him having a cloth robe and hood, its pretty crucial.
Figuarts + Black series Robe = Perfect Kylo.
The figuarts is tough to find now though and figuarts + Black Series is put you out of your $50 price range.
>That disgustingly tiny hood.
Shaved too much off m8.
Medicom will probably release him in their Mafex line, but considering how long they take, you probably wouldn't have him in your hands until this time next year. If you're determined to have both the cloth robe and the improved articulation, I've seen people transplanting the Black Series robes onto the Figuarts body to good effect. That being said, the most practical option would be to get the Black Series now to scratch the itch (it's perfectly solid for $20), then get the Mafex whenever that comes out.
have fun with your darth revan knockoff
I just sacked up and did it without anything to go on.
Blast the black series head with a hairdryer until you can work it off the giant neck ball. Its the hardest part after gettint the cloak off itself. You'll get the shawl/cape off.
Then, using an xacto knife, carefully cut under the adhered part in the front of his belt, where its joined. If you don't fuck this part up, you could theoretically glue it back if you change your mind.
Now you'll have to take the thing off. It'll be fine, don't fucking rip it.
Ok. Assuming you've still got the figuarts assembled, the head and the torso joint pop off easily. With the hips exposed, you can see how easily the skirt things will be to remove. Just pegs.
And look at that. You done it.
I haven't trimmed mine yet, but it looks 1000x better already.
So I don't know if this has been brought up before, but I recently got the 6" black series Kylo as well and I like it for the most part, but is there a particular reason the blades are all connected or are they just lazy fucks?
This version of the black series has the better light saber and a better 2nd hand, the trade off though is that they have some snow on the bottom on the cape, that is not to convincing.
This is up on Kmart right now and Rey is also on Amazon for anyone looking. I just ordered a second Rey to keep in the packaging for my Rey display.
I'm sure it's still nice and petite just like Rey. Doing a similar thing with Ren but I don't have the figuarts yet
Damn, anon. Nice collection. I'm keeping my Rey stuff boxed up and buying doubles of figures I want to take out (black series) because I think it'll look better (especially with cheaper stuff), but to each his own.
It's easier than it seems.
I already have pretty decent instructions. All the joints you have to pop off are ball-sockets, the figuarts comes apart easily by pulling off the head and the torso, then the black series needs a hairdryer and some elbow grease.
Maybe try the arms too if you're feeling ballsy, but its not necessary.
Then carefully (or not if you don't care) cut off the black series belt with a hobby knife. Putting it on the figuarts is piss easy after this.
You can do it. Beleive in yourself.
Forgot pic, but its not super helpful anyway.
hey guys, thanks for all the info and discussion. I can tell this is a good board. I just now bought the Black Series Kylo from walmart, it was $20. I'm extremely happy with him. I haven't bought an action figure since pic related was the standard. I love the level of detail and how many of his joints bend, I'm having fun trying to figure out the coolest pose. Great figure, exactly what I was hoping it would be, love it. I decided against the Kmart version because I really hate the snow on his cloak, other than the force hand this looks much better and more natural.
Is that a revision? The Black Series Kylo Ren has pic related as his saber.
Anyone know how to spot the revision out of 6" black series Kylos? I know there's a new one with a shorter robe which is the only part I want for the swap, but I haven't bought a black series at retail since the sandtrooper wave and don't know what to look for. Is there a different box or something, or do I just have check what's on pegs around it?
Nice, thanks for the rundown. So you 100% didn't have to pop the arms off the figuarts to get the robe on? I just got mine and while I see where the shoulders would come off, it looks like it'd be scary as hell to do.
Are any companies planning on doing an unmasked Kylo?The one we have now is nothing like Driver and he looks suspiciously jedi looking.
Nope, figuarts shoulders move properly enough to slip the cloak over them no problem. I didn't even take the black series arms off when I did mine, though it might make things easier.
I'd take off his hands though if you've switched them from the fists, as open fingers cpuld hook and cause trouble.
Another Kylo, in plamo kit.
>But in 1/10.
Finally found a 6" Black Series today. Positive it's the reissue. The cloak and good are normal sizes, but the lightsaber was disgusting so I trimmed it down and used a lighter to soften the edges.
guys a few days ago on euro amazon the hot toys kylo was 90€. by a third party seller.
99% of me was screaming ruse. but 1% was thinking the real deal just a mistake. its not possibru for it to be that cheap in any way right?
I like the black series figure.
Side note: They will inevitably change his design for future movies because he left the mask behind, so getting the Black series figure now is practically necessary for any real collector.
>I got a 3.75" black series kylo
>Did I mess up?
Nah. The details are all the same and the articulation is comparable if not identical. I'm okay with the plastic hood but I don't like that the head is moulded to it.
I also like the 3.75/4" scale better than 6" (I have baby hands) and already have a ton of prior SW toys in that scale, so it works better for me.
I don't know if they will for sure. Helmeted badguys are pretty fuckin starwars.
Not saying its impossible, but he will have a gnarly facial scar he might want to either cover or embrace.