The Disney Store is offering a new wave of die cast figures based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 8th film in the trilogy. This wave includes the Praetorian Guard, Rey, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, First Order Judicial Stormtrooper, and Kylo Ren Unmasked. These figures are the first assortment revealed from the new film, which hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.
Force Friday II introduced hundreds of new product from a variety of companies, which included Hasbro, LEGO, Jakks Pacific, Mattel, and even this exclusive line by Disney. These figures are only available to purchase at The Disney Store, and are made of both die cast and plastic parts.
Thank you to Disney and The Disney Store for providing their Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren Elite Series Die Cast Figure for review.
Availability: September 2017
Kylo Ren stands at 7 1/4″ tall and is based on the likeness of Actor Adam Driver. The figure is made out of plastic and die cast parts, with some plastic parts such as the removable cape, head, feet, hands, lower portion of the shirt, and belt. The rest of the body such as the torso, arms, and legs are made with die cast parts. The shirt has a detailed texture to it as seen in the film, which is also different than he wore in The Force Awakens. The outfit is also completely different, which is also black as seen in the film. Besides the shirt, the cape is brand new, and just rests over his shoulders, and there is nothing to attach it too. The arms have a pattern to it that gives it texture, and sculpted over the shirt is a black belt.
The head sculpt is a far better representation than the 2015 The Force Awakens Die Cast figure that Disney Store offered. The head is reshaped, making it look more oval compared to it being round, and much accurate facial details. There is also a scar on the right side of the face, which is done very well. The hair sculpt has also changed, which is straight as opposed to it being curly.
The hand sculpts are similar to what they were with the previous release, with the right hand in a holding position to hold the lightsaber, and the left hand in a force wielding open handed position. The lightsaber is the same, with a few differences in paint applications on the handle.
Besides an improved figure sculpt, the only real downside is that he tends to fall over easily as the ankles cannot support the heavy die cast parts. This causes him to fall over, even if he is standing on the figure base with the peg inserted into the foot.
Included with Kylo Ren is a red lightsaber and a logo figure base.
Overall, this is a great figure and great additions to the Disney Store die cast figure line.