Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Star Wars 6" Black Series: ROS #01 - Rey (Dark Side Vision) - Hasbro 2020

One of my biggest theories for the recent Star Wars trilogy was that Rey would turn to the dark side and become a Sith lord. I love storylines where characters change their allegiances. My favorite Marvel heroes (Spider-Woman, Firestar, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, etc) all started out as villains. Even Polaris spent most of her early adventures on the wrong side of heroics (albeit through mind control). Going from good to bad is more rare, but in some ways it's more exciting. I just had a hunch when we first met Rey that she might go bad. Then in the lead-up to The Rise of Skywalker, two things happened that seemingly solidified my theory. First, the Second Sister Inquisitor figure was teased, and I thought it was Rey in Kylo-Ren-esque armor (but alas, it wasn't her). Second, a trailer showed Rey in a dark cloak with red light saber. I was so excited. Of course, we all now know that was a pretty misleading dream sequence. But either way she makes for a cool toy. Let's check out Dark Side Vision Rey below!

Note that this is the first figure in a new sub-line of the Black Series specific for The Rise of Skywalker.
There's a similar new numbering system for the Mandalorian figures.

I think the texture on her sculpted robes is really dynamic. It gives a lot of unexpected detail where you might expect featureless black plastic or a frayed scrap of cloth.

Rey comes with a double-red Light Saber. It is hinged and can become a long Darth-Maul-Esque Saber.

The only thing I don't like about this figure is the fact that her hood is stationary. I had expected the current trend of having "floating" hoods like the recent Spider-Gwen and Zartan would have been used here. You can still adjust her head inside the rigid shell of the hood, but unfortunately it doesn't look right unless she's looking straight forward. 
Her leg articulation is predictably hindered by the long robe.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


1 comment:

  1. Neat looking figure. I agree, how cool would it have been if she turned to the dark side. M. Night Shamaylan should have directed the film.