(Warning: This article will provide spoilers...if the news all turns out to be true. Which it possibly won't. So...this article provides news. And, maybe a spoiler here and there.)
It seems as if the red crossguard lightsaber wielding, potential legend that is Kylo Ren finally has a face! Well, a mask and helmet, but there is still reason to get overtly excited because it looks AWESOME.
Thanks to the guys over at Indie Revolver, we have an idea of how ridiculously cool Kylo Ren's helm will be. A mix between the flared dome of Vader's headwear and the terrifying flair of Mortal Kombat's Scorpion, this is very far removed from any Sith garb I've ever seen.
The facemask is apparently removable, which is in keeping with the designs of Episode 7's stormtroopers, which screams to me that Kylo Ren's get-up must be from the process of hand-me-downs and things they've found while rooting around the galaxy, not the purely Sith badass we were expecting. Maybe a character simply drawn to the Dark Side of the Force...
That's Not All!
A photo hailing from the site chinese-starwars.com shows a line up of the action figurines of four of the other characters from The Force Awakens, including Kylo Ren.
These won't be the final molds of the Chewy, Finn, Rey, BB-8 and Kylo, but it goes a long way into describing their characterization and generally stoking the fires of "SO THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL LOOK LIKE?!"
What really strikes me is the similarity in costume between Episode 7's roster and Episodes IV-VI's Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. You can see in FInn's costume the same kinda puffy, rugged pilot-esque characterization found in Solo's costume. WIth Rey we can see the possible beginnings of a young Padawan a'la Luke Skywalker. And pay close attention to their hands...
Kylo Ren's hands are shaped perfectly for lightsabers, where Finn's right hand looks better suited to a blaster pistol of some sort and possibly a lightsaber in the left? Rey is all about the Jedi goodness. Somebody give that woman two lightsabers, STAT!
I can't stress enough how excited I am for Episode 7! Hopefully there won't be any sight of a Gungan, or I may have to flip desks in fevered disappointment.