“Ben, the two of us need look no more/We’ll both be on a convention floor…”
The old Ben and the new, a smart Alec and a black Adam, are getting gussied up for the big summer cons in 6-inch Hasbro Black Series style. First, at Star Wars Celebration, the Murder Artist Formerly Known As Ben Solo (Kylo Ren, to you) will come in an exclusive unmasked version, complete with First Order banner and stand, Knights of Ren helmet, and melty Darth Vader mask.
Then, at Comic-Con in San Diego, the brash young apprentice’s namesake, Old Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi will be packed with a light-up table that features a Princess Leia hologram, along with two lightsabers to make him doubly elegant. As a bonus for fans up north, he will also be sold at Fan Expo Canada in September.
With all the bonus extras, they’ll cost a bit more than a standard figure: 34.99 for Kylo, and $44.99 for Obi-Wan. But those will be bargains compared to after-market prices; Black Series figures generally only go up in value. If you’re not attending any of these conventions, it’s time to start being really nice to your friends who are, as the lines for these can be an all-day proposition. Still, for any true collector, you might call it the First Order of business at any show.
Is the Force calling to you to pick these up? Will you let it in? On a standard ratings scale, do you give each Ben a 10? Take your first step into a larger comment section below with your take.