I am a huge Star Wars fan. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved playing Star Wars and watching the movies on repeat. With the release of The Force Awakens last year, Star Wars fever has been renewed among the masses and has resulted in a whole movement of Star Wars themed toys. I was so excited to receive my Star Wars The Black Series Kylo Ren Voice Changer Helmet and could hardly wait to play!
The Kylo Ren mask comes in a black Star Wars box and is easily removed from the packaging therein. The mask comes in three pieces, the front, back and the adjustable headband. You will need 3 AAA batteries to get started.
The Playtime Experience
You’ll need to adjust the headband to make it fit properly. Once the adjustments are comfortable the headband will slide in place inside the front part of the Kylo Ren mask. The back piece then clips in and you are able to wear your mask. On the right side of the mask is the power on/off button and the left side is the pitch adjustment. There is no volume control adjustment however. Once the mask is on, you can tell that it is changing your voice but it is very loud inside the mask so I had no way to tell how effective or realistic the change was. Although it is very loud inside the mask, the noise isn’t too loud outside and has normal speaking volume.
The outside of the mask is very realistic with dents and gashes imprinted to the mask. You really do look like Kylo Ren when it is on!
Things I Liked
I loved the design of the outside of the helmet. It was very well detailed and made very true to the movie. I also love that the headband is customizable so the mask will fit comfortably.
Things I Didn't Like
I did not like how loud the voice changer was in the mask. I couldn’t really hear how my voice sounded because it echoed so bad inside the mask. So I was disappointed by how that worked.
Even though the headband is adjustable the recommended player age is 8 and older. I think that this is likely because the headband won’t go any smaller and the mask is somewhat large. As a grown adult I had no problems wearing the helmet comfortably.
Even though the Star Wars The Black Series Kylo Ren Voice Changer Helmet was a bit expensive for a play mask. It did deliver quality in the design and styling. The voice changer was pretty good for those listening, but for the wearer it was very loud and somewhat frustrating to wear. I enjoyed my playtime but the novelty for me wore off pretty quickly because of the loud echoing inside the mask.