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Certainly one of the thrills of being an actor in a major franchise is the idea of getting your very own action figure. This is particularly true when it comes to being a part of the Star Wars family, given that it's a series notorious for its merchandising. Apparently, this is something that Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, has fully embraced, as he actually gives action figures of himself as gifts to his friends as Christmas presents.
Adam Driver was a guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon this week promoting his new movie -- Jim Jarmusch's Paterson -- and the conversation naturally turned towards the actor's role in the new Star Wars trilogy. While discussing how being a part of the legendary sci-fi franchise has affected his everyday life, they got on to the subject of action figures, and Driver admitted that he gets a laugh by giving Kylo Ren toys to his friends as gifts:
I give [them] to people too, because I think it's funny. I give them to my adult male friends -- pictures of myself.
Giving somebody an action figure of yourself does make for a pretty good gag gift (it's pretty damn egotistical if it's not a joke)... but then again it all depends on exactly which Kylo Ren figures that he's getting people. If he's handing out top of the line, $300 figures, I don't think his pals will be laughing so much as they would be thankful.
While he was laughing about giving out miniaturized versions of himself as Christmas presents, Adam Driver was a bit more serious when talking about the phenomenon that is the Star Wars franchise and his part within it. It seems at the start he really couldn't wrap his mind around how it would change his world, but it very much has. Said Driver,
I didn't really know it was going to be a life-changer. You can't really predict what's going to happen. The kids are really great -- the costumes on Halloween, that makes it kind of fun. And Christmas.
You can watch Adam Driver talk about Star Wars and Kylo Ren toys at Christmas time in the video below.
Certainly many of you movie-fans are getting some Star Wars toys for the holidays -- so feel free to share in the comments section below. And prepare to see Kylo Ren back in action on the big screen in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will be out in less than a year!