Wednesday 17 January 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toy Review

My first question to you as I begin this post has to be have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? I have and I have to admit it didn't rate in my top three Star Wars films but it was seeing Carrie Fisher on screen again and to have a few questions answered. My youngest on the other hand really loved it and honestly that's the opinion that counts isn't it.

Now of course with any Star Wars film comes an abundance of merchandise and that includes some fantastic toys for kids. We were kindly sent a huge bundle of toys to coincide with the release of the movie and the You Tube mini series, Star Wars Forces of Destiny. The bundle included:

Force Link with figure
Interactech Kylo Ren 
Path of the Force Lightsaber 
Forces of Destiny figure
Rey of Jakku Extendable Staff

All the toys are roughly aimed at children (and adults) aged 6+ but my smallest daughter is only 5 years old and she was the first one to get stuck in and playing with the toys. The quick favourite became the Rey of Jakku extendable staff, mostly because it meant that she could once again put on her Rey costume, I was also instructed that I needed to put her hair up to match the character as well, she was certainly ready to defend the galaxy.

Team this up with the Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber and you'll definitely find your kids having an imaginary battle. What makes this Lightsaber so good is that it can be changed from Jedi to Sith depending which connector piece you put on it. The question will be who's side are you fighting for? Will the lights flash blue or red? 

Now there are two other  toys in our bundle that haven't been put down since they came through the door. First up is the Interactech Kylo Ren. With over 60 different sound effects and phrases, removable mask and weapon, it is so much like the character from the film that what mine have been doing is using him alongside Rey's Staff and the Lightsaber to join in with their intergalactic battles. The figure cleverly uses a motion sensor to respond to specific movements and activate what my kids call epic battle effects. 

And second is the Star Was Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakkuu poseable doll, complete with the cutest little BB-8. She's gone hand in hand with Kylo Ren and of course it is up to your child/ren whether these characters fight against one another or decide to join forces for the greater good. Perhaps you can start coming up with how they want the 9th film to pan out, will the rebels win or is something darker in sight?

With so many presents received at Christmas the girls have struggled to find the time to play with all the toys sent to us but I wanted to show you everything in our bundle. Yet to be played with is the Force Link wearable technology. This can be used to activate lights, sounds, and phrases in Force Link-activated figures, accessories, vehicles and even play-sets so it has multiple uses which means different game play each time you pop it on. 

What I love about all of these toys is that they are accessible for everyone. Simple to use and play with, ideal whether you are a boy or a girl, young or old and there are endless possibilities of fun each time you pick them up. Play alone or play with family and friends, they keep the magic of the movie going long after you've left the cinema.

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