Olivia’s new obsession right now is Star Wars. Despite my best intentions to turn her into a Harry Potter fan, she is a die-hard Star Wars fan and enjoys watching and re-watching the films with her dad. She even has some POP! Vinyl figures of various characters and her own Blade Builders Lightsabre, but when she received the Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku and BB-8 and Star Wars Princess Leia Organa and Wicket the Ewok Endor Adventure Set, she literally couldn’t contain her excitement and proceeded to bring home all her Star Wars collection from her dad’s house!
Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku and BB-8 Set.
Rey is highly poseable and by squeezing her legs, you can make her swing her lightsabre. With rooted hair and clothes she can be dressed in Rey is the perfect addition to any fan’s collection. BB-8’s head also turns.
Olivia couldn’t wait to get this open. She was so excited. Despite having passed a lot of her dolls onto her younger niece, she still likes to play with them and this one was no exception. Straight away they were set up in a scene with all of her Disney Infinity characters from her dad’s house.
It’s the attention to detail she liked, whilst they don’t look exactly like their real-life counterparts, Olivia said they are a really good likeness, better than some other dolls she has seen. Rey has a fun little trick that gives her a little something else. If you squeeze her legs together she strikes with her lightsabre.
Her arms and legs are fully moveable. Whilst her arms don’t bend at the elbows, you can move them which makes for a better doll to play with I think. You can also remove items of her clothing too. And the moving head on BB-8 is a plus too, Olivia really likes that.
A must for any Star Wars fan. Olivia was really impressed with the doll and as you can see from the pictures she has it set up in a little battle scene in her bedroom along with her other figures and her new Spearmark Death Star Colour Changing Illumi-Mate Light.
Being able to move Rey and have her use her lightsabre makes her really stand apart from other basic dolls.
Buy at Argos for £29.99
Star Wars Princess Leia Organa and Ewok Endor Adventure Pack
Princess Leia Organa comes with 2 removable outfits, rooted hair and is highly poseable too. Ewok has a removable hoof and a fuzzy body.
Olivia loved Leia. The first thing she did was to change her outfits! Typical Olivia. It wasn’t as easy as we expected and struggled quite a lot to get her arm through the dress. The poseable arms and legs did make this a little easier but the issue was in the stitching on the cuff of one of the arms, although both were hard to get in. For this reason, we have yet to change her outfit back. But having an extra outfit is definitely a big plus for Olivia and had it have been made a little better, it was definitely a selling point for those who like to dress, then redress their dolls.
Other than this, Leia has no extra features like Rey above but comes with her own accessories. Again Olivia loved the attention to detail on not only the body and hair but the outfits too. Personally, I loved Wicket the Ewok. He is so soft I found I kept stroking him despite having no idea what an Ewok is (sorry). But having them both together appealed to Olivia who wasted no time in setting them up on adventures together.
Again, except for the dress issue, the Endor Adventure set was a big hit and Olivia was more than happy with them. She loves that she can play her own adventures with Leia and Wicket too. The change of clothes option is a great addition as are the moveable arms and legs meaning you can pose them and play with them in a whole range of scenarios, as you can tell from Olivia’s pictures!
Buy at Toys R Us for £54.99