Star Wars Action Figures – Review

How’s the Star Wars obsession panning out in your house at the moment?  With the third of the recent Star Wars releases hitting our screens at the back end of last year there was a predictable plethora of Star Wars related merchandise available to purchase ready for Christmas.  Ben was lucky enough to receive a bundle of Star Wars toys from Hasbro to review and I’ve decided to split them into two reviews – the first being of the Star Wars action figures – Interactech Kylo Ren and Star Wars Forces of Destiny Ray of Jaku and BB-8 figure.  I should add a disclaimer here . . . I know nothing about Star Wars, I haven’t even watched it . . .anyway, moving swiftly on . .

Star Wars Forces of Destiny action figures

Star Wars action figures

Interactech Kylo Ren

Klyo Ren is the son of Hans Solo and Leia (which you would think would make him a good guy but I’m reliably informed that after being trained by Luke Skywalker he went over to the dark side!)  As such he’s dressed in dark clothing with a black helmet in the vein of Darth Vader – Ben was impressed that when he pushes the helmet onto the figure’s head it makes a noise to signify the helmet being fastened which he tells me is just like in the film.  Who am I to argue?  In fact the Interactech Kylo Ren has over sixty different sound effects and phrases and a light up light sabre.  The figure also uses a motion sensor to “respond to specific movement and activate awesome battle affects” – I must admit I haven’t quite figured out what that means but what I can tell you is that Ben is a big fan of this Kylo Ren figure and loves playing with it.  The sound effects are true to the film and he found it thoroughly entertaining to investigate them all!

Kylo Ren action figure

Kylo Ren action figure face

Kylo Ren action figure with helmet

Kylo Ren light up lightsaber

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku and BB-8

Rey is training to be a Jedi and as such is the “good guy” who stands up for what she believes in along with her fiesty, loyal droid BB-8.  Ben has been asking me for a BB-8 toy since he saw The Force Awakens so I think he was probably more excited about the BB-8 figure than Rey initially!  The Rey of Jakku action figure features an extendable staff which she holds in her hands and when you squeeze her legs together she twists and swings her lightsaber to strike- Ben thought this was ace!  Rey’s costume and features are detailed and true to the film, her accessories can be removed and she is highly pose-able making her great fun to play with.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku and BB-8

Rey of Jakku action figure - face and hair

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku - super poseable action figure

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku - squeeze legs to swing lightsaber


The two characters are the ideal size for playing with and acting out dramatic battles together.  They’re good quality and built to withstand the sort of “active play” you’d expect from a Star Wars battle and they’re both on offer on Amazon at the minute too!

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku and BB-8 with Interactech Kylo Ren

*Disclaimer – Ben was sent these Hasbro Star Wars action figures free of charge for the purpose of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*



  1. January 30, 2018 / 10:47 am

    These look fab. I’m not a Star Wars fan but I can imagine one loving these. x

  2. January 30, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    These look brilliant and would go down a storm with our three- I love imaginative play they can all join in with together.

    Luke is obsessed with Star Wars and so would happily play with figures like these with the younger two, Lottie thinks she is Rey and their toddler brother is enthralled with BB8- he currently has BB8 PJ’s, Bedding and a Teddy and I have been looking for a sensible size toy that doesn’t break the bank for him for a while, this looks like it will be perfect! #TriedTested

  3. January 30, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    I don’t know a lot about Star Wars but I can see the appeal if you’re a fan 🙂


  4. January 30, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    My friends sons love Star Wars so worth remembering for them #triedtested

  5. January 30, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    I know absolutely NOTHING about Star Wars (etc.), but your son looks quite happy with his gift!

  6. January 30, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Oh these look like lots of fun! I like that fact that the Kylo Ren doll has so many sounds. It looks like they are a real hit over with you! #TriedTested

  7. January 30, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    My son would love these! He’s a massive Star Wars fan! #triedtested

  8. January 31, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I love the fact squeezing the legs moves the lightsaber, Jacob would enjoy that!

  9. February 2, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    We are huge Star Wars fans and have seen the latest film twice so far. I love the Rey doll and BB8 but Kylo’s eyebrows are mega! #triedtested

  10. February 6, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    They look like great toys, my little boy would love them, Star Wars crazy over here

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