From the Disney YouTube Channel, Star Wars Forces of Destiny created a toy line featuring characters and iconic moments. We’ll look at the Endor Adventure featuring Princess Leia Organa and Wicket the Ewok.
Please note that this Star Wars toy was not a gift but purchased for writing this review. Opinions are entirely my own.
For the unfamiliar, Star Wars Forces of Destiny was an animated series on Disney’s YouTube Channel that ran from 2017-2018 for two seasons. Characters included Rey, Leia Organa, Ahsoka Tano and Rose Tico with voice talents from actresses including Ashley Eckstein, Lupita Nyong’o, Shelby Young, and Olivia Hack.
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While the show is no longer releasing new episodes there was a toy line released by Hasbro. These toys include dolls, one of which I decided to purchase and review.
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny Endor Adventure for ages 4 and up comes with Princess Leia Organa and the Ewok, Wicket.
Princess Leia has two outfits she can swap from. One is her camouflage poncho battle attire and the other is the brown dress she wears once she’s been welcomed by the ewoks.
She stands at 11 inches, with articulation on her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees but not her ankles. This would later be a problem when I changed her outfits.
Her accessories include her helmet, belt, and blaster. At her side is the brave Wicket.
His fuzzy form can stand easily and hold his weapons the bow and arrow and spear.
First and foremost Leia looks positively beautiful. The details on her face are exquisite.
Both outfits look identical to the ones worn in the film Return of the Jedi, even down to her braided hair.
I was impressed with the quality of the outfits. However, as I tried to attach her accessories I noticed the helmet would not sit right on her head because of her braided hair.
I also struggled to change Leia’s outfits.
While her forest of Endor outfit was easy enough, her dress was problematic. I struggled to squeeze her hands through the rather tight white sleeves.
I was able to get the outfit to work but I am unsure why this was such a problem. It could be a number of things but I’d hope younger girls with the intent on playing with this doll won’t struggle.
The sandals that go with the dress were also difficult to put on and take off her feet. Aside from those minor hiccups, I was very pleased with this purchase.
I was able to bend and move Leia into different positions. I refrained from undoing her perfect braided hair.
I believe that these dolls would be a great way to introduce Star Wars to younger girls as well as appeal to toy collectors.
The beauty of toys today is that there are so many options for nearly every fandom. While Star Wars is far from new in toy merchandise, these Forces of Destiny dolls feel like a new concept that went in a direction I wasn’t expecting.
For more information about the Star Wars Forces of Destiny show including episode descriptions and the youth books visit the Wikipedia.com page here.
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