The Hasbro Toy Tribe has been good to us once again. The Star Wars Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper arrived on our doorstep, and with an afternoon stuck in with a sore back, I decided to make use of my time.
When my kids look for toys to play with, I know they tend to first look at how many moveable bits there are. Immediately, even before they open the packet, they’re feeling about and checking to see if the arms and legs move. It’s a very important things for kids to know.
Being imaginative tends to put a lot of pressure on toys, to get into positions kids want them to, and that includes just being able to stand up on their own, without flopping over, or being propped up.
If you want to know how the Stormtrooper fared, for doll type toys, I look for the following:
Really easy to get into, with simple elastic bungees holding down the figure. Four snips and it was free. The shield and gun took two snips each.
No huge and excessive packaging, so it’s a win win for this.
Several moving parts. Hands swivel all the way round, the head moves, and the legs move at the top.
When middler came home, he did express a little disappointment that the knees didn’t move, but he soon got over that when he realised it stood unaided, and with arms and legs in different positions.
65 sounds and phrases that are motion-activated. Pick up the stormtrooper for flight style sounds, and shake it for battle sounds. On the front, there is a mode selector, which lets you choose attack or flight mode. Buttons on the belt also activate for different sounds, as well as the realistic blaster sounds.
From Hasbro direct, download the Star Wars StudioFX App, to make videos with the toys. There’s a code inside the pack. It works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and some Android devices. Check starwars.hasbro.com for more information.
What Did Kids Say
Middler grabbed it when he came back from the footie match with his dad. Sadly Aberdeen drew 0:0 with St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership match, so he came in with a long face, and instantly brightened up when he saw the Stormtrooper out of its box and ready to take away. It had been sitting tormenting him on the counter for the last day or so, and I knew I’d have to do this review quickly, or I’d get no peace at all.
What Did I Say
Find out below. I promise I will get better at videos, and I promise to do them in the daylight and with make-up on – well most of the time anyway. Not that most of you care, but I’m new to this, so bear with me as I’m having to learn as I go – and that’s not an easy thing at my age. Someone told me brain cells dimish for every year after the age of 20. 🙂
Where to Buy Star Wars Interatech Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper
Prices correct as at 10th Dec 2016 and may be variable.
Tesco It’s currently and incredible £19 from Tesco, which is likely to not hang around long. Dec 16
Amazon (Affiliate Link) £30.49
John Lewis £42.99
Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro for our review Star Wars Interactech Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper. All opinions are my own.