Today we are taking a look at the brand-new Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Extendable Staff. This was kindly sent to us by Hasbro Toys to review.
Straight away you’ll notice that this is looks very similar to the current Star Wars Bladebuilder series, and that’s because this is still part of that line technically but branded under Forces of Destiny which is aiming Star Wars at the Female market, which in our books is a fantastic move.
The open box packaging is standard and features some very nice looking art on the rear of Rey from Jakku. You’ll also notice that once all the attachments have been fitted this staff extends to 104cm which we couldn’t wait to try.
Hasbro have once again proved they can bring the world of Star Wars into our homes as the detailing on this staff looks excellent. Forget the clean looking Lightsabers of the Jedi, this looks battle worn and seen many years of use. Every little detail from Rey’s staff has been captured and reproduced here resulting in a quality looking toy.
Once opened, you’ll noticed that there are 3 sections to the staff to use. Unlike other Bladebuilder toys, this does not feature any lights or sound effects. But for where this may be a loss, the length that this extends to defiantly makes up for it. To attached both ends to the middle section of the staff, we simply slide it on and then twist until we hear the section lock into position. Once this that been done, we were ready to go! Little SETC loved playing with this staff just as much as any lightsaber toy. The staff has a good weight to it resulting in Little SETC being able to swing it around like a real master. To extend the staff, this requires you to spin the staff with some force quickly resulting in the staff extending. It took Little SETC a few times to master this, but once he had there was no stopping him.
Overall, we loved playing with this just as much as the Bladebuilder Lightsabers, and while we mentioned that there is no light and sounds, the sheer look and size of this makes up that that shortcoming. Extremely Recommended.