Star Wars Force Link Starter Playset & Interactech Kylo Ren Action Figure Review: Monkey is a little Star Wars mad. He has traditionally been all about the Blade Builders;  BladeBuilders Spin Action Lightsaber , Star Wars BladeBuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber and most recently the new Star Wars Forces of Destine Rey of Jakku Extendable Staff. So I was interested to see what he thought of the new figures which Hasbro very kindly sent us.

We were sent two items the Star Wars Force Link Starter Playset aimed at 4+ with an RRP of £24.99. As well as the Interactech Kylo Ren Action Figure also aimed at 4+ with an RRP of £37.99.

The Star Wars Force Link Starter Set is a clever piece of technology. We were sent the starter kit which includes the new wearable technology and a 3.75-inch scale, movie-inspired Star Wars Kylo Ren figure. The new interactive play system is very clever. Basically by wearing the hand set you can control the figures that give off all the sound effects and phrases from the Star Wars. Although the starter set only included Kylo Ren there are plenty more figures to choose from. In total over thirty toys can be used in conjunction with the handset. Because it is interchangeable between the toys Monkey could reenact the scenes and create his own.

Its clever because it is motion activated, which means that Monkey no longer need to make the sounds of a lightsaber himself. To use the hand set you will need 3 x AAA batteries which do not come in the box. To date many of the toys we have tested for Hasbro do come with batteries so I was surprised this didn’t.

I did wonder if Monkey may find the hand set a little uncomfortable but he was fine with it. In fact he quite enjoys wearing it and will do so even when he’s not playing with the figures. Creating a game with the handset on its own.

The figure is posable but we had trouble getting him to stand up alone. There are quote a number to choose from and I can see us buying more in the series. Individual figures are available at £14.99 each.

Things I love:

  • I love the new technology its amazing how far kids toys have come since I was a little girl myself.
  • That there are lots of different action figures that work with the handset, which means the initial investment has longevity
  • There is a lot of detail in the figure especially for its size and his lightsaber is easy to put into his hands. It definitely meet with the movie inspired design
  • Made from good quality plastic that feels like it will last.

You can buy the Star Wars Force Link Starter Playset from most high street toy retailers, online and    from Amazon.

The other toy we were sent to review was the Interactech Kylo Ren Action Figure. Hes a substantial figurine measuring around 12 inches. Coming with a motion sensor, meaning he responds to how Monkey plays with him. He has over 60 different sound effects and phases. We found that by putting his helmet on, or waving his lighsaber it created different sound effects and phases.

There is also a button on the front under the belt clasp which also treats some of the phases or sounds. On the back there is a switch which allows you to moved between off, demo mode and full action mode. He comes with 2 x AA demo batteries so far these have lasted for as long as we have have been playing with him.

Things I love:

  • How the lightsaber lights up, I was not expecting this from a small action toy
  • As with the other Star Wars toys we have reviewed the detail is brilliant. They have been specifically designed to look as close to the movie characters as possible.
  • Although he’s made from good quality plastic, there are different textures.
  • Hes posable (although a little stiff at first) which allows for realistic play.

You can buy the Star Wars Interactech Kylo Ren Action Figure from most high street toy retailers, online and from Amazon.

We were also sent a Star Wars Forces of Destiny Endor Adventure figure, aimed at 4+ with an RRP of £39.99. Both Princess Leia who is approx 11 inches and the fuzzy Ewok are fully posable. She also comes with two removable outfits. When it’s time to journey through the deep woods, dress her in her removable poncho, helmet, pants, and boots. Then put her in her dress and shoes for the celebration at the Ewok village. A must for all Star Wars fans we are giving her away to one lucky reader! To enter please use the Gleam application below and note the T&Cs:

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Endor Adventure Leia & Ewok Figures

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a  Star Wars Forces of Destiny Endor Adventure as pictured
  • The giveaway will close on the 15th Feb
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.

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We were given for Star Wars Force Link Starter Playset & Interactech Kylo Ren Action Figure for the purpose of this review, all views and opinions are my own. This post includes an Amazon affiliate link this does not affect the price you pay but does mean that I may benefit from a small affiliate payment should you go on to buy this item. 



  1. Natalie Crossan

    My daughter is obsessed with Star Wars, she would love this x

  2. Claudia Carroll

    These look perfect for either of my boys who are Star Wars mad!

  3. happymum30

    I have two son’s aged 7 and 5 who are star wars crazy, to win this competition would make them so happy. Which in turn would make me so happy as they would be playing quietly instead of asking for food!

  4. Diane Whale

    Lovely,fiun prize -perfect for both my son and grandson who are big Star Wars fans x

  5. My kids love all things Star Wars, although I don’t think they’ve seen these before, so they would be a welcome addition to our ever-growing collection of Star Wars stuff.

  6. Michelle Sykes

    Great prize we all love star wars in our house

  7. Jeanette Leighton

    Great prize thankyou for all your great giveaways ?

  8. Owen Blowin

    what a fantastic price I’m in! i would love to win this 🙂

  9. Vicky Allum

    Lovely,thanks for the chance to win another fab giveaway!

  10. Lucy Chester

    My nephew is a huge fan of Star Wars and would love this

  11. Christina Palmer

    My 2 Grandsons would love these.Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize

  12. Natalie Gillham

    I know two little boys who would love to recieve this prize, thanks for the chance to win x

  13. Hayley Colburn

    My son had the force link starter kit for Christmas, he loves it, absolutely Star Wars mad he is, great giveaway for him, thank you

  14. Adrian Bold

    Excellent prize and competition. My nephew would love this.

  15. Lisa Wilkinson

    Thanks for the giveaway. I hope the force is with me

  16. Kayleigh Watkins

    What a great set, my children and their big kid daddy love star wars, they would love these xxx

  17. I think this would be one for my 8 year old nephew.

  18. My daughter loves Star Wars, I like that there are strong female characters as it shows her that women are just as able to conquer the world 🙂

  19. Edward Guerreiro

    I’d love this for my cousin. He is Star Wars mad.

  20. Lynn Neal

    My granddaughter would have fun playing with this figure!

  21. When I was a kiddywinkle I had a pile of star wars figures, Vader was my favourite. Now my nephews love SW just as much as I did, evryone loves a lightsaber!

  22. This giveaway is fab as our family are star wars freaks, literally! Fingers crossed! 🙂


    Oh my nephew is a huge star wars fan!


    Grandson is a fan, he saw the last Jedi a couple of weeks ago, he would love this

  25. Karen Coombes

    Another great star wars prize, I do like that they look more like the actors now instead of a generic figure wearing the right clothes!

  26. Rich Tyler

    Can’t beat star wars, little one would love this set

  27. katrina walsh

    Looks like a lot of fun. Would love to win x x

  28. Thomas Buchanan

    my daughter loves star wars, she would think this is great

  29. justine meyer

    This looks like good fun count me in please x

  30. A.E. ADKINS

    The boys would love these, can also imagine the arguments over them too!

  31. My little boy loves star wars great giveaway x

  32. Catherine Gregory

    Love this!! Thank you for the chance to win

  33. Pam Francis Gregory

    Great Giveaway. Love Star Wars!

  34. June Lord

    This would be for my son, but I’m pretty sure my husband would want to play with it even more!

  35. sharon stanley

    Our girls love Star Wars. They get it from their dad lol. I would love to win this amazing playset for them. Thank you for the chance.

  36. Awesome, my kids are all about Star Wars at the moment.

  37. Karen Usher

    My little boy is StarWars obsessed, so this would be great to add to his collection. YOu always have good giveaways!

  38. My little girl would love this. She wants to be a Jedi!

  39. Claire Glace

    Star Wars is a massive fave in our all boys house !!

  40. astrid c

    my son has actually just got into star wars xx

  41. Katie Skeoch

    Fab! We’re all huge star wars fans here!

  42. Ren Taylor

    My little nephew loves Star Wars and i would love to win this for him

  43. sandy ralph

    wow my son loves starwars and i know he would just love this

  44. Beverley Cousins

    How fabulous! my grandson & his daddy loves starwars, bet daddy would want to play with them too! lol

  45. Lorna Ledger

    Really great, thanks for the chance, I think! I would give this to my Niece and Nephew, but it would be hard 😉

  46. LARA Latchem

    Eldest is just really getting into star wars so a perfect prize

  47. Kate Davies

    My son has suddenly become a massive star wars fan so he would absolutely love these, thanks for the chance.

  48. fantastic prize huge star wars fans in our house

  49. Angeli Co

    I love the new trilogy and my favourite character is Kylo Ren! It would be so great to win this! 😀 Thank you for this opportunity

  50. paula cheadle

    my grandsons love star wars, they would love this

  51. Oh, my! Star Wars is always a winner and the children particularly like figures. Thank you.

  52. Lucy Barlow @jazzrecluse

    I know an 8yr old lady who would rock this just as hard as any boy!

  53. Laura Pritchard

    My 6 year old (& his dad!) would absolutely love this!

  54. Margaret Gallagher

    Mt nephews would love these hugh star wars fans

  55. claire croft

    awww my little boy would be over the moon with this. he loves star wars

  56. anthony harrington

    My little Grandson and my Son-in-Law would love this!

  57. Susan Smith

    My Grandson is a huge Star Wars fan, he reckons when he gets older, he’s going to help Luke Skywalker

  58. Tracy Nixon

    My two boys are huge Star Wars fans (like me) so would love this prize thank you!

  59. Ursula Hunt

    My Grandsons are potty about Star Wars and would love this

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