Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Micro Machines ‘First Order Star Destroyer’ Set – [Hasbro]

Manufacturer: Hasbro
RRP: £44.99
Ages: 4+
Release Date: September 2015

productinfoPicture new galactic manoeuvres with the Micro Machines First Order Star Destroyer Finalizer Playset.

With a single simple motion, this formidable battleship converts to a miniature battlefield complete with awesome action features.

In addition to the included Poe Dameron’s X-Wing and First Order TIE Fighter (Battle Damage) vehicles, act out the story with Kylo Ren and Finn (Jakku) Microfigures. Collect and battle with these and other favourite vehicles and figures from Star Wars Micro Machines!

What product could best represent the Star Wars brand in toy form than a Star Destroyer?! With the news of a new movie, fans were besides themselves at the prospect of new toys to add to their collections, and with the release of a new, improved line of Star Wars Micro Machines, targeted around ‘The Force Awakens‘, the excitement has definitely been worthwhile!

Before you even think about playing with the set, however, be prepared; there is some assembly required and a lot of stickers to apply…a LOT! If, like us, you are perfectionists, it will take you the best part of 45 minutes to apply all the stickers to the different sections of the ship. Once done, though, it looks truly fantastic!

The Star Destroyer opens up with a simple ‘squeeze and pull’ mechanism, which, in turn, flips out all the sections to unveil the extended play space. There’s also a hidden space when you open up the engine section, which includes a platform for Finn and Kylo Ren to duel with their lightsabers.

Some of the other key features of the set include a Tie Fighter launch rack, which can hold up to three Tie Fighters (you can purchase the other 2 separately), a mounted blaster which Poe’s X-Wing perches on to give the impression his ship is firing, a landing ramp and 2 turbolaser turrets. Hidden towards the front of the ship is a flap which when raised, provides a handy little blast shield.

Included in the set are 4 micro figures; Kylo Ren, Finn (Jakku), Poe’s X-Wing Fighter & a Tie Fighter. The figures are surprisingly detailed for their size – the only downside is how malleable they are.

Overall, it’s a very well designed set, let down only by the quality of the micro figures. In some versions of the set, the very tip of the Star Destroyer has a bend to it (ours did), and can interfere with the overall aesthetic, but taking our ‘collector’ hat off for a second, and putting our ‘target market’ hat on, kids will really love it. There’s lots to do, and the add-on options and interplay with other sets will prolong and extend kids (and bigger kids) interest levels.

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