Hasbro sent us some of their Forces of Destiny Toys for free to play with and Review. Opinions are 100% our own. Affiliat eLinks are contained within this post.The Forces of Destiny line of toys is based on the web series on YouTube. These are a series of shorts about the women of the Star Wars Universe. The dolls are not only the women, however. There are droids and there is even a Kylo Ren doll and a Chewbacca one. But, for the most part these are female figures. Much of the voicework on the series is done by the people who play those characters in the movies and on the cartoons like Star Wars Rebels.
We received a Rey figure and then two Princess Leia ones. I let Eva keep two of the figures and are including the third one in our annual Christmas is for Kids donation. Eva chose to keep the Rey figure and the Princess Leia with Wicket set. When I told her who played Wicket, Warwick Davis, and that he also played Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter movies she flipped out. Eva is a huge Harry Potter fan and Star Wars is her second favorite. Finding a bridge between the two worlds made her day. She helped me make a little video about the toys.
Three years ago we took a family trip up to New Hampshire to the Christmas Farm Inn for Thanksgiving. This is a three hour ride. It is a long ride for a couple of little kids but it isn’t too terrible. We had some DVDs to take with us and a car that had a DVD player for the kids. Now, thrown in a blizzard and an extra four hours to the ride plus the kids’ desire to watch the same DVD repeatedly for those extra four hours. You can only imagine how keyed up I was. Luckily that turned out to be one of the best trips ever as a family.
If we were to make the trip again one thing that I would make sure we do is check out all the shows that we could download on our Netflix app. That way we could load up the kids’ devices with some great content that they could watch on the ride. I think we’d be safe putting at least six hours of downloads on each device. That would be enough for many episodes of their favorite shows like Beat bugs, Super Monsters, Trollhunters and Project MC2. It is really easy to do, too. Just fire up the app and choose “Available for Download” then search and download your favorite shows. Definitely make sure that you choose “available for Download” first. This will save you from getting your hopes up that a show is downloadable only to find out that it is not. There are a ton of shows that are available for download but there are also some that are not. Follow my advice to prevent any unwanted frustration. Netflix shows you how road trips can be better in this video which has a re-purposed popular show intro.