On 6/27, the Dinobots rise in Transformers: Age of Extinction. With Hasbro’s new line of movie-themed toys, you decide who survives!
This summer just cannot get any cooler with the release of some awesome Transformer toys that fans are going to love. There are the Transformers Age of Extinction Flip & Change Figures and the Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Class Figures! Check them out!
First, I want to mention that the packaging alone is stunning and will have every child (and adult) mesmerized. The details, colors, and product shots are fabulous.
From the Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Class Figure series, I received the Optimus Prime toy. This impressive looking toy changes from the mighty Optimus Prime to an awesome transport truck with one quick smash. The instructions are simple and shown on the back of the box. The smash releases Optimus Prime to stand tall and strong, another smash and your toy is back to truck mode. So easy! Earlier generation Transformer toys, took quite a few steps to convert the toy, and it was a challenge for smaller children. Now, it’s done in an instant and the kiddo’s really dig that. They appreciate how uncomplicated Hasbro has made the transformation from vehicle to robot on this particular figure.
Optimus comes with a mighty sword, it’s massive, but balanced for the 25 cm (10 inches) figure. There are only a few moving parts, its arms and hands are agile, very little of its knees, and the wheels move smoothly. To convert from robot to truck, you hold the handle, flip the toy up and bring it down. You technically don’t have to smash it down, a little pressure it adequate. It’s sturdy, well built and has tolerated a lot of bangs and bumps like a champ. Rate for ages 5+.
From the Transformers Age of Extinction Flip & Change Figures I received the Crosshairs figure. This AUTOBOT paratrooper has a knack for catching his enemies by surprise, either by dropping in from above, or with a lightning fast draw of this Sidearm Blasters.
This 12.5 cm (5 inches) Transformer arrives in a stance somewhere between robot and car mode. You will have to transform it to the Autobot or the very cool corvette. We found it took many steps (13) to convert from one mode to the next. It comes with a handy instruction sheet for those of us who have to read them. Although I personally didn’t get it, the kiddo’s mastered it in just a few tries.
The design of the robot and corvette are spectacular. It comes with one sidearm blaster, and two little blasters. The head moves from side to side and down. The shoulders rotate out and forward, the elbows rotate well, and the wrists rotate slightly. The hips and knees have lots of rotation and can move in several directions. The ankles have only slight movement.
You can see most of the components and characteristics of the figure, they offer some really nice sculpting. The box shows a multi colored 3D goggles, but the toy does not. It has an abundance of moving parts that will capture your attention. It’s built to be manhandled and it’s capable of tolerating a fully functional inquisitive child.
Hasbro has done it again, they’ve made the lives of children exciting and enjoyable with their remarkable toys!
Disclaimer: I received products for review only. The opinions expressed here are my own, yours may differ.