Monday, July 2, 2012

Transformers Rescue Bot Bumblebee - The Clueless Mother's Review

To be honest, when my 5 year old twin boys asked for matching Transformers Rescue Bot Bumblebee action figures, I had no idea what they were talking about. After doing a bit of research, I discovered these toys are number 3 on a list for the top 10 Transformers toys in the U.S. Unfortunately, that information still left me questioning what a Transformer really was -- a fact that was met with eye rolls from my sons when I would ask, followed by the obligatory sigh and exasperated "Mooom!" So for parents who are in the same boat I was, below is exactly what you need to know about this particular action figure -- based on personal experience.

Bumblebee is a vehicular hero in a series that's been around since 1984 (surprise, surprise!) The Transformers Rescue Bot Bumblebee is modeled in his likeness -- which means he's black and yellow and can transform into a nifty BMW "bug" car.

Although what he transforms into with this toy seems like a far-cry from the traditional "bug" cars on the roads these days. It looks more like a sports car with black stripes and a red Transformers logo on the car's top. He folds out into this fighting machine, to stance that seems prideful and dignified -- kind of like he will do anything to protect his 'driver.'

I know this is a strange way for me to be describing the Transformers Rescue Bot Bumblebee, but it's based on my impressions of these toys so far. There are several others just like this one (that my sons are currently asking for constantly) and it's exactly like a typical action figure. The sounds and actions come strictly through a child's imagination. It's for this reason that I think these toys are an overall 8 on a sliding scale of 1 to 10. They're engaging and spark creativity in my boys.


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