As a woman who spent the majority of my childhood years in the 1980's, I fondly remember playing with toys like Barbies, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and more. I grew up in a house of traditional girly-girls, so there were no "boy toys" per say, however, I have a lot of boy cousins and our neighborhoods were filled with them. One of the toys I remember seeing every time I turned around was Transformers.
In recent years, there has been a comeback of all toys 80's including all of the above mentioned (and more). With Transformers movies being released on the big screen over the last few years, and the most recent installment (Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon) currently in theater's worldwide, it is only good marketing to have the toys and apparel to match.
Hasbro has recently released a Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon collection and I was generously sent three toys to review.
Mechtech Deluxe Class Barricade:
BUMBLEBEE is the lightning-quick Autobot hero no one can pin down. With his speed and determination, not even the toughest DECEPTICONS can defeat him!
Can you live up to the reputation of this AUTOBOT speedster? You might surprise yourself! Slip on this battle mask and get ready to take on your DECEPTICON foes in an adventure all your own. You can also use the built-in lenses to watch 3-D movies in RealD-equipped theaters! RealD is the world’s most widely used 3-D technology — to find a RealD-equipped 3-D theater near you, visit reald.com/theatrelocator.
You’ll be surrounded by AUTOBOT energy once you hang up the accompanying poster – and you can use the included non-theater 3-D glasses to check out exclusive 3-D content on transformers.com!
Ages 6 and up.
Cyberverse Optimus Prime Armoured Weapons Platform:
OPTIMUS PRIME turns to his ARMORED WEAPONS PLATFORM when his Energon blades can’t quite cut it. The strike base is equipped with weapons far more powerful than the handheld variety he usually wields. The ARMORED WEAPONS PLATFORM also converts to a mechanical exosuit if mobility enhancement is required. DECEPTICON foes beware – OPTIMUS PRIME has become even more powerful!
Your OPTIMUS PRIME figure is three times as dangerous in this 3-in-1 action set! In assault mode, he attacks with his Energon blades, but if those aren’t enough, convert him to battle base mode and its powerful launching missile. Convert him to vehicle mode if a big, brawny truck can help him prevail over his enemies!
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Convert your OPTIMUS PRIME figure into assault vehicle mode, truck mode or battle base mode!
Ages 5 and up.
Okay, so these are all super cool toys and will make any Transformers fan, young or old, excited beyond belief. The fan in our house is my 41 year old husband and he is loving them. I was hoping to pass these onto his nephew (9 years old) but I have a feeling they will stay here for him to play with when he visits:)
All these pieces are incredibly cool, and the two Transformers vary in degree of difficulty, but with a little practice can be mastered quickly. We haven't actually tried the Bumblebee mask yet (don't have a 3D tv and haven't been to a 3D movie yet) but I love the idea of it for sure. Actually currently it is just used as a regular mask and that seems to be more than enough for the kids! And completely fine with me.
Its all about the process of play not the final result in my opinion when it comes to imaginative play and play in general. Transformers toys from Hasbro have provided many hours of play (again for young and old) and I know will continue to do so for a long time to come.
All three products would be perfect birthday gifts, and are sure to be on the Christmas wish lists of many children, come holiday shopping season.
I highly recommend all these products and give them all a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase the above products, as well as all the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon products at retailers like Target, Walmart, Toys R Us and more!
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***I received a complimentary set of the above products, courtesy of Hasbro Canada, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***