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Great fun and simpler to convert than other large transformers
on 2 October 2013
My son, aged 7 loves his transformers but he loves my old 1980's metal ones more than the modern plastic ones. I think this is because the new ones are really complex to convert and rely on a tricky series of movements of ball joints to twist and fold them into shape.
This new transformer is much more akin to the old ones, albeit made of plastic now.
The box is about 18" by 12" and Optimus stands about 14" high. He has flashing lights when you move the grill down and a ratcheted cannon that can fire 5 missiles one after another. This cannon is great fun and works very well. Converting him into a truck is simple. Lift the cannon assembly, fold the arms under, fold the legs under and unfold the rear wheels. My son got it first time. No need to keep the instructions!
This has translated into more play time and less mangled transformer. We have another Optimus Prime that is so complex that it spends most of the time between truck and robot and never gets played.
The toy seems quite durable but I would say don't pay full retail. I would say that £30 is about right.