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AWESOME BOY'S TOY - Makes Quite An Impact for a Young Kid,
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This review is from: Transformers Prime Beast Hunter Optimus Prime (Toy)
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First up, I know nothing about transformers except that they are robots that transform into vehicles. I'm a middle aged female and it's not something I've ever played with myself but I thought it would be a great toy for a nearly 7 year old boy.
I was very surprised when the postman turned up with an enormous box. I really had not realised how big this thing was - I just assumed it was about the size of an action man which I got completely wrong. It's enormous and once out of the box stands a good 14 inches tall.
It caused a HUGE deal of excitement for our young lad. I was impressed with the size of it but I did think how it looked a bit too plastic. Did that matter to an excited boy - not one little bit. I think sometimes us adults are worried about toys looking a bit cheap and worrying over whether it is too fragile etc when in fact the kids just couldn't care less.
For kids, this Optimus Prime robot seems fantastic. It forms into a great hulking beast of a truck and it comes with a range of 'missile' attachments and gimmicky things that appeal to boys.
For actual toy collectors, I'm sure it probably might be a disappointment because it looks rather cheaply made and ugly.
My boy loves shooting the missiles from the black part at the top of the truck. I have no idea what that's called. It twists round and you press to fire out 5 different plastic missiles - they don't fire that far so of no danger or anything. The truck part of it definitely gets played with the most.
In robot form his chest area and eyes light up although I don't think that looks that impressive myself. More exciting is pressing down on a chest bar piece which spins the black missile holder at the back.
Transforming it can involve parts falling off which you need to push back in place. That does make me wonder how long it might really last but then I don't really view this as a keepsake item it's a toy to be played with and boys can be pretty rough when they play.
The upshot is that my boy thinks it's a really awesome and amazing toy so who am I to argue and it's definitely a firm favorite already.