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Transformers Toy Review

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I grew up in the 80’s surrounded by boys. All my mom’s friends had boys so my world involved farts, boogers and poo talk. When they weren’t trying to gross me out or cause me pain, the boys would talk Atari, He-Man and Transformers (more than meets the eye in that “robotic” voice). Sure I would have loved to have discussed Jem or Poochi but that wasn’t in the cards for me. So my childhood consisted of me begging day and night to play with their Transformers in hopes of actually transforming a robot instead of sitting on the sidelines watching them. They boys would all tell me no because I was a girl and girls don’t know how to play with boys toys. Unbeknownst to them, when they were away playing basketball I played with their Transformers and I played well! Once the boys got older and forgot about their toys, I actually snatched one and still have it to this day in memory of their torment. When I grew older I found the Transformer in my box of tchotchkes and remembered the 80’s in all its glory. I loved the music, the toys and the neon. Whenever there is a toy comeback like Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears or My Little Pony, I buy a couple of items for my kids and trigger a little warmth from my childhood. Sure they aren’t exactly the same as the ones we had, but having even the smallest memory makes me smile. With Transformers: Age of Extinction coming out this Friday June 27th comes the newest line of Autobots and Decepticons.

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You have the same characters in an updated style. We decided to get 4 items: Construct Bots Dino Warriors Lockdown and Hangnail Dino (ages 6+), KRE-O Micro Changers Combiners Volcanicon (ages 6+), Autobot Hound (ages 8+) and Step 1 Grimlock (ages 5+). Each item was different and unique from the other.

Grimlock was by far the easiest transformer that I have ever transformed. It was designed to transform in two steps and with a flip of a tail the dinosaur turned into a robot.
The materials that they used are sturdier and tougher than the last couple of generations of Transformers. I have to say this series is the closest to the original materials used in the 80’s.
Autobot Hound is not a little kids Transformer or a toy for a mom who isn’t that great in transforming (I blame those boys for not letting me transforming when I was a kid).
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I couldn’t transform it so I had my son covert the robot to an army truck. My advice is to get it for a kid who has a knack for puzzles, and then grab yourself a glass of wine because you aren’t as smart as your 4th grader.

The KRE-O Micro Changers Combiners Volcanicon is beyond awesome. It’s basically 5 toys in one. You have four mini figures that convert into various robotic animals and then if you combine them all together you get one big Transformer. It’s a lot of fun and mama was able to build, play and transform it. Lastly Construct Bots Dino Warriors Lockdown and Hangnail Dino.
57 pieces to build, combine and change Lockdown and Hangnail Dino. Once you build your Transformers you can convert them. Dino can turn into Lockdowns armor for a new combination. This one was my husband’s Transformer and I wasn’t allowed to touch it. It’s so interesting that even after 30 years, I’m still not allow to touch the “boy’s” Transformers, I guess I’m living back in the 80’s again. If you want to relive your childhood then I recommend picking up these great items. Hopefully the boys in your life will let you play.

I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on
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