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Earth's first line of defense against the DECEPTICONS is here! Hidden from his enemies in vehicle mode, BUMBLEBEE waits and watches until he is called upon to protect Sam and any other humans that come under threat from MEGATRON. He is a cunning warrior against evil, and dedicated to those he calls his friends. When danger threatens, he converts to robot mode with his plasma cannon blazing!
The TRANSFORMERS Movie hero "comes to life" at the push of a button! This amazing and ultra-detailed robot figure features an animated head, wings and arms. His cannon automatically "aims" and fires a missile! Convert this awesome machine in to Camaro concept vehicle mode with battle and conversion sounds! Groove to nine different songs, featuring "Whip It" by Devo! You'll be ready for action with realistic revving engine sounds, screeching brakes and crashing noises - even a car alarm and horn!
With 17 cool phrases like, "Let's roll out!" and "Take that DECEPTICON!" he's the ultimate interactive action figure powered up, and ready to bring the fight to the DECEPTICONS - or at least your bedroom!
• Includes 4 AA batteries
• Parental assistance may be required with transformation process.
There are naff toys, there are cool toys, then there are SERIOUSLY cool toys... this one fits so well into the third category, you'd think it was invented just for the Transformers...
Requiring quite a bit of careful handling to get it to go through it's transformation, once you get this toy into either Robot or Car mode, the fun really begins. When in car mode, with sensors and active feedback, this toy knows what you are up to, and reacts accordingly. Push the car forwards, the engine revs up, brakes squeal when you stop (if you were going fast enough), slap it into reverse (Well, push it backwards anway) and the engine revs differently... lights work, the radio blares out songs at random... it's very cool indeed.
Spend a few minutes trying to gently, but firmly, get bits to line up right as you transform him into robot mode, and by the end of it you'll either be cursing, or playing with a robot that reacts to motion and sound, as well as the press of a couple of buttons. He even raises his arm and shoots the missile at you! Cheeky begger. However, despite scaring the bejabbers out of my poor cat, I couldn't get him to clearly react to my movements or voice, I *think* he may have moved his head to track me, but I can't be certain, so not 100% sure on that score.
Overall, even though this is by far the niftiest toy I have come across in many years, ever since my first Transformer, which I still have over 20 years later, this toy is NOT for the very young... in fact, even though the product says "Ages 5+" I would say a minimum age of 10 would ensure a far more fun playtime with a minimum of stress. However, with parental help, yes, OK, 5+... but be careful with kids who get frustrated easily.
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