What It Is
What It Is
Transformers: Dark of the Moon doesn't hit theaters until July 1, 2011, but fans can already get involved with the new versions of these classic characters with the first wave of toys based on the film. Starting May 16, Hasbro is releasing a line of action figures, vehicles, and roleplay toys that are all, like the Transformers themselves, "more than meets the eye."
The Mechtech Leader Class Bumblebee is a 10-inch tall figure that transforms from Autobot to bright yellow Chevy Camaro. It comes with a unique converting Mechtech weapon that is interchangeable with all other core Transformers Mechtech figures. Bumblebee features light-up, pop-out weapons with blaster and missile sounds. Other Leader Class characters include Ironhide.
Why It’s Fun
Transformers are all about transformation, and kids will love transforming this cool-looking action figure. The Bumblebee figure has great character detail, and the lights and sounds really add to the imaginative play. Kids can act out scenes from the movies or create their own Autobot versus Decepticon battles.
Who It’s For
The Mechtech Leader Bumblebee is for ages 5 and up. Fans of the Transformers movies will like this advance look into the new movie.
What to Be Aware of
The Leader Bumblebee figure is a level 2 on the transformation difficulty scale, which means it is medium difficulty. The included instructions are good, but they are really more of a guide. It might take lots of trial and error before finally completing the transformation, but it's a lot of fun to figure out how to turn Bumblebee into the Camaro.