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 Deluxe Autobot Ratchet action figure transforms from an H2 Hummer into the Autobot Ratchet. The 5.5-inch figure comes with a unique converting weapon that is interchangeable with all other core Transformers Mechtech figures. Other Deluxe characters include Bumblebee and Starscream.
Why It’s Fun
Transformers are all about transformation, and kids will love transforming this cool-looking action figure. They can act out scenes from the movies or create their own Autobot versus Decepticon battles.
Who It’s For
Mechtech Deluxe Autobot Ratchet 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
This action figure is a level 2 on the transformation difficulty scale. It takes a good while to transform the action figure the first time, but that's part of the appeal of this toy line. The included instructions are good, but really serve as 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 Ratchet into the H2 Hummer.