Ideal DOTM toy for a toddler

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  1. Knightdramon

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    My godmother's son is now old enough [five years old] to know how to ask for toy figures. He asked if he could get another transformer from me.

    Years ago I bought him that transforming Bumblebee pillow thing, from which I gather he has fond memories.

    I have a spare Animated Activator Ratchet that I could give him, but any other figure? Is a DOTM DLX Mudflap [one going for 8 bucks on BBTS] proper for such a youngster? From what I've seen he's fairly easy to transform and fairly blocky so he won't break easily.

    Any other DOTM figures [so if I get him one he likes, his mother can choose from the market here] he could enjoy at that age?
     
  2. robowarrior

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    To be honest, I have a 5 year old nephew and he has a hard time transforming DOTM figures. He's always asking me to transform them for him. He tries but they can be somewhat fiddly.

    What's funny is that I gave him my G1 Prime to transform, and he had that thing transformed in less than minute.

    Modern toys tend to take bigger challenges for youngsters, which sometimes makes them feel kind of overwhelmed as they want to play with them but if not transformed right, they'll just toss them..
     
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    Dude. Have you ever herd of Rescue bots.

    This is meant for the little tyke ya know.
     
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    Rescue Bots...Power Bots...Robo Power Go-Bots...

    You want something simple that doesn't have easily lost extra parts.
     
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    I'd recommend the Rescue Bots (Optimus and/or Bumblebee if the kid's a movie fan) too.
     
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    I'd have to agree. Your choices are the Rescue Bots because they are FUN, or if you want, you could go with the Robo-Activators line because those are indestructible.
     
  8. Knightdramon

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    Hmph, rescue bots eh? Are they on sale somewhere on BBTS where I can't find them?

    EDIT: N/M, found them. Hmmm...
     
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    Yeah, Rescue bots or Activators would be better. Actually Activators might be the better choice, for a 5 year old. Rescue bots are perhaps TOO simple for a kid that age.
     
  10. ninjadolemite

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    yeah, 5 year olds are not toddlers.

    I got my just turned 3 year old daughter a set of the movie activators, she loves them.

    Meg's little arms tend to fall of, but its expected of such spazy little arms.

    My 5 and 7 year old have a whole bunch of figures, ranging from movie to armada.
    They transform them easier than i do, honestly, they are like sponges.

    However, if yyour nephew isnt THAT into tranformers, as in, has tons of them, loadsa experiance with them, id say get him a few TF Animated figures.

    They seem to be simple-enough for young-uns and not as baby-ish as the rescue-bots/playskool style toys.
     
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    DOTM might be out for five year-olds, but what about some TFA Activators? Activators Bumblebee is a fun little thing and my boss's son always has a play with him whenever he comes to work with her. :) 
     

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