Popular Transformer Toys?

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  1. harahapcyntia

    harahapcyntia New Member

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    We want to buy our 6 year old grandson a Transformer toy for xmas.Whilst we understand the basics of this toy,can you help us by suggesting is there a particular one which is in the fashion.[​IMG]

    Thank you for your time.
     
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    Is your grandson already into Transformers? If he is, do you know which figures he already has? Also, from here to Xmas, popularity is going to vary greatly. The upcoming movie toys were just released, so the first waves are what's hot right now. But, a 6-year-old may not really care and just have a preference for dinosaurs, cars, or trucks and just be happy with any of those. Luckily, there are plenty of those out now. You may also want to look at the Rescue Bots line.
     
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    Can't go wrong with transforming dinosaurs at that age.
     
  4. Lazerwave

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    I'd go with AOE Dinobots. From what I've seen those are the only AOE Transformer toys that are selling out fast. In fact I plan to buy a whole set of AOE Dinobots to donate to this year's Christmas toy drive.
     
  5. Timothy.R

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    well, i would assume that he would want either bumblebee, optimus prime, or grimlock.

    i would steer clear of the REALLY simple one step transformers.. they're not the best quality and there's really nothing to them.

    i would stick to the main line toys.. deluxe ($14.99) voyager (24.99) or leader ($44.99)

    for bumblebee, i would recommend the deluxe ($14.99) 2014 yellow camaro version of bumblebee. it hasn't been released yet, but it will be abundant in stores in a month or two.

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    for grimlock, while i like the leader version the best.. the voyager ($24.99) would probably be better for a 6 year old. it has a rather simple transformation, the weapon is big and can't really be eaten. and a lot of
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    for optimus prime, there's a voyager ($24.99) and a leader ($44.99). personally, i think a kid would get too frustrated trying to transform the voyager. so, i would go with the leader ($44.99) it's not too difficult to transform, it looks good, it's big, and it has a really awesome sword. i know it's a little pricy, but i think a kid would enjoy it.

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    now, if i were you, i'd wait until after the movie and find out which characters are his favorite, then come back on here and ask again.

    also, i think it's REALLY cool of you to come on here and ask people about something you're not so familiar with. definitely shows you care, kudos for that!
     
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    The one step transformers would be perfect for his age. These are the kids those transformers are made for. I have a 6 year old son and there is no way his attention span would allow him to sit down and transform the normal generations line. He would just get frustrated and give up. 6 Years old = kindergarten. Give them the simple stuff.

    Now, my 8 year old, quiet the opposite and would be able to deal with the standard transformers.
     
  8. Timothy.R

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    no thanks. this is why this crap got started in the first place.. kids need to learn to slow down.. i'm scared to see what the world is going to be like when that generation gets older.

    plus, when i was 6, i felt way too mature to play with toys that were meant for little kids..

    i mean.. i was putting together and taking apart zords, and super human samurai stuff, i was a huge nirvana fan at that time (thanks to my older sister).. and i was playing ice hockey at that age.

    one steps are for kids 3 to 5.. the generations figures are easy enough for a 6 year old. trust me.. i donated a TON of star wars and older transformers figures (mostly cybertron, armada, and the characters from the first movie who weren't in the actual movie) to my moms neighbors kid.. and he LOVES the toys.. giving a 6 year old a piece of crap one step transformer is insulting.
     
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    I understand what your saying.. and I've seen way too many kids in kindergarten, not just my own, that won't take the time to transform those toys. They want to play, they don't want to be challenged. Giving kids toys they won't play with is just a waste of money. (from a parents standpoint) Once they start hitting 1st grade (7+) they start getting into a little harder toys.

    As much as I would like for him to play with them, I just know it would be a waste of money and eventually turn them away from it. Right now, my 6 yr old, won't touch a Transformer harder than the spychangers from RiD. It's about play value, and giving a kid a toy that he won't be able to put back together once he rips the arms off or a leg or looses the tail.. means they'll stop playing with it really quick. It really boils down the the child themselves.

    At 6 I was playing with Jazz, Optimus, Devastator, Starscream (All G1) and didn't have an issue. My brother who is 2 years older than me, hated them because they were too hard for him to transform.. So, I ended up transforming them for him, until he finally gave up and broke them all..(mine included).

    So, let me revise my statement. If the child in question, likes challenges and doesn't have a short attention span, then the standard figures are for them. If they are not too fond of challenges and just wants to play, the 1 step changer would be great.
     
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    I hope those throwing stars can store on Bee somewhere other than in his hands.

    I agree buy the Evolution 2 packs and other gift sets that come with another character (not the Minicons so much) even if you don't want the other toy - I can assure you someone else will and they are just better value for money than the normal retail items are. Some of them are better decorated too.
     
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    Rescue bots are pretty neat figures and their is an awesome prime with trailer or any of the fun figures and a playset
     
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    The new rescue bots have extremely thin plastic. I'll never give those as gifts nor give the slightest recommendation to family and friends.

    Worse than turd party products. I can not believe Hasbro would sell those to kids, even worse toddlers.
     

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