why toddlers don't need tfs

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  1. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    okay, my nephew has supreme devs. he cant change it or pronounce his name. he calls it destor. he is 2. see any flaws in parents buying tfs for toddlers when the box clearly states "ages 5 & up" ?
     
  2. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    Why not? Start em young! Though, I will say, get them the Transformers for younger kids like FABs and such.
     
  3. Blasterpwns

    Blasterpwns Regretting my username...

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    This ^

    When I started playing with my cousin's Transformers and Gobots, I don't think I was even 5 yet.
     
  4. davidarruda

    davidarruda That one guy

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    same here, my cousin let me play with his g2 tfs when i was still young
     
  5. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    i know but if i try to start him young, how will i teach him g1?
     
  6. Blasterpwns

    Blasterpwns Regretting my username...

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    Step 1. Buy a Classics lot off ebay

    Step 2. Buy the recent G1 dvds

    Step 3. Place nephew in front of Tv, with the G1 playing continuously, and have the Classics lot in front of him to play with.

    Step 4. Enjoy.
     
  7. Napjr

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    Thats why the Gobots & Playskool TFs were great for youngins!

    I got a Jetbot in a lot years ago that im keeping for my first child down the roaad...
     
  8. Sioce

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    I guess my thought on this is...who buys a $100 toy for a 2 year old?
    Sounds like someone with too much money and not nearly enough brains.

    Says ages 5 and up for a reason.
    I'm all for kids being into TFs....but come on.
     
  9. Autobot-Girl

    Autobot-Girl is possibly insane

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    I got my baby cousin a TFA Shockwave :D 
    He's pretty well put together with screws an such and doesn't come apart easily. While I don't think it would be good to get a 2 year old a $100 toy a nice well-put-together one would be best. (My baby cousin Carries him around still :D  He calls him "Mister Shockwave" XD )
     
  10. MidnightBliss

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    Al long as the toys sell they will keep making more. Give them to all the kids!
     
  11. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    So... transform it (or rather, put it together) for them and play it with them. Bond with your nephew.

    The box may say "5 and up" on it, but how much transformation is there? How many small parts that detach? None. The toy is relatively safe for a single 2 year old.

    A second 2 year old in the mix, however, may just throw a bot or two at the other.
     
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    The Battle Bumpers (and now Battle Chargers) are great for young kids. I bought a few of those for my 2-year-old nephew, and he enjoys them. Hasbro has been pretty good lately at making lines of gradually increasing difficulty level; gotta get 'em hooked young!
     
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    Supreme Devy isn't a good choice for a 5 year old, that mega power bot Devy would be a good choice though
     
  14. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    my boy got cyber slammers for his 1st birthday...he's getting RPMs for Christmas this year now that's almost 3. you are saying that a toddler shouldn't have TFs because he can't pronounce Devastator??

    Aren't you the same guy who was complaining about the neighbors kids leaving toys in the street? What are you, some crodgedy old man? Your dislike of kids is making me sick and you are the one who shouldn't have the TFs...remember they are toys for kids, not really us!!

    No offense to anyone but come on..
     
  15. SMS55

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    I have to agree with the original poster. Get a kid something appropriate for his age.
     
  16. Gingerchris

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    Play with him for a while using just the vehicle modes of it first and get him excited about that. Little kids love chunky vehicles. Then later (I'd have let him think they were just vehicles for a year) blow his mind with how they become a big robot.

    Really though I'd have gone for something simpler like a Cyber Slammer or Gravitybot for that age.
     
  17. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    no im saying it's too advanced for someone his age and i agree with gingerchris.
     
  18. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    1. yes

    2. no
     
  19. Ace Convoy

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    I got my first TF on my 15th Bday

    I'm going to start my kids in the world of cars,trains and TF's the day (whenever I get married) my wife gives birth
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    What is this thread about? Is someone honestly complaining that a child is playing with a Transformer?
     

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