Reccomend a TF for my toddler

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  1. Taziir

    Taziir Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone suggest a suitable TF that can survive a 2 year-old? I'm looking for suggestions of a 'sacraficial' TF that can hopefully train my litle girl in the general idea of TFs before she gets bitten by Barbie/Bratz or whatever is in pink plastic these days. I know Hasbro slap a 5 year + age on their boxes but I think with a little exposure my daughter can handle it :) 

    My daughter is a compulsive fiddler and seems to love gizmos and toy vehicles, so TF seemed like a good fit ;)  It is a bit selfish, because I know one day she is going to discover my collection and want to figure play...

    I'm not after anything super articulated or particlarly posable. Just a solid TF with a robust alt mode, relativly uncomplicated transformation sequence (G1 complexity), limbs that can stand yanking and robot mode to withstand getting dropped/thrown around. The toy should have bright visual colours (ie Animated) and in particular have panels / sections that can clip / unclip securely without breaking after repetative use. Most likely she will spend most of her time moving a few sections around rather that do a full transformation - something to work towards.

    After writing this, Powermaster Optimus Prime (without kibble) comes to my mind, but I'm kinda fond of mine.

    Maybe it is too tall an order, but I'd like to hear people's thoughts.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tomboland

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    erm......not sure but perhaps any of the Revenge of the Fallen Gravity bots. just stand them up and they transform. lay it down and it transforms back. seems simple enough.
     
  3. Scythe

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    maybe gravity bots or a simple animated deluxe?
    Power bot???

    No no leader rotf prime (i kid ikid)

    maybe get some gobots, they are cheap...

    maybe and activator???
     
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    Honestly, for a two year old I would recommend something more along the lines of Bumper Battlers or maybe a FAB. Not a whole lot of small parts to accidentally swallow and there's still a good amount of fiddling that can be done.

    *Edit* The Gravity Bots idea is really good too!
     
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    gravity bots, they move, they roll. but there arent any small pieces to fall off= no chocking hazard
     
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    I gave my son early on (around 8 months old), Bumper Battlers Bumblebee. I supervise him using it, but its pretty good.

    I just gave him a gravity bot bumblebee (he is now 16 months old). I think it might be a little too advanced for him... we'll see. Again, this would be supervised play.
     
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    Bumper Battlers. My 23 month old LOVES the 2 he has.
     
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    I say the bumper battlers or the Gravity bots


    or the playschool Gobots that is if you can find them
     
  11. Taziir

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    Wow that was fast! Good suggestions, please keep em coming!

    Question: FAB's, how durable are the limbs? I don't own any, Do they pop off anywhere as easily as deluxe classic / animated?

    The bumper battlers look like fun, will look in to those for sure but I'm more after a figure that is mainly going to be handheld.
     
  12. SydneyY

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    Armada Hotshot. Bright yellow and simple toy. The front bit of the car is spring loaded (I recall?) so your daughter can open and shut it, too. Minicon can be a choking hazard though, you'll probably have to put him aside.

    I always recommend Hotshot probably because my son loved him a lot when he was young :) 
     
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    DO NOT give her a Legends (but I'm sure you knew that :) )
     
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    my 2 year old nephew plays with my spychangers.They're big enough not to be a choke hazard and they have held up really well
     
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    I'd go for an FAB, maybe Long Haul or Jolt. Minimal amount of fidling, but still true TF's. FAB Frenzy is the only one of the class that I find necessary for me, but only because he's a better Frenzy representative compared to the one Deluxe Barricade came with.
     
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    back a few years ago there were these tf kinda things for younger kids that were named gobots, they were kinda bulky and stuff, i had one of the jets i think, they were aimed tord chillins i think, so give it a try if you could find one. If not, maybe a good ol' mcdonalds tf, those should hold up and not of much value either.
     
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    I remember these Playschool TFs from awhile back that were pretty kid oriented. Oh, there's also the old 1-2-3 Transformers, but they're vintage figures now.

    Animated Deluxe/Activator figures might work too.
     
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    Best bet is the gravity bots...or MP Megatron!
     
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    Masterpiece Megatron :tongue: 

    My youngest son is three and he loves the Animated bumper battlers, and the spychangers (minus the guns) that Family Dollar carries. Even though it's huge the Roll Out Command Optimus Prime is fairly sturdy, he has had it since christmas and nothing is broken on it.
     
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    I just got my 1 year old voy Prime and robotreplica skids and gravity bot BB. He just loves them.