Transformers for Kids/Toddlers

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  1. ManofSteel5484

    ManofSteel5484 Active Member

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    Hey All,

    I've been trying to search online for some Transformers for my 4year old nephew. I know they have the Rescue Bots out currently, which he has, but I was trying to find something a little more challenging as a transformation.

    He currently loves playing with Hot Wheels, anything to do with cars/trucks, construction vehicles are his favorite, so I was really hoping to find a Devastator set for toddlers/younger kids. No luck in my search other than a knock off Hercules set, which I think would be ok. Anything else the community may know of or have ideas on? I don't want him touching my Jinbao Devy!! lol. Thanks!
     
  2. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Rescue Bots are the best for that age (4 year old and NOT toddlers) and impressively durable. If he wants the higher end and larger Rescue Bots, then search for Knight Watch Optimus Prime and Knight Watch Bumblebee.

    Otherwise, you're going to transition into Cyberverse. These toys will nowhere be as durable as Rescue Bots. The newer Cyberverse Deluxe class figures should be avoided for now as they are significantly more complex than the rest of the figures.

    As far as Devastator goes, I personally would not give him an official Devastator set yet (even the G1 reissue). You can probably find an old Action Master Devastator action figure on eBay, but the price and size may not be worth it.
     
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    My 4 year old has adopted PoTP Slash, a junker Beast Wars Megatron, a KO Classics seeker, Cyber Battallion Megatron, Siege Barricade and Sideswipe. As well as SG Mp-10, but I don’t really recommend Masterpiece until the age of 5 or so ;) 

    While not as durable as Rescue bots, all of those are sturdy and pretty easy to transform. Siege Sideswipe and Slash are the best of the bunch, though Slashs hind legs pop off every now and then.
     
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    RID2015. My son loves them. Easy transformation and quite durable. They do come off at the joints from time to time, but thats when you show your repair prowess of fixing them back together. Good as new! You'll get his admiration and a good way to bond.

    Recommended RID2015 figure - Get the warrior class/deluxe size
    1. Bumblebee
    2. Optimus Prime
    3. Grimlock
    4. Drift
    5. Strongarm
    Avoid sideswipe - that figure is fragile

    If possible watch the cartoon with him too.
     
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    Maybe a little out there as far as construction vehicles are concerned, but the G1 Autobot double targetmasters (Scoop, Quickmix and Landfill) were pretty sturdy and had fun and pretty easy transformations.

    You could try to find the classics Devastator. But I don't know how sturdy /easy he is. Jyst an idea.
     
  6. Drohitan

    Drohitan Rogue Decepticon

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    All this, and if I may add,

    Warrior Thunderhoof and Fracture. Very sturdy, droppable figures. The only things you may need to concern yourself with is Fracture, his wheel halves and kickstand can be popped off (and back on easy enough). Thunderhoof's shins tend to fold in during play and his shoulders can be awkward.

    Good luck.