Finally after what seems like forever, new Transformers Rescue Bots are out. Medix and Hoist are the new toys in Wave 4 along with Boulder and Blades. This wave includes single episode DVDs with each toy. There are two different ones, “Family of Heroes” and “Under Pressure”. I only saw one case, and two toys had one DVD and two had the other. Not sure if they always come with the same DVD or if they are random, but Hoist and Medix came with different ones as did Blades and Boulder. (Makes me think the same DVD is packed with each toy.)
Transformers Rescue Bots Medix
Vehicle Mode: Medix’s vehicle mode is an ambulance. As you can see from the blips on his sides, his vehicle mode in clearly influenced by Movie Ratchet. It’s a well-done toy, and I like the white and orange color scheme. My one complaint is the Autobot log on the hood. It’s upside down. Now, this puts it right side up in robot mode, but it looks bad in vehicle mode. I’m not a toy designer, but I would think since part of his transformation is spring loaded, they could have put the logo on a disk that could have turned as part of the transformation. Pretty sure that wouldn’t have been that hard.
Robot Mode: His face sculpt with his mouth open makes him look a bit goofy. Nice overall. He really reminds me of the old Playskool Gobots in his transformation. I wonder if they did that on purpose so they can reuse some of the old Playskool molds. I would be okay with that. Some of those molds were actually pretty cool, and if retooled a little would fit in with this line. Since we’ve gotten relatively few toys, it wouldn’t surprise me if they went that route to fill out the line a little.
Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist
Vehicle Mode: Hoist is a tow truck. I love the blue and green color scheme, though I would have gone with lighter green. Like Medix, his insignia is upside down in vehicle mode. This one annoys me more. It’s on the back of his head in robot mode, so there was no reason to have it backwards in vehicle mode. I’m going to keep an eye out for them to fix this one. It makes no sense.
Robot Mode: He looks fantastic in robot mode. I just wish her hands weren’t covered over with the halves of his hood, but that’s not the end of the world.
Overall: These are two pretty good editions to the Rescue Bots line. The next toys to come out should be the translucent versions of Optimus, Bumblebee, Heatwave, and Chase. We are also supposed to get two packs of non-transformable figures, humans (show characters) and robots, but I haven’t seen anything on them since SDCC.
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