Blog #304: Toy Reviews: Transformers Rescue Bots Wave 5 Energize Series Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Heatwave, and Chase

I picked up the new series of Rescue Bots recently.  I don’t have any pictures of the original versions, and I never did a full review of them, so I’ll talk about both.

One general note first.  I noticed that all the toy pics on the Energize series packages have a single port for the weapons/tools.  All the toys have two ports, making them symmetrical.  It’s not unusual for toy photos not to match the production toys, but I wonder if this could mean we’ll see more accessories in the future.

Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Optimus Prime






They did a nice job on the original Rescue Bots Optimus Prime toy.  Basing the Optimus Prime design on G1 came out really great.  The Energize version has translucent blue fits and legs.  He looks nice, but I would have preferred ports for the saw to be on the cab roof.

Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Bumblebee






I’ve never really liked the Rescue Bots Bumblebee mold.  He looks like he’s shrugging perpetually.  Making the car hood translucent looks nice, but I really think he needed some more design work.

Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Heatwave






Heatwave is my second favorite toy after Optimus Prime.  I love the head sculpt, and he has a really great vehicle mode.  The Energize version has his fenders and the top of the back of his truck translucent.

Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Chase






The original Chase toy was black instead of blue.  He was changed to blue for the Energize version to match his coloring in the cartoon.  His legs, hands, and the megaphone and searchlight on his doors are translucent.  I don’t really like his robot mode, but he looks great in vehicle mode.

Thanks for reading!


About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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