Blog #326: Toy Reviews: Transformers Bot Shots Launchers 2013 Wave 1 (Optimus Prime & Bumblebee)

Transformers Bot Shots Launchers 2013 Wave 1 (Optimus Prime & Bumblebee)

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Before I get to the specifics, you can read my thoughts on the Bot Shots concept here, the online video game here, and the new Flip Shot, Spin Shot, and Jump Shot designs for 2013 here.

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Launchers: Unlike the original launchers that had the launcher transforming into a trailer, these are just launchers that don’t actually do anything else.  Feels like Hasbro got lazy again.  What else is new.

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Optimus Prime: Optimus Prime is a new mold using the Spin Shot design.  I love his vehicle mode.  He looks very G1.  His robot mode is fine, but I’m never going to like the way half the vehicle hangs off the back of the robot with these Spin Shots.

Bumblebee: Another repaint of the Jump Shot Bumblebee mold.  Looks good.  Gettign tired of Bumblebee repaints.

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Extras: Optimus Prime comes with 4 Energon Cube targets.  Each have an Autobot logo on one side and a Decepticon logo on the other.  Bumblebee comes with three Cyber Pins targets.  Yeah, I don’t get it either.

Overall: While the original launcher toys were far from perfect, they were considerably better than these.

Thanks for reading!

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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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