Transformers: Animated McDonald’s Mexican Jumpstarters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream
Until I saw these on ebay a couple weeks back, I had never heard of them. They came out in 2008 and were available in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela at McDonald’s. They are similar to G1 Jumpstarters.
Optimus has a few more paint apps than the others, and looks pretty good (for what he is). These toys are by no means great.
I will say that all of them have nicely painted faces. The jump feature operates really well. I haven’t had one fail to land on its feet yet.
You’ll notice my Bumblebee has a rubber band around him. He doesn’t want to stay transformed. I can’t tell if it’s a problem with the tension on the hook or the shape of the hook.
One thing that would have been nice is to give the “vehicle” mode some painted on windows or something. Without that it just looks like a robot bent in half on it’s back. You can insert any number of jokes here, but I’ll leave it alone. 🙂
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