Blog #554: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Animated McDonald’s Mexican Jumpstarters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream

Transformers: Animated McDonald’s Mexican Jumpstarters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream

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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 Prime

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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.

Megatron

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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.

Bumblebee

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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.

Starscream

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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. 🙂

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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