Blog #593: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Age of Extinction Titan Heroes Wave 1 (Optimus Prime, Drift, Bumblebee)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Titan Heroes Wave 1 (Optimus Prime, Drift, Bumblebee)

I don’t mean to state the obvious, but these are not wonderful toys, at least not for collectors. What they are is meant for younger kids. When I was four or five years old, I had a Spider-Man figure. It was ten or twelve inches tall as I recall and I think maybe he had four points of articulation. It wasn’t a lot better than these, but I loved playing with that thing. So, while collectors laugh at these, I think kids will really like them. Also, Hasbro has greatly expanded their twelve inch hard plastic action figure line for all their Marvel properties. I think part of it is that they want to have a Transformers component to that product line. They are doing the same thing by making the upcoming Robot Mashers which I assume will be compatible with their Hero Mashers line. So, I can’t really fault Hasbro for these, and if nothing else they are a hell of a lot better than the Transformers: Prime Titan Heroes.

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Titan Heroes Optimus Prime

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I have to admit, Optimus Looks pretty cool. The red torso and arms make him look a little more G1, but just a little bit. He’s got nice paint apps and I like the head sculpt. The amazing thing is that there are going to be not one, but two reuses of this mold as store exclusives. Target is getting a Silver Knight version which is just painted silver with some gold around the edges. It looks like crap. K-Mart is getting one with a voice chip added and a sword. That might be pretty cool if Peter Cullen records the voice chip for it. I am assuming he will.

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Titan Heroes Drift

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Drift is probably the best of the three. The molding has a lot of detail, and I love the swords, even though they aren’t removable they still look nice. He does have sort of an odd expression on his face.

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Titan Heroes Bumblebee

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Bumblebee is clearly the weakest of the three. He definitely needed some more paint apps, but the mold is decent.

Overall: I think younger kids will really like these, and collectors shouldn’t judge them the same way they would a Voyager or Deluxe toy. It’s apples and oranges.

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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