Blog #955: Toy Review: Transformers Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig

0tfrbrs-00Transformers Rescue Bots High Tide Rescue Rig

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High Tide

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I really like High Tide, even though his transformation is ultra simple.  Just fold back his legs and you’re done.  This simple transformation does enable one of the Rescue Rigs best features.  More on that later.

Cody & Rescue

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Cody and Rescue are just cardboard stand ups.  There is a plastic life preserver that can be connected to a slot on Cody’s hand.

Rescue Rig

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I am extremely disappointed in the Rescue Rig.  In the cartoon it transforms into a robot.  The toy does not.  It does have some nice action features though.  It has a crane on the back on a platform that can be removed from the boat itself.

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While it can’t transform, you can push up the white slides on each side and have the robots head pop out.  Kind of useless given that he has no body.

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The one really cool feature about this toy is what happens when you open the deck hatch and place high Tide inside in robot mode.

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Once he’s inside, push down on the white slides and the mechanism transforms him automatically and puts him into the front bottom of the boat.  That is really cool, even if his transformation is really simple.  The major flaw this toy has, other than it’s inability to transform, is that the red bottom of the front of the ship does not attach on to it.  There is a peg so that it can swing out, but it’s smaller than the port so it doesn’t actually stay attached.

Overall: Some nice features, and I’m sure the kids will love it, but the one thing it needed to do was transform, and it doesn’t do that.

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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