Blog #2093: Toy Review: Transformers: Dinobot Defenders 2-Packs (Bumblebee with Lance & Optimus Prime with Scale)

Transformers: Dinobot Defenders 2-Packs (Bumblebee with Lance & Optimus Prime with Scale)

Dinobot Adventures seems to be a filler line using Rescue Bots and Rescue Bots Academy repaints to fill the gap until whatever new series replaces Rescue Bots Academy.

Bumblebee & Lance

Lance

Previous Mold Use: Rescue Bots Knight Watch Lance

Lance, whose name is kind of on the nose, has been repainted in red. He’s kind of cool.

Bumblebee

Previous Mold Use: Rescue Bots Academy Rescan Series Bumblebee (Dinobot), Rescue Bots Academy Rescan Series Bumblebee (Dinobot) (Repaint)

I never liked this Bumblebee. It’s just not a great design. He’s repainted with more gray than the original. Lance was not designed for this toy. If you look at the picture on the box back, it shows Bumblebee holding him as if there is a port on the front of him arm. This does not exist. I wonder if they had originally intended to alter the mold to properly accommodate the weapon, and then decided not to bother.

Optimus Prime & Scale

Scale

Previous Mold Use: Rescue Bots Knight Watch Lance

Scale can be a shield, or a sort of club. Clearly they reversed the colors on the molds for these guys.

Optimus Prime

Previous Mold Use: Rescue Bots Academy Rescan Series Optimus Prime (Dinobot), Rescue Bots Academy Rescan Series Optimus Prime (Dinobot) (Repaint)

Optimus Prime has some paint differences from the original version, but the overall color scheme is pretty similar. In Dinobot mode the only way to mount his weapon is on his tail. It looks like he’s carrying an umbrella.

Overall: For completists only.

Thanks for reading!

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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