10 Best Transformers Toys for Kids – Reviews

Top-Rated Transforming Action Figures

Our top 3 picks

Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bot Blades: Most Popular Action Figure

Transformers Playskool HeroesRescue Bot Blades is a top-rated transformer toy manufactured by Playskool. A company well-known for its production of educational toys and games since 1928. As far as transformers go, this toy can switch from a walking robot into a cool-looking helicopter. This action figure comes with a cool-looking blue crystal weapon.

 

 

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Hoist Tow-Bot Action Figure: Preschool Action Figure

The Tow-Bot ActionHoist the Tow-Bot is an action figure, portraying a popular character in the TV series Transformers Prime. It is part of the Rescue Bot coalition, together with Blades the copter-bot. It can easily convert from robot mode to a tow truck.

 

 

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Transformers MV5 Turbo Changer Megatron

Transformers MV5 Turbo MegatronAdd a little rivalry to your kid’s toy collection with the most fearsome leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. He is no doubt the most popular transformer if not one of the most popular one. It can switch from a standing robot into a powerful Jet mode that rules the skies.’

 

 

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Transformers Playskool Heroes

Transformers Playskool Heroes

Age: 3 years and up.

Transformers Rescue Bot Blades is one of the fan-favorite characters in the hit TV show Transformers Prime. He is partner to Chief Charlie Burns and a friend to the adorable Bumblebee transformer.

The product comes with the transformer robot and a cool-looking accessory, a “blue crystal weapon”. It is around 6 inches tall and has a weight of 0.25 pounds.

It is a perfectly-sized transformer toy for kids with their little hands and mild grip. If you’re looking for an action figure that is suitable for preschoolers, this is a solid choice. It can easily be converted into a copter-bot, even for 4 year olds.

Why We Like It

Rescue Bot Blades action figure perfectly fits the characteristics of a good toy for children’s growth. The nature of its character represents the act of kindness and helpful persona that would help introduce good morals to kids.

In terms of its quality, it is very well-made. It doesn’t include tiny little parts and materials used are non-toxic. On top of that, it is one of the cool transforming action figures that aren’t too complicated or too fancy.

Pros:

  • It is one of the few toys that transform easily to its alternative figure
  • Perfectly safe for a girl or a boy at the age of 3 years and up
  • It has a good compact size for kids to handle
Cons:

  • With its popularity, the price of this toy has gone up considerably

FAQ

Is the accessory “energize” removable? As seen from the picture, it looks rather bulky and does not fit well with the toy.
Yes, the accessory can easily be detached from the robot toy.

Can this robot transformer able to move its hands and legs?
Yes, they do.

The product dimensions listed doesn’t seem right. Can anyone tell me the approximate size and weight?
Similar to other Bescue Bots, the height is at 6 inches tall and weighs around 0.25 pounds.

Hoist Tow-Bot

The Tow-Bot Action

Age: 3 years to 7 years.

Hoist the Tow-Boat is another favorite Rescue Bot in the TV show Transformers Prime. With its super strength, he has the capability to pull his friends and allies away from danger.

The product pretty much comes with only the toy robot, but it does have an impressive quality. It is designed with cool colors blue, green and gray, similar to what was portrayed in his character in the TV series. What you can expect from this transformer action figure is a cheap price, child-safe materials, and a companion for your kid.

Why We Like It

It is one of the transformers robots that impart a valuable life-lesson to your kid. It may have the strength of a brute, but it has heart of a sweet puppy that only wants to help. A good toy choice for rapidly growing kids.

The quality, on the other hand, is much the same as other Playskool manufactured toys. They are well-made and designed for kids that are as young as 3 year old.

Pros:

  • The robot can easily be converted into a tow truck vehicle
  • A perfect toy gift for boys that love cars and trucks
  • It does not include any small parts that involve choking risks
Cons:

  • Unlike other transformers, this product does not have any accessory or weapon to show for

FAQ

Is this one of the latest transformers that can instantly transform into a vehicle with just a push of a button?
No, it does not. You will need to manually transform this toy by moving and tucking in the head, arms and legs.

I have the Optimus Prime Trailer Robot, will this one fit right in it?
It likely will fit, but with no supportive accessories to keep it from falling over.

Transformers MV5 Megatron

Transformers MV5 Turbo Megatron

Age: 6 years and up.

If you and your kid are both fans of the Transformers, then you probably already know who Megatron is. He is the leader of the Decepticons, the antagonists of the Transformer universe. The rival of Optimus Prime. It may not be a good role model, but it is definitely a good toy.

MV5 Turbo Changer Megatron is one of the large transformers that switches from a robot into a flying jet. The product does not include any accessories whatsoever except for its wings and Megatron itself. But even so, it still is considered as a great value transformer toy, simply because of its intricate design and cheap price.

Why We Like It

We may be looking too much into it but introducing a little mischievousness in these transformers may be worth something for a kid. It dictates the standard principles of rewards and punishments. A valuable lesson for preschoolers who are soon to be part of the community.

Talking about quality, this robot is quite durable and designed with eye-catching details. It is perfectly child-safe and can easily transform itself into a jet with no hassle.

Pros:

  • A toy made safe for toddlers
  • It has a next level detailed-design, especially with his knight armor
  • As easy as a flip to the knight’s helmet is all it takes to transform into its robot mode
Cons:

  • The wings can be a little too fragile that often falls off

FAQ

What is the approximate size of this toy?
It stands at about 10 inches tall.

Is the toy suitable for 4 year olds?
Yes, in fact, its recommended age can go as young as 3 years old.

Rescue Bumblebee Figure: Robot/Dino Modes

Rescue Bumblebee Figure

Age: 3 years to 7 years.

This is the animal transformer figure version of Bumblebee, instead of the traditional vehicle. It switches from its robot mode to a dino-mode, more specifically a raptor. It is a member of the Rescue Bot, always ready for a daring rescue. Bumbleebee will always have the courage to take on dangerous missions, impossible or not.

Rescue Bumblebee figure is one of the good transforming toys that are marketed at an affordable price. It stands at around 9 inches tall and is super lightweight. The perfect size and weight for the small hands of a toddler.

Why We Like It

It is a well-made Dinobot with smooth and non-toxic finishes. It is safe and fun to play with, making Bumblebee a good addition to your kid’s collection. Not only will it invoke creativity to your kid, it would also be a good introduction to what dinosaurs are.

Pros:

  • This robot toy can easily transform from robot mode into raptor mode.
  • The size and weight are ideal for tots to play with
  • The colors are on point and do not fade out easily
  • Made by a company who’s committed to children’s safety and environmental sustainability
Cons:

  • The legs can’t go farther apart that makes it difficult to stand erect

FAQ

Does the toy make any kind of noise? If it does, does it need batteries?
This robot toy neither makes any noise nor need batteries.

Is this the 10-inch version or 22-inch version of Rescue Bumblebee figure?
This is the smaller version that is around 9 inches tall. It is also the reason why the price tag is considerably cheap.

Mega 1-Step Bumblebee Figure: The Coolest Toy

Mega 1-Step Bumblebee Figure

Age: 5 years and up.

Mega 1-Step Bumblebee figure is the original version of the character that transforms into a vehicle instead of transforming into a raptor. He is the good friend of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. If you’re looking for the best transformers toys for kids, you might want to consider this one.

The robot stands at around 12 inches high and weighs around 1.3 pounds. This is just the right size for 5 year olds who are always eager of handling their toys. Not too large of size to carry around, and not too small that can be thrown easily. Purchasing this item would get you the Bumblebee figure, together with its disk launcher. Instructions will be on the box it’s housed with.

Why We Like It

Bumblebee is one of the most influential and coolest characters in the Transformer universe. It is one of the protagonists that is just the perfect role-model for a kid growing up. Together, Bumblebee and your kid would learn a lot of valuable lessons while having fun fighting off the bad guys.

For a very popular character, this toy robot is reasonably priced at around $40. It is of high-quality design and even tested for its durability. A guarantee of a long-lasting companionship with your kid.

Pros:

  • Includes disk launcher the can fire discs to add action in combats
  • Very detailed design that shows off the axles and other parts of the vehicle
  • It is made with perfectly safe materials
Cons:

  • Transforming the toy from robot to vehicle can be a little difficult for toddlers

FAQ

Does the toy come with the discs? And how many?
Yes, it comes with a single disc.

Can I buy extra discs separately?
Sadly you cannot.

Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy: Awesome Transformer Robot

Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy

Age: 12 years and up.

Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy is the ultimate transformer toy. It is one of the newest figures of Optimus Prime that is out on the market. It stands tall at a height of around 10 inches and weighs around 4 ounces excluding accessories. The accessories that come with this item are its trailer, roller, matrix and pilot.

If you want your kid to have the best of the best, this might just be what you’re looking for. It may not be cheap, but seeing from the many positive customer reviews, it is an awesome toy and well worth the money.

Why We Like It

Optimus Prime has been, and always will be a perfect role model for kids growing up. It is definitely one of the few awesome transformers figures that represent leadership, hope, and loyalty. Important morals that a kid would have to learn sooner or later.

The MP-10 Convoy is the largest transformer toy that could stand on its own without trouble. It received extremely positive customer reviews, garnering a product rating of 94%. Durability and impressive details are what you’re getting when buying the product.

Pros:

  • The item includes multiple accessories such as the matrix, trailer, roller and pilot
  • It is far easier to transform than the other transformer toys
  • The overall design is impressive with intricate details and smooth finishes
Cons:

  • It is very expensive and can cost 10 times as much as the other transformer toys on the market

FAQ

Is the MP-10 trailer compatible with the Optimus Prime 20th anniversary release?
No, it isn’t. The 20th-anniversary release is much bigger at around 12 inches.

Is this the Takara Tomy version of Optimus Prime?
Yes, it is.

2-in-1 Grimlock Transforming Figure

Grimlock Transforming Figure

Age: 5 years and up.

The 2-in1 Grimlock Transforming Figure is a personal favorite. He is the leader of the Dino Bots that most of us came to know and love. It revolves around an inspiring, yet relatable story on how camaraderie can develop by having the same good morals.

The toy stands at 11 inches tall and weighs around 1 lb. It is designed with one of the best details, showing off bits and pieces of its skeletal structure. The product comes with the figure and a weapon accessory.

Why We Like It

Unlike other transformer toys, some parts of this Grimlock figure is made of actual metal for durability and a more realistic feel of a robot. It is the perfect gift for a 7 year old as long as they’re a fan of transformers.

Apart from being a well-made toy, it also can help with children’s physical and mental growth. Transformation of the robot will take 18 steps, to which a kid can start learning and following instructions with the help of an adult.

Pros:

  • The item comes with his Dragontooth Mace, a cool mix of a sword and mace.
  • The product is made and painted with non-toxic materials
  • Elaborate overall design, including its accessory
Cons:

  • Having a lot of steps to transform can have its own advantages and disadvantages. It can be too tedious for a small kid who simply wants to play

FAQ

How durable is this toy?
Durable enough that even after 6 months of casual playtime, the chrome paint hasn’t been chipped off.

Will the horns move when transformed into its dino mode?
No, it does not.

The Doc-Bot Transformer for Kids

The Doc-Bot Transformer

Age: 3 years to 7 years.

The Doc-Bot is one of the Rescue Bots that specializes in repairs and medical help. He is capable of transforming from a robot into an ambulance vehicle, looking for someone or something to help.

The item does not come with any accessories. It’s a 1 toy show that can simply transform from a robot to a vehicle. It would also be likely the cause of its very inexpensive pricing on the market. This is the perfect transformer toy for girls. It’s small, lightweight, cute, and most of all, wants to give medical help to other toys.

Why We Like It

Rescue Bots Medix is a good representation of how ambulances and medics work in the real world. It may not be instantaneous, but kids will eventually learn its value through a decent amount of play time with the product.

Medix is an easy to play transformer toy. It has a siren button that would convert it to an ambulance or robot mode. If you want your kids to have fun while learning a valuable lesson, this toy is one to consider.

Pros:

  • Perfectly designed for the small hands of toddlers
  • A cheap and wonderful present for those on a budget
  • It has a durable and sturdy design
  • It has received a high product rating of 88%
Cons:

  • The toy may be a little too small for 5 year olds and up, standing at only 5 inches tall

FAQ

Is the toy capable of talking or lighting up?
No, it does not. It is only capable of transforming from robot to an ambulance.

Is the toy small enough to fit in the trailer of Optimus Prime?
Yes, it is.

Weaponizer Optimus: Large Transformer for Boys

Weaponizer Optimus

Age: 5 years and up.

Weaponizer Optimus is one of the larger transformer toys, but the smaller and cheaper version of Optimus M-10. The toy can stand tall at 8.5 inches and is around 1.2 pounds.

For safety purposes, it does not include any metallic object but instead made of plastic. Also, the finishes do not contain any chemicals that might prove unhealthy to kids and adults alike. Just like the movies and TV series, it has a mix of bluish and reddish color starting from the ankles up to its head.

Optimus Prime is undeniably one the most beloved transformer characters of all time. A pure symbol of hope and leadership that every kid looks up to.

Why We Like It

Overly popularized characters tend to be overpriced, but this particular product isn’t. Similar to its transformer toy buddies, it can transform from a robot into a cool-looking vehicle.

Purchasing the figure includes a weapon accessory. It even is designed with glowing lights and spinning weapons, giving kids something to be excited about. That would, however, mean batteries are needed.

Pros:

  • It has the perfect size for 6 year olds and up
  • The product fits well with the other types of transformer toys from Hasbro
  • The product can switch from four different modes to play with
  • Highly recommended as a gift by the majority of customers
Cons:

  • Switching from the four different modes is a little complicated

FAQ

The product description states the size of this toy is 12 inches. Is this true?
The actual size of Weaponizer Optimus: Optimus Prime is around 8.5 inches.

Is the toy made of metal or plastic?
The toy is made of plastic but is highly durable.

Robot and Tank Mode Transformer

Robot and Tank Transformer

Age: 8 years and up.

Transformers wouldn’t be a thing if not for the show’s most fearsome foe, Megatron. This Decepticon can transform from a walking robot into a most powerful armored tank. It stands around 10 inches tall and mildly packs a weight of 1.5 pounds.

This item comes with the figure, a weapon accessory, a collector’s card, and instructions. With 15 steps to follow before its successful transformation, you might want to supervise your kid before leaving it to their own hands.

Why We Like It

From the many transformer toys that are marketed online, this is one of the few that was well received by its customers. It has an overall product rating of 88% and is one of the most highly recommended rivalry toys against Optimus Prime.

It has an amazing detailed design, almost perfectly matching its character on the show. Even the colors are spot on. With small parts that are included in the item, it is best to keep this toy away from the hands of a toddler.

Pros:

  • The item includes the ever famous Megatron cannon weapon
  • It has the most elaborate design for a transformer toy
  • The product is well-made, even for a plastic
Cons:

  • The toy is not recommended for preschool or kids below 8 years old for safety reasons
  • Takes 15 steps to completely transform from robot to tank mode

FAQ

Can you combine this toy to form the Grand Galvatron?
No, it does not.

Will the treads on the Tank roll?
Yes, in fact, it is made of rubber and can go through hardwood floors smoothly.