Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hasbro's Transformers Construct-Bots Review and Giveaway

When it comes to my kids, there is more than meets the eye. Toys have to be smart nowadays to keep their interest. So why not combine what kids like to do the most into one great toy?

Hasbro has done exactly that with their new line of Transformers Construct-Bots by supplying the parts needed to create Autobots and Decepticons and letting young minds create with the pieces.

Each Construct-Bots set comes with the pieces necessary to build a certain figure. Once you have built the robot there are instructions on how to convert the robot into a vehicle.  Some of the transforming was hard for my son though the toy is aimed at Ages 6 and up and I ultimately had to do the conversions for him.

Hasbro is offering a variety of levels of action figures including the Scout Class and Elite Class. We received a Scout Class Ironhide (Approximate retail value $9.99) and an Elite Class Wheeljack (Approximate retail value $14.99)  to play with. The latter comes with a storage tray for all the parts which is helpful. There is nothing worse than losing a bunch of parts to your new toy.

My son and I built the Wheeljack with no problem starting out together and me later becoming the parts supplier and him the builder.  After building the robot, we did the vehicle conversion.

After he had the hang of it, I let him loose with the Scout Class Ironhide which he assembled in minutes after having the experience earlier. My only criticism was that the parts were a little challenging to manipulate and at times certain pieces definitely needed adult supervision and assistance.  Smaller kids may get easily frustrated with these sets and the transforming part was almost too hard for me!

The nice thing about the toy is that the robots are structurally the same with different parts. Thus, when you have multiple sets, you can interchange the parts to create your own robot creations.  Adam and I took apart both sets and mixed and matched the parts to create: Papa Wheelie and Punch Punch!

This part of it was our favorite part and I could see how fun having three sets would make building and playing providing hours of entertainment.  It seems like the perfect Christmas or holiday present if you ask me! 

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Triple Changer Figure Assortment  (Approximate retail price: $24.99; Ages 6 and up)
Build YOUR Bot - then convert between three different modes! Kids can customize BUMBLEBEE like never before - with CONSTRUCT-BOTS Triple Changer that can quickly convert from robot to race car to jet!  Includes robot frame and lots of armor, weapons, and accessory parts so you can construct, customize, and convert BUMBLEBEE or BLITZWING - plus mix and match with parts from other figures (each sold separately) so there is almost no limit to what you can create! Also includes dual firing weapon launchers! You can also store your figure in the included re-sealable case! Each sold separately.

FTC DISCLAIMER - The toys in this review were provided to me by Hasbro to review. The opinions expressed are solely those of DadNCharge and his little elf. Hasbro is providing the prize for the giveaway. The winner will need to provide a mailing address within 24 hours of being notified by email. Otherwise, a new winner will be selected.


  1. You were right on about the parts being a little hard to put together. As well as the whole "transforming was near impossible..."

    Fun toys, though.

    1. Also, my favorite transformer was always Optimus Prime. Until the movies, then it was Ironhide.

  2. These are cool toys and fun for parents to play with their kids too. I like Bumble Bee the best. My main experience with Transformers is the movies and I always liked his character the best.

  3. I grew up on the tv shows of way back when. My brothers had the transformers of old - way cool. My favorite was always Optimus, I mean come on, he's the leader. :)

  4. My favorite transformer? You just can't beat Optimus Prime.

  5. My favorite transformer is Optimus Prime. He is a good leader and never gives up!

  6. I Like That Bumblebee Talks Via Radio, Because I Love Speaking In lyrics Or Movie Quotes As Well.

  7. Transformers are back in a BIG way! Awesome giveaway! I pinned it here:
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  8. Optimus Prime-excellent and powerful leader

  9. I am a Shockwave or Omega Supreme fan!

  10. Bumblebee cuz that is Oliver's fave.

  11. I really like Bumblebee...why? Because he's a bee. What's not to love?

  12. I like Optimus because he is unstoppable and Bumbble Bee because of the neat way they have him talk.