Whilst Transformers appeared to go off of the radar for a while, it was always there in the background, waiting for its moment to make a spectacular comeback and thrill a whole new generation of robot fans.
The Transformers Toys franchise started back in 1985, a joint collaboration of the toy manufacturers Hasbro and Takara Tomy.
The two factions of warring robots, the Autobots (the good guys) and the Decepticons (the bad guys) came to life both on the screen as an animated television series and as a thrilling comic book.
Both formats hooked a whole generation of fans and sparked off a market for Transformers toys.
The first toys were an exciting enigma for children; all of the robots looked like “humanly” recognisable objects such as trucks, planes and even one that looked like a Cherry Coke can!
Yet, with some nimble fingered manoeuvres, these ordinary looking Transformers Toys transformed into ready-for-action robots, equipped with lasers and missiles to wage war on their enemies.
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The “rebirth” of Transformers for the younger generation could quite rightly be attributed to the film which was released in 2007.
The smart, smooth and action-packed CGI film was a hit with a whole new generation of children and even provided fond memories for those of us who were former Transformers fans.
Indeed, the initial 2007 film has been so successful it has sparked several sequels and a multitude of merchandise.
Whether you are a completely new fan or one that has been reawakened to the joy of the object-come-robot battles that you can have in your bedroom, you will find some wonderful toys to add to or start your collection.
There are many great bestselling toys in the Transformers Toys niche but one that everyone wants to have is the leader of the Autobots, the mighty Optimus Prime.
Calm, collected and wise, Optimus Prime is always able to ensure that the Autobots are prepared for the onslaught from the Decepticons.
Optimus Prime is a must for any Transformers collector and the toy that is based on the 2009 film “Revenge Of The Fallen” is a sure-fire hit.
The design of the truck matches that of the character in the film and has plenty of lights and sounds to provide hours of imaginary battling. Something slightly different but still very popular is the Transformers Bumblebee Voice Mixer Helmet.
For anyone over 5 years old (well i'm sure younger kids could use it 😉 ), the helmet can be worn and can totally transform the wearer’s voice.
The helmet has the power to change your child’s voice from their own into the character Bumblebee’s as well as playing around with the mixer to get a variety of sound effects. There is no doubt that these and any other Transformers Toys will be well received by any Autobot or Decepticon fan, no matter what age they are!