Transformers are one of the most popular and well known franchises in the world. They have been around since the 80’s, but they really took off with their first movie in 1984. Since then there have been many movies, comics, video games and TV shows. There are hundreds of different toys available from various manufacturers and companies to suit any taste or budget.
The Transformers franchise has had its ups and downs over the years, but it still remains very popular among fans worldwide.
In the past few years there has been a huge increase in popularity of Transformers toys due to the success of the original film series. The Transformers movies have grossed over $2 billion dollars at the box office. That’s pretty impressive when you think about how much money was made on other films during that same period.
It seems like every kid wants one of these transforming robots!
But what do you actually need them for? What if your kids want something else? How do you tell them which toys are good and which aren’t?
What Is A Transformer Toy For?
A Transformers toy is designed to transform into a specific vehicle type. These vehicles include cars, trucks, planes, boats, trains and even submarines. Some of the most common Transformers toys are: Autobots (the heroic warriors), Decepticons (evil war machines) and Combaticons (combination of two different types). Each character has their own unique transformation gimmick.
What Do You Need To Know About The Transforming Mechanism?
These toys have a special mechanism that allows them to transform from a vehicle into a robot and back again.
Most of the time you simply push or pull a button in order to make the transformation spin. For some toys, moving parts like legs, arms, head and torso help them change shape.
There are two main types of transformation:
1. Simple transformation: This is where only the vehicle body transforms into the robot body.
The wheels, propellers or rotors stay in place and the robot is fixed to the vehicle. These toys usually have limited articulation points (around arms and legs) allowing them to move their limbs.
2. Complex transformation: Here, both the vehicle and robot transform.
This means the wheels, propellers or rotors also transform into limbs. These toys have the most amount of movement as they can bend, sit, stand and move their arms and legs.
Why Are Transformers Toys So Popular?
These toys are fun to play with and are great if you love collecting things. You can have hours of fun creating your own battles scenes with your favorite characters. With over 30 years of history, there are more than 1000 different Transformers toys to collect!
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