It’s pretty amazing to observe what can happen in the toy market when a kids’ TV series becomes a hit – Animated Transformer Toys are a great example of this! The hit series, “Transfomers Animated” has blossomed a rather huge line of merchandise – Animated Transformers Toys – to be released, which kids absolutely love (and quite honestly I think they’re pretty nifty too).
The characters in the Animated Transformer Toys lineup are “colorful” to say the least – all based on the animated characters from the show. They include the classic characters that almost anyone would expect including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, etc., but also included are some new characters that are extremely fun to watch and role play for kids.
Examples of some of the new characters that are included in the toys lineup:
“Bulkhead” – a massive Transformer (Autobot) that is quite an asset in battle (he can crush anything) but is more than a tad bit clumsy otherwise.
Then there is “Blitzwing”, a three-faced, three-personality Decepticon (one of the bad guys). He’s more than a bit on the “twisted” side and is quite amusing to observe – both in the cartoon and in the toys lineup.
Now let’s take a look at a new female amongst the Decepticons – “Blackarachnia”, and as you might expect from her name she is indeed a Transformer Robot spider. She’s more than a bit nasty not only in regard to fighting Autobots, but she’s rather spiteful and mean to her fellow Decepticons as well.
There is also a whole new type of Transformer introduced here – the Dinobots. These are robot dinosaurs Transformers that were originally created by Megatron (the Decepticon leader), but have seen the light and joined forces with the Autobots to save the universe from evil.
There are quite a few more characters, and even the ones that are familiar in the other versions of Transfomers will find these versions fun and refreshing.
There are some online stores that have the Animated Transformers lineup in stock – some of them have more than others in specific types, so it’s a good idea to shop around at a variety of merchants. The Animated Transformer Toys page on Squidoo Shopping is a good place to start since it’s got all the recommended merchants gathered onto one page, with the ability to choose merchants with the best prices. Another great resource to check out is the Animated Transformer Toys post on the “Where to Get the Best Toys for Kids Online” blog – it has a good general overview of the most popular of the Animated Transformers Toys and recommendations on where to buy each type.