As if Micromasters and Mini-Cons weren't small enough, Takara had to lower the bar (height-wise that is) on Transformers with their new, randomly packed phenomenon, the Smallest Transformers. First up on the review block is Bumblebee. Not like he needed to get any smaller...
Bumblebee, like all the others in this assortment, includes a small fold-out booklet detailing his box art, tech specs, and instructions. At 1 3/16" in length, Bumblebee is mostly yellow with black bumpers, undercarriage, and wheels. His hubcaps and rear plate are painted a dull, light gray and he has a red Autobot symbol painted on his roof. Sadly, his wheels do not roll.
Carefully extend the wheels and the front of the car outward. Flip the front section up and the rear plate down. Stand up and you're done.
Now at a whopping 1 11/16" tall, Bumblebee is ready to get lost in the couch cushions. There is more black showing now on with his arms and legs extended. He has no articulation save for the hinge on his ankles and neck due to the nature of his transform. Still, he resembles the original version of the toy very faithfully considering the size.
Considering the price these can go for, unless you're really into Bumblebee or small Transformers, I probably wouldn't recommend this toy. Of course, considering the nature they are packaged, you may end up with one whether you want it or not. Still, it's a faithful representation of the original toy and that's worth a lot points on something so small.
|Reviewer||Richard C. Mistron|
|Date||August 10th 2003|
|Score||(6 out of 10)|