July 25 2011

Transformers Rescue Bots Playskool Heroes Hit Retail

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As a big fan of Playskool’s Go-Bots toy line, I’ve been looking forward to their new Transformers Rescue Bots toys. On a tip from a fellow fan, I hit my local Toys R Us to find nearly the entire first wave of toys. Along with the first wave of transforming toys ($11.99), which includes Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Heatwave, they had the larger, electronic Rescue Bots ($24.99). Like Hasbro’s Power Bots, these do not transform.

My local Toys R Us also had the new Rescue Bots two-packs ($5.99). These sets include a human figure as well as a small vehicle.  And no, the vehicle doesn’t turn into a robot.

Despite my appreciation for Human Alliance, I really wasn’t too excited about these two-packs until I saw that the vehicle turned into a tool/weapon for the transforming Rescue Bot toys.

If you can’t find the Rescue Bots at your local Toys R Us, check by the other Playskool toys. Most likely, they will not be by the Transformers.