Bumblebee Transformer Toys for Little and Big Kids
Transformers Bumblebee Toys for Kids Age 3-18
Are you wondering which Dark of the Moon Bumblebee Transformers toy to get? There's a big range and it's confusing! Here's a detailed overview of the different toys that are available, their features and what age they are suitable for.
Bumblebee is the yellow and black autobot - they are the good guys. He transforms into a Chevrolet Camaro for his vehicle form.
My younger son loves Bumblebee. He's too young to watch the movie (well okay we do let him see short clips) but he was given a small Bumblebee transformer as a gift because yellow is his favorite color. Good call. We have a new Transformers fan!
There are lots of different toys around with different levels of difficultu. It can be hard to work out which is the best one to get for your child. For the most recent toys, look for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (DOTM).
We'll start with transformers for younger kids and work our way up to the older kids or you can jump to the right section:
Robo Power for Little Kids
Younger kids. Action figures and role play.
Robo Power - Go-Bots Video
Watch the Transformers Go-Bots in action.
Robo Power Bumblebees - Younger Kids
If you want to buy a Bumblebee transformers for a little kids aged 3+ then this Robo Power Go-Bots Bumblebee is a very good option. It's a pull back car that can race along the floor in either its robot or vehicle form. And it transforms in a single movement.
If you have little kids the complex transformers are likely to cause problems. They will find them hard to transform and get frustrated. The Go Bots Bumblebee is an excellent alternative because it does transform, just in a simple way and it can move too.
More Transformers Robo Power Go Bots
This Robo Power Robo Fighters Bumblebee Action Figure DOES NOT CONVERT into a car. For little kids this is wonderful. My three year old is perfectly happy with a Bumblebee that doesn't transform and it avoids frustration. This Bumblee does have a sliding sheild that pops up his canons and hidden weapons that slide out.
This Robo Power - Revving Robots - Bumblebee has lights, sounds and a spinning weapon and is posable.
This toy does not convert. Recommended for children from age 4+.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Robo Power - CineMask - Bumblebee
This Robo Power Bumblebee CineMask turns into a 3D movie viewer!
Activators - Bumblebee - Age 4+
These toys transform with a single button press. They are good for younger children who do want to see Bumblebee transform and play with him in robot and car forms, but don't yet have the dexterity and patience for the more difficult transformers.
Available in standard and recon color schemes:
Cyberverse Bumblebee Toys
Small-scale, collectible. Easier to transform.
A different style of Bumblebee Cyberverse transformer.
Difficulty: Simple - 4 moves.
Manual: Cyberverse Legion Class Bumblebee Bolt Instructions
Interchangeable weapons. Challenging to transform.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - MechTech Leader - Bumblebee
The MechTech rang of transformers have weapons that are interchangeable between toys and can connect to each other.
The MechTech Leader action figure is the more advanced action figure. MechTech Leader Bumblebee has light and sounds.
Transformers MechTech Leader Bumblebee is reasonably complex to transform so little kids might get frustrated with him. This transformer is designed to have pieces that pop off (and pop back on) if too much force is applied in the wrong way.
Robot height: 10 inches
Difficulty Level: Online instructions say 3, packaging says 2. See video below to decide for yourself.
Special features: Light-up weapons and automatic sounds
MechTech Leader Instructional Video
Watch this instructional video to see how MechTech leader transforms. This should give you some idea of whether your child, or other gift recipient will be able to transform the toy.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - MechTech Deluxe - Bumblebee
The MechTech deluxe range has weapons that are interchangeable with the MechTech leader toys. MechTech deluxe Bumblebee comes in multiple versions with different paintwork and (interchangeable) weapons.
This is a medium difficult transformer, watch the video below to see how it works.
Difficulty: Level 2 (medium)
Height: 6 inches
MechTech Deluxe Bumblebee Video
KRE-O Bumblebee Toys on eBay - Can you find a bargain?
These toys have now been around for a while so you should find new and used versions on eBay. We managed to get some bargain sets to add to the sets we bought when they first came out.
Transformers: The Complete Series
We couldn't resist buying the Transformers: The Complete Series DVD set to watch with our boys. My best friend's little brother was a big transformers fan so I often watched it. It's very entertaining to watch now.
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