TRANSFORMERS TOYS AND MERCHANDISE SECTION
Summerhayes' Review: Kinder Surprise Optimus Prime
The Kinder Surprise is a chocolate egg which has a tiny toy in it. This was a huge part of my childhood; back in the day, it would be a random toy and you've no idea if you were going to get a lump of plastic moulded into an animal, a little aeroplane or car you had to put together or, heaven forbid, a crap little jigsaw. More recently, there are specific ranges which plaster the packaging and tell you you're going to get a certain toy. And this year, there was a range of Transformers toys. The paperwork says “Transformers” but the pictures and the characters make it pretty clear the range is based on Transformers Prime.
Very square and blocky with some odd colouring choices but nicely poseable.
Marks out of ten for the following:
10 None of the parts will break and they stay in nicely.
10 A small, portable little toy of your man Optimus Prime that plays nicely with all the other toys in the set.
6 Weird little chubby Optimus. On top of that, because the torso and head can only be one colour, they've gone for a completely grey lump of plastic with a blue helmet. Needs a lick of red paint.
9 The best figure in this range. The arms and legs move nicely and none of them are inclined to pop off for no reason.
10 At most 85p for a nice little Optimus Prime and a chocolate egg. That's the dream.
7 Let down by unfortunate, albeit unavoidable, colouration issues and a weirdly square design.