TRANSFORMERS TOYS AND MERCHANDISE SECTION
Summerhayes's Review: Kinder Surprise Ratchet
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.
Quite a nice model of Ratchet completely undone by the weird design of these toys. The torso, legs and arms are popped into a weird back cog and too much of said cog is visible.
Marks out of ten for the following:
7 The pieces are sturdy and won't break but they are very eager to pop out.
7 Stands up nicely and is at a very play-friendly size but those legs are pretty easy to pop off.
6 Nicely modelled Ratchet that is undone by the rules of the toyline.
4 Not ideal. The chunky thighs mean these legs are keen to pop off.
10 85p and it came in a chocolate egg.
7 Not perfect but it came in a chocolate egg.