TRANSFORMERS TOYS AND MERCHANDISE SECTION
Summerhayes's Review: Kinder Surprise Soundwave
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.
People have mentioned for years how Soundwave's face looks like the Decepticon logo. Well, here, that is the literal case.
Marks out of ten for the following:
9 Sturdy parts and none of them point out in an odd way so as to invite being knocked off.
9 I really, really wish these had been around when I was a kid. I would've gotten the whole set and had many a great afternoon sat on the floor playing out battles to the death. Plus, I'd have loads of chocolate eggs.
7 Simplistic and nice.
6 Nice ball joints on the arms but the legs are a solid lump.
9 Kinder eggs cost slightly more than, say, a mars bar but you get a transformer and also they aren't loads of chocolate so I won't get fat off them.