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Summerhayes' Review: Kinder Surprise Starscream

Name: Starscream
Function: Backstabbing one with a whiny voice
Subgroup: Transformers Prime
Size Class: Kinder Surprise

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.

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Weird and pointy.

Marks out of ten for the following:

Durability: 9 Unbreakable and made to pop apart and back together again easily.
Fun: 8 Small enough to play nice big games with; it wouldn't be unreasonable for a kid to get a nice set of these and have adventures on the bedroom floor.
Aesthetics: 7 Pointy and skinny like a Prime Starscream should be but the weird cog on the back is overly visible
Articulation: 5 The legs on this one are one solid lump.
Value/Price: 10 Came in a chocolate egg and only cost me 85 pence. Less than that, actually, they were two for a pound.
Overall: 9 Kinder eggs, like most kinder chocolates, is a layer of milk chocolate over a layer of white chocolate. Both chocolates are quite sweet, but its nice.
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