Constructing and Creating with Transformers #ConstructBots (review & #flash #giveaway)

**Disclaimer: I received a product sample in order to facilitate my honest review.  All opinions are my own.**

Even though, as a girl, I wasn’t the target audience for Transformers, guerrilla cartoon marketing being what it is, I can (but won’t) sing you the first bit of the jingle from the 1980′s Transformers commercial.  Chances are, if you grew up in the same era and ever turned on the television, you can do the same.

These, ladies and gentlemen, are not the Transformers of your youth.

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Instead of simply an action figure which can be transformed back and forth from a robot to some sort of vehicle, the ConstructBots (as you might guess from the name) allow you to start from nuts and bolts–choosing each little piece of your soon to be created character.  You can even mix and match between sets of ConstructBots to make even more bizarre robotic creatures.

Hasbro Constructbots Collage2My 7 year old son was first overwhelmed by the task at hand (not being an action figure kind of kid) but became pretty psyched when he saw how he could combine the sets into strange looking bots.  There was definitely a learning curve involved in figuring out exactly where each piece connected and how make our bot transform–but we worked it out when we stopped trying to look at the directions.  My guess is that a kid more familiar with the actual Transformer characters and how they work would have an easier time right off the bat, but my kiddo had fun just the same.

Even more so when he saw that there was a free iPad app on which he could make his creation come alive. (The app is free, but there are scannable codes in each pack which allow the player to accessorize his or her bot.)

From an educational point of view, I could see this product coming in handy as a literacy tool to help a struggling writer name and describe a bot and come up with a back story and continued adventures for the character.  Though you won’t be finding this product on a shelf with literacy toys any time soon, it could definitely be used as an educational tool.

Pretty cool.

Hasbro has been nice enough to make a ConstructBot available to me to giveaway as well!

 

For fun, I will be running a flash 24 hour giveaway.

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13 Comments

  1. Rochel S
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I would give it to my son!

  2. Natalie
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I would give this to my son :o )

  3. Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    My son has recently become obsessed with Transformers, the ConstructBot looks so cool.

  4. Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I would give this to my son! He is big into building these sorts of figures. :)

  5. Faint elstein
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I would give it to my seven yr old son. We just moved and he
    Is having such a hard time. It would brighten his world!

    • Danit Elstein
      Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      I would give it to my seven yr old son. We just moved and he is having
      A tough time it would brighten his world!

  6. Leslie W
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I would totally give this to my nephew he is into robots right now. I guess being 8 robots become a big part of life haha!

  7. Corina
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Mama bot teehee! I would like to get this for my nephew he loves building stuff!

  8. Kim Reid
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I would give this to my grandson, thanks!

  9. dee lehman
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I would name mine crazy bot

  10. darlene lehman
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I would give this item to my son who is a huge transformers fan

  11. Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I would love to give this gift to my daughter. I am sure she could come up with a great name!

  12. Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I miss the chance to in…my son would’ve love this. I’ll check if they have it Amazon.

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    Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a teacher turned overeducated SAHM to two small children. Constantly cooking something. Sleep?! Talk to me in 20-30 yrs. Always looking for great products to review.

     


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