The Transformers Heatwave the Fire-Bot figure comes from the Rescue Bots series of transforming figures from Playskool. The characters are based on the Rescue Bots TV show which is very popular with preschoolers, especially boys. This toy is very like the character they will see on TV, which gives them an angle into strong imaginative play with it. Let’s look more closely to see what this toy has to offer.
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Playskool HeroesTransformers Rescue Bots Heatwave Review Video
Features of the Transforming Energize Heatwave the Fire-Bot from Transformers Rescue Bots
• Easily converts from robot figure to fire truck
• Robot figure can hold his water cannon accessory
• The water cannon attaches to the fire truck in vehicle mode
• Stong, durable toy that should hold up well in rough play
• Age range 3-7, we think 3-6
Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Heatwave the Fire-Bot Reviews
One of the best things about the Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots line is that unlike many of the other Transformer toys that you can get, they are very easy to transform. As you’ll see in the video, all you have to do to Heatwave the Fire Bot is to move his ladder to turn him from a robot into a fire truck. This is perfect for younger children who find other Transformer toys too complex and frustrating for their small hands. Even a three-year-old should be able to switch Heatwave from robot to fire engine and back with no trouble.
The transforming Heatwave Rescue Bot is well made, tough and durable. It should be able to handle all of the testing situations that your child will no doubt want to put it through. Children who watch the Rescue Bots TV serial or one of the Transformers movies will enjoy imagining their robot figure and fire engine going through the plots that they’ve seen, and more. It looks a lot like the character they will have seen, so it will fire their imaginations and possibly keep them playing happily for hours, especially when they add other toys into the scenario.
Even kids who have had no contact with Transformers in the media will get a lot out of this toy if they’re at the preschool age. The combination of robot, fire engine and a toy that converts is always popular, especially with boys who like action figures and bright colours.
On the downside, the figure doesn’t have many points of articulation, i.e. the robot cannot move a lot of different parts of the body. This is one of the things that makes it so strong and easy to transform but it does mean that older children will find it a little limited. It’s better for preschool kids and will take most of the rough play that they will surely want to give it.
Overall, the Heatwave Fire-bot Transformer is an excellent purchase for young children, say age 3-6, and we’re giving it 5 stars for that age group. It’s easy to transform, durable and fun. Well worth the price tag!
Published 22 October 2013