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#1 ---The Rat

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:25 PM

alright so here's the skinny.
My daughter who is in kindergarden brought home an invitation to a kids birthday party that is in her class.
I called and RSVPd to it because she "really really really really REALLY!!!" wanted to go to the party. I asked the kids mother what kind of toys he like and she said that I didn't need to bring anything.
My budget is pretty tight however being the big geek who can't disappoint a kid on his birthday.
I asked my daughter what he likes. She told me he's always wearing TF, and spongebob shirts.
So me being the hardcore tf collector I am, I think I can hook the kid up.
Now here is where I need the help.
The kid is turning 6, and I've got plenty of in box stuff that is just eating space.
here is the question.
Do you think he'd like an
A 2007 movie allspark blue Deluxe new Cammero BumbleBee (target exclusive I picked up for a song on clearance) or B the reveal the shield redco of classic's BumbleBee?
C go to walmart and grab 1 autobot and 1 decpitcon legends class figure off the shelve and give them to him. (So if he has a brother will be able to 'fight' each other)

I'm leaning towards that reveal the shield BumbleBee, but I want an opinion other than my own here. The party is at 2 in the afternoon tomorrow
thanks guys


#2 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

I voted Classics BB. it's a good solid mold that wont come apart on a kid, its durable, AND it is easy enough to Transform that they shouldn't have an issue doing it, which can be a problem with movie toys sometimes, and it has that "better than the movie" stuff classic TF look.

ZacWilliam, Really the first 2 are whats important but 3 isn't a bad thing either IMO.
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#3 Destron D-69

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:49 PM

take him to the store and ask him

its how I got Prime and Megatron back in '84.
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#4 ---The Rat

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Apr 1 2011, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
take him to the store and ask him

its how I got Prime and Megatron back in '84.

LOL
I'm afraid I don't know the kids folks quite that well.
I'd offer up the 2007 movie redco of ultra red alert if I did

#5 Detour

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:43 PM

Given his age and the current complexity of TF toys, I'd say a few Animated Activators, if you can still score em.

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#6 JP Yantha

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:46 PM

RTS Bumblebee. For the reasons already stated. I almost went with the 2 legends, but as I kid I think I would have wanted one regular sized guy over 2 small guys whi have bigger versions.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

RtS Bumblebee is both easier to transform and less likely to be a mold he's already got.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#8 gargunkle

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:49 AM

I would recommend a PCC 5-pack. Target has them on sale for $10!
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:03 PM

RTS Bumblebee, hands down.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

lol I can't believe I forgot that part in the time it took me to write something... boy I must have been way to multitasking, Sorry Rat.

icon-fire.gif that aside -> lol yeah just put aside the suggested kidnapping icon-primal.gif

as a collector I'd suggest away from a Bumblebee of any sort, because I'm tired of seeing him everywhere... but as somebody who remembers being six, the one I can see everywhere is the one I want.

So i vote rts Bee...
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#11 Smitty

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:54 PM

I voter two legends because then right off the bat he's got two robots to fight each other. Get Prime and Megatron if you can.

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