Transformers The Last Knight Turbo Changer Barricade Review (Hasbro)

Transformers The Last Knight Turbo Changer Barricade
What It Is

He's one of the baddest bad guys of the entire Decepticon team, and he's back. This is the Barricade Turbo Changer from Hasbro, right out of the new move, Transformers The Last Knight. The 5-inch tall transforming figure replicates Barricade appears as a Mustang-based police car as he appears in the movie.

What makes this pretty cool for Transformers fans ages 5 and up is the one-step transformation. It did take us a bit of trial and error to figure out how to get this to work. Here's the easiest way to do it: Hold the figure by the front and rear. Position your thumbs on the underside of the car and push. The figure pops out. 

This is very cool, and the level of detail on the figure is pretty awesome for a figure of this size. To turn Barricade back into a car, hold the wheels at his feet between your thumb and forefinger. Lift up on the grill so the roof flips back over the top and press it back into place. Practice a few times, and you'll really get the hang of it. By the way, the car is freewheeling, so it can roll into all kinds of imaginative action

Is It Fun?
What's great about the quick-transformation is that it  really captures the kind of fast, smooth transition that fans see in the movies as the Transformers, well, transform. The play is about the fast switching as Barricade goes into all kinds of imaginative adventures as kids bring him to life.  

Once kids get the hang of it, the transition is really easy and fun, and packs a lot of repeat play value.

And then there's the fact that everyone loves the bad guys, secretly or not. Best of all, this Barricade puts up no roadblocks to lots of fun. 

Who It’s For
This is designed for Transformers fans ages 5 and up. Kids who like creating narrative-based play scenarios will really enjoy this. It integrates well with other Transformers toys-or any toys for that matter. Kids will enjoy adding this nicely detailed figure to their toy collections.
What To Be Aware Of
The instructions aren't clear, so follow the tips above and in the video to learn how to transform Barricade easily. Practice a few times, and you'll get the hang of it. After all, the transformation is a major part of the fun. 

Optimus Prime and Autobot Hound are also available in this series, both sold separately.

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