The 8 Best Transformer Toys for Kids in 2021

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"With just one step, kids can take it from a robot to a vehicle, and launch all sorts of fun scenarios."
"This video game from Activision's lets gamers get right in the Transformers action on their favorite device."
"This figure of Megatron stands about 8.5 inches high and converts into a Mack truck. Recommended for ages 8 and older."
"It includes four bots in all—Bumblebee, Grimlock, Strongarm, and Sideswipe—that transform individually and can be combined together."
"When playing with Transformers, a Megatron figure is a must-have for most fans. This one converts from bot to jet in about 30 steps."
"He converts from bot to tow truck and back with just the push of the tow truck hook."
"One of 24 characters are available, each of which converts to an everyday object."
"This Optimus Prime figure is easy to convert from bot to monster truck and back with just a simple pull."

Transformer toys are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. From action figures to collectible board games, there's something for everyone.

Here, the best transformer toys available online:

Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Heatwave the Fire-Bot Converting Toy

Fun Transformer toys don’t have to break the bank. This Heatwave Fire-Bot action figure comes in under $20, but parents say it provides hours of fun. With just one step, kids can take it from a robot to a vehicle, and launch all sorts of fun interactive play scenarios. It’s designed for ages 3 and older. 

Activision Transformers Devastation Xbox 360

This video game from Activision's lets gamers get right in the Transformers action on their favorite device. It’s rated “T” for teens, so it’s definitely for the older set, but for those who are mature enough to play, gamers say this one is great fun, particularly for those who like the first generation cartoons.

Transformers Toys Studio Series 34 Leader Class Dark of the Moon Movie Megatron with Igor Action Figure

Dark of the Moon Megatron Figure

Megatron is the villain everyone loves to hate, but oh what fun he adds to Transformer action. This figure of him stands about 8.5-inches high and converts into a Mack truck. A bit more challenging to transform, this one is recommended for ages 8 and older. It takes about 30 steps to transform it.  

Transformers Transformers Toys Autobot Team Combiner Pack

Transformers-Robots-in-Disguise-Combiner-Pack

This set takes transforming fun to the next level. It includes four bots in all—Bumblebee, Grimlock, Strongarm, and Sideswipe—that each transform individually. Beyond that, however, all of them can be combined together to make one 8.5-inch mega bot. Recommended for ages 6 and up, each bot takes between one and seven steps to convert. Combining them all into one bot takes just one step.

Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Megatron Action Figure

Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Class Megatron

When playing with Transformers, a Megatron figure is a must-have for most fans. This one converts from bot to jet in about 30 steps. As a bot he stands about 9 inches tall, and he comes with three weapon accessories. This toy is recommended for ages 8 and up, and online reviewers rave about how realistic its details are.

Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow-Bot Action Preschool Action Figure

Little fans will love this action figure of Hoist the Tow-bot. He converts from bot to tow truck and back with just the push of the tow truck hook. Designed for kids ages 3-7, it’s great for smaller fingers. Online reviewers say it’s well-made and simple enough for little ones to transform them easily.

Transformers BotBots Series 1 Mystery Figure Surprise 2-In-1 Toy

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Which bot will they get? No one knows until they open up the surprise package. One of 24 characters are available, each of which converts to an everyday object.

Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure

This Optimus Prime figure is easy to convert from bot to monster truck and back with just a simple pull. Designed for kids ages 3 and up, it’s a great introduction to the franchise and the perfect size for smaller hands. While some online reviewers note that it’s quite small, most say it’s sturdy and fun for toddlers and younger kids.

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