Review & Giveaway: meet Zombicon-α, the first viral Decepticon #ConstructBots

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

Disclaimer: The Talking Dad blog received the mentioned product(s) for review from Hasbro. The statements provided are my own views and opinions.

Pal and I have been waiting to play with Hasbro’s new Transformers Contruct-Bots all Summer long. We have a ton of Transformers toys in our collection, from my replica G1 Soundwave to Pal’s Bot-Shots – however, the collection had always been missing something. That “something” was announced earlier this year, that “something” is Construct-Bots.

For the first time, Transformers fans can construct, customize and convert their very own Bots! Transformers Construct-Bots are the newest innovation from Hasbro – each Transformers Construct-Bots figure includes a robot frame, armor, weapons, and accessory parts to let kids build and customize their own Transformers robot action figure. To enhance the Transformers play experience, each Construct-Bots figure can quickly and easily convert from robot to vehicle and back without taking it apart. Plus, all parts are interchangeable between all Transformers Construct-Bots figures, so there’s almost no limit to what kids can create!

Construct-Bots are great, they’re incredibly simple to build and transform between robot and vehicle modes. We received two sets, the Elite Class Autobot: Wheeljack and Scout Class Decepticon: Starscream. The Elite series requires more pieces, but I wouldn’t rank either set harder than ‘moderate’. In robot form, these figures look great, however, the vehicle forms leave more to be desired. The best part of these sets is the ability to interchange parts and create new bots. Each bot will have a similar frame, but changing up the body panels, weapons and heads results in a wealth of creativity. Pal and I created our own bot and developed his backstory to fit in with Transformers canon….

[box_light]Meet Zombicon-Alpha! Zombicon-? is the first of his kind…a man-made bot! He is a mind-controlling Transformer, faithful to Megatron and the Decepticons. Zombicon-? was created by ex-government chemical weapons contractors cooperating with Megatron. His primary weapon was designed to control a human mind to perform his will, but the Allspark’s power created a beneficial side effect when bringing Zombicon-? to life. The side effect allowed his mind-control ability to transfer to additional nearby humans, in a sense, Zombicon-? had become a viral weapon. The hordes of zombie-like mind-controlled humans often became overwhelming for the Autobots to control, until they learned to neutralize the source zombie. In vehicle form (shown below), Zombicon-? takes the form of a Predator drone and is well hidden from military and Autobot surveillance – making the Decepticon a valuable asset in Megatron’s arsenal.

The Talking Dad and Hasbro are giving one lucky reader a Transformers Construct-Bots Triple Changer Set! Enter below and good luck!

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