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Shannon in ATL
12-28-2008, 06:12 PM
For the last hour and a half DH and I have been getting beaten down by a Transformer toy, designed for ages 5+. Neither one of us can get the &#@& thing back into a car... I at least have gotten a little closer than he has, but oh my gosh... I brought it upstairs with me just now to hide, hoping to distract DSS from noticing it is gone until I find a 5 year old to do it for me. (DSS is only 3.75, so a slightly age inappropriate gift from an extended family member.)

See if I ever buy one of these stupid things! :(

Shannon in ATL
12-28-2008, 06:16 PM
And, I just posted that rant and it finally clicked... It is going to be a car for the rest of time... Anyone who turns that thing into a robot in my house gets a firing squad at dawn...

12-28-2008, 06:16 PM
I feel your pain. Does it come with instructions?

Shannon in ATL
12-28-2008, 08:06 PM
Oh yeah, it had instructions. They clearly showed how to get from a car to robot. Then at the bottom said "Reverse directions for return to car". Reverse directions? There were arrows and signs and highlights and whosiwatzits, reversing the directions was a lot easier to say than to do! :)

Cute avatar pic! How old is he?

12-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Remember kid approved means adult proof, in most of my experiences.

12-28-2008, 08:31 PM
My husband said that the first generation (he's such a dork) transformers were impossible to transform and that they have gotten a little easier since...

They still stump me ;)

(regarding my avatar, he's 2.5)

12-28-2008, 09:08 PM
"So easy ONLY a child can do it!"

12-29-2008, 11:21 AM
I rely on my 7 year old to help my 4 year olds with legos and transformers. I am incapable.:)

12-30-2008, 12:35 PM
My husband has a knack for getting those things back together. My boys are 4 and 6 and when they bring one to me to transform I tell them to go find dad I have no clue.

12-30-2008, 12:54 PM
BIL bought my ds a transformer for Christmas... I can't figure the thing out for the life of me... but ds is a pro at 7 years of age lol

12-30-2008, 03:25 PM
Remember kid approved means adult proof, in most of my experiences.


12-30-2008, 05:14 PM
There are really cool transformer-like toys called GoBots that are made for the younger set. My son loved them. MUCH easier to transform.

Shannon in ATL
12-30-2008, 05:56 PM
I've seen the GoBots, haven't tried them. I should though, as he liked these Transformers. I can't say I would have tried these yet, either, had my relative not failed to read the 5+ on the box she picked up for my 3.75 year old son! :) But, try telling him that daddy and shannon can't fix the car back!