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Old 12-28-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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I feel your pain. Does it come with instructions?
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:06 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:12 PM   #5
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Remember kid approved means adult proof, in most of my experiences.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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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)
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #8
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I rely on my 7 year old to help my 4 year olds with legos and transformers. I am incapable.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:54 AM   #10
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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
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Remember kid approved means adult proof, in most of my experiences.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:14 PM   #12
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There are really cool transformer-like toys called GoBots that are made for the younger set. My son loved them. MUCH easier to transform.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #13
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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!
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