My family and I recently attended Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Party at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Everyone from my husband , myself and my two boys have been huge fans of Transformers. If you peek into the big plastic tub under their bed you’d find a wide variety of Transformer toys as well. Now it looks like we will be adding to that bin!
My boys were each given a party passport to help them on their journey to explore the different stations at the party. First stop was Transformers One Step Changers. Easy breezy one step flip motion and you can go from robot to vehicle. These guys come in all different sizes and are great for kid size hands. Lots of fast and fun transforming action happening here! The largest of the one step items is Chop and Stomp Grimlock. I’m predicting this to be one of the hot items for the holiday season. This figure converts to dino-mode with a chomping jaw and light-up eyes in one step.
The boys not only had a chance to play with Grimlock and the Optimus-Prime figure that he comes with, but color a roar sign for the party board! We also checked out the Transformers Rescue Bots collection. Although my boys are past this stage of toy they liked that Transformer Recuse Bots are perfect for their younger friends.
The majority of time was spent at our next stop which was the Transformers Construct-Bots. Mix and match pieces from any set to create your own Transformer. The boys loved making their own figures to take home and testing the endless possibilities available with all the pieces to mix and match.
My favorite stop was the art station. The boys not only got to met a real-life toy designer, but they also had the opportunity to draw with him. We met one of Hasbro’s Transformer toy artists and he talked to us about his work. The kids were fascinated as he described the process of bringing a toy to life. He encouraged the kids to color one of his sketches, name it and make it their own. He then projected it up on the screen for people to see. I think my husband and I enjoyed this part far more than the kids! It was such a wonderful way to introduce the boys to the process of toy design.
I have to say that my husband’s favorite was probably the Transformers Battle Masters. He got to take his boys on in the ring. These cool fighting robots work in two different way, you can use the trigger handle or just put your fingers inside the robot and punch. The heads pop up when you are out. Once again we are looking at a hot holiday item here. My son wanted to keep playing over and over again.
Mr.Potato Head Mixable, Mashable Heros are a blast. The Potato Head is certainly a toy that never goes out of style! Fun, creative and playful as always with a Transformers twist. My guys are still playing with theirs and have combined and swapped parts for non-stop creative fun.
The fun continued throughout the day with stops at the Transformers Construct KRE-O table and Mash Up Transformers Hero Mashers. We are big fans of building toys because they encourage creativity. My kids love their KRE-O sets, adding Transformers to the mix can only make play better. As with any party the kids were treated to a fabulous grilled cheese station, cupcakes and mini milkshakes.
Thank you Hasbro and Transformers for the amazing day and the fun party favors!
*Disclosure: My family and were invited to this private event to help celebrate the Transformers 30th birthday. While we did receive goodie bags all thoughts here belong to me and my family. I was not required to right a post about our experience. *