Review by VF5SS
Buses are pretty much everywhere. The only place you won't find them is in our Transformers. Oh sure you could scour the TFwiki and find oddities like Bendy-Bus Prime and Busby, but they don't have toys so they don't count. Machine Robo had a bus but it's kind of small and obscure. There was also the German produced Robobuz that I'm pretty sure was never released.
So it is through the magic of Chinese toys that I bring you Bus-Bot.
Bus-Bot is well, a bus. A bus with an obvious robot head visible on top.
All things considered it's a pretty nice bus. All the windows and yellow side details are stickers so it can feel a little cheap.
In robot mode Bus-Bot shows that it is from the same semi-cohesive family of transforming robot toys that have Gundam heads and turn into things like tractors, trucks, motorcycles, and dinosaurs.
Bus-Bot's Gundam head is done up in shiny gold chrome with some silver and green for the details.
Bus-Bot's articulation is limited to its arms. His only accessory is a gun, which looks kinda cool.
Like most Chinese toys of questionable origin, Bus-Bot came on a giant card. The artwork is so much better than it has any right to be. According to the packaging, Bus-Bot is a "FREE WHEEL BUS SUPER ROBOT" and is manufactured by Flying Dragon Toys.
The back of the card has Bus-Bot's instructions. Also you can see that Bus-Bot was supposed to come with a sword and you can kind of see the space for it in the packaging bubble. Sadly the sword was left out.
So that's Bus-Bot. Not the most amazing transformer but it gets a lot of points for being a very underrepresented vehicle as well as a functional robot. In the end, Bus-Bot is king of the robot buses.
|Posted 13 June, 2011 - 10:22 by VF5SS