The photo below shows one of 3Po's regular HEXBUG Warriors:
The photo below shows one of the new HEXBUG Warrior TRANSFORMERS -- Optimus Prime (there will be six varieties: Optimus Prime, Galvatron, Lockdown, Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Drift). Like the regular Warrior bots, these come with detachable pieces of armor and weapons that you can mix and match with other Warrior TRANSFORMERS, as well as with regular WARRIORS. My boys love mixing and matching pieces to create unique armor and weapon combinations!
Just like the original HEXBUG Warriors, the Warrior TRANSFORMERS are meant to do battle! You can pit one Warrior against another in Training Mode, so you can do some test runs. When you're ready for battle, switch over to Match Mode and have the Warriors crash against each other until one of them wins.
Each Warrior has a Damage Indicator Light which indicates its health level. When one Warrior collides against another, one of them suffers a hit when its Shock Sensor registers. The Damage Indicator Light will change colors from green to red as the Warrior sustains more hits, and if its health level reaches zero, it will stop moving. The last Warrior left standing wins!
Here's a video demo that shows how the battle works:
Warriors can battle on any surface, but for more fun, you can get a Battle Arena, which includes 2 Battle Arena pieces that snap together. It's nice to restrict the Warriors to an enclosed area so they don't scurry off, and you can even watch the battle on a table instead of on the floor.
For even more fun, collect lots of HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS and pit them all against each other in the ultimate battleground: the HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS Battle Stadium! The Battle Stadium has five battle "wings" that lock together and a ceiling with a retractable floor, so you can view your Warriors battling, or drop a new Warrior into the fray!
These Warrior TRANSFORMERS are a lot of fun, and they're good for hours and hours of play. It's the perfect toy to get summer started for Transformers fans and for HEXBUG fans!
About HEXBUG® Warriors TRANSFORMERS
HEXBUG Warriors are tiny, collectible, micro robots that use the physics of vibration to propel forward and battle with competitors with interchangeable weapons and armor. Now the series brings you more action than ever with the HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS! HEXBUG warriors TRANSFORMERS are the ultimate battling bots in the age old conflict between AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON. The HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS collection includes 6 individual models with customizable armor and weapons that emerge from their backs and transform for engaging battle action.
Outfit your HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS with a strategic combination of mechanical weapons and armor to outmaneuver rivals, and battle to control the fate of your fleet! These battery powered robots have intelligent battle sensors inside that register damage as the fight rages on. Swap out the armor combinations for epic TRANSFORMERS action!
There are 6 assorted HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS ($9.99) for fans to collect, including:
BUMBLEBEE, CROSSHAIRS, DRIFT, GALVATRON, LOCKDOWN and OPTIMUS PRIME. Two button cell batteries AG13 (LR44) are included with each Warrior. HEXBUG Warriors TRANSFORMERS is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages: 6 years and up. Available Fall 2014 at major retailers nationwide or at http://www.hexbug.com.
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information (in italics) is provided by HEXBUG The views and opinions expressed here are my own.