Hasbro takes a page from Marvel for their new television show Transformers Rescue Bots. They make the Robots in Disguise look cuter and more toddler friendly to grab that audience. It's something toy manufacturers and television producers have been doing for decades. Anybody remember Muppet Babies, Tiny Toons, The Flintstone Kids, or A Pup Named Scooby-Doo?
Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue brings the metallic heroes to the town of Griffin Rock, Maine. Each of the four Transformers take on the forms of a bulldozer, fire engine, helicopter, and police car. Chase, Heatwave, Blades, and Boulder are recruited by Optimus Prime to assist a police chief, firefighter, helicopter pilot, and engineer fight fires, aliens, and other dangers.
The show is perfect for younger children and geared to them. However, most Transformers fans will enjoy the show for what it is. It moves at a quick pace and is entertaining yet simple. Like most animated shows these days, there's a message of some type for kids.
This would fit in perfectly with The Superhero Squad on Saturday mornings. The animation is similar but still has its own flavor mixed with it. It's colorful and fun to look at, which is perfect for its target viewers.
The DVD has six episodes including the pilot, "Family of Heroes." Other episodes featured are "Under Pressure, " "Hotshots," "Flobsters on Parade," "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock," and "Four Bots and a Baby." There are also printable coloring sheets for kids to enjoy.
Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue will keep children and their parents enthralled with 130 minutes of quality family-friendly adventure featuring everyone's favorite robots. Thanks to Shout! Factory, kids who don't have the Hub can enjoy the series now on DVD.