Product Review – Transformers: Rescue Bots Beam Box

The Transformers: Rescue Bots series is a                                                    BeFunky_download (1).png
spin-off of the main Transformers series
that caters more towards a younger audience.
The series teaches such lessons as nonviolent
conflict resolution, teamwork and cooperation,
friendship, and various other values. The
Transformers: Rescue Bots Beam Box game system
is, at its heart, a video game console system
that allows children from 3 to 7 years old take
control of their favorite Bots and help them
progress through various mini-games.

Let’s take a look at some of the features

The Beam Box console is not like any video game console that has been released to date. It is the first to be specifically designed for preschoolers and toddlers, and its features reflect that. The actual console appears to be a loading dock, and the game cartridges are Transformers robots (as opposed to regular square cartridges). Kids plug their Transformer of choice into the loading dock, hit the loading button on the top to close the gate, and their Transformer gets beamed the television screen! The controller is wireless and consists of only a directional button and a single action button.

How Much?

Since the set is designed for a young audience, Playskool intends for it to be as accessible as possible. With that in mind, the initial console, which includes Optimus Prime, is only $49.99, and each subsequent Transformer is only $6.99.

Things We Like About Beam Box

Kids will find the experience of plugging their favorite Transformer into the loading dock and then watching it appear on the screen amazing, and the all-encompassing simplicity is great. The set hooks up to TVs with ease, and kids will find the learning curve to actually play to be nearly nonexistent.

Things We Did Not Like About Beam Box

It’s hard to find anything to dislike about the set, considering how perfectly it’s designed for younger kids. The only potential problem may be that many parents have been searching for ways to keep their kids off the television instead of making it even more appealing.

Who Would Buy Beam Box?

The Beam Box system can connect to any television, and, while the mini-games are single player, families can make playtime into a group experience with parents side-seat gaming. The average age of gamers has progressively increased, and the majority of video game connoisseurs now have children of their own. Hesitant to expose their kids to the hyper-violent games of today, many of those parents will likely welcome a way to share their love of video games with their kids.


Though none has been announced as of yet, the set will most definitely have a comprehensive warranty to protect against defects and other issues.

Is Beam Box Worth the Money?

Considering the initial investment is only $49.99 for the only video game console system specifically designed for young children, and subsequent games are only $6.99, the answer to this question is a resounding yes!

Where Can I Buy Beam Box?

The Beam Box system will be available at all major toy retailers, both online and physical, across the country, including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and many others!

More Customer Reviews for Beam Box

Despite the fact that the Beam Box system is due to be released in the fall of 2013, customer anticipation is already high. Parents, kids, and video game enthusiasts are excited to discover what lies ahead!

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Filed under: 2013 Toys

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