"But if you already knew what the toy was like, why are you complaining about it now," asks someone who doesn't understand how reviews work. "Why did you even buy it?" I bought it because it's the only toy of a major character, and because Walmart had all their on sale for $2 off. It was the first time I'd seen him - despite the fact that the assortment number on the packaging is the same as the mass market toys, and the number of people who managed to spot this figure at Target, all the Stinger toys are exclusive to Walmart. Seriously, in the world of toy exclusives, WM's just trumped them all. To have the exclusive rights to an entire character? That's just nuts! It may also explain why the other versions of Stinger are just repaints, but not why Hasbro didn't make a toy of him for the real line.
Stinger is a repainted RotF Sideways. Kind of awful that we still don’t have a real Stinger toy. I’m still confused about whether we are getting one at all. A Walmart two pack with Bumblebee was announced, but I don’t know if that was Deluxes of One Step Changers. This is okay, but it does not even vaguely resemble Stinger.
Thanks to Takara we finally have a real Stinger toy, as pathetic as it is. Please read my review of . I’m only going to talk about the new paint job.
How depressing. Stinger is not a bad toy. His vehicle mode is very cool and pretty accurate. His robot mode has a lot of molded detail. The only problem is that he’s a One Step Changer. This would not be as much of a problem if we were getting a real Stinger toy, but as of now that does not seem likely. It seems that he is packed into One Step Changer Series 2 Cases that Walmart is getting in, unlike most exclusives that are shipped in their own cases. This could make him hard to find, but also explains how some of these shoed up at Target a while ago.
|Release Date||July 2014 (2014)|
|Size Class||One Step Changer|
|Filed Under||AOE One Step Changers|
|Additional Toy Info |
Toy revealed when a list of upcoming product was accidentally posted on Hasbro's customer services website.
While he was stickered up as a Walmart exclusive, Stinger was also sighted multiple times at Target (complete with "only at Walmart" sticker)