After things like fresh fruit and science equipment, it's nice to see the Transformers BotBots getting back to things that would actually be in a mall (even if we don't get art of it any more). Even if your mall doesn't have a dedicated homegoods store, any big anchor store is likely to have a furniture department that would make a perfect home base for the Home Rangers.
Lamps have been around in one form or another since at least 70,000 BC, but these days we've got a lot better options than soaking some moss in animal fat then sitting it in a shell or hollow rock to burn. This is a simple, unassuming table lamp, a design that could easily have come from the '80s, the '90s, any time at all. It features a grey body with a brass rim near the bottom, and a brass neck holding aloft the ecru shade. You can't look inside to see a lightbulb, though the robot mode will reveal there is one in there - we know sometimes things get re-engineeered as the design process goes along, so do you think the original plan would have left the top of the shade hollow, like a real lamp's?
BotBots no longer come with instructions, so you may miss a step or two of the conversion process here if you don't know what you're doing: split the lampshade and rotate the halves down to the side; raise the body/lower the head, also being sure to pull the lightbulb up out of the top; finally, spread the arms to the sides.
Glam Glare Fancy Flare has the best designs she just can't wait to share! Whenever this interior designer bot thinks of a new pattern she gets de-lighted, she can make any room look united. Sales make her smile, just don't show her a lava lamp because they have no style. If bots need someone to light up a room, she knows just the flowers and their bloom!
It's tough to get the various parts of GGFF's body to line up properly, especially when you start playing around with her - like, the head doesn't want to stay pressed against the body. There's not a huge gap between the body and the feet, either. Her smile is rather silly, but the sculpted details on the inside of the lampshade wings are nice. They give her a feeling of "solidness," for lack of a better word.
Series 5's Glam Glare Fancy Flare is available blind-packed as #21, in a Cardio Clique 5-pack, and a Hibotchi Heats 8-pack - that's one slot in all three product classes!