Transformers BotBots Stinkeye Stapleton & Steve From Accounting reviews

Back in the day, the Lost Bots were scattered all over the Transformers BotBots mall. For instance, if you look at the first wing of the mall, you'll find this little misfit down on the ground near the fountain.

Once upon a time (in 2016) the Transformers' official Facebook page introduced two new factions: the Memobots and the Deskcepticons, "Office Bots" who changed into office supplies. It was just an April Fools' Day gag, but one of the Deskcepticons was "Stapletron," a Transformer who changed into a stapler. Who would have believed that only two years later, the concept would become reality thanks to the BotBots? This bright blue stapler is much wider than a real thing would be (unless it's meant to be at 1:1 scale and would only hold about five staples inside it), but the idea remains intact.

BotBots convert very easily. All you have to do here is unfold the legs, and swing the arms down and to the sides.

Stinkeye Stapleton is a tough-as-nails peacekeeper who likes to hold things together and make sure everyone gets along. Don't get on his bad side or he'll give you the dreaded look: the stink eye!

Stinkeye Stapleton has a very cute robot mode. He's broad and squarish, with a black "helmet" around his silver face. His arms and feet are silver, while the majority of his body is the same blue as the altmode, duh. A few black elements break up the body, and there are a sculpted elements to keep him from looking boring. The narrowed eyes and small mouth make him look angry and frustrated - an emotion furthered by the anime-style flare above the left eye. The only articulation here are the balljointed shoulders.

Stinkeye Stapleton is available in a Toilet Troop 5-pack, a Greaser Gang 8-pack, or a Jock Squad 8-pack. If you're trying to get a full collection of Series 1 figures, you'll probably end up with at least two of him.

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9 Responses to Transformers BotBots Stinkeye Stapleton & Steve From Accounting reviews

  1. andy says:

    ugh... more of this crap.

    why isn't there a comment option under last weeks EXCELLANT transformer review? It was nice to see a review of a real transformer. it was a break from these enthusiasm draining entries...

    how about we just drop transformer tuesday if this is all we are gonna get


    these are all the same, better than modern McDonalds transformers, worse than all others (including go-bots, Activators, and big lots knock-offs)

    but thanks for you steadfast efforts in providing content. With no Toy-R-Us to blindly wander through this is often my only incite into what could be there.

    • Ai Muhao says:

      I kind of want to agree with you, but also disagree with you.

      On one hand, I personally don't find the Botshots all that interesting because they're so simple. On the other, they're meant for a different demographic than me, so no skin off my nose. I would likely buy a few for a younger relative, though.

      But about the Thundercracker and Skywarp review, I have to admit that I'm kind weary of them complaining about Hasbro using the G1 cast. I mean, I do get where they're coming from in the "I already have a perfectly good Bumblebee from the last series, why would I need to get another only a couple years later?" sense. On the other, that's where the money is, so I can see why Hasbro goes back to what works.

      But we also have to remember that in a lot of cases they're buying the toys themselves. It's not like they get sent toys by Hasbro or Mattel to review for them, you know? They have every right to complain if they think they aren't getting their money's worth.

      Look at the bright side: Siege, Earthrise and Kingdom have many of the staple characters (e.g. Optimus, Megatron, etc) but they also have new figures of characters not seen in years (e.g. Apeface and Snapdragon), characters who've never had official toys before (e.g. Quintesson Judge and Allicon) and in Kingdom the Beast Wars' cast are coming. Plus, Studio Series Devastator's components are finally all released, so I'm very interested in that review.

      I mean, I just don't click on the Botshots reviews unless, like in this case, the name is just so intriguing I simply have to know. I mean... Stinkeye Stapleton and Steve From Accounting! Just imagine what kind of introdump someone like Simon Furman would've come up with for guys with names like that!

    • Pharmadan says:

      The only thing I agree with you with is that a comment section on the nonblog reviews would be neat... I wonder how feasible that would be?

  2. ridureyu says:

    Steve From Accounting has the greatest name of any Transformer ever. Even better than Hamurai.

    • Harrison says:

      Yo, please keep posting these reviews! Post them on any dang thing you want to! I haven’t bought a Transformer in years and I haven’t bought any new toys since Mattel lost the DC license except for imaginext, but I come to OAFE every day for the insightful, informative, and funny reviews. Please never stop!

  3. Scott says:

    Shape and colours of the staple mode made me think it was some attachment to TLK Sqweeks. 😛

  4. Scott says:

    I ain't sure why I read this Botbot reviews, I have no interest in the toys and I've sorta given up expecting proper Transformer figure reviews here (I only buy Studio Series anyways) but eh these things are kinda amusing.

  5. JJ says:

    Here's hoping they make a red variant named Milton in a nod to "Office Space"!

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