Alternators Optimus Prime (Complete Review) Surprised to see that there doesn't appear to be a feedback thread for this figure yet. Just received mine in from BBTS today and, while I'll write a more detailed review later, some general thoughts: Positive: - A lot more poseable than I'd expected. Has true knees and proper arm articulation. - Probably the best engine gun yet released in the Alternators line. - For all the "he transforms just like a Spychanger!!!" complaints...no. No, he doesn't. The alignment of some pieces at the end is about the same, but there's a lot of intricacies in the arms and legs. The transformation also has some unique twists not seen in the Alt line so far. - Both modes are big and bulky. - The pick-up truck looks nice and it's great to have another non-car alternate mode. Negative: - The gun's great but, like most Alt weapons, it'll fall out of the figure's hand with even a little disturbance of the figure. - There's too much stuff that doesn't connect tightly. The torso doesn't snap together (unless I missed a step somewhere) and just holds in place thanks to gravity. There's a couple of spots they could have added clips, and the chest/crotch plate can be knocked out of alignment while moving the legs. The shoulders also don't lock into place and tend to move on a couple of the transformation joints when the arms are adjusted. - WAY too much kibble on the arms. It doesn't impair the articulation much, but the running boards can get in the way of the hands and parts of the shoulder pads are easy to disrupt. - Vehicle mode has some minor instabilities. On mine, the doors and hood are a bit tough to close. - Parts of the front bumper can pop off during transformation. - Leg joints are a bit loose (I took this out of the box 5 minutes ago); looks like another Alt Grimlock in the making. - Could use some more silver paint applications on the shins and groin in robot mode. - Instructions are severely lacking, as they seem to miss some steps and make others difficult to follow. - This is directed more at Dodge, but what's with a spoiler on a pick-up truck? Overall...meh, it's not bad. I wouldn't say this is the weakest Alternators mold (that 'honour' goes to the Mustang mold still, for the moment), but there's a lot of room for improvement. I'd very slightly recommend it, but be aware of the issues.