Optimus Prime - Micron Legend/Armada - Omron

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  1. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime!

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    This time I present another oddity from the short-lived line of Omron prizes: a die cast figure of Optimus Prime (a.k.a. Convoy in Japan)!

    Boxed pics first!

    Front:
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    Side:
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    Back:
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    Other side:
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    Top:
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    No pics of the bottom as it's just solid red (no text or anything)

    Once out of the box, Prime comes in a plastic clam-shell style packaging:
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    And, finally, free of the packaging!

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    For a size comparison, this is a standard "bendy" Prime next to Omron Prime:
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    And just for fun, Prime's counter part, Megatron from the same line:
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    Optimus stands about 3.25 inches tall and is made from solid die-cast metal, to which his weigh will attest. He is surprisingly heavy for such a small figure. Obviously, Optimus does not transform. Optimus is a dull gold in color.

    I've borrowed the following description from the entry for Omron Starscream.

    Omron Entertainment (a child company of Omron Corporation until it was sold off and changed the name to Furyu in 2007) released a series of gaming arcade prize figures and merchandise in 2003. Even though there was a nation-wide TV commercial for the figures, the distribution was bad and not many gaming arcades actually carried these figures.
     
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