TF Prime Cyberverse Optimus Maximus

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  1. pingth

    pingth Autocon

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    Here's a pictorial review of the TF Prime Cyberverse Optimus Maximus.

    In Battle Roller mode, the huge gun can be pegged onto the centre of the chest piece to form something like a canon. Pictures of its front, side and rear view in Battle Roller mode:

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    The transformation is no brainer simple, just untab and straighten up the legs and reveal the head / face. Pictures of its front, side and rear view in robot mode:

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    When you straighten the legs to unveil robot mode or bend the legs to become the battle roller, the electronics will produce some noises. Also there are 2 buttons on each the shoulders, when pressed will produce some "firing" noises and LEDs light up.

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    The box says it is able to contain 9 cyberverse figures. Here are some close up pictures of the bays/platforms to house the cyberverse figures:

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    One thing to note is that the 3 missles on its right shoulder are not on spring mechanisms, they can be fired but have to be done in a "manual" manner.

    And here's a picture of the cyberverse figures on Battle Roller mode:

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    And a picture of cyberverse Bumblebee housed in the right shin of the robot firing "canon":

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    And a close up picture of Optimus Prime in the command post / chest of this huge robot:

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    And a couple more pictures of the cyberverse figures with Optimus Maximus in robot mode:

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    Conclusion:

    This piece of toy lacks articulation and overly simple for its price point, hence I cannot recommend it. It has got a nice head scuplt though. We don't know if Optimus Maximus will actually appear in the TF Prime show at all but the reason I am buying this piece is mainly cos the completist in me says buy it, and I guess it can serve as a form of nice robot housing for the cyberverse figures, it says on the box that it can contain up to 9 cyberverse figures and if I am to squeeze hard enough, probably 11 cyberverse figures. The other thought on my mind is also that if I can use this Optimus Maximus to house 11 or so cyberverse in its robot mode, it can save me some cabinet space and it is not a bad piece of thing to display, with all the other cyberverse figures all around at different portions of the entire robot.
     
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  2. quegon

    quegon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the review Ping. =)

    I still think the toy sucks but that's no fault of yours. Thumbs up.
     
  3. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Does the head turn?
     
  4. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Too bad about the lack of articulation. I was really excited for it, too. I'll still get it, but it'll probably stay in base mode all the time.

    I forsee that head will be used on so many customs...
     
  5. pingth

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    No, the head cannot turn.
     
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    It's cool that Hasbro is trying new things, but man is that thing an abomination.
     
  7. vm-01

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    If he could at least split up into smaller vehicles that the cyberverse figures could use it would be way better.
     
  8. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    My son will LOVE this.
     
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    I can't believe I actually wanted this at one point. Great review anyways.
     
  10. AU Chevy

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    What is the price of this?
     
  11. Mechafire

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    I still want it. :eek: 
     
  12. Thelonicon

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    The vehicle mode looks sort of nice from the side, but then when you look at it from the front and back it just looks like a sitting Optimus Prime that is full of holes. It is a shame that the first new mold base bot we've gotten in I don't know how long is so sloppily done.
     
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    Thanks for the review and pics! I was excited for this thing back when it was first revealed...but later I noticed the cost-cutting based scaffolding-like nature of the sculpt and the unforgivable lack of articulation. It's a shame really, I can see a lot of potential in the thing. Oh well. What could have been...
     
  14. vm-01

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    To be fair it's not that much worse than Grandus.
     
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    I want it. But in different colors. Thanks for the review!
     
  16. mechfiend

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    can you take some pics of just the gun? does it fit in rid voyager prime's hand?
     
  17. ChaosLordX

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    Got megatron now i need 8 vehicons to aid in piloting the massive thing
     
  18. Shin Densetsu

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    So much potential, killed by making this thing hollow and gimmicked out. Thanks for the review, but I will be passing on this.
     
  19. Flexx Ark

    Flexx Ark Cyberverse Completionist

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    Anything related to Prime Cyberverse means I'm in, but this is definitely one of their weakest efforts so far. The deceptions need something equivalent to this in terms of size (not quality).
     
  20. Heavynova

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    Now that I think about it...I would have been all over this as a kid. It kinda feels like a throwback to all the old 80's and early 90's toys that we had, with it's blocky design and whatnot. It's just a little more modernized.

    I'm kinda diggin' this guy now, might pick one up...
     

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