Transformers Prime Voyager Optimus Prime Review & Pics

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    The much-anticipated "Transformers Prime" toyline is hitting certain shelves at last! And what better way to celebrate than by looking at everyone's favorite Autobot Leader?



    This version of Optimus (like most Voyagers nowadays) is packaged in Robot Mode but I'll start in Vehicle Mode just to keep things clear.

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    Optimus Prime is once again a heavy-duty truck similar to the live-action film series but retaining the more traditional red & blue color pattern. ITs well built, rolls fine & doesn't have any obvious robot-parts trying to hide anywhere which is usually good. The smokestacks are made of a soft almost rubbery plastic and keep falling off when transforming so I might have to fix that later.

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    Robot Mode also retains a majority of traditional "Optimus" effects- the window chest, the wheels behind legs and again the general color layout. I like the more heroic proportions given to Prime here; he's literally built like a fighter.

    Prime Prime's articulation level is very impressive- he has fully mobile knees, rotating legs, a waist joint, wrist joints, and full elbow movement. My ONE complaint is that the shoulder connections (plugging the arms into the Vehicle Mode wheels) aren't quite as solid as they should be- its too easy to pop the arms out while moving.


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    Optimus retains his signature weapons in this release- an Energon Saber & an Ion Blaster. Both weapons fit snugly into Prime's hands but still allow complete articulation in the wrists. The sword is made of the same "Safety" plastic as the smokestacks, which also disappointed me.



    I am already prepared to list Prime Prime in my Top 5 Optimus Designs Ever- great design, fantastic articulation and all-around incredibly fun to play with. Can't remember the last time I actually enjoyed an Optimus this much. Absolutely recommended!

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  2. gtf316

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    Looks good, thank you for the feedback.
     
  3. LightningZERO

    LightningZERO The Alternity

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    Nice...even though the rubber swords look lame
     
  4. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    This reinforces my opinion that these prime toys incredibly over-hyped.

    Thanks for the review, but I see no way this even comes close to BBOP for a voyager. More for u guys!
     
  5. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Suit yourself dude!:D  We are going to have a GRAND time with these awsome figures!:thumb 
     
  6. Heat Guy

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    Cant wait.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Even though it makes BBOP look cheap and unfinished by comparrison.
     
  8. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I'm so jelly I'm jam.

    Good job!
     
  9. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    I've seen the figure in person so I know how awesome it looks. Too bad the pics here are very blurry and don't show any of the awesome details. I will be getting this figure for sure.
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    You're right, this guy is awesome enough to deserve better pics.

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    Truly this Prime will light your darkest hour

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  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    U got him & Bulky from RK?
     
  12. ediblesteak

    ediblesteak Well-Known Member

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    luckily, there'll be plenty of these guys when they come out in retail, so I'm not in that much of a hurry to pick it up when it comes out.

    excellent figure none the less.
     
  13. viper2391

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    that is Voltes-V and not Optimus Prime. Good looking but could be better with some paint apps.
     
  14. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    Can you walk us through the transformation?
     
  15. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Damn that looks good. Would be better with silver trim on the windows but sculpt-wise it looks excellent. Can the sword and gun be stored in vehicle mode?
     
  16. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Here's a shot of Prime with two cannons.

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    And yes, there are two peg holes in truck mode that allow the gun and sword to peg on, but they just sit on the back of the truck like on the deluxe.
     
  17. darthdevious

    darthdevious Destroyer of Worlds

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    The only thing I dislike about him is the unpainted rims...I know what I will be doing once
    I get him.
     
  18. rego0012

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    i hate the see through chest windows (or what you can see through them anyways) but its not enough to keep me from picking him up when he shows up.

    im pleasantly surprised at how much i ended up like the prime toys after getting all the deluxe figures.
     
  19. atilla

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    Nice review. Almost all these prime figures are instabuy!
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Thanks for answering man. Is he as fun to handle as Classics Prime?
     

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