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Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Review

Posted on 05-19-2012 at 03:11 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
2005 Boards member Wallas has acquired something very cool via Hasbro's Polish division - an extreme advance release of the upcoming Weaponizer Optimus Prime. This is the one set for release in August this year according to the Hasbro display at Botcon, with a $29.99 pricepoint - check out the video review embedded below to see if it's going to be worth those hard-earned dollars!

Views: 4,809 / Credit: Wallas of the 2005 Boards!
ComicGuy89
Wow, that's pretty early a review! It's rather late so I just managed to catch a bit of it, but really lovely footage and very detailed. I loved that view of the back, at least I know the arms aren't that conspicuous now, at least not as much as I feared. Thanks for this early look!
miscreant
A very thorough review. Just too simplified for me.
Sol Fury
Very very nice! Many thanks for sharing this with us!
Primal Sabbath
Awesome and very thorough review. But the magical backpack world of gimmick on this thing kills it for me. Might just get it to go with my other Primes/Convoys. Do better, Hasbro.
phoenixliger
im not realy bothered by all his faults and the thing that bothers me the most is the light blue that they used on the head and legs. I like his size, i like the detail, theres a better paint apps on him. the weapon gimmic is pretty neat too. also i see a ultra magnus repaint in weaponizer primes future
Knightdramon
Great video, not so great figure. Thanks!!!!
Timothy.R
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Originally Posted by phoenixliger View Post
also i see a ultra magnus repaint in weaponizer primes future
i HIGHLY doubt it.

there is so much ridiculous kibble.. it's ridiculous.

absolutely no thank you.. the only way this thing would come home with me is if someone broke into my car and put it in there.
Thinktank
Neat gimmick, but 'Damn' them legs are lazy. Especially in truck mode.
It's like they just gave up.
Liege Prime
I really appreciate the review!

The figure itself has its ups and downs, but when comparing with other more kid friendly, larger bots, I think this one has a good balance. His legs being hallow is probably the worst part, but at least they maintain good posability, and the gimmick looks actually pretty good. I'm ok with the backpack.

Not necessarily as good as FE Prime, but if this really turns out to be $29.99, I think he will be worth the money.
unicronic
It's an ok figure. But essentially it's all about the deployable shoulder weapons. The shoulder weapons are cool but worth shelling out for a leader price point? Probably not.
Liege Prime
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Originally Posted by unicronic View Post
It's an ok figure. But essentially it's all about the deployable shoulder weapons. The shoulder weapons are cool but worth shelling out for a leader price point? Probably not.
I agree, but leaders, at least in the US, go for $45 now. If this really goes for $30, it's only two thirds the price of a leader. I would certainly feel better getting him for $30.
grayman
Thank you for the excellent review Wallas. I actually like this toy better after seeing the review. It isn't the leader Prime Optimus Prime that we collectors want, but for such a large $30 figure, I'm willing to overlook some flaws. I look forward to getting it and Weaponizer Bumblebee. I wonder if there will be an Arms Micron version?
Wallas
If anything there will be an Arms Matrix version for this, if Takara adds a Matrix compartment that fits behind the chest plates and uses the already existing diode (just blue), it might work.

Also, sorry for not getting any comparisons with Powerizer Prime, but I have not yet received one or bought it, Prime is in Poland some 3 weeks as of now, toywise.

And I wouldn't call him a leader, he's 1/3 lighter and the overall engineering solutions would make him an Ultra at best to me. Seems like Weaponizer will be a whole new class of its own rather than sucessor to Leader.
Liege Prime
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Originally Posted by Wallas View Post
If anything there will be an Arms Matrix version for this, if Takara adds a Matrix compartment that fits behind the chest plates and uses the already existing diode (just blue), it might work.

Also, sorry for not getting any comparisons with Powerizer Prime, but I have not yet received one or bought it, Prime is in Poland some 3 weeks as of now, toywise.

And I wouldn't call him a leader, he's 1/3 lighter and the overall engineering solutions would make him an Ultra at best to me. Seems like Weaponizer will be a whole new class of its own rather than sucessor to Leader.
It does look like it lacks the material and weight (if you can really tell weight by looking) of a leader, but I'm still glad he has good height and articulation. The articulation in particular is what is usually lacking from more play/child oriented figures, so it's nice to see a decent level retained here. He's only really lacking the head range and heals of the voyagers Prime Primes.
Death333
That certainly is a pile of fail.
Roanstalker
Looks ok. The backpack is a mess but understandable. Might get it if it really is 29.99
Feralstorm
Thanks for the review. Looks like some fun features, though this is a special TF toy where "don't look at it from the back" applies to BOTH modes.
GAUGE
First thing my wife said is WTF, He has a Penis?

I have to agree, I now can't unsee it at all, it's very off putting.

And I hope to god Hasbro fixes that somehow before the final release state-side.

Because I can totally see mothers having a field day with it.

Especially if he's displayed in the box in Robot Mode.

All kids are gonna do is point and go mommy he's got a red pee-pee and they will shriek in horror.
Tiller
Like the size, but I think that's the first time cab kibble has ended up on Optimus's ass. Truck mode looks like they just gave up on the back, and the kibble in robot mode is understandable, but still way too much. At least the gimmick is pretty damn cool (for once), its accurate enough, and the transformation is very different from what we have gotten before.
f-primusunicron
the gimmick is not that bad, the poseability is good, front of the vehicle looks great and the size is ok, but, come on, what the hell with hollow the legs, and exposed arms in vehicle mode, the fake chest, the supremely simplistic transformation and the enormous backpack, and that half the vehicle is just the gimmick, one that is not accurated and doesnt fit the character in any way, and while the gimmick is kinda cool is nothing we really need, and there is not possible to compare it to the movie voyager, i mean, it has a big backpack but not THAT big
Liege Prime
It is a shame that all he really need is one hinged panel on each leg that goes over those gaps and he would have been much more appealing. I still will get him at $30, but somehow I can't see stores selling him that low at that size.
FMA1987
I love this figure a little sad about the legs but i love it esp for 30.00 dont know if every store will sell it for that being that Powerized Voyagers are selling at 26.00 at Toys R US i mean serious Hasbro
l0ckd0wn
Utter garbage... I'm so disappointed. Hoping a 3rd party does a leader size mold rip of FE prime.
Liege Prime
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Originally Posted by FMA1987 View Post
I love this figure a little sad about the legs but i love it esp for 30.00 dont know if every store will sell it for that being that Powerized Voyagers are selling at 26.00 at Toys R US i mean serious Hasbro
Yeah, if Voyagers are going for $23-$30, I find it hard to see this going for only $30.
Grimlockimus
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Originally Posted by Liege Prime View Post
Yeah, if Voyagers are going for $23-$30, I find it hard to see this going for only $30.
Only at TRU though, well, Shopko too, but regardless of that, most retail stores will keep the prices Hasbro has set up for them, it helps them make more sales that way.

And as for TRU, they typically don't sell many Prime toys unless they're new releases and hard to find, but the TRU by me is loaded with 3 spots full of Voyagers, and 8 pegs of Deluxes, which will never sell quickly.

To me, the Weaponizers will be $30-$33 at Walmart, Target, and K-mart, while $40-$48 at TRU and Shopko.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
A very thorough review. Just too simplified for me.
this. i mean this is more for younger collectors to get them involved in collecting the line, obviously. but neat review nonetheless.
Liege Prime
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Originally Posted by Grimlockimus View Post
Only at TRU though, well, Shopko too, but regardless of that, most retail stores will keep the prices Hasbro has set up for them, it helps them make more sales that way.

And as for TRU, they typically don't sell many Prime toys unless they're new releases and hard to find, but the TRU by me is loaded with 3 spots full of Voyagers, and 8 pegs of Deluxes, which will never sell quickly.

To me, the Weaponizers will be $30-$33 at Walmart, Target, and K-mart, while $40-$48 at TRU and Shopko.
I don't know, for the most part that all sounds true, but Targets around me have marked their voyagers up, some have them up to $30. Regardless, when I see this guy, if he's around $30 I will get him. He just doesn't seem worth $40 or more.
jessimoos
even with the extra money, hasbro still cant make a TFP optimus better than the FE.

hasbro! just put the FE prime on the shelves!
pack it with the revealers weaponizer gun thing, whatever, just mass release it!
SPLIT LIP
That gimmick works really well. A not bad robot mode, too. Pretty good.
Wallas
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
A very thorough review. Just too simplified for me.
You mean the toy or the review?
megatroptimus
Very cool toy. Just missing voice clips!

I think some people don't understand this is not an attempt at a gimmicky leader class toy, but an attempt at a transforming Stealth Force toy. So the cheats are pretty excusable.
DJCHARTERS
This toy is a definate not buy for me now. The truck mode rear end is horrendous as is the back pack. Its things like that which has ultimately put me off collectiong prime.
Bountyan
dat backpack
Solrac333
Very good and thorough review. The figure is just terrible. Gimmicks kills figures. I can just picture the meeting going like this, "The front half looks GREAT! Um...what about the back half?" "Who cares? It's for kids." "You're right, kids are stupid. They won't care."
Soundbytes
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Originally Posted by GAUGE0001 View Post
First thing my wife said is WTF, He has a Penis?

I have to agree, I now can't unsee it at all, it's very off putting.

And I hope to god Hasbro fixes that somehow before the final release state-side.

Because I can totally see mothers having a field day with it.

Especially if he's displayed in the box in Robot Mode.

All kids are gonna do is point and go mommy he's got a red pee-pee and they will shriek in horror.
I was just going to post the same thing!
CelticMutt
Frankly, I'd rather get the Powerizer version than this. And the Powerizer doesn't exactly look all that great itself.
unicronic
I'd much rather see that spinning weapon gimmick reserved for Cyberverse vehicles / playsets.
PrimusVsUnicron
smexy
Snake_eyes1975
That has to be one of the most in depth reviews ive ever seen. Spectacular job showing us what this is all about.

If the price point is really $30, then its not bad at all. I suppose Hasbro may be thinking about a large TF with a lower price point with all the DOTM leaders clogging shelves.

That said, This is really not for me. This really looks like a GOOD kids toy to be played with. Does nothing for me for display, or just to sit and TF back and forth.

I find no interest, but I REALLY think kids will dig this, and if its really IS a lower price point, then Hasbro may have a winner here.

Leaders are dead. Thats the one thing that bothers me.

Once again, GREAT in depth review.
Triple Melter
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Originally Posted by GAUGE0001 View Post
First thing my wife said is WTF, He has a Penis?

I have to agree, I now can't unsee it at all, it's very off putting.

And I hope to god Hasbro fixes that somehow before the final release state-side.

Because I can totally see mothers having a field day with it.

Especially if he's displayed in the box in Robot Mode.

All kids are gonna do is point and go mommy he's got a red pee-pee and they will shriek in horror.
If it is packaged in robot form it would be displayed weapons out.
optronix72
This may be the Nemesis Prime of my collection..........(unless one gets produced), Cool fig imo.
Snake_eyes1975
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Originally Posted by GAUGE0001 View Post
First thing my wife said is WTF, He has a Penis?

I have to agree, I now can't unsee it at all, it's very off putting.

And I hope to god Hasbro fixes that somehow before the final release state-side.

Because I can totally see mothers having a field day with it.

Especially if he's displayed in the box in Robot Mode.

All kids are gonna do is point and go mommy he's got a red pee-pee and they will shriek in horror.
One thing is for certain...Im fairly confident some witty TF Fan will give this a nickname that will stick with it for eternity.

Cockimus Prime.

Optimus Pecker.

PeePee Prime.




PeePee Prime.....Im going with that for now. Has a nice ring to it.


Behold....


PeePee Prime







.
micky24
if i have money and this one is on sale im going to buy and repaint this into ultra bagnus
Switch625
Review summed up my thoughts very well. Some parts look good, others look flat out awful. I'll stick with my First Edition. Easy pass.
amethysted
Your review was awesome!

An from an American point of view, your accent kinda sounds robotic. I was cracking up, man.

Such a great, well thought out review of an aweful Transformer.

Thank you!!!

Can you get any more TFP figures?
MechanovaKing
-So it's kind of good. It's almost really damn cool.
-Has a gimmick that's not as intrusive as other but still noticeable.
-Some parts are really cool others are hollow and look kind of rushed.
-It's design is weird but you'll be able to get into.
-It's meant for kids but us long time fans want it to be meant for us. And there a little bit of effort in the direction but not enough.


This is a PERFECT toy for Transformers Prime. The toy and cartoon show have the same review.



I enjoyed the review thou It feel well thought through.
Snake_eyes1975

By tadave79 at 2011-06-02

HE SAID ULTRA BAGNUS!!



By tadave79 at 2012-05-19


LMAO...



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Wallas
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Originally Posted by amethysted View Post
Your review was awesome!

An from an American point of view, your accent kinda sounds robotic. I was cracking up, man.

Such a great, well thought out review of an aweful Transformer.

Thank you!!!

Can you get any more TFP figures?
According to some ref sound boards I'm using Southern British Formal accent. I generally aim for British accent, which is definitely different from what you're probably used to.

Got two Cyberverses and two FE Deluxe (whose Polish reviews are up as of now for some reference WRW - First Edition Starscream - Transformers Prime polska recenzja zabawki PL - YouTube)

Might redo them in English should there be a demand for it

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Originally Posted by Triple Melter View Post
If it is packaged in robot form it would be displayed weapons out.
Actually its packed in a way that allows you to both deploy the gatlings and then rewind them back into the back pack while inside the box to show how Weaponizer works. That and the box promotes deployed attack modes as stand alone modes, so they sell him as a quad-changer.

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