The Last Knight Turbo Changer Optimus Prime

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  1. Vertex

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    Having a bit of a Prime time this weekend...so, with no shortage of crappy phone photos, here's a small review of a simple toy for younger children, that also happens to be an Optimus, and so is going up in my Prime line.

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    Here's the tin, and what it says on it.

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    TRUKK NOT MUNKY; haha if he did Two-Step himself down the evolutionary twig and turn into a gorilla despite being advertised as a truck that would have been hysterical.

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    Optimus rolls well in this mode...

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    ...windows one with the hull, so clearly he's transporting vampires again.

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    In Albion we call the trunk the boot; Optimus must be a Brit!

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    "What immortal hand or eye..."

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    Doesn't quite peg together below the grille. Oh well.

    This is how he got into this state...

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    START (unpeg the truck nose from the back of his hips)

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    CHANGE (swing it around to the other side of his body and thrill as his limbs close up)

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    FINISH (peg in the cab and fold the exhaust pipes back up if they've been pushed down)

    (requires a bit of force to unstick him to initiate transformation in either direction. Not sure how kid-friendly this is)

    ...and this is how he was before (Bizarro not do review like this in Bizarro world)

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    Robot mode has quite a lot of detail, somewhat lost in the grey...

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    He has (of course) a gimmick! Pull my finger. No wait I mean press this button...

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    (Poor Optimus, he looks so peeved)

    BATTLE MASK ACTIVATE!

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    Not the same eyes, alas. But suitably warlike, and now his polo-neck resembles two rows of teeth.

    Optimus wants faces. Deny him weapons, and how shall he obtain them?

    *trembles uncontrollably*

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    He has articulation!

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    And you've now seen all of it.

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    Sleek and kibble-free...

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    ...so it's actually quite a good interpretation of his AOE/TLK Movie model.

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    In those terms, at least.

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    Ready to do battle!

    (Am wondering if there are any construct-bot weapons I could get for him, for when TLKRTSVOP wants his gear back.)

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    Compadre comparison.

    Turbo Changer Optimus is precisely what he was meant to be: a straightforward and limited toy for small kids. I thought G1 Runabout was great back then, as well as Topspin and Twin Twist. Is this as great a toy as those were? Well, maybe. You'd have to ask a child. In the meantime, he's a Prime, and that's what I wanted him for. As ever, YMMV. :) 

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    We now return you to dreams of G1!
     
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  2. Diecast G2

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    I got one Saturday and it's absurd how much silly fun these simple guys are. Hasbro puts a lot more effort into designing these than they have to and it shows. Definitely a product you can't judge on appearance alone because it's designed to be fun and played with.