Transformers Voyager Classic Optimus Prime Figure
Transformers Voyager Classic Optimus Prime Figure
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|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Name: Optimus Prime
Series: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye Classics
Release Date: November 2006
Details (Description): The greatest in a long line of AUTOBOT leaders, OPTIMUS PRIME is a beacon of hope to those who suffer under the tyranny of MEGATRON. He is devoted to the defense of weaker creatures, and has dedicated his life to fighting against MEGATRON wherever he goes. He is unwavering in his compassion, which sometimes allows his enemies to take advantage of him, but he is also utterly without fear in the face of overwhelming odds. Where freedom is threatened, he is an unstoppable force, and a mighty defender of justice and right.
|Product Length:||11.0 inches|
|Product Width:||4.0 inches|
|Product Height:||8.0 inches|
|Package Length:||10.8 inches|
|Package Width:||8.0 inches|
|Package Height:||3.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 15 reviews|
Classic Transformers design from the '80s
Optimus Prime is a beacon of hope to those who suffer under the tyranny of Megatron
This awesome Autobot leader changes from robot figure to vehicle and back again
Features a wind vane that becomes an ion blaster and a smokestack that becomes a laser cannon in robot mode
This figure measures 8" tall
|Average Customer Review: ( 15 customer reviews )
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15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Good design and great posability Dec 21, 2006
This is still a bit different than the G1 cartoon where the smoke stacks are on the shoulders, and no wind deflector cover which is new to all trucks anyway, at least not on trucks in the late 80's. But the figure is very anatomically proportional, and joints are mostly flexible, so I can put it in many really cool poses that I can come up with, and it would stand sturdily. Both guns are transformable and integrates into the truck which is a very good design touch. The G1 robots look better staying in the transformed modes, but this one is WAY COOLER to pose in your room/cube in robot mode.
I have to admit not having the trailer box/command center like the original version is a bit disappointing, I feel like I'm not getting my money's worth :-)
Some rotating parts have a distinct clicking sound when moved, makes me reminesce of when I played w/ the older robots as a little kid, and making my own sound while transforming the robots.
This might not be suitable for kids too young because some parts are very stiff and I was afraid if I pull too hard I may break something. Make sure you follow the manual when transforming, until you have the routine memorized.
Overall, this is a very good toy with a moderately complex design, and definitely a keeper for collectors.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Much improved! Feb 08, 2007
By Micah G. Modell
Although I'd love to get my hands on the transformers I grew up with, I feel these new and updated versions are definitely improved. As others have mentioned, they are much more poseable than I remember them having been. Prime's got fully articulated hips, knees, elbows, etc. Great to keep your hands occupied while on long phone calls...
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings... Jul 03, 2007
By Trashcan Ninja
Optimus Prime. The greatest leader in the history of the Autobots. The greatest toy in the history of Transformers? Well... maybe not the VERY best (next to the Masterpiece Prime), but this figure is certainly a very nice addition to anyone's collection at a very affordable price point. Prime stands around 8 inches tall and has excellent detail and articulation. He combines a sweet bot mode with a super sleek vehicle mode for a great overall package of a Transformer. One of the best things about the figure is that all of his weapons store on the figure in both modes; one gun converts into his smokestacks while the other becomes the windsplitter on the roof of the truck. He's a sturdy block of a Transformer; he is very securely constructed and holds his shape well in vehicle mode. Some people have had problems with the panels on the sides of his arms that are the only real bits of kibble leftover from the transformation process, and I'll admit that I wasn't a fan at first (it actually kept me from buying this figure for a long time)... however, I have come to love those panels because they work so well in his alt mode and they can actually be thought of as extra movable armor panels in his bot mode. This Optimus Prime is an excellent Transformer well worth the price!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Everything old is new again Apr 23, 2007
By E. Schwartz
You might be disappointed if you were expecting the exact same thing as the original 1984 Optimus Prime toy (or wanted a trailer for the truck), but this is an updated version of the original character, as opposed to a remake, and is superior in many ways. It is durable, detailed, well-articulated, and fun, especially with the truck parts forming weapons for the robot. I'd recommend it for kids and nostalgic adults alike.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
A great rendition of a classic hero. Roll out! Jan 21, 2011
By M. Ram
I've been collecting retro-styled (Classics/Universe/Generations/Reveal The Shield...and there's more coming!) Transformers lately, but held off on this version of Optimus in favor of IGear's unofficial PP01 Mini Masterpiece Optimus Prime (aka "Faith Leader"). That figure was styled based on his G1 appearance and made for a nice display piece, but it suffered from poor construction and sort of lacked personality.
I ended up going back to get the Classics version - the Henkei (Japanese) release to be exact, which has better paint apps and a chrome grill/bumper (the US/Hasbro release just has gray plastic). It turns out the problems I had with the design (overly long legs, squat torso, arm kibble, strange weapons) don't bother me that much and actually add to his charm. Articulation is excellent (no ball joints, but the ratchets and swivels work well) and allows for creative poses, he's an inch or two taller than the rest of the Autobots and has a real heft when you pick him up, and his alternate/vehicle mode is modernized while taking cues from his classic design. You can set up the wind vane and smoke stacks a few different ways in robot mode - I'm a purist and prefer the basic backpack plus gun, but shoulder cannons or gun plus giant ion cannon are also possibilities.
If you've got the money, look for the unofficial Fansproject G3 Trailer as well - it's a perfect compliment to the figure and has places to store his weapons, display him shooting the combat deck, etc.
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