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Legend Class TF Generations Optimus Prime & Roller

Hasbro releases this set as a part of Thrilling 30 Transformers. This Optimus Prime has a design taken from IDW comics of their own G1. This set not only gives Optimus but also Roller, in form of a SUV, which is a triple-changer. I have to say this is a sweet deal although Roller is not a mobile drone anymore. I don’t mind as long as the playability of this set is great. Also, while the box said this set (especially for Optimus Prime) is legend class, but the size is actually for commander class (a little bit bigger than common scout / legend class we used to know). For me, that’s a good decision because now I can pose him together with other Cyberverse Prime’s figures.

Optimus Prime in vehicle mode is quite good, but I am really curious about why no smokestacks there. I feel a big truck without smokestacks is a minus point for me. It looks good but feels unrealistic for me.

Transforming Optimus from vehicle into robot mode is pretty generic but solid as those who are familiar with Optimus Prime conversion mechanism will have little to zero problem. And unlike previous legend class G1 Optimus Prime, we have no fake grills anymore (hurray!!!). And here we have IDW’s incarnation of G1 Optimus Prime.

Optimus in robot mode feels like an update version of old-good G1 Optimus Prime with modern touch. The chest part reveals Autobots logo and the shoulder parts can be expanded. It’s trivial but cool anyway.

This Optimus has good-range of articulations for its size. It has joints on vital points (head, shoulders, elbows, waist, knees) which are very satisfying, even better than Cyberverses’ counterpart.

As for Roller itself in vehicle mode, a good-in scale SUV to be compared with Optimus in size. Optimus’ ion blaster can also be attached here. Well, I like this Roller, looks cute but deadly at the same time. Robot mode? Hmmm, not too shabby but I feel vehicle mode is better (contrary to Optimus Prime now). How about blaster mode? It sucks, seriously. I’m not convinced enough that Roller in blaster mode is actually a kind of weapon. But there’s no room for me to complain regarding the size of this toy.

Roller as blaster makes Optimus top-heavy. No, it’s not teribble, but not that great either. Still, having a big blaster makes this set worth the value. I like it so much, the playability of this set is great.

This set has two undocumented features which surprised me a lot. Roller can be attached at the back of Optimus’ truck mode and (this one is sweet sweet sweet feature) Roller can be attached to Optimus in robot mode to become its jetpack, complete with long blaster. What a feature! Yes, maybe it’s just my imagination, but this small feature makes me appreciate this set a lot. Does it make Roller a quadruple-changer?

This set is a must have. I have nothing to complain, has great features, solid transformations, lots of playabilities, and satisfying gimmick. Get it!

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Revoltech 019 Convoy / Optimus Prime

Transformers figure without transforming gimmick is a strange case. Without it, what is the best thing to offer? The answer is rather simple: good-range articulations!

In the past, G1 Optimus Prime or Convoy toys merely about conversion between truck mode and robot mode. While the truck is somehow accurate, the robot mode suffered poor articulations. The figure is not poseable, even almost a brick. Fortunately, toys mechanism developed greatly as we have Masterpiece Optimus Prime with great looking truck and poseable robot.

But, in a strange twist, previously there was a non-transforming Optimus Prime with satisfying articulations. It wasn’t Hasbro or Takara that created such great figure. Kaiyodo produced this as the 19th entry of their Revoltech figure, licensed by Takara, called Cybertron Commander Convoy.

This figure is amazing. Convoy is sculpted in a very good proportion. Convoy or Optimus Prime looks very very cool. Kaiyodo translated the greatness of Optimus Prime commanding Autobots with great details. There are so many possibilities posing this figure as it has Revoltech joints to accommodate the poseabilities.

This figure gives hand replacements for specific poses, ion blaster, and Matrix of Leadership. My only complain? It’s too bad they didn’t include energon axe as the accessory. Instead we have a useless Matrix of Leadership for no purposes at all. Also, it didn’t include any stand base which is actually necessary for such figure. Other than that, I am so happy to finally get this rare item. It was released in 2007 and I didn’t this figure back at that time when it was still cheap.

On a funny note, although this figure is very poseable, I love to pose him standing without much articulated movements there. I don’t know, I just love posing him this simple.

This figure is a must for Optimi collectors. Kaiyodo done the job well!

Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime (KO)

Another Optimus Prime collection, and this one is the smallest ever.

I thought legend class is already small enough but this one deserve the name smallest because it’s so small, not only this is the smallest Transformers figure I own, it’s the smallest mecha figure I collect.

Year 2009, I saw this figure (original Takara version) when there was Transformers toys exhibition in a local mall (I wasn’t in my hometown. It was the time when I was still studying for my master degree in Jakarta), and I just love this one. It’s very small yet retains all gimmicks from the original toy (G1 Optimus Prime). But I heard at that time, Smallest Transforming Transformers Optimus Prime (mistakenly called World Smallest Transformers or WST), until now, is a rare figure and expensive as hell. So getting the original toy is an impossible task for me who always put budget issue first when buying toys.

Then, I heard there is knock-off version of this STT Optimus Prime made by HeeroToysMaker and my friend can import this one. But I have to wait almost one month because the delivery went nowhere until it finally arrives. So here it is, STT Optimus Prime.

Vehicle mode, it’s Peterbilt truck with trailer, the iconic alt form of G1 Optimus Prime. I have nothing to complain, in fact, it’s the strongest feature of this figure rather than its robot mode.

The trailer can be opened up and we have everything here. Repair module with tiny winy Roller. Repair module can be moved although it is limited. And strangely, this figure gives two ion blasters, one for Roller and one for Optimus himself. I don’t know why but that’s a great addition. Yes, Roller needs that blaster because the size is so small, it needs something significant.

Transforming the truck into robot mode is very very difficult……not.

This is Optimus Prime in his smallest G1 incarnation. I have nothing to complain also. Expecting articulations? No, everything that we need from this kind of figure is already there. Why need articulations for such small figure?

For Optimus-fetish, this is hard to resist. And this is funny for me, after buying the biggest Optimus Prime Masterpiece (yeah, MP-10, the biggest of my collection, not MP-4 which is even bigger) I got the smallest counterpart. Overall, as a knockoff toy, HeeroToysMakers really get the job well. I like it and I have no complain at all. It’s so rare that I don’t complain the figure.

Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2012 Toys R Us Exclusive

This is Hasbro version, not MP-10 Takara Tomy, and as far as I can say, Hasbro version is better.

This is my ultimate wishlist in collecting Transformers figures. To think that finally I can get this one is truly an achievement for me. This is one of the best if not “the best” G1 Optimus Prime ever made, surpassing previous MP-1 or MP-4 releases. Did I ever said that Classic  Optimus Prime / Henkei Convoy can surpass this quality. Let me correct it myself, nothing that can surpass this figure. This expensive, premium, high quality, ridiculous complete gimmicks, of Masterpiece Optimus Prime.

Optimus Prime in his original incarnation, G1, is an amazing figure. This release gives us the figure, the trailer, roller, small Spike Witwicky figure, and weapons to add maximum values of playing. It’s the complete Transformers features ever done in one figure. It’s so complete that I might be missing several features that I have documented for this review. I’m so sorry if my review is not enough, until now I am still amazed how this figure surpassed my expectations. Even I have difficulties taking pictures of everything not because the figure itself, it’s just me who is being biased all the time and couldn’t concentrate well.

Getting this figure is a dramatic experience for me. There are so many people, until now. still targeting this Toys R Us exclusive. Check eBay and see the price of this figure if you don’t believe me.

What Optimus Prime would be without his trailer. Damn, this figure is very very very beautiful in vehicle mode. A semi truck with trailer based on Kenworth K100, this figure by far is the best representation of G1 Optimus Prime, better than any others. Thank you Hasbro, you just made so many fans happy and this release is worth the price (even cheaper than Takara Tomy MP-10 version). Just look at vehicle mode without considering other things here and there you have a big bad boy replica of semi truck.

The trailer itself has a lot of features. From repair module, weapon storage, Roller, ramp, hitches to stand the trailer without the truck, even the side-stands (to hold the trailer when opened) has automechanism. Lots of details here, just look at the mold. Whoever the designers are, they just made a masterpiece, hence the name.

The trailer can be opened (just like G1 original toy) and we have repair module. This trailer can store the weapon, extend the claw, Spike figure can be attached on the module itself. Oh man, so many features only from the trailer. Also, the module can be put outside the trailer by revealing small parts on both sides (check the photo later).

Optimus in his vehicle mode without a trailer is still great. A believable semi-truck, no robot kibble parts can be seen. The chrome on gas tank, smokestacks, tires, and the grill make this truck mode is a fantastic replication of Kenworth K100 ever. It also has side mirrors on both sides which are not that necessary but still add more values to this figure. Too bad, I forgot to unfold both. Also not to forget, the tires on this truck (and also the trailer) are rubber tires, not plastic. Spike can be attached here as well, though it’s strange to attach him by opening the window rather than the door. Still, having Spike drives the truck adds realism to the figure.

Transforming the figure is very complicated. To make it worse, I don’t have any instruction manual at all. I have checked the box but still nothing can be found. Luckily, the progress of transformation is your generic Optimus Prime G1 that is predictable. We still have fake grill, twisting torso, and twisting hands.

Optimus Prime arise!

In robot mode, Optimus Prime looks sleek, proportional, straight from G1 cartoon-esque. No kibble, and no vehicle parts can be seen. Ion blaster is stored at his backpack and can be unfold easily by pressing the white button on the blaster and voila, that menacing blaster is ready to arm Optimus.

Oh my, this figure is highly poseable. So many articulation points available here. What a great representation of Optimus Prime ever. Beside that Ion Blaster, it does come with energon axe that easily can be attached to his right hand. It looks cool.

Open the chest compartment and there it is, Matrix of Leadership which is made from die-cast metal. No Autobot is better to hold it except Optimus, not even Hot Rod. That matrix can be taken out but I rather not bother it.

On an interesting note, Prime’s head sculpt is better in Habro version. This one does have his eyes painted while Takara version doesn’t. And I think this kind of head sculpt makes Optimus look younger (?). I like this kind of sculpt better.

Combine both Optimus with his trailer and then we have repair base. Nice way to display the figure if it is not in vehicle mode.

Now, we come to Roller. It looks very cool, solid, and better than Takara version in my opinion. I like to have Roller in blue rather in silver. Spike can be inserted here together with Ion Blaster. And one neat feature that answers our curiosity about where Optimus’s trailer went if he transformed. Roller can be attached to the trailer too just like Optimus Prime. That’s a great feature needed for this release. Roller’s functionality is crucial to Optimus Prime.

Overall, this figure is fantastic times millions but not perfect in every senses. Some of the chrome parts of my figure are already torn because of my carelessness. Luckily my brother told me this can be solved easily by adding chrome nail polish. Also, when in vehicle mode, both feet can’t be pegged unless the trailer is attached. But if the trailer is attached, the gas can now that can’t be pegged because of it. Oh Hasbro, why you miss this one quality flaw? But never mind, The value of this figure is so high that makes me forget about the flaw.

But, this figure is deserved to be a masterpiece. Complete gimmick, great design, satisfying mechanism, this figure is just great great geat. I feel my journey is completed. Let me warn you this straight, the price of this release is currently skyrocketting (as other MP figures also), so if you can grab this, GRAB IT WITHOUT HESITATION!

Legend Class G1 Optimus Prime

This is 2012 release (not Reveal the Shield line-up) of Legend G1 Optimus Prime which also gives Motorbreath’s sword as accessory for this figure. Yes, this one is redeco of Motorbreath which also a redeco of previous Rts Legend Optimus Prime. Unlike that previous ugly, painful, worst, deluxe class G1 Optimus Prime I have reviewed, this figure heals my heart with its cute but powerful attire.

This is the truck that we are familiar with. Optimus Prime in his glorious red-blue truck, and looks very cool. Stays true to the truck mode we know. It has fake wheels which I don’t care but might be annoying for some people. Motorbreath’s sword can be attached at the roof of the vehicle though I find it useless.

Transforming this small figure is easy, less than five steps. And here he is, Optimus Prime!

I have two minor issues which are forgivable for a legend class figure. Optimus looks deformed, not that proportional but still it’s way too visible. The other issue is that this Optimus doesn’t have knee articulations at all. Hasbro could make it but I’m okay if he doesn’t have knee joints that make this figure less poseable. It’s ironic considering he has good ball joints on his shoulder and elbow. The rest after that is maximum satisfaction. I love this figure a lot. It’s simple, small, cute, but still retains the charisma of Autobots’ leader. I don’t use that sword for this figure because it’s not for Optimus. I don’t care that he is not that poseable, I love this figure no matter how flawed he is.

Still, this is Optimus Prime in a small size. I do wish some third parties could make trailer for him because he lacks of trailer to add more values. Other than that, I am so happy finally I got this figure after more than six month of online hunting. It’s cheap but valuable, a must figure to be collected by any Transformers fans.

Deluxe Class Classic G1 Optimus Prime

By far, I think this is the worst Optimus Prime figure I have, far worse than RiD Voyager Prime Optimus Prime. I bought this in loose condition, and judging from the mold, this is actually Classic line-up of Deluxe G1 Optimus Prime since the blaster’s color is black (not blue from Special Edition release). I have so many complaints from this figure as I feel this figure is made from hell. Indeed, my friend once told me to avoid this figure, and he was right.

Truck mode is ugly, very very very ugly! Even my knock-off Robot Masters Optimus Prime is much better than this one. I am speechless seeing how ugly the truck mode is.

Transforming this figure is easy as I don’t need instruction manual at all when transforming it for the first time. It has nice lock mechanism but I feel the progress is very plain, generic, and not challenging at all for a deluxe class figure.

This figure has “gangster gun” (Tommy gun ala gangster or mafia) which is not bad but not accurate with the show.

Optimus Prime in robot mode looks quite better after that painful truck mode. Coincidentally I feel it’s almost similar to my KO RM Optimus Prime. Very similar in physical resemblance although KO version is oversized. Head sculpt is pretty bad, far from Optimus we know. The swivel joint in his torso is way too loose (for spinning gimmick which also one of my complaints too) so I have difficulties posing this figure. I have no idea if there is a way to lock it but maybe it’s already broken (since I bought it loose). And that spinning gimmick is stupid as I never see Optimus doing that ridiculous spinning punch. I don’t want to cover that gimmick because I hate it so much. Also I hate the paint jobs for this figure. It’s done half-heartedly.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t execute great pose, its articulations are the best point as I have little to no problem at all posing this figure.

Oh my, this figure is bad and technically is not worth to be collected. Just for the sake of me as Optimus-fetish to complete my collection. This is the time when I should have that premium expensive Masterpiece Optimus Prime, but when I can afford to buy it?

Update:
After a twist of turn, somehow I managed to buy Masterpiece Optimus Prime ^^a

Some Transformers Knock Off

These are Transformers knock off (or in Indonesia, we use to call it KW) I found in my local toy stores. Just don’t ask for the quality, as knock off figures or bootleg, these all are horrible. Cheap plastic, wrong color accuracy, incomplete gimmick, all found in these figures.

1. Legend Class Galaxy Convoy / Optimus Prime from Transformers Cybertron

I can’t help but wonder, why the body part must be blue, not red? And considering this is from legend class, the figure doesn’t have the firetruck trailer. Not a bad looking figure but this one is a great thing to be customized. I was surprised to put this figure side by side with my own DOTM Cyberverse Optimus Prime (not pictured), both are on the same size. I thought Cyberverse Commander size is quite bigger than Legend class, but then I was wrong. Overall, a nice bootlegged figure to be displayed on cabinet.

2. Classic Bumblebee (redeco of Cybertron’s Hot Shot)

The size is actually a misfit, as I can’t figure out what size-class is this. I knew this was Bumblebee after searching the toy database and found it to be a redeco of Hot Shot but the size of this figure is nowhere from Legend class. But I realize this is the perfect scale to be displayed. Wrong colors here and there, particularly on his head. He is perfect in vehicle mode, but the robot mode? Just keep it as a vehicle, and you will know why.

3. Robot Conversions G1 Convoy (Robot Masters Knock Off)

Previously I watched several G1 episodes, mainly the important ones such as The Return of Optimus, More than Meets the Eye, and even The Transformers Movie (1986), and I was wondering if I ever find at least a knock off G1 Optimus Prime. Well, my wish is half granted with this ridiculous name called Robot Conversions. Again, strange size here. Although originally Robot Masters are small size toyline, this one is huge. I can predict that this one is on Voyager Class size. What kind of drug the maker of this bootlegged figure has taken? The size is big enough for me to buy it. Other than wrong color weapon, cheap plastic, and other complaints, I found that this figure looks nice on the shelf.

4. I Have no Idea What Figure is This

Can somebody identify this one? This one looks good and poseable, too bad I have no references about this one.

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