What can I say…had fun with the special effects…anyway…With the new chapter in Prime we get a new Prime! Watch the show to see how it happened, but we get a new upgraded Optimus for this season! But is the toy worth getting? Well as you know…you just have to keep reading…
Prime’s alt mode is this beast of a truck. We return to the flat nosed cab. There is an implied sort of trailer look with the side armor, but it is all a single piece. The weapons peg on, and of course you can put others on instead or Arms Microns.
The armor deploys to wings for a flight mode! I love this because we haven’t had a flying Prime in truck mode since Galaxy Force/Cybertron! And that was one of the best Prime designs ever I have to say. Also, this is a light figure…as he just sits on a stand with no issues. Still he has a good size to him.
Now I have to say with the armor he is kind of a shell former…sort of. He has a fantastic transformation, don’t get me wrong, but the arms are just there. The hands don’t even fold in, which I found odd. But the armor just covers them up. *shrug* that is probably my second nitpick of this guy.
Optimus is a big boy now! This far outshines the PRID version we had before on many levels.
He has fully jointed arms and legs, and even a waist swivel! Though be warned, this sucker was tight at first. I almost thought I was going to snap him first time twisting him.
Prime is showing his battle face as well, which comes to my major nit pick…For battle Prime should have a closed plate. It was like that in the movies, Animated, and even back to Galaxy Force. Rumors are abound for a new head and I think you can find a shape a way add on as well. Still, he does have a nice grimace.
Now one of the bigger complaints I have heard on him is his hollow chest. Ok, yes, it is pretty much empty…BUT there is a reason for it!
This is where his front wheels tuck in! I love this, because this just makes the kibble go bye bye!
And finally the armor/wings cover the wheels and they are just a memory…
Accessory time!!! Oh I have missed saying that for a transformer review…we have two missile pods and the star saber! I love the sword, it is a nice light saber green and is all detailed (though I still ordered two more Dr. Wu swords from Captured Prey…well…I like weapons). The missiles are spring loaded and can open up like a cross bow as well.
A cool use for the pods are as booster rockets if you want him to go wing to wing against Starscream or a jet vehicon.
Or they can be weapons for dog fighting…
And finally just some good old fashioned cannons. Now gripe 3…Prime should have is rifle, not twin destruction…but you can just give him Voyager Prime’s gun if you want…me?
I gave him an Axe of course lol.
All in all Beast Hunters Optimus Prime is a damn good toy. High play value, high display value and a well made toy. Yes a little light, but I think he more than makes up for that in design. If you skipped on Voyager (don’t blame you if you did) don’t miss out on this guy. Like Predaking we are going to get an even BIGGER version to be this guy, but bigger doesn’t always mean better.