Before Optimus, before the Matrix, before Prime…there was…Pax. Orion Pax, the idealist, the archivist, just an ordinary bot. He has been in the g1 cartoon, comics, but never a true toy form (E-Hobby doesn’t count!) until now. This is the first of the “thrilling thirty” deluxe I have gotten, so let’s see how this line is holding up!
Orion is a cybertronian truck, and I have to say a handsome one at that! The detailing is great, I have no desire to hit the panel liner pen on him at all! While the back is a bit meh, all the other angles really eye catching. He of course is primarily red with the blue rear section and hood. This is a nice nod of things to come I his future.
The biggest issue is of course the size. He is right in scale with the scouts from Revenge of the Fallen in alt mode. That is pretty compact for a deluxe alas.
Now I usually don’t go into details about the transformations often, but Orion’s is kinda cool. He is a shell former, straight up. Most of his shell folds down and becomes his legs, then you unfold the rest.
It reminded me a bit of Prime Vehicon except side ways. Also like Vehicon, this works! Because once the panels are tucked in and the rest unfolded out…
We have a very handsome bot indeed! We now have some yellow components and they are much like Prime. The blue on the legs is great, and frankly I have zero issues with him.
Orion Pax has an AMAZING face sculpt, I mean we have the defined chin, the little ports in the side of the helmet…and his chest just looks badass with the engine inside. Plus dem abs of steel! Jokes aside, the torso sculpt is rocking.
I harped on the vehicle mode’s size, but the bot mode isn’t too bad…he is smaller than the WfC Prime…but hey, he’s Pax and THAT is Prime…so yeah he’s supposed to be smaller..
Now compared to WFC Prime…he is actually a bit taller. Now WFC is a bit..umm…portlier…though..but yeah…he totally outclasses him. I have him looking away because it’s like being your 18 year old self seeing your 40 year old self AFTER you discovered online gaming if you know what I mean…(note to self, get back to jogging…)
Articulation and balance are also well done. Joints on the arms, thighs, wrists…WAIST JOINT!! The awesome is here I tell ya. Also speaking of awesome, he has his own Axe!! FLAMING AXE no less! Plus the Ion Rifle…they did not cheat us on this guy.
But no worries, he still can hold on to my good friend after all..lol
I just have to point this out…freaking thrusters on the feet…I LOVE it! That or now some third part has 2 peg holes to make armor for him…hmmm…
Aside from the size I have zero gripes about this figure. You have no reason to avoid him at all. We finally have a figure for Pax, he’s the IDW design…oh did I mention you get the IDW Orion Pax comic as well! Considering I haven’t bought a comic in over 5 years, I hadn’t read it, and it is a GREAT read! So more bonus stuff! So stop reading, and go order this guy…BBTS should have him or go to Captured Prey for the Takara one. You won’t have buyers regret I assure!