Blog #126: Toy Review: Botcon 2012 Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is a Botcon 2012 Souvenir Exclusive.

Botcon Universe: Shattered Glass

Mold Used: Transformers 2010 Deluxe Optimus Prime

Name Origin: This one needs no explanation.

When this toy first showed up online, a friend of mine called it uninspired, and I can’t think of a better way to describe it.  They already did this toy as a Voyager.  I can’t for the life of me imagine why they felt the need to do it again.  The toy looks okay in purple and black, but it has awful battle damage silver paint all over it, which I don’t really like.

They really couldn’t come up with something better than redoing a toy they already did?  I would have preferred a Classicverse Ultra Magnus in white.  Here are just a few ideas I came up with:

Universe Iron Hide in black as Shattered Glass Iron Hide.
Universe Ratchet in green as Shattered Glass Ratchet.
Universe Sideswipe in yellow as Shattered Glass Sideswipe.
Universe Sunstreaker in red as Shattered Glass Sunstreaker.
Universe Starscream in whatever color as Shattered Glass Thundercracker, Dirge, Thrust, etc.

That’s just off the top of my head.  I’m sure I could come up with more ideas with very little effort.

Grade: D+  (For unoriginality.  I gave it the “+” only because it’s Optimus Prime.)

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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