Blog #260: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Orion Pax with Arms Micron Gold Metal R.A.

Japanese Transformers Prime Orion Pax with Arms Micron Gold Metal R.A.

Box:  The boxes for the deluxe toys have no windows.  I assume this is due to the lack of paint apps (see below).  They look kind of awful without the stickers, so leaving out the window will hide that.  Good marketing, but it’s only necessary because the toys are so plain without the stickers.

Arms Micron Gold Metal R.A.

Kit:  The kits are fairly easy to assemble, and so far the stickers seem to be staying on well.  This kit is gold chrome coated.  By putting the chrome on the plastic, it causes problems putting the kit together, because the chrome makes it slightly larger.  It’s just a minute amount, but it is enough to create problems assembling the kit.  You need to shave off the chrome on the inside of the hinges.  This is very difficult, and it is very easy to damage the exposed chrome while doing it.  Ss good as the final toy looks when assembled, I would have preferred it not to be chromed.  Each Arms Micron includes something like a spark crystal, but I’m not sure if that is the intent of it.  A sticker goes on before the outer translucent plastic to form it.  They look nice, but I had some problems getting the crystal to stay in on some of them.  Might need a little glue.

Weapon Mode:  The sword looks awesome in gold chrome, but I still wish the side blades would fold down into a hilt.  No question this is the best looking version of this toy.

Robot Mode:  Ever wonder what C-3PO would look like as a transformer?  🙂

Orion Pax (Based on Transformers Prime First Edition Entertainment Pack Deluxe Optimus Prime)

For my thoughts on this mold, please see my previous blog about the SDCC 20011 Optimus Prime and First Edition Entertainment Pack Optimus Prime.

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(Comparison – Orion Pax [left], First Edition Optimus Prime [right])

Vehicle Mode:  This is the first release of the First Edition Deluxe Optimus Prime mold in Arms Micron line.  As you can see the vehicle mode does have a few silver and dark blue paint apps.  Strangely, he has translucent blue headlights, but for some reason it is completely covered over with stickers.

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(With Stickers & Weapons)

(Comparison – Orion Pax [left], First Edition Optimus Prime [right])

Robot Mode:  In robot mode you can see numerous differences in the paint job of the Arms Micron Orion Pax and the First Edition Entertainment Pack Prime.  The Arms Micron is lighter red, lighter gray, and darker blue.  The pain apps are very different, and of course the Arms Micron has stickers.  You’ll not the Decepticon logs.  The toy comes with both Autobot and Decepticon logos.  As Orion Pax he was lead to believe he was a Decepticon in the show.

Thanks for reading!


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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