Blog #372: Toy Review: TFC Toys (Third Party) Transformers Primars (Optimus Prime)


TFC Toys (Third Party) Transformers Primars (Optimus Prime)

I picked this up at Dairycon 2013.  As it was explained to me, Primars was an attempt by TFC Toys to market third party toys to children.  I suppose it’s not a bad idea, but the price was $50-$60 when it came out, and even I didn’t buy one at that price even though it did look incredibly cool.  I paid $30 for this one.


This is a very well designed toy with some neat features and accessories.  As you can see from the photo above, he is very much a mix of G1 and movie Optimus Prime.  His chest looking more like the movie version.


His mouth plate is removable to give him a more movie style face.


His eyes and forehead light up.  I couldn’t get a good picture of it, but you can see two gray pieces sticking up on each side of his forehead.  These move a plate back and fourth over his eyes to change his expression.



He has two different weapons.  His fuel tanks (are those fuel tanks?) and  smokestacks become guns.  He also has a set of movie style short swords to attach to the outside of his hands.


His vehicle mode has almost a super deformed look about it with the large cab and very small flatbed.

Overall: For $30 this is a very cool toy.  The plastic is very high quality and it is very sturdy, but I’m not sure I’d pay more than that for it.

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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1 Response to Blog #372: Toy Review: TFC Toys (Third Party) Transformers Primars (Optimus Prime)

  1. Armchair Warrior Needs Food Badly says:

    I want one. Can I have yours?

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