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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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One 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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