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.
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