Blog #538: Toy Review: Transformers Go Optimus Exprime

Transformers Go Optimus Exprime

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In what might be the biggest WTF moment in history, Takara decided to make Optimus Prime into a triple changer that turns into a train and a dragon.  No, I don’t get it either.

So, this is pretty straight forward.

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So, here’s the good.  Optimus Prime looks pretty great in train mode, ignoring the I don’t know what weapons thing that sits on top and really doesn’t stay on very well.  Robot mode is pretty cool.  He’s a bit thin in the middle under the windows on his chest, but it’s not bad.  If they had just released this and given him a gun, in stead of the thing on his roof, I think it would have been a neat toy.

That’s where the good ends.

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This is supposed to be a dragon.  Looks more like a train wreck (pun intended) to me.  I don’t even know what to say.  It looks like a dog ate the toy, shit this out, and they said “cool, he’s a triple changer!”  I am shocked at this level of bad by Takara.  I don’t even expect that Hasbro could put out a toy this awful, though lord knows they’ve tried.

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He combines with Kenzan (Samurai Team) and Gekisoumaru (Swordbot Shinobi Team) with either being on top or on the bottom with Optimus Exprime in the middle (that sounds somehow dirtier than it did in my head).  They aren’t really any worse than the other combiners, so I can’t exactly tear into them that much, but they certainly don’t do anything for this toy.

At the end of the day, the train is really awesome without the crap on top.  Is it worth buying for $60, only for a crazy completist like me.

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 #538: Toy Review: Transformers Go Optimus Exprime

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