Blog #552: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime (New Mold)

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Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime (New Mold)

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Vehicle Mode:  It’s taken a while for me to track it down, but I’ve finally got the new simplified mold Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime.  The first thing to know is that it is quite a bit larger than the original design, while still staying the at the same price point.  I really like it a lot more than the original version.  The truck has great painted details, and the simplified transformation kept me from swearing even once while transforming him, a rarity with Transformers over the last seven years.  As advertised, he’s far simpler to transform, but it takes nothing away from the toy at all.

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Robot Mode:  I’m not crazy about the wheels on his back in robot mode, but otherwise I really like it.  We’ll have to see what happens going forward, but at least for now, Hasbro’s toy simplification seems to be going in the right direction.

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 #552: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime (New Mold)

  1. Armchair Warrior Needs Food Badly says:

    It’s times like these I am grateful that I am not the target demographic. These remind me horribly of the original My First Transformers (they’re transformers because we say so.) They’ve finally succeeded in making a Prime that will not be part of the collection. God, they make me nostalgic for Animorphs, fer crissakes (don’t tell McFunPub, they’ll probably make a set out of that next.)

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