Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
Vehicle Mode: At long last, the mode we’ve all been waiting for! Movie Optimus Prime finally has a G1 alternate mode. And yet, they couldn’t even get him to be these colors in the movie, meaning a white repaint is almost a foregone conclusion. That’s Hasbro for you. That aside, I so love the vehicle mode. An excellent G1 square cab. Unfortunately, it has a major design flaw. It’s Hasbro, what did you expect? As you can see in the picture above, the windows of his cab are three panels, two side panels, and a center panel connected to his upper grill and the center of the roof. There is no tab or peg to keep the middle panel in place. Unless you hold it in place it won’t stay lined up. This is an obvious flaw and it is inexcusable that it was not fixed during the design process. It takes a lot for this otherwise awesome toy.
Robot Mode: I really wish his robot mode looked a little more G1. It looks like a typical movie Optimus Prime. Not bad at all, but making him a bit more G1 would have been nice. The great thing is his weapon. His missile launcher gun looks like the gun he took from Megatron and used to kill Sentinel Prime in Dark of the Moon. How awesome is that? It’s too bad the Leader Optimus Prime doesn’t have a similar gun.
Overall: This one is a must for any G1 fan. It’s the toy we’ve been waiting for since 2007.
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