Blog #591: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime


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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.

Thanks for reading!

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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10 Responses to Blog #591: Toy Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime

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  2. Tfcrafter says:

    Yes, much better now.

  3. lmb3 says:

    Okay, fine. Takara AND Hasbro are both incompetent for releasing a toy with an obvious and egregious design flaw. Does that make you happy? That makes Hasbro no less incompetent.

  4. Tfcrafter says:

    The word “solely” means “individually.” Therefore, you should place equal blame on Hasbro and Takara, instead of blaming 1 company for your problems.

  5. lmb3 says:

    So your argument is that since Takara incompetently released a mold with a major design flaw also that Hasbro is not responsible for releasing it when their people in all likelihood created it? That makes no sense.

  6. Tfcrafter says:

    I mean stop blaming everything solely on Hasbro, since the mold is used by both companies.

  7. lmb3 says:

    How do you figure that? It was designed badly. I don’t know whether Hasbro of Takara actually designed it, but given that the movie is run through Hasbro, my guess is that it was Hasbro who designed it. Either way, they released a toy with a clear design flaw. How is that not their responsibility?

  8. Tfcrafter says:

    It’s not Hasbro’s fault, Takara’s Prime also has the windshield problem.

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