Blog #776: Toy Review: Transformers: Movie Advanced (Age of Extinction) Leader Optimus Prime (AD-31)

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Transformers: Movie Advanced (Age of Extinction) Leader Optimus Prime (AD-31)

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This is the Japanese remold and repaint of the Age of Extinction Leader Class Optimus Prime.  Please read my review of the original here and the version from the Platinum Edition set here.

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This is Takara’s version of Silver Knight Optimus Prime, called Armor Knight Optimus Prime.  That’s a much better name, since I don’t think he turned silver in the movie.  He’s much more accurate to how Optimus looked later in the movie.  His blue plastic and red flames are both metallic, and he looks amazing.  They’ve given him a completely new shield and sword, which look really great.  I love the orange sword.  His forearms have been remolded to show the “knight” tapering, I don’t know what it’s called.  He has a completely new robot chest and in vehicle mode his hubcaps are chromed.  He’s got a blue stripe down the front of his grill.  The coolest change is the new head sculpt.  You can flip up his face and the center of his head and rotate a piece inside so that he has either the mouth of faceplate.  It’s really cool, and such a simple mechanism, it kind of sucks that we don’t get this feature on all movie Optimus Prime toys.

Overall: This one is an absolute must.  At $80, it’s not horribly priced.

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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6 Responses to Blog #776: Toy Review: Transformers: Movie Advanced (Age of Extinction) Leader Optimus Prime (AD-31)

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  3. Tfcrafter says:

    I have to say, Takara did a great job with this. The DMK-03 AOE Optimus looks quite good too, I’ll have to choose which one I buy…

  4. Orion Avenger says:

    Thanks!

  5. lmb3 says:

    I think so. Haven’t had a chance to watch the movie with it in hand, but I can’t imagine any others being more accurate. Nice to meet you. I’m Lewis.

  6. Orion Avenger says:

    Looks GREAT!!!!.He is the most show-accurate optimus…right?I should introduce myself.I am 12 years old and I love Transformers,Jurassic Park and Ice Age.

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