Vehicle Mode: For the tenth anniversary of the firs Transformers movie, Hasbro has reissued the original Leader Class Optimus Prime. A toy that was $40 when it came out ten years ago is now $80. The price aside, this is a great toy, though he’s not as good as Revenge of the Fallen Leader Optimus Prime. He has lights and sounds. His truck mode looks great. This version is painted more accurate to the movie. The original toy actually had a cooler paint job with metallic orange to highlight the flames on his hood, but also didn’t have the silver chrome that the new one has.
Robot Mode: Again, this isn’t as good as the Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime, but he still looks great in robot mode. I’m not a fan of his gun, which is not meant to be removed, thought it can swing out of the way and stay attached to the side of his arm.
Overall: This was a solid toy when it came out, but was blown away by the Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime. Not sure why they didn’t release that one instead. If you don’t have the original, this is totally worth getting if you can stomach the price.
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