|OPTIMUS PRIME is the leader of the AUTOBOTS and a powerful force of goodness, courage and wisdom in the battle against the evil DECEPTICONS. He comes to the aid of all living creatures whose freedom is threatened. He first tries to find peaceful solutions to conflicts, but when battle lines are drawn, he becomes a fierce warrior capable of overpowering vast enemy forces to achieve his goal. Will OPTIMUS PRIME succeed in his heroic and life-saving mission to get the MINI-CONS before MEGATRON can capture them?|
Toy Condition: Loose, Complete, Mint Condition, With flattened box
Instructions: Currently Unavailable
Toy Review: OK, everything you've heard is true. Well, maybe not, but probably. I knew all about this toy when I got him, but I try to get all the Prime's and Meg's that I can, so I got him anyway. First off, is he worth $40? Eh... not really. The $40 is definitely for the electronics and motors that make him transform, but is that worth the money? In my opinion, not at all. Even the first time I did it, it was annoying. It kept going into the wrong mode because I hit the little button in Prime once too much or something. Once I got to know more about it, I know what to do to get what I want, but it's still unreliable. Personally, I'd rather they pulled the auto-transform gimmick and just had us do it the old-fashioned way, the FUN way. But oh well. Unfortunately, the rest of the toy doesn't earn many points. Optimus looks cool enough, but the transformation is simplistic and tricky at the same time, and his robot mode is not very poseable. Of course, just like everyone says, the Super Robot mode is just a statue. He can't even raise his arms! All he can do is point towards the ground! Even with his arms bent as far up as they can go, he's still pointing at the ground, just farther away than at his feet. Oy. Truck mode looks cool, and base mode is a decent battle base with lots of places for Mini-Cons to hang out and stuff. He make sounds like really big motors and doors coming to a stop when his transformation modes complete, as well as when you mount his upper body to his legs in Super Robot mode. The sounds are really only OK. Nothing to get freaky over. He has an LED in one Super Robot hand, which is cool and all, but all but useless in Super Robot mode. Had it worked in regular Robot mode, that would have been much better. I guess they wanted him to hold and light up Star Saber (mode of the Air Defense Team of Mini-Cons), but it still stinks. Sparkplug, Prime's Mini-Con, is pretty cool, and is one of the best Mini-Cons so far. It's hard to honestly recommend this toy to anyone but completists and people with a spare $40. He's not *complete* crap, but unless you REALLY want him, you might want to try to get him for less than $40.
|Added by: james on June 09, 2003|
Comments: this is a real cool toy 2 have
|Added by: troy on May 20, 2003|
Comments: the toy is really cool but it would be great if the legs of super prime mode could move.the head of super prime mode looks a little "power ranger" too.
|Added by: Damon Payne on May 16, 2003|
Comments: Down my way we have both the Power Base and the Cab only option. Having both is a luxury but if you use the Cab only version for poseability and the Power Base as a statue they work well. Also, the head on the Cab Only version is detachable. Ball and socket joint. Find yourself a good sized ball joint and you can rig yourself up a good keyring
|Added by: Another chance? :) on May 02, 2003|
Comments: EXCELLENT the best prime since G1. The fact that his tralior can transform on his own goes to prove that the gimmicks better them selves each time. His robot mode lacks posibilty in both stages. (thats why they made a basic robot mode only version) Overal if u his robot mode turns u off the get him for his base..its like a playground for mini-cons :D
|Added by: Executioner_de on April 26, 2003|
Comments: in comparison with the RID Optimus, sux this one, really
|Added by: Logan Cracraft on January 08, 2003|
Comments: the cab/trailer is cool. I do wish that the treads really moved ala Japaneese Star Convoy. the basic robot is pretty cool. Posebility could be better but it is better than the origonal. the best thing on this toy are the small touches. the creation matrix in the chest and the moveable faceplate. the original overall color scheme is medeocre. Sorry to all you mint in box "purists" out there but I had to paint him up a little. The worst part however is the Super Robot mode. The head looks very un Prime like. A Star Convoy style head would have been much better. Plus the arm poseability is really bad. the legs I can understand. No super robot O.P. had poseable legs so were not losing snything, but the arms just tick me off. Overall with a little modifications ant forgetting that super robot mode even exists, Amarda O.P. is still a good toy to add to your collection.
|Added by: Chris on December 14, 2002|
Comments: thi is the absolute best prime ever, well maybe next to the origanal you cant beat the old school, sinse i dnt play with these things anyway the whole not posable statue thing is okay with me. i personally aint impressed with Sparkplug whic is why i gave it a 9
|Added by: travis on November 19, 2002|
Comments: It would be better if you could move the legs in super robot mode and hold more minicons