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War For Cybertron Optimus Prime - Generations - Figure

War For Cybertron Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime has previously been depicted in his Cybertronian mode with the Titanium line was sold. Although the figure was loose, the design seemed pretty hard to beat. Proving that you can't have more than one universe when it comes to figures, Optimus' Cybertronian mode has been rethought.

Bio

When he first became leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime was not certain he wanted the responsibility. The ware with the Decepticons was going badly, and it looked like there was no end in sight. he vowed to himself and to the warriors under his command that he would never surrender, never retreat, and never stop fighting until the Decepticons were defeated.


Strength     
Intelligence
Speed
Endurance
Rank
Courage
Fireblast
Skill

Robot Mode

At first glance, it's easy to mistake Optimus Prime for the Classics iteration. Upon closer inspection, nothing could be further from the truth. The coloration is true Optimus throughout. The head sculpt is a great representation, even is there is no light piping for the eyes.

Although Optimus doesn't have his battle axe as depicted in the game, he does have his standard issue buster rifle. Should you choose to send him to fisticuffs, his rifle stores conveniently behind his back. The only thing that might be a detraction is the amount of kibble, and there is no shortage of it. Back, arms, legs... you can find it.

Articulation

Feet:Stationary
Knees: Dual pin hinges, 150 degree bend
Hips: Ball joint, 105 degree bend and 60 degree spread. Pinned below hip for unlimited leg rotation
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Dual pin hinges, unlimited rotation and 105 degree spread. Pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Head:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 45 degree bend

The hips fall a bit short on movement, but if you reposition the plates that wrap around his waist, you can get more additional range. Same goes for the shoulder plates.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.625in/142.9.7mm
Width:3.5in/88.9mm
Depth:2.5in/63.5mm
Supplied accessories:(1) Buster rifle

Transformation

There is a consistency with the War For Cybertron figures in that they have very complex transformation. Lift up the waist plate and pull up the ends to extend the plate. Fold the hands back into the forearms. Fold the wheels on his back so they they sit against his shoulders. Peel the back down. Push the head back. Rotate the chest 180 degrees. Fold the plates on the side of the legs down, then flip the wheels around so they face front. Replace the plates to their original position. Fold the toes up against the legs. Bend the knees 90 degrees and then push the legs forward so the knees rest halfway down the legs.

Pull down on the hips to break away the hinges. Rotate the legs 180 degrees, then rotate the back plate 180 degrees. Rotate the shoulders so the Autobot insignias face up. Fold the arms up then fold the arms around so they rest behind the front wheels. Finish folding the legs forward. As you flip forward the plate on the rear wheels, reposition the stacks. When done, the plate will latch onto the folded arms and the stacks will point back diagonally. Clip the front fenders onto the bumper. Fold the plates formerly behind his arms back so they flush against the stacks. Position the back plate to form the roof of the cab. Finish everything off by folding the blue plate back.

Alt Mode

The alt mode looks something like you might see in the Marvel Crossover line, specifically an alt mode for Spiderman. The front wheel is considerably larger than the rear ones, giving the front and rear a somewhat disproportional look. However, it does still have an Optimus Prime feel to it.

The buster rifle folds up and pegs to the roof. However, the clip that keeps the rifle compact is hair triggered so the gun tends to snap out. Some people might think that it's hard to pull off a Deluxe class Optimus Prime because of scale. While he is on the small side, he's still a great Optimus.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5.125in/130.2mm
Wheelbase:3.5in/88.9mm
Width:2.38in/60.5mm
Height:2.25in/57.2mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 6, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Verdict

Robot Mode: Smallish and somewhat kibble ridden, but it's forgivable
Alt Mode:Awkward looking at first, but it grows on you after awhile
Overall:It may not be the best Optimus Prime in recent memory, but still a keeper

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJune 20th 2010  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads13359
LinkWar For Cybertron Optimus Prime Database  


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Lord_Onslaught
2010-12-19
3:29 am

They do need to do a Nemesis version of this Prime 
Markusius
2010-12-19
3:13 am

This would be awesome as an oversized voyager. 
SuperNovastorm
2010-12-16
3:13 pm

I just bought this figure yesterday and discovered something not in the pictures or the instructions. This Prime has "knee-pads" that flip up and make the robot mode look better but more importantly they also create a rear bumper for the rear of the vehicle mode making it more complete. ... read more 
Jason X
2010-08-02
8:38 am

That's a spiffy repaint! 
Prowlclone
2010-08-01
3:40 pm

You're right! His chest is almost exactly like Proto Prime's. Which isn't a bad thing when Proto Prime looks like this  
Hip-Hoptimus Rime
2010-08-01
4:53 am

Just got this guy, he's very cool, tho I do wish his chest were a little less Movie Protoform-like. Nice thing is you can position the kibble panels in more than one way. I like to position the panels on the back of his arms down over the elbows, like armor. You can trim the backs of his kn... read more 
Police_Box_Traveler
2010-07-10
7:35 pm

Feet:Stationary  
Heavyassault
2010-07-02
3:57 pm

Dude!His head pops off to easy!Startin to get on my nerves! 
TB-1599
2010-07-01
9:09 pm

I love this figure and the Voyager class animated Primes ax fits perfectly 
Timothy.R
2010-06-25
9:04 am

actually blitz. if you position the wheels on his back like they're supposed to be, you can move the panels that you have sitting at his elbows up to the back of his shoulders... so they become part of his shoulder pads.. which in turn makes him less kibbly. 
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