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Optimus Prime - Activator - Figure

The Activators line gains some steam as we begin to see a second wave hit. Again, we have 2 Autobots and one Decepticon presented. Our first look will be at Optimus Prime.

Bio

Young and inexperienced, but also utterly fearless, Optimus Prime commands his squad of loyal Autobots with strength and wisdom. For its own reasons, the Allspark chose him to protect it, and he has sworn to do so with all his might. He is a natural leader and a powerful fighter for peace. Where he goes, his Autobots willingly follow.

Robot Mode

This is probably the best robot mode that Activators has offered so far. The kibble is very minimal and the proportions are just about right. The head sculpt features Prime with his battle mask engaged.

The only real downer in robot mode is the tab that keeps the 2 legs attached in alt mode.

Articulation


Feet: Stationary
Knees: Ball joint, 75 degree bend and unlimited rotation
Hips: Ball joint, 180 degree bend 90 degree spread
Waist: Stationary
Shoulders: Ball joint, unlimited rotation with 90 degree spread. Pin hinge below shoulder for unlimited rotation on arm
Elbows: Pin hinge, 90 degree bend
Wrists: Pin hinge, 45 degree rotation
Head: Ball joint, marginal tilt and unlimited degree rotation

Best poseability out of any Activator so far. Very little limitations

Transformation

Optimus is a bit more complicated than the others to get into alt mode. Spread out the legs, then fold out the inner wheels on each of his ankles untile they're linear with the outside wheels. Use the tab to combine the legs together. Fold the feet back so the wheels will line up with his legs. There is a pin on the wheels that fits into a hole on each thigh.

Fold in the wrists, then kink the elbows about 45 degrees and position the arms so that the first show outward. The next part is tricky. Holding the chest, push back on the lever to stretch the body out. The arms will fold into the chest cavity. Like setting a mousetrap, position the lightbar onto the 2 tabs sticking out on the roof. Move the wheels to get the preferred tilt of the chassis to complete the process.

Alt Mode

The front of the alt mode looks pretty decent for such a small figure. Although not colored in, most of the details are there.

The back end is a mess. The Activator gimmick clutters it up and there's just too many gaps to make it plausible.

Score

Vehicle Mode - : Very messy, worst executed of all the Activator alt modes.
Robot Mode - : In stark contrast to the alt mode, the robot mode is nearly flawless
Overall - : $Best left in robot mode. The alt mode will remind you how this isn't worth $9
Size Class: Activator
MSRP: $9

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateSeptember 15th 2008  
Score 6 stars (6 out of 10)  
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