Ultimate Transformers News Source for Age of Extinction, G1, Generations, Beast Hunters, Third Party, and All Figure Reviews, Comics, Games, and Movies
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews

facebook twitter Google+ youtube podcast rss
Age of Extinction
Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Image Compares All Four Optimus Prime Leader Class Movie Figures Sizes

By BaCon on Thursday, February 13, 2014



The debate rages on about the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Optimus Prime First Edition Leader class figure. Thanks to our tformers member Goktimus Prime who posted an image on facebook showing all four of the Transformers movie Leader class action figures side-by-side. Get a look at the 2007 Transformers, 2009 Revenge of the Fallen, 2011 Dark of the Moon, and 2014 Age of Extinction figures in robot mode shown left to right.
Leader Class movie Optimus Primes comparison. We can see that the first figure in 2007 was already an excellent toy (IMHO the best Optimus Prime toy made since 1995's G2 Laser OP). ROTF Optimus Prime was an even better toy, and subsequent improvements were made with DotM Leader Optimus Prime. So for the first three movies, we've seen a progression of really good Leader Optimus Prime toys, each better than the last. Unfortunately Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime has bucked this trend, giving us what would be the weakest Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime toy. It's not a terrible toy, but it's not fantastic either. If you really want to get this toy, get it on discount. Do NOT pay full price for it.

PROS
+ Silver and coloured chrome looks nice
+ Head is beautifully sculpted; a lot better than Buster Optimus Prime's IMHO. Eyes are also light-piped.
+ Reasonably decent (though not spectacular) robot and truck modes
+ Sword stowage on the undercarriage is a nice nod to G2 Laser Optimus Prime (who was also a Western Star truck like AoE OP).
+ Rubber tyres are a nice touch

CONS
- Very much a panelformer, carrying a rather ungainly backpack
- Backpack blocks the arms from moving backwards.
- I would've preferred to see more chrome on the vehicle mode, even if it meant reducing the chrome on the robot mode (which IMO isn't as essential). Things like the smoke stacks and tanks would've looked a lot nicer in chrome.
- Side windows are just unpainted blue plastic.
- Rear of the truck mode looks incredibly cheap. The rear wheel section is a single hollow piece with wheels tacked on the sides... kinda like G1 Roller. There's also an unsightly gap in the rear of the cab itself.
- No wrist articulation!
- The shield doesn't fold up or anything in truck mode (like say DotM Leader Class Sentinel Prime's shield). It's just a single piece that sits on the back because it has nowhere else to go. It doesn't seem to really add anything to the truck mode, and it's certainly not attempting to hide itself in stowage.

OVERALL
It's not a terrible toy and is nicer IRL than in pics. But it's by no means a great toy either. Recommended only if you want a Leader Class AoE Optimus Prime toy and you can get this toy at below RRP. It is NOT worth paying full price for.

Get the scoop on all the Transformers updates as they happen right here at Tformers.com. The best resource for all your Transformers news and reviews every day.



Transformers Poll
How do you like First Edition Age of Extinction First Edition Optimus Prime?
5 - Great
4
3 - Okay
2
1 - Terrible
0 - Do Not Care

   Votes: 784  -  Poll Results


Facebook Social Comments
Please choose which type of comments you would like to see:
« Facebook Social or Tformers Members »
NOTE: You must have cookies enabled to retain these settings.

More Age of Extinction News
Hollywood is a strange place where guys like Micheal Bay create movies about nothing and everything. Here, is yet another off the cuff idea being painted onto the Transformers Age of Extinction movie. This one tries to explain how some of the movies elements, such as Prime riding Grimlock, are based on classic Western movies...Ohhhkay. Read on to watch the clip now, but keep your pistols drawn just in case Bay pulls another fast one on us.
Marking the home video release of Age of Extinction, voice actor Peter Cullen committed his hand prints and signature to a tile of concrete at TCL Chinese Theatre. A large statue of Optimus Prime was on display at the theatre, and a second concrete slab was present featuring a single tire print to represent the Autobot leader. Keep reading to see images from the event from Twitter user Levi Tinker, and a Youtube video from Mingle Media with highlights from the event where Peter Cullen credits his brother as his inspiration.
A member of the 2005 forums spotted an interesting prototype among the special features on the TF4 Blu-Ray. A designer is holding a new Dinobot of some type, and one that very much looks like a new riff on the stylized Animated Grimlock design. Odds are good the Dinobot leader is going to figure into the show released on the heels of Age of Extinction, but the question remains: is this our next Grimlock? Keep reading to see the photo!
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has reviewed Construct-Bots Hound and Wideload! Hound looks pretty good in both modes, and Wideload turns into a nifty set of armor and weapons for Hound - but Chuck does have some concerns about the construction. Keep reading to see the review!
Time to go out and pick up Age of Extinction! Today is the North American release date for the fourth Transformers film on physical media - Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, DVD, and combinations thereof - and BaCon's got a list of what you'll find where! Click here to read it!









Tfieds.com - Buy, sell and trade toys, comics and games












ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Comics
Classifieds
Entertainment
Reset Nation
 
Marvel
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
This site and content are copyright © 2014 Entertainment News International - All other rights revert to their lawful owners
This website is provided for the general public as an information and entertainment resource. If you feel this site has infringed on your legal rights, please contact us