In the spirit of Thanksgiving gluttony, the Daily Prime takes a look at a turkey of a toy in the 2004 Transformers Energon Optimus Prime figure. The core robot of the super class combiner set was less than well-received due to the extra girth in the design. Dubbed "Fatimus Prime" by fans (see Makotron cartoon), the initial run of figures released featured a just as controversial mouth that was literally carved out of the traditional faceplate. Perhaps the addition of the piehole explains the overweight Autobot Leader, which was later removed as a variant in subsequent Hasbro releases. However, this is all forgiven as I really like the combined Super mode (right) shown here without the mouth variant and the trailer (left) made to hold the Prime Force vehicle limbs.
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