In the process of finishing his review of SDCC 2017's best exclusive, Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime,
RAC snapped a photo of his collection of Titans Return
Optimus Primes... and realized in the process that he now had all
the Titans Return
Optimus Primes! So keep reading for a quick family photo!
In order of release:
Leader Class Powermaster Optimus Prime(top, right)
was the first, modifying the Combiner Wars
Ultra Magnus mold into an homage to the second G1 Optimus Prime action figure. His Titan Master is Apex.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime(bottom, right)
is based on Transformers: Generation 2
's Laser Optimus Prime, but in giving him a more traditional deco they created something more akin to Transformers Universe
Spychanger Optimus Prime! RAC's review of the figure can be found here,
but as a preview: the stickers aren't great but it's otherwise a decent enough toy. His Titan Master partner is Diac
, an homage to Transformers progenitor toyline Diaclone,
which is also the source of Diac's shiny silver head. This figure is essentially a "premold" of Voyager Class Octane.
Voyager Class Laser Optimus Prime(bottom, left)
was released a few months later in the Chaos on Velocitron
boxset, and completed the Laser Prime homage that the retail Voyager was dancing around. The trailer stickers... could be better, but they are in turn better than the stickers used on the retail figure. The Titan Masters in the boxset, save for Rodimus Prime, were not named anywhere on the packaging, but it's presumed that the name of Diac
Deluxe Class Orion Pax(bottom, center)
, Optimus Prime's identity before assuming leadership of the Autobots, was released as half of an Amazon exclusive boxset which also featured a reuse of the War for Cybertron Optimus Prime
mold. This isn't the first time an Orion Pax has been made from a Kup mold, as eHobby released a set of Orion Pax and Dion from the G1 Kup and Wheelie molds. His Titan Master Figure is named, per the instructions, Titan Master Figure. Click here to see ExVee's review of the Kup mold!
Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime(top, center)
is a recolor of Powermaster Prime with new accesories, and as we mentioned above there is a freshly-posted review for the figure!
His Titan Master partner is Shreddicus Maximus
Isn't that just the best?
Lastly, Leader Class Magnus Prime(top, left)
is... weird, conceptually speaking. His bio from the Siege on Cybertron
boxset indicates he's a new version of Ultra Magnus, but he's pretty clearly based on G1 Powermaster Optimus Prime. That's because what this really is, is a reuse of TakaraTomy's take on Powermaster Optimus Prime, AKA Legends
Series LG-35 Super Ginrai. His Titan Master partner doesn't seem to be named on the packaging, but has been identified via other means as Ginrai.
Which just makes the "Magnus" part even weirder. Click here to see ExVee's gallery!
Unless there's another exclusive of some kind in the works, this is likely to be all the Optimus Primes we're going to see for Titans Return.
And honestly, that's plenty! There were only two throughout Combiner Wars,
both variations on the same Voyager mold. And at the moment, there's only one Optimus Prime and one Optimus Primal
, both Leader Class figures, known to be planned for Power of the Primes.
Perhaps they'll multiply... but at the moment it seems like of all the Prime Wars
Trilogy, Titans Return
will retain the highest Prime number, at six.