How can you improve on Optimus Prime? You can't, not after the excellent G1 Optimus Prime that was released way back in the '80s. And now Takara has reissued him once again, only this time, they've got it right and made it available to all. This is the real McCoy, this is Optimus Prime, no fancy poses or anything like a cute mini con or automatic transforming trailer, this is the first Transformer. Review time.
Prime is the cab, he's a bright red with blue legs where the trailer connects. He has a white or sliver stripe, I'm a little colour blind with yellow and white, that runs from the front of the cab to the back. Unlike the Hasbro reissues that I've read about, his smoke stacks are fully intact.
The base can also be used as a repair bay and can be used in truck mode as an assault weapon. So plenty of fun to be had.
I best warn you all, Takara reissues are fragile indeed, be gentle with them. They've slightly remade Prime in the sense that if an arm comes off, like it did with me, then you can reattach it. But be gentle, I don't have to stress that enough. G1 toys were and are still fragile and too many hard knocks mean that they'll fall apart, and can't be repaired. Play nice, play gentle and just have fun. Well, if you actually buy Transformers to play with them like I do, seems most people buy them to sell them for higher prices now in ebay(beware the con artists, my fiancee was conned by someone there selling an RID Scourge that she really wants to buy and give to me to add to our collection, he stole her money and never sent Scourge).
|Reviewer||Tony Neil Watt|
|Date||May 10th 2003|
|Score||(10 out of 10)|
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