New images of the Transformers Dark of the Moon Mechtech Voyager Fireburst Optimus Prime have been posted by L-U on the HKTF forums. The redecorated figure from the wave 1 Optimus Prime, is set for a wave 3 release along with other voyagers Sentinel Prime and Shockwave, is set for release sometime this month.
the mold itself?4/10
waiting for sale/clearance
- 2011-06-08 @ 4:35 am
i love this figures new look with the new paint job! if i didn't just get the Takara Mech Tech Prime, i would pick this up. even if for the ax alone.
The new colors and weapon certainly make up for this toy's faults.
I think he looks pretty cool. After reading Blitz's review I was hesitant to buy the Voyager DOTM Prime, but I saw another gallery showing off his articulation. I took a chance and bought him. I really dig him. He's much better than the old Voyager that had the huge backpack and fake windshield chest. Like others have mentioned, his (Fireburst Prime)weapon is pretty slick looking. Him and Voyager Sentinal Prime are now on my list....
This and the Sentinel Prime were actually spotted at retail about 2 weeks ago. As far as I know, sightings have not been all that wide spread yet, but the find was verified on TFW.
For the record...I believe they were found at a Target.
If I picked up the voyager repaint with stars and the moon painted on him, I am sure I will pick up this repaint as well. Curse my obscene fixation with all things Optimus!
Of course, I say that as I wink at my RTS ledgends Prime standing on my desk.
I was going to skip this mold altogether but that deco is sweet and I love the Mech Tech axe.
Fire Guts Convoy lives!!!
Giving the unconventional transformation a unique paint job actually makes this figure much more interesting to me. I might actually pick this up.
For a new mold picking up where the majesty of ROTF LC Optimus and the voyager-sized approximation of that mold (I wanna call it "Battle Blades" Optimus, but I'm sure that that is wrong and the name escapes me)left off, this mold is a true and utter
disappointment. All that really needed to happen was finding a way to fold away the kibble resting on the voyager toy's back, retool the leg joints and give him an accurate-looking rifle.
Shame on you, HasTak.
The mold sucks, plain and simple. I will not waste my money.