kwanzaabot wrote:Everybody loves Optimus Prime (except Megatron of course, but he doesn't really like anyone), and of course, everyone's got their favourite version of Optimus.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess most of you probably like the G1 version, but I thought it might be interesting to see how many of you prefer another version.
I, for example, am kinda fond of the Unicron Trilogy version (specifically, his Cybertron version), because I really like how he can combine with other transformers, and I just generally like the look of him. I guess the Revenge of the Fallen Optimus can do this too, but I've never really liked the look of the Bayformers.
So, what's everyone else's favourite Optimus?
This is a tough question for me. Off the top of my head, my favorite Optimus Primes are
1. G1 - THE original
2. Laser Rod Optimus Prime
3. Powermaster Optimus Prime
4. Cybertron Optimus Prime
5. ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime
Of those 5, the nostalgic factor wins for G1 Optimus Prime every time.
Laser Rod Optimus Prime was one of my favorite pre-Internet finds. Never heard of it. Didn't know I should be looking for it. And there it was ... at KB Toys on the top shelf. Only one left. Only time I ever saw it in stores. I bought it on my last day of high school.
Powermaster Optimus Prime is just a big, bad ass version of G1 Optimus Prime. I was 11 when I got him. My Dad bought him for me the weekend my little sister was born to let me know that I was still special. Aw, thanks Dad! Add the personal sentimental value to the build up of the character in the comic and the exclusion from the cartoon and the fact that it was MY first Optimus Prime, and it was a pretty cool Optimus Prime in my book. Fast forward to G2, Powermaster Optimus Prime FINALLY has an equally sized arch nemesis with G2 Megatron.
As for Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime, there's just something about this toy that I love. It's massive and has a lot of playability. It's cool looking ... very Japanese to me. Optimus Prime's with wings really get me, which probably comes from the first time I ever saw a God Ginrai boxed at the Motor City Comic Con way back in 1995 (what? they came out with an Optimus Prime with wings in Japan? how cool is that!?!?)
ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime is probably the quintessential Transformers toy to me representing everything I love about this brand in its modern incarnation. Its poseable. "Show" *ahem* Movie accurate. Big. Intricate. There are so many things to love about the most Masterpiece like Transformer to grace one of the regular retail lines.Of those 5, I'd probably have to go with ROTF Optimus Prime as my favorite Optimus Prime toy. However, if I had to get rid of every Optimus Prime toy except for one, I'd keep the G1 version.