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Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Transformers News: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 10:37AM CDT

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Site sponsor Kapow! Toys has provided us with a great pictorial review of the new Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller. The figure brings loads of articulation to the table for it's size, and Roller pulls triple-changing duties as a vehicle, robot, and weapon. Check out the images and review below.

Coming in at the Commander class size scale Optimus is based on the IDW Comics design and is pretty awesome thanks to this. I've really enjoyed the last 24 hours with these little guys, far more than any Legends style figure I've owned before. The main figure is nice and solid and features a good level of articulation along with a solid transformation.

Both truck and robot mode are a success with the only grumble being about the constantly closing chest section and some clearance issues with the backpack created by moving the wheels up. Roller is basic but does his job, he doesn't really transform from truck to robot more than stand up but when it comes to the weapon mode he has a neat little folding mechanism which requires a gentle pull to change him into Optimus Primes double barreled cannon. He is too heavy for Optimus to wield comfortably in robot mode but these are primarily made for kids who will love them, the play value is huge and I think the fact you get 2 robots in the set makes it well worth picking up if your a parent or collector.

Overall Optimus & Roller score a mighty 8/10


Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller

Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480511)
Posted by Megazarak on April 20th, 2013 @ 11:02am CDT
Optimus looks good. I'll probably skip BB (a Hot Shot repaint/remold might be enticing though), but almost definitely getting Prime. Hopefully there's more to come in this little line (some cons would be nice, and some actual large robots that would look good as Commanders like Ultra Magnus vs BB). And I guess that confirms this OP being Commander class rather than Legion (in hindsight it probably did look a little too good to be a Legion).
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480513)
Posted by RAcast on April 20th, 2013 @ 11:15am CDT
Looking forward to the Bee review, this looks better than I was expecting, but I don't know if I'll pick it up, as much as I like Prime and Roller.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480514)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 20th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480520)
Posted by trans4mers on April 20th, 2013 @ 12:40pm CDT
What an absolute easy pass for me. Cant believe who can actually get this stuff when it's so unsightly. Will be hard earn money down the drain. I-)
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480525)
Posted by RAcast on April 20th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D

For curiosity's sake, why do you like the design so much? I collect Primes, and I'm not really a fan of it... The whole upper torso is just SO wide compared to everything below his Chest-windows. It's not just a weird look for Prime, it's a weird look for ANYTHING, just to clarify that I'm not complaining got the sake if it being different. In fact, I love different styles' takes of different characters. (I'm probably one of the few of us who enjoys the movie designs for that very reason)
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480531)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 20th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D

For curiosity's sake, why do you like the design so much? I collect Primes, and I'm not really a fan of it... The whole upper torso is just SO wide compared to everything below his Chest-windows. It's not just a weird look for Prime, it's a weird look for ANYTHING, just to clarify that I'm not complaining got the sake if it being different. In fact, I love different styles' takes of different characters. (I'm probably one of the few of us who enjoys the movie designs for that very reason)


I've never had a legend/cyberverse toy, but this one looks promising, and I want to try the stuff. I don't really get you're arguement at all. I think this prime looks awesome and will work perfectly with the metroplex due out this fall.You have your opinion, I have mine, don't make this a troll thread.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480537)
Posted by Mkall on April 20th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Looks pretty good for a Cyberverse Commander figure, but I don't need to get it. Henkei Prime is still the iconic Classics Prime for me.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480538)
Posted by RAcast on April 20th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D

For curiosity's sake, why do you like the design so much? I collect Primes, and I'm not really a fan of it... The whole upper torso is just SO wide compared to everything below his Chest-windows. It's not just a weird look for Prime, it's a weird look for ANYTHING, just to clarify that I'm not complaining got the sake if it being different. In fact, I love different styles' takes of different characters. (I'm probably one of the few of us who enjoys the movie designs for that very reason)


I've never had a legend/cyberverse toy, but this one looks promising, and I want to try the stuff. I don't really get you're arguement at all. I think this prime looks awesome and will work perfectly with the metroplex due out this fall.You have your opinion, I have mine, don't make this a troll thread.

I'm not trying to, just fishing for a reasonable argument in favor of the slightly weird proportions. *shrug*
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480542)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on April 20th, 2013 @ 3:09pm CDT
With as much effort, and as AWESOME as this little figure is, I wish they would have done something with the feet in truck mode.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480579)
Posted by Mykltron on April 20th, 2013 @ 5:38pm CDT
I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480580)
Posted by RAcast on April 20th, 2013 @ 5:40pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480585)
Posted by Autobot Joe on April 20th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D

For curiosity's sake, why do you like the design so much? I collect Primes, and I'm not really a fan of it... The whole upper torso is just SO wide compared to everything below his Chest-windows. It's not just a weird look for Prime, it's a weird look for ANYTHING, just to clarify that I'm not complaining got the sake if it being different. In fact, I love different styles' takes of different characters. (I'm probably one of the few of us who enjoys the movie designs for that very reason)


I collect Primes too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4L-45idLI and I think this Optimus looks pretty cool in bot mode. I'm not really diggin' the alt mode (visible feet and "shoulder pads" should be more forward on the cab) but I think it's awesome for a legends class figure. I'm definitely picking this up.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480593)
Posted by ILL-Star on April 20th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
I wish we could get a Voyager version of this. Classics Prime is good but it lacks that new, fresher look that the RTS line had and Generations line looks to be getting back.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480601)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 20th, 2013 @ 8:04pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.


Again, this one is the best, I think some of us are blown away. I think he thought this one purely epic, and was one of the first that got his attention
>:oP
Read my signature for the full summary of this thing
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480636)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on April 20th, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
I like it. In fact, I like it better than that little legends G1 Prime we recently got. The wide upper torso can probably be solved by pushing the two halves back together. I think they were just going for a presenting the Matrix kind of thing with the seperating upper chest panels.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480647)
Posted by noctorro on April 21st, 2013 @ 4:21am CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:This will scale perfectly with my Metroplex. Only reason I'll pick up prime
Non the less, best looking prime design besided beast hunters :D



Best looking prime design besides besat hunters?

You do know there were transformers before 2012 right?
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480648)
Posted by noctorro on April 21st, 2013 @ 4:22am CDT
trans4mers wrote:What an absolute easy pass for me. Cant believe who can actually get this stuff when it's so unsightly. Will be hard earn money down the drain. I-)


Nice going there negative Nancy.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480649)
Posted by noctorro on April 21st, 2013 @ 4:24am CDT
ILL-Star wrote:I wish we could get a Voyager version of this. Classics Prime is good but it lacks that new, fresher look that the RTS line had and Generations line looks to be getting back.


This, I am in agreement with.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480651)
Posted by Mykltron on April 21st, 2013 @ 4:39am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.


Commander class figures for ROTF were good, but when they downsized to Cyberverse they seemed to stop giving them neck joints. I figure that can't look anywhere but straight ahead has very limited poseability.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480654)
Posted by Handels-Messerschmitt on April 21st, 2013 @ 5:14am CDT
He's a cute lil guy but I'd be more interested in a Motorbreath repaint. Optimus as a warrior doesn't do anything for me.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480687)
Posted by RAcast on April 21st, 2013 @ 10:49am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.


Commander class figures for ROTF were good, but when they downsized to Cyberverse they seemed to stop giving them neck joints. I figure that can't look anywhere but straight ahead has very limited poseability.

1) ROTF still had the Scout class.
1) Dotm CV Commanders and Prime CV Commanders are the same size. (not necessarily an error you made, but I'm pointing it out anyway)
2) There are some Commander class figures that have a neck, Prime Commander Optimus Prime and Bulkhead, for example, though you're right in saying quite a few don't that really should.

Also, none of the Dotm Commanders that I know of have neck joints (I think Guzzle -might-, someone is welcome to confirm or deny that).
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480689)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 21st, 2013 @ 11:03am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.


Commander class figures for ROTF were good, but when they downsized to Cyberverse they seemed to stop giving them neck joints. I figure that can't look anywhere but straight ahead has very limited poseability.

1) ROTF still had the Scout class.
1) Dotm CV Commanders and Prime CV Commanders are the same size. (not necessarily an error you made, but I'm pointing it out anyway)
2) There are some Commander class figures that have a neck, Prime Commander Optimus Prime and Bulkhead, for example, though you're right in saying quite a few don't that really should.

Also, none of the Dotm Commanders that I know of have neck joints (I think Guzzle -might-, someone is welcome to confirm or deny that).


Guzzle doesn't have any neck articulation
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480721)
Posted by g1grimlock on April 21st, 2013 @ 1:41pm CDT
I can't wait to buy this Prime! He looks a lot better then that other Prime we got.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480729)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 21st, 2013 @ 2:18pm CDT
g1grimlock wrote:I can't wait to buy this Prime! He looks a lot better then that other Prime we got.

Which other prime are you talking about?
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480730)
Posted by RAcast on April 21st, 2013 @ 2:20pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:
g1grimlock wrote:I can't wait to buy this Prime! He looks a lot better then that other Prime we got.

Which other prime are you talking about?

The Classics style Legends Prime, I would assume.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480731)
Posted by XDMan on April 21st, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Now that is Legends figure worth getting! His body will personaly serve as a reborn version of Henkei/Classics Prime! His weapons look awesome too!

Now all we need is a Voyager version of this guy (along with a new Voyager Megatron), and we'll get some cool stuff in 2013-2014! Until San Diego Comic Con comes, I'll get this guy and look at this cool photo.

Image
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1480784)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 21st, 2013 @ 5:46pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I think this guy looks amazing for a legends. And at long last, they're making a small figure with good articulation. Now if they did this with figures that scale well with my collection I'll be happy. Actually, maybe Bee will fit with WFC/FoC.

You...you DO realize they've been doing that for awhile, right? Did you glaze over the entire Dotm and Prime Commander lines? The only difference, articulation wise, bewteen this Optimus and Prime Commander Optimus is balljointed knees vs hinge knees.

Edit: Okay, -technically- Prime Commander Optimus has a double-swivel for shoulders, but the range of motion is equal to that of a ball joint. I figured I'd mention it so nobody calls me out on it, but there's no functional difference between the two, really.


Commander class figures for ROTF were good, but when they downsized to Cyberverse they seemed to stop giving them neck joints. I figure that can't look anywhere but straight ahead has very limited poseability.

1) ROTF still had the Scout class.
1) Dotm CV Commanders and Prime CV Commanders are the same size. (not necessarily an error you made, but I'm pointing it out anyway)
2) There are some Commander class figures that have a neck, Prime Commander Optimus Prime and Bulkhead, for example, though you're right in saying quite a few don't that really should.

Also, none of the Dotm Commanders that I know of have neck joints (I think Guzzle -might-, someone is welcome to confirm or deny that).


The only figure from DOTM that has neck movement is Shockwave, that I can think of.
And ROTF Legends Soundwave, I think.
The earlier stuff was more basic. The class size has really grown
from where it started, so..

Scout class was bigger, so I dont think of them in lines
of CV. They dont count. Yeah, for articulations sake the CV
may not be what some are looking for. They are affordable for almoat
anyone, while being a good representation of the respective characters
in both robot and vehicle modes.

I personally dont like the truck mode for Prime here, its the spoiler , I think. But.. I gotta have it :)
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller (1482296)
Posted by g1grimlock on April 26th, 2013 @ 1:41pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:
g1grimlock wrote:I can't wait to buy this Prime! He looks a lot better then that other Prime we got.

Which other prime are you talking about?

The Classics style Legends Prime, I would assume.

Ding! You're correct! The other Prime was just a little red block.