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Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus

Transformers News: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 2:38AM CDT

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We've reported on the various versions of newly redesigned Optimus Prime, from First Editions to Leader Class, but the one everyone seemed to really take notice of was the Voyager Optimus with the shotgun that looked like Megatron's from DOTM and what seemed to be a flat nose alt mode. Turns out he's what everyone thought he was at Toy Fair and thanks to official images, we've seen more detail and the overall design, but we haven't seen the one aspect everyone has wanted to see, and that's the transformation. Well, that is, until now.

Thanks to YouTube reviewer Darryl Laughy we get a look at the actual Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime figure!

You can see the figure, the transformation and hear Mr. Laughy's thoughts by checking out the video review embedded below.



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Credit(s): Darryl Laughy
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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563065)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 6th, 2014 @ 3:07am CDT
Sweet! This is probably the only figure I'll get for this movie. Maybe Voyager Grimlock but G1ish Optimus is the once thing I'm looking forward to.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563066)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 6th, 2014 @ 3:21am CDT
I had my reservations about this version of Prime but seeing this video makes this probably the only AOE figure I will buy. It's a great blending of the two Optimus figures.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563067)
Posted by Leatherback on April 6th, 2014 @ 3:25am CDT
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563068)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 6th, 2014 @ 3:41am CDT
Bought on site. Same with Slug.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563087)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 6th, 2014 @ 6:59am CDT
Alt mode it great--worth buying just for the flat nose truck alone. I'm really disappointed with the skinny bot mode though. He needs more bulk and bigger shoulders!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563093)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 6th, 2014 @ 7:24am CDT
One thing I need to know is can the gun be held by DOTM Megatron?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563095)
Posted by XDMan on April 6th, 2014 @ 7:56am CDT
Does anyone notice something about Prime's weapon, other than the fact that it looks like Megatron's? The piece of plastic behind the 5mm peg appears to be the actual handle! Are they trying to tease us with how G1 Prime's ion blaster had the 5mm peg and the actual handle behind it?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563099)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 6th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Wow.. I will definitely pick him up... If a 3rd party comes out with a head swap we would have a decent G1ish Prime too.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563101)
Posted by Flakmaster on April 6th, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
Well, this will probably be the only movie figure shown so far that I'll buy.

I don't mean that in an elitist, anti-movie way, I don't think all the other figures look bad, it's just that this one looks so good. Sure, he has fake chest windows, but the amount of detail in said fake windows is far higher that usual, what with them using clear plastic just like the real front window, and having similar proportions.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563103)
Posted by ILL-Star on April 6th, 2014 @ 8:48am CDT
It's nice that Hasbro has gone and done something for the fans with this. However, this is not Generation One, it's the live action movie. I hope an accurate rusted version is released because the figure does look good.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563104)
Posted by SFXPrime on April 6th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
I am definitely buying this guy, just too cool to pass up. Now I'm just waiting to see what the Leader Class Evasion Optimus looks like.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563105)
Posted by Ginrai Minor on April 6th, 2014 @ 9:21am CDT
re-release it in the generations line with the box art g1 deco with a faceplate head and I'm sold!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563106)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 6th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
Ginrai Minor wrote:re-release it in the generations line with the box art g1 deco with a faceplate head and I'm sold!



+50!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563108)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 6th, 2014 @ 9:32am CDT
Interesting toy, besides feels like was supposed to be a commander size, but they increased its size (simplified toy) due to no wheel rims and some other details that makes me feel that...

I wish it in rusty movie look and feel with flames and will be a must have, I will wait for Takara version. 8)
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563123)
Posted by megatronus on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:26am CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Ginrai Minor wrote:re-release it in the generations line with the box art g1 deco with a faceplate head and I'm sold!

+50!

For real - a G1 head would make this mold a frontrunner for the Classics Prime slot in my collection.

I'm positive customizers can use this as a base for an IDW Prime as well. :D
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563124)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 6th, 2014 @ 11:27am CDT
This may be a stupid question but what was the smokestack controversy from the 80s he spoke about in the video?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563159)
Posted by Janus Prime on April 6th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
Impressive! I love this toy! I wish Hasbro made one for Bumblebee and the rest, but one advantage Optimus has over the other Transformers is that you can´t go wrong with a truck as an alt mode, it´s always cool.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563191)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 6th, 2014 @ 3:12pm CDT
Alt mode is alright at best. Bot mode.....super chinsey. Forget it. AOE figures so far are a total disappointment for me right now. Just a bunch of stinkers.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563228)
Posted by dragons on April 6th, 2014 @ 7:18pm CDT
will wait to see what leader class version looks like before buy voyager version find which one looks better in bot mode
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1563304)
Posted by madyankees on April 7th, 2014 @ 9:01am CDT
Why would they make his shoulders blue when it's going to be hidden in the cab?
Needs a faceplate badly
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1564745)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 12th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT
Ginrai Minor wrote:re-release it in the generations line with the box art g1 deco with a faceplate head and I'm sold!

This is in the Generations line.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1564747)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 12th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
dragons wrote:will wait to see what leader class version looks like before buy voyager version find which one looks better in bot mode

What leader class version? There is no leader evasion mode Optimus.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1565306)
Posted by LeL on April 14th, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
Here's what the arms should have looked like (if a little more care was taken) :-?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age Of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus (1565314)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 14th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
LeL wrote:Here's what the arms should have looked like (if a little more care was taken) :-?


Actually, those shoulder pieces should be blue, but you're right about the rest of the arms.
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