New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime

New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 12:29pm CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertron user and Toy Reviewer, Chuckdawg1999, we have a brand new English review of the newest Leader Class release for the Transformers War for Cybertron Siege line, Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime! This toy (which several users have been able to find at retail) is a retool of the previously released Leader Class Ultra Magnus mold, now redesigned to look like Optimus Prime's Super Mode from the Cybertron cartoon and toyline. The inner prime resembles a more stylised G1 Optimus Prime.

Check out what Chuck has to say here and watch his review which we have embedded for your convenience.

Chuckdawg1999 wrote:While there are a few flaws to Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime, the figure is a great tribute to the classic Cybertron Leader Class figure. The armor comes together nicely although getting it situated on the back can be tricky. It also would've been nice to see some extra folding bits on the cannons that could replicate the spring-loaded features from the original toy too. Overall it cuts an impressive silhouette and would look good on any shelf.




What do you think of this review? Will you be tracking this version of Optimus Prime down? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999 from Seibertron


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Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020172)
Posted by zatara1701 on April 30th, 2019 @ 4:27pm CDT
Just snagged mine at Walmart on lunch...canceled my Hasbro Pulse pre-order lol...

I am looking forward to opening him up and checking him out!! :-D
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020178)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 30th, 2019 @ 5:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Cybertron Smokescreen makes for a decent Rad stand-in, especially with that Rad-looking head of his.

Hmm, I've heard of that, but haven't looked into it too much. Might need to
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020184)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on April 30th, 2019 @ 5:46pm CDT
Finally hit jackpot and found WFC-S40 Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime. Wife needed to stop by a Walmart (Colonial Heights, VA) on our way to the base this morning, and there you have it.

I included a size comparison photo with my other OPs i have at the office.

enjoy,

SGM
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020212)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 30th, 2019 @ 8:19pm CDT
I too was lucky enough to find one without expectation at a local Walmart. I also found Laserbeak and Ravage set. :DANCE: Now I'm just faced with Prime...should he stay or should he go? :BANG_HEAD: Because of my knit picking on the legs and my lousy luck I'm sure the problem is going to be constant with every figure out there IMHO.

I'm just gonna have to stare at it unopened to get my answer damnation! :-P

Thanks EVS and Chuckdawg for commenting. :VEHI:
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020245)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 1st, 2019 @ 10:05am CDT
I’m really torn in this guy. May cave if I see him in person. I’d snap up a Nova or/and Nemesis repaint in a heartbeat. Probably if they hadn’t used the cab bot in the comics, it would be an easier pass.

Chuck brings up a good point. A repaint of sixgun as Leo/Nemesis breaker would be awesome.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020246)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 1st, 2019 @ 10:09am CDT
Also feel like he steals some is Ultra Magnus’ thunder....which is funny because I almost prefer Magnus in his cab form.... I guess the shorter/squarer/angrier prime works for him as a City Commander; and contrasts well with the voyager Prime which is taller/leaner
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020249)
Posted by Deathsanras on May 1st, 2019 @ 11:39am CDT
It would be really awesome if video reviewers could learn to speak like actual human people.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020252)
Posted by Moonshot on May 1st, 2019 @ 12:17pm CDT
I have a photo request if anyone can please. Would like compare pics of GU Leader Optimus in both armoured up and regular with Maketoys Cross Dimension Megatron, if someone owns both. Thanks.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020257)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on May 1st, 2019 @ 1:50pm CDT
It has occurred to me I never linked to my review of galaxy optimus whoops
https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... 0.1172795/
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020317)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on May 2nd, 2019 @ 10:32am CDT
After watching the video again from Chuckdawg and listening to his comments, I looked over my Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime alittle more. Honestly after i got him to my office, I just opened it up and posed him and put him in place. I will say, mine does a at least have one loose leg. If you hold it up like Chuck does and shake it, the right leg on mine dangles so to speak.
I will add that in vehicle mode, the non painted wheels is not appealing and perhaps Toyhax will come out with something.
But all in all, still a cool figure in my opinion. I don’t own Ultra Magnus, so that would be a cool photo to see.
Who knows, may get him now.

SGM
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020326)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 2nd, 2019 @ 1:20pm CDT
I picked up Galaxy Upgrade Optimus last night/this morning and played with him a bit. It's a good figure, but not worth $50. I actually don't like the super mode, so he will be displayed without his backpack. It will stay in the box. However, I think the Prime figure itself is too bulky for its legs (something that wasn't so apparent with Magnus) so I will be keeping his leg armor on, which will make him slightly taller and his legs not seem like chicken legs, like SS38's are. The truck mode is not too bad, but the faux wheels do take away from the image a bit. But it won't matter, because I'll be keep him in robot mode on the shelf.

I also picked up Aimless, so Misfire is now pleased.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020327)
Posted by william-james88 on May 2nd, 2019 @ 1:30pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I picked up Galaxy Upgrade Optimus last night/this morning and played with him a bit. It's a good figure, but not worth $50. I actually don't like the super mode, so he will be displayed without his backpack. It will stay in the box. However, I think the Prime figure itself is too bulky for its legs (something that wasn't so apparent with Magnus) so I will be keeping his leg armor on, which will make him slightly taller and his legs not seem like chicken legs, like SS38's are. The truck mode is not too bad, but the faux wheels do take away from the image a bit. But it won't matter, because I'll be keep him in robot mode on the shelf.

I also picked up Aimless, so Misfire is now pleased.

Thanks for that nice succint review. Further cements my idea not to pick it up and simply be happy with the original.

I did find some new stuff today (well, new for me). Got Siege Ironhide and Sixgun. The panel on the right leg doesn't peg as is the case with everyone but it doesnt flap around at all and aesthetically it doesnt really change anything. I am quite happy about that since I expected so much worse after reading the comments.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020334)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 2nd, 2019 @ 1:46pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:I did find some new stuff today (well, new for me). Got Siege Ironhide and Sixgun. The panel on the right leg doesn't peg as is the case with everyone but it doesnt flap around at all and aesthetically it doesnt really change anything. I am quite happy about that since I expected so much worse after reading the comments.


The side leg flaps on my Ironhide don't peg in too well, but it doesn't really matter, as they stay flush against the leg when in robot mode. The only real issue is that they fall off when you handle the figure, especially when transforming. Even if you're being as careful as possible, those panels will fall off at the slightest provocation. I wonder if we'll see a running change in the mold by the time Ratchet is released this fall.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020344)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on May 2nd, 2019 @ 1:58pm CDT
SGMLordMirage wrote:After watching the video again from Chuckdawg and listening to his comments, I looked over my Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime alittle more. Honestly after i got him to my office, I just opened it up and posed him and put him in place. I will say, mine does a at least have one loose leg. If you hold it up like Chuck does and shake it, the right leg on mine dangles so to speak.
I will add that in vehicle mode, the non painted wheels is not appealing and perhaps Toyhax will come out with something.
But all in all, still a cool figure in my opinion. I don’t own Ultra Magnus, so that would be a cool photo to see.
Who knows, may get him now.

SGM

Look closely at the detailing where the wheels are...LOOK CLOSER and you will see THEY ARE NOT WHEELS
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020346)
Posted by william-james88 on May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:00pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I did find some new stuff today (well, new for me). Got Siege Ironhide and Sixgun. The panel on the right leg doesn't peg as is the case with everyone but it doesnt flap around at all and aesthetically it doesnt really change anything. I am quite happy about that since I expected so much worse after reading the comments.


The side leg flaps on my Ironhide don't peg in too well, but it doesn't really matter, as they stay flush against the leg when in robot mode. The only real issue is that they fall off when you handle the figure, especially when transforming. Even if you're being as careful as possible, those panels will fall off at the slightest provocation. I wonder if we'll see a running change in the mold by the time Ratchet is released this fall.

Woah, wait a second, mine doesnt do that at all. It is very tight to the point where I was sure it was pinned.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020350)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I did find some new stuff today (well, new for me). Got Siege Ironhide and Sixgun. The panel on the right leg doesn't peg as is the case with everyone but it doesnt flap around at all and aesthetically it doesnt really change anything. I am quite happy about that since I expected so much worse after reading the comments.


The side leg flaps on my Ironhide don't peg in too well, but it doesn't really matter, as they stay flush against the leg when in robot mode. The only real issue is that they fall off when you handle the figure, especially when transforming. Even if you're being as careful as possible, those panels will fall off at the slightest provocation. I wonder if we'll see a running change in the mold by the time Ratchet is released this fall.

Woah, wait a second, mine doesnt do that at all. It is very tight to the point where I was sure it was pinned.


I've heard reports both ways, that they're solidly in place, like yours, and that they're like mine, falling off at the drop of a hat. I'm not sure if it's a QC your mileage may vary sort of thing or if there was a running change and you got a later, revised release. Unfortunately, I've already thrown away my Ironhide box, so I can't tell you what the production stamp code was.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020353)
Posted by william-james88 on May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:24pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I did find some new stuff today (well, new for me). Got Siege Ironhide and Sixgun. The panel on the right leg doesn't peg as is the case with everyone but it doesnt flap around at all and aesthetically it doesnt really change anything. I am quite happy about that since I expected so much worse after reading the comments.


The side leg flaps on my Ironhide don't peg in too well, but it doesn't really matter, as they stay flush against the leg when in robot mode. The only real issue is that they fall off when you handle the figure, especially when transforming. Even if you're being as careful as possible, those panels will fall off at the slightest provocation. I wonder if we'll see a running change in the mold by the time Ratchet is released this fall.

Woah, wait a second, mine doesnt do that at all. It is very tight to the point where I was sure it was pinned.


I've heard reports both ways, that they're solidly in place, like yours, and that they're like mine, falling off at the drop of a hat. I'm not sure if it's a QC your mileage may vary sort of thing or if there was a running change and you got a later, revised release. Unfortunately, I've already thrown away my Ironhide box, so I can't tell you what the production stamp code was.


Well I have mine. If anyone has a crappy one, with the box still, let us know what the production stamp is.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020355)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:54pm CDT
My Ironhide doesn't have problems with those panels being loose. They don't peg on like they should be they stay put with no flopping around when in robot mode so I'm happy with that! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020357)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:59pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Well I have mine. If anyone has a crappy one, with the box still, let us know what the production stamp is.


What is your code, Will? If I see one out in the wild with your code or higher, I might take a chance and double dip to see if I get a better figure.
Re: New English Review of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Leader Class Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime (2020359)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 2nd, 2019 @ 3:00pm CDT
Good luck to you Wolfman! :VEHI:

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