Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime

Monday, September 14th, 2015 4:46pm CDT

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Youtube reviewer and fellow Seibertronian Optibotimus dropped by with a review of the Hot Toys TF001 - Optimus Prime (Starscream Version)! If you guys are unfamiliar with this release. Check out some of the features that are listed for him on BBTS and Check out Optibotimus's embedded below.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure specially features:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of Optimus Prime from THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Over 36 points of articulations
- Special features on armor:
- LED-lighted eyes (white light, battery operated)
- Chest can be opened to reveal LED light up Matrix of Leadership (white light, battery operated)
- One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers
- Metallic red, silver, yellow and blue colored painting on armor with distress effect
- Embossed Autobots insignia on left shoulder
Weapons:
- One (1) cannon
- Two (2) rifles mountable on shoulder or forearm
Accessories:
- One (1) pair of wings
- One (1) set of wheels mountable on figure’s back
- Two (2) back mounting accessories
- One (1) rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo
Shipping Weight: 8.40 pounds




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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726208)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 14th, 2015 @ 4:54pm CDT
It really seems like whoever the people that thought of this only had a cursory knowledge of G1, thought dream wave was "totally radical!" and only watched the last 30 minutes of the Bay movies.
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726263)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 14th, 2015 @ 10:17pm CDT
I honestly find this pretty darn cool. It is a different take on Optimus and it looks pretty sweet. I cannot afford it, but it still cool :BOT:
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726308)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on September 15th, 2015 @ 1:36am CDT
What happened to Starscream? I can't imagine him giving his own life to power up Prime like lovely RotF Jetfire did.
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726336)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 15th, 2015 @ 8:21am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:What happened to Starscream? I can't imagine him giving his own life to power up Prime like lovely RotF Jetfire did.

I think it's more Optimus killed him and took his parts, ala Lockdown :BOT:
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726342)
Posted by RhA on September 15th, 2015 @ 8:58am CDT
So if you'd make some kind of Starscream-styled jetpack for your MP Optimus, you'd end up with the same look, but with the ability to transform. The pricetag is rather shocking too. A quick glance tells me he's about 350 dollar? Ouch! and what are we looking at? A fanboyish 'what-if'? This toy's got a lot working against it.

Still, I can kinda see what the plan was with this guy. Those thrusters look a bit like movie Jetfire's engines, but Starscream'd. It looks like the designers got caught up in an idea and never bothered to check if what they where doing made sense.
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726389)
Posted by MrBlack on September 15th, 2015 @ 1:27pm CDT
I'm not really sure who the audience for this is. Collectors who are willing to drop almost $350 on a statue tend to be a bit more focused in their collecting, and this figure not only has no counterpart in the G1 fiction, but it also runs counter to Prime's G1 characterization.

Maybe if they'd done Megatron with Grimlock parts attached...

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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726392)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 15th, 2015 @ 1:36pm CDT
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726407)
Posted by dragons on September 15th, 2015 @ 3:14pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I honestly find this pretty darn cool. It is a different take on Optimus and it looks pretty sweet. I cannot afford it, but it still cool :BOT:


yes you can dont buy transformer toys put money aside for this there you have it master piece figure is almost 90.00 with tax included, depending who it is prime or prowl, dont buy 3rd party toys if you do there is 99.99 there, combiner wars figures leader class, and voyger with deluxe class limbs all together all that add up to almost 200.00 something

dont know what he ment this is not optimus we use to see him as he looks good same as he always except for mid section is slanted inward thats it, do people listen to them selfs they dont like this optimus is blocky g1 optimus is blocky, g1 toys where and never are in scale with one another compare g1 megatron with g1 metroplex
Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Hot Toys Optimus Prime (1726454)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 15th, 2015 @ 7:29pm CDT
dragons wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I honestly find this pretty darn cool. It is a different take on Optimus and it looks pretty sweet. I cannot afford it, but it still cool :BOT:


yes you can dont buy transformer toys put money aside for this there you have it master piece figure is almost 90.00 with tax included, depending who it is prime or prowl, dont buy 3rd party toys if you do there is 99.99 there, combiner wars figures leader class, and voyger with deluxe class limbs all together all that add up to almost 200.00 something

dont know what he ment this is not optimus we use to see him as he looks good same as he always except for mid section is slanted inward thats it, do people listen to them selfs they dont like this optimus is blocky g1 optimus is blocky, g1 toys where and never are in scale with one another compare g1 megatron with g1 metroplex

What I mean is I prefer the mainline transformers that transform and are fun to play with and pose. this guy is just for posing and I don't buy 3rd party or MP guys. :BOT:

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