The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review

Transformers News: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review

Friday, February 17th, 2017 8:16AM CST

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In a very surprising twist, right before Toy Fair starts; it looks like someone lucked out and got the upcoming Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime toy early - and posted a little review to boot! Check out the video review below and tell us what you think in the forums!

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Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860185)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 17th, 2017 @ 8:34am CST
Offs! here's a better pic! now...it's either Scourge or
Predaking
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860189)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2017 @ 9:11am CST
Or just a 3 headed dragon.

Or Megatron ;)

Also, it looks like a big one step like AOE Grimlock.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860206)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 17th, 2017 @ 9:34am CST
So yeah I'm buying that Voyager Opitmus Prime. No doubt about that.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860217)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2017 @ 9:55am CST
That Megatron looks amazing, hope if it is a triple changer, that it looks amazing too, bet the underside of the wings are hideous if there are actually dragon legs under them :twisted:
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860218)
Posted by Techorgan on February 17th, 2017 @ 9:55am CST
I'll summarize my extremely honest thoughts of this Transformers: The Last Knight Voyager Class Optimus Prime in 4 parts: Truck mode, transformation, robot mode, weapons & storage based on the video review. :BOT:

For his Western Star truck mode, this is the most accurate design compared to the AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime, for the latter's (AOE Leader Class version) cabin & passenger compartment are a bit longer than his real-life counterpart (Western Star truck) and of course, this Voyager Class one right here. He looks great! :D The paint detail is alright to be honest and I think a much more brighter red on the flames will dig it :-?. The problem is all the wheels are not painted... & his robot mode legs can be seen at the back part where the hitch & the rear wheels are located, which honestly don't bother me too much. ;) & from what the kid mentioned, as I believe all current ground-based alt mode Transformers toys will have the same problem, the wheels don't roll very well due to them being simply pegged into the slots unlike the old ones where they used metal pins to connect the wheels & the slots. :BANG_HEAD:

For the transformation, he obviously doesn't look too complicated to transform. And I say not too complicated to transform means he doesn't have too many small flddly parts & the parts are quite blocky which makes the transformation a lot easier & fun. In addition, in comparison to how he transforms in the movie, :HASBRO: managed to replicate his transformation to make it a lot more screen-accurate while not being too cumbersome & too many parts. :APPLAUSE:

And for the robot mode, same as his truck mode, he has the most screen-accurate design compared to the AOE Leader Class version. His molding is very detailed, & I do believe he is extremely poseable too like most Transformers toys. :-? What's interesting is he like his AOE Leader Class version, he has waist articulation. And the back kibble (the roof of the truck cabin) doesn't bother me very much, it sits there very well. :D However, the biggest gripe to me as well as everyone is the paint apps. :HEADHURTS: The armor panel beside his arms are just metallic blue with no flame details, & the chest pieces are just solid red with metallic blue paint (again no flame details), his head has too little silver paint detailing & the armor panels at the side of his legs are unpainted, which makes the toy look kinda cheap... But for the paint apps on his shoulder pads beside his head & the crotch armor, they look fine to me, same goes for the rest of his body parts. :-?

For his weapons, and again, same goes for his truck mode & robot mode, the weapons designs really dig it too & 100% screen accurate! & the toy holds them very well. For the paint apps, the orange colour on the knight sword looks alright to me (maybe to give it an Energon glow or something which never happened for this sword unlike his former dual Energon swords). :-? As for the gun-shield weapon, I don't get why they choose a cheap-looking bright blue as the ideal paint for the detailing... For me, a brighter red will do.

Finally for his weapons storage, it's 50-50 to me. I like the fact that :HASBRO: designed two sword sheaths for under his truck & the back of his robot mode for easy storage. For the gun-shield weapon, its only storage is the hitch of his truck mode, which I think is partially ok to be honest, but unfortunately, it can't be stored at the back of his robot like the sword does.

Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs & his transformation, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860223)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:03am CST
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860228)
Posted by Techorgan on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:23am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have


Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, :TAKARATOMY: was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to :HASBRO: 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, :HASBRO: 's Transformers toys are for children while :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both :HASBRO: 's & :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think? :-?
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860231)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:27am CST
Techorgan wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have


Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, :TAKARATOMY: was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to :HASBRO: 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, :HASBRO: 's Transformers toys are for children while :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both :HASBRO: 's & :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think? :-?

Well, I was referencing the aoe leader prime that TT improved so much upon, but yeah, basically
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860238)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:44am CST
The paint apps don't bother me too much as I can add most it myself and Reprolabels will almost certainly release a set to add missing flames and such.

I'm a lil too wary about importing japanese TFs these days after the last few purchases I made or tried to make had issues and silly customs fees. Unless the Takara one is a spectucular improvement on what is already looking like a pretty cool figure I'll go with Hasbro here.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860239)
Posted by Techorgan on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:46am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have


Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, :TAKARATOMY: was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to :HASBRO: 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, :HASBRO: 's Transformers toys are for children while :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both :HASBRO: 's & :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think? :-?


Well, I was referencing the aoe leader prime that TT improved so much upon, but yeah, basically


;)
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860241)
Posted by Kurona on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:47am CST
Techorgan wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have


Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, :TAKARATOMY: was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to :HASBRO: 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, :HASBRO: 's Transformers toys are for children while :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both :HASBRO: 's & :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think? :-?

Not necessarily.
First off, Takara's toys cost more because they're imports - if you lived in Japan, paying for say Alpha Bravo or G2 Bruticus would be the equivalent of us importing a Takara toy.

Secondly... it's kind of mix and match. These days it seems to be less and less that Takara's paint apps are superior and more that they offer something different. Sometimes they are still indeed categorically better in every way - Titans Return Scourge and Blurr, for instance - but other times like with Titans Return Chromedome, Astrotrain, Combiner Wars Bruticus etc. they just offer a different take on the character - such as show-accuracy vs toy accuracy. I personally prefer the Hasbro decos of all three aforementioned toys, but other collectors (especially those predisposed towards the original G1 cartoon) would find much more value in the Takara decoes.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860243)
Posted by Techorgan on February 17th, 2017 @ 10:53am CST
Kurona wrote:
Techorgan wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what :TAKARATOMY: will do to improve this toy. Who knows? :-? Only time will tell. ;)

I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have


Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, :TAKARATOMY: was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to :HASBRO: 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, :HASBRO: 's Transformers toys are for children while :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both :HASBRO: 's & :TAKARATOMY: 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think? :-?

Not necessarily.
First off, Takara's toys cost more because they're imports - if you lived in Japan, paying for say Alpha Bravo or G2 Bruticus would be the equivalent of us importing a Takara toy.

Secondly... it's kind of mix and match. These days it seems to be less and less that Takara's paint apps are superior and more that they offer something different. Sometimes they are still indeed categorically better in every way - Titans Return Scourge and Blurr, for instance - but other times like with Titans Return Chromedome, Astrotrain, Combiner Wars Bruticus etc. they just offer a different take on the character - such as show-accuracy vs toy accuracy. I personally prefer the Hasbro decos of all three aforementioned toys, but other collectors (especially those predisposed towards the original G1 cartoon) would find much more value in the Takara decoes.


Yup, you're right. I have to admit. ;)^ BTW, I live in Malaysia.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860252)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:24am CST
How about this image ;)
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860253)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:25am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:That Megatron looks amazing, hope if it is a triple changer, that it looks amazing too, bet the underside of the wings are hideous if there are actually dragon legs under them :twisted:

100% certain its not a triple changer since those are not dragon feet. They are simply his feet that have a very organic design for this film, as previously revealed:

Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860258)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:33am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:That Megatron looks amazing, hope if it is a triple changer, that it looks amazing too, bet the underside of the wings are hideous if there are actually dragon legs under them :twisted:

100% certain its not a triple changer since those are not dragon feet. They are simply his feet that have a very organic design for this film, as previously revealed:


Darn, on the plus side, there's no errant third mode to detract from his figure :PRAY:
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860260)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:36am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
100% certain its not a triple changer since those are not dragon feet. They are simply his feet that have a very organic design for this film, as previously revealed:


Darn, on the plus side, there's no errant third mode to detract from his figure :PRAY:

Agreed ;)^ Its definitely the toy I am looking most forward to. I love how different Megatron has been from movie to movie and all his different forms throughout different media. Optimus is usually a truck and usually has his robot bits in similar areas. But they always reinvent Megs and he looks freaken awesome here! The feet visible in jet mode would be a price to pay but the colours are uniform enough that it might not detract too much.
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860261)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:36am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:How about this image ;)

Yeah, it's in the story we covered.

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... air/37358/
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860262)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:38am CST
Maaaaan, I wish the image was bigger, we can see Megatron in the far right.

Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860266)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:43am CST
Va'al wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:How about this image ;)

Yeah, it's in the story we covered.

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... air/37358/


Ooops, sorry, thanks ;)^

just wish the pic was high def, then we can zoom right in & see things sharp & clear
Re: The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime review (1860267)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2017 @ 11:45am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:How about this image ;)

Yeah, it's in the story we covered.

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... air/37358/


Ooops, sorry, thanks ;)^

just wish the pic was high def, then we can zoom right in & see things sharp & clear


We will update when we have better images, and there will be actual product photos throughout the weekend.

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