Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor (and this week a whole bunch of special guests!). These are our opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here. Now let's get to it!


Top 10 Best Optimus Prime / Convoy toys

This is the 20th biweekly Top TF list Seibertron has published and to celebrate, the whole staff got together to discuss the top 10 Optimus Prime toys (we will go back to regular top 5 lists in two weeks). Optimus being arguably the most popular character in the Transformers franchise has a truckload of toys to his name (as does his Japanese counterpart Convoy). This list will dive into all sorts of eras and aesthetics to give a global view of the great toys this iconic character has to offer. While we can get bogged down by specifics till the cows come home, this list tries to be as straightforward as possible where any toy called Convoy/Optimus Prime counts (Optimus Primal (Beast Convoy) will be for another list since he has his own legacy of toys).


10. Transformers Robots In Disguise Optimus Prime (Fire Convoy)

Burn- "A big shift for Prime as he took on a fire engine. In a way he set the precedent for his successor, Cybertron Prime. He had one advantage though, he could combine with Ultra Magnus to form an even more impressive figure."

William-James88- "This is a beast of a bot and I adore that super mode headsculpt. I really feel this is the point in time where Japan decided to let loose and see how far they could go in terms of complex transformations at that point in time."

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


9. Transformers Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime (Battle Convoy)


While the Reveal the Shield Deluxe Optimus Prime toy was also discussed to be included on this list, it was soon agreed that there was no need with the original toy it is homaging already on the list.

Counterpuch- "Original Lazer Prime is so much better than the RTS version, in my opinion."

Burn- "This is the guy that for years could be regarded as one, if not the best, Optimus Prime. Gone are the days of little articulation. Instead we got a big hulking Prime who embraced the 80's era shoulder pads (he was a bit late to the party though) and also became one of the first toys to come with melee weapons. And he also had a nice trailer that could transform and shoot little round discs that little Johnny would no doubt injure his eyes on!"

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Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

8. Transformers Age of Extinction: Generations Evasion Mode Optimus Prime

William-James88- "This toy is ambitious for trying to merge a totally different take on the character's design with G1. It obviously isn't as accurate or the most faithful "movie prime" but that is what I like about it. Instead, it is a fusion of two distinct styles coming together in a perfect marriage. This design to me is not movie Prime but instead G1 Prime in movie form with a full on G1 alt mode and smooth panels where there would have instead been multilayered armour, were this to indulge more in the movie aesthetic. I also adore the total lack of any kibble in either mode, the engineering is top notch here and this was my favourite toy of the entire AOE line."

Instead of a quote, one of our staff members, Shajaki, showed how fond he was of this mold by attempting to buy them all and take pictures of the varied decos. Sometimes a picture (or a few more) is truly worth a thousand words.

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


7. Transformers Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy

William-James88- "While Optimus Primal is great in his own right, this toy is more what the (G1) Optimus Prime / Convoy character would be as a beast. He has an amazing classic Optimus headsculpt which is coupled with reflective eyes and viking horns honing in on the more barbaric theme this toy is going for. It is also a great example of how fun a shellformer could be, using the shell to fully disguise the robot. While the abundance of new robot detail does mean the shell can be found all over the robot, it looks like G1 Optimus awoke from his slumber during those millions of years on earth and ventured out in the ice age, battling mammoths and skinning them to wear their pelts (it's one of my favourite TF images, it will probably come up again). This is by far one of the most badass molds Convoy ever had and it contains the very first Matrix accessory. If this toy wasn't awesome enough, he has an even more badass deco provided by Hasbro when it was issued as Nemesis Prime"

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Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


6. Transformers Generations War For Cybertron Cybertronian Optimus Prime

Mooncake- "Top prime is WFC dlx OP"

William-James88- "I have never seen this level of complexity at the Deluxe class. Instead of making this just a shellformer and calling it a day, the smooth alt mode is a mosaic of smaller panels which merge together from various parts of the robot, such as the legs, shoulder pads, arms, chest and cod piece. It is also my favourite take on what Optimus looked like before coming to earth and it works very well for the character."

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


5. Transformers Animated Voyager Optimus Prime


Va'al- "Animated Voyager Optimus Prime is a wonder of engineering"

William-James88- "What works so well with this figure is how it is practically a straight up G1 update with the head, arms and legs basically being at the exact same spot they are in the G1 toy. And yet, it feels completely fresh and refined. It is amazing how the toy replicates the hyperstylized look of the show."

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys



4. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime


Burn- "Say what you want about the movie, but it gave us one of the most complex and highly detailed Optimus Primes."

William-James88 "I cannot believe they were able to pull off this toy. The great disparity between the first movie Optimus and the CG model made us think that it would not be possible to showcase the many moving parts of the CG model in toy form, and even less have him transform into a truck. This toy proved that the impossible was not out of reach and that Hasbro was ready to evolve with the brand by making toys for a far more mature audience than before. Along with the engineering wizards at Takara, they did their best to imitate an already conceived character design made for a different medium. And once again, this hyper detailed and hulking Optimus toy transforms into a tight truck which shows barely any sign at any angle that it can transform "

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


3. Transformers G1 Optimus Prime (Battle Convoy)

Seibertron- "The original Optimus Prime toy is one of the best toys ever. It's a classic toy that will be remembered for decades to come. It is such an iconic toy that it has been reissued or recolored at least a dozen times"

Burn- "It's iconic, he's in a league of his own."

Autobot 032- "G1 wins, hands down. I'm not even a big fan of G1, either, so that should tell you something."

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


2. Transformers Cybertron Optimus Prime (Galaxy Convoy)

Burn- "Top Prime is Cybertron Prime! To me this was a great figure in both robot and vehicle mode. You could transform the cab into its own robot and use the trailer as a base platform, or you could combine him with his trailer to make one big dangerous looking Prime."

William-James88- "This to me is a true update of G1 Prime for a brave new world. He is just as simple and transforms practically the same way. However, he has a bold new look, excellent proportions, is very sturdy as well as jammed pack with new playability features making this both a favourite of young kids and older collectors. The supermode is easy to convert to and can be configured as you wish. I love how unobtrusive all the gimmicks are and how everything fits together perfectly such as the literal back pack (with straps!) and his battle mask."

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


1. Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-1 Convoy and Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Convoy

William-James88- "These are undoubtedly the best Optimus Prime toys available for Transformers fans. I adore that arm and chest transformation, it's like the G1 animation come to life. These are both complex toys made very intuitive. While MP 10 may be the better of the two, I really feel both deserve this top spot since all MP 10 did was slightly improve over MP 1 (still didn't fix the cod piece being visible in alt mode though). It was the first Masterpiece Optimus which really revolutionized Transformers toys as we know them, giving them a whole new depth and showing us the possibility of reverse engineering a design from a cartoon model and turning that into a toy. This figure paved the way for the masterpiece line and MP 10 breathed new life into the line, turning it into what it is today. Also, you just gotta love that die cast on MP 1, he feels so solid. This was a toy people had been wanting for 20 years and it is still amazing today! "

Mindmaster- "If we're talking top Optimus toys, I'm throwing my hat in the ring for MP10"

Burn- "It's Masterpiece. The title by default says best."


Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


Honorable mentions: Here are some others the staff brought up but that were cut in favor of the others present on this list.

Machine Wars Optimus Prime, RTS Optimus Prime, Power Master Optimus Prime, DOTM Voyager Fireburst Optimus Prime, DOTM Deluxe Optimus Prime, TF: Animated Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime, Voyager Classics Optimus Prime, Prime First Edition Optimus Prime.

Transformers News: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys


This article was last modified on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 1:52pm CDT

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Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730844)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:10am CDT
what about classics optimus prime? or CW optimus prime? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730845)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:14am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:what about classics optimus prime? or CW optimus prime? :BANG_HEAD:

Everyone has their own preferences.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730846)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:18am CDT
In my opinion, very nice list, some very good primes throughout the years included. Very nice!

Although I do believe classics Prime should have made the list and that the movie primes should have been just a tick higher a piece, considering RotF Prime is probably the most complex prime to date and AoE managed to merge G1 and movie without kibble or funky parts :BOT:
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730847)
Posted by sumowrestler on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:22am CDT
The two I have is the Powermaster Optimus Prime and G2 Laser Prime. The only thing I liked about the G2 was the disc launcher. The light up sword wasn't too much of a deal for me. I did prefer my Powermaster Prime but keeping Hi-Q in his chest was a bit of a tough one. I'm rather glad the Action Master Prime did NOT make the list in any form. I know Leo Victory wasn't named "Optimus Prime" or "Convoy" but it is an iteration of God Ginari who is also Powermaster Prime if I understand the two characters.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730848)
Posted by trence5 on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:24am CDT
I'm a bit shocked classics Prime wasn't even an honorable mention, still a good list though.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730849)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:28am CDT
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:what about classics optimus prime? or CW optimus prime? :BANG_HEAD:

Everyone has their own preferences.

just saying those 2 should have been on the list somewhere and some should have not
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730851)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 3rd, 2015 @ 1:49am CDT
I still dont see whats so great about cybertron/galaxy prime, i dug mine out and fiddled with it for about an hour and still have no clue. Yeah its a good figure but is it great no not by a long shot. I would take that one off the list and put robotmaster prime or Classics voyager prime in its place.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730854)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:13am CDT
Personally I found MP1 Prime awful. I paid £90 for it, it was far too top heavy to pull off any decent action poses without falling over and then the right leg fell off. Also the truck mode is junky (they never seem to get the sides right). Never had I felt more ripped off by Hasbro. I bought it for nostalgia reasons as I wasn't buying toys back then and it nearly put me off for good.

AoE Evasion Prime pulls off the G1 cab mode better than any G1 Prime toy does while having a superbly posable kibble-free athletic-looking robot in there.

I agree totally with RotF Leader Prime. I've said before that it's one of the most amazing pieces of Transformer toy design and engineering. I love it.

Classics Prime should be in there somewhere. It brought back the G1 character in toy form in a nicely refreshed and highly playable that was a big reason (along with Classics Rodimus) why I started getting back into Transformers in 2006 after the false start from MP1 Prime (and then the 2007 movie really grabbed my interest back into the toyline and I had to finally admit I was collecting toys again for the first time since I was a young teenager).


I'm still fond of G1 Powermaster Prime. Yes it's bricky but it's still a fun toy and is the only one of my original G1 toys from my childhood that I couldn't part with during my mass selling some years ago.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730857)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:28am CDT
Love the list, and it's nice to see that I have a few of the bots on the list (lol)

Glad to see Fire Convoy on the list as he's a fantastic piece, same with Cybertron Prime. On that subject though, what is the proper placement for the wings on his (Cybertron Prime) super mode? I always thought that the tips pointed up so that the guns slung under his arms.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730859)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:39am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:what about classics optimus prime? or CW optimus prime? :BANG_HEAD:

Everyone has their own preferences.

just saying those 2 should have been on the list somewhere and some should have not

That's why we have the discussion thread for it so people can throw their own lists out there. ;)
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730861)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:48am CDT
Why top 10? Why not top 5 like the other lists? I have a top 5 Optimus toy list. And does Masterpiece Prime (either one) even count as a "toy?" I never thought so. But if I have to...

5. Fire Convoy
4. Galaxy Convoy
3. MP-01
2. MP-10
1. RoTF Leader Class Optimus Prime (the best "toy" of Prime ever, IMO)
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730862)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:51am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:I still dont see whats so great about cybertron/galaxy prime, i dug mine out and fiddled with it for about an hour and still have no clue. Yeah its a good figure but is it great no not by a long shot. I would take that one off the list and put robotmaster prime or Classics voyager prime in its place.

I've never understood the fuss over it either. It's not bad, but it doesn't do anything to stand out. The transformation is too simple, the chunkiness and ratcheting joints make posing it awkward, and the super mode is just a backpack and platform shoes.
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730863)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 3rd, 2015 @ 3:02am CDT
william-james88 wrote:SNIP


Image
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730864)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2015 @ 3:05am CDT
Use your words Fenrir. :-P
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730869)
Posted by Va'al on October 3rd, 2015 @ 4:37am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Why top 10? Why not top 5 like the other lists? I have a top 5 Optimus toy list. And does Masterpiece Prime (either one) even count as a "toy?" I never thought so. But if I have to...

5. Fire Convoy
4. Galaxy Convoy
3. MP-01
2. MP-10
1. RoTF Leader Class Optimus Prime (the best "toy" of Prime ever, IMO)


We just really wanted to give complainers some extra ammo, so we extended it by five extra figures.

I see it worked. :P
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730870)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 3rd, 2015 @ 4:44am CDT
Superb list! I might have been tempted to put Classics Optimus Prime on there somewhere but truth be told I have no idea where.

Will there be a top 10 Megatron list?
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730873)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2015 @ 5:04am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Superb list! I might have been tempted to put Classics Optimus Prime on there somewhere but truth be told I have no idea where.

Will there be a top 10 Megatron list?

Slip me $10 and I'll make it happen. ;)
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730877)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 3rd, 2015 @ 5:14am CDT
Burn wrote:Use your words Fenrir. :-P


A single image shows a thousand words 8-}
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730882)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 3rd, 2015 @ 6:12am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Will there be a top 10 Megatron list?


Crap, you beat me to it! :-P :VEHI:
Re: Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys (1730886)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2015 @ 6:25am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Burn wrote:Use your words Fenrir. :-P


A single image shows a thousand words 8-}


Yeah, except it was coming up as a link.

And even when I look at the image, it still makes no sense on what you're trying to convey. :-P

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