Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime

Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 5:18am CDT

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HK-TF member Chenkofs has conducted a toy review with an extensive gallery on the upcoming War For Cybertron Optimus Prime. Check it out below for his opinion on the toy:

Rating: 5-point scale ★
Toy Class: DELUXE
Packaging Type: MOSC
Metal Components: None
Robot form: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Vehicle mode: ★ ★ ★
Articulation: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Difficulty of Transformation: ★ ★ ★ ★
Material Color: ★ ★ ★

Robot form: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The two antennas are unusually long, 2 Autobots logos are visible at the shoulders.
Double chest windows, "6 abdominal muscles", openable knee cap, calf exhaust grid, all are the standard features of Optimus Prime but yet so impressive.


Vehicle Mode: ★ ★ ★
Compared to the gorgeous detail of the robot mode, the vehicle mode is considered simple in design. The vehicle is with aerodynamics styling, however there is no front cab windows. Probably Prime doesn't need to be in disguised during the War of Cybertron. Huge front wheels compared to the rear wheels, coupled with the reinforced front bumper and the huge exhaust pipes behind, the vehicle does give a tough look.

Articulation: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall articulation is essentially a modified version of the classic OP, with additional parts for the wrist and feet. The only difference is lack of waist movement due to the size.

Difficulty of Transformation: ★ ★ ★ ★
Deluxe class figure, Voyager class difficulty in transformation. The transformation required the upper body to be rotated 360-degree, it is quite challenging in the transformation.


Material Color: ★ ★ ★
Toy overall color scheme is very uniform: red / blue / gray / black
Some metallic feel in the red color parts, and the blue section is the same as Classic Optimus Prime. The gray parts are basically the plastic colors (Are we getting a Premium version from Takara?). The overall feel is very solid.

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You can view the full gallery (total 39 images) here.

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Credit(s): HK-TF chenkofs


This article was last modified on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 12:54pm CDT

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Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078755)
Posted by Torneira on May 26th, 2010 @ 5:28am CDT
Seems to be a solid figure by the way it looks.
Except if you look closely to his face you can see the blue coming out through the grey mouthplate and there is some grey painted on the right above where his eyebrow would have been. #-o
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078756)
Posted by --B-- on May 26th, 2010 @ 5:55am CDT
Looking pretty badass there!

thankfully he is packaged in robot mode so we can check the paint apps before buying!

Shame there is no battle axe though.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078757)
Posted by Autobot Strider on May 26th, 2010 @ 5:58am CDT
The vehicle it is with aerodynamics styling, however there is no front cab windows. Probably Prime doesn't need to be in disguised during the War of Cybertron.


People keep pointing this out, but I see it differently. If you look at his Robot mode, he unquestionably has the twin-window "pecs" that most Optimus Primes (obvious exception: Armada) have as a signature look. When in vehicle mode, those same windows appear to be present, however they are recessed into the front armour and are not as visible. So, while they wouldn't be terribly functional, IMHO, they are still there.

And as someone pointed out in another thread, the "purpose" of such windows/cockpits in Cybertronian vehicles is likely their vehicle-mode optic sensors...
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078763)
Posted by DevastaTTor on May 26th, 2010 @ 6:29am CDT
Really liking this more and more. Going to start a shelf for OPs and this one will definitely be on it.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078772)
Posted by horus on May 26th, 2010 @ 6:45am CDT
No need for vehicle windows, there is a sensor (orange lightbar) on top, also seen in use in the cinematics of the game (Think K.I.T.T. or K.A.R.R. from knight rider)

Also, the chest mimics the g1, g2,... chest but it's supposed to be just metal, not windows ;)
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078790)
Posted by Prime Riblet on May 26th, 2010 @ 7:43am CDT
These are really great images. I was very against buying this when I first saw the early pics due to what I still believe is a crappy looking alt mode. Bot mode is just completely outstanding though. It totally makes up for the alt mode, IMO.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078799)
Posted by Dinobot Prime on May 26th, 2010 @ 7:56am CDT
Mach wrote:Difficulty of Transformation: ★ ★ ★ ★
Deluxe class figure, Voyager class difficulty in transformation. The transformation required the upper body to be rotated 360-degree, it is quite challenging in the transformation.


Did you mean 180 degrees? Because a 360-degree turn would just have the torso in the same position it was to begin with. Granted, you might have actually meant 360 degrees and that might be the case, but I don't know since I don't have the figure to compare with myself.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078821)
Posted by Mach on May 26th, 2010 @ 8:50am CDT
Dinobot Prime wrote:
Mach wrote:Difficulty of Transformation: ★ ★ ★ ★
Deluxe class figure, Voyager class difficulty in transformation. The transformation required the upper body to be rotated 360-degree, it is quite challenging in the transformation.


Did you mean 180 degrees? Because a 360-degree turn would just have the torso in the same position it was to begin with. Granted, you might have actually meant 360 degrees and that might be the case, but I don't know since I don't have the figure to compare with myself.


Frankly i have no idea abt that. I just translate what the reviewer - chenkofs said from Chinese to English.....
I do not have the toy, but i am desperate to get one....
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078828)
Posted by Dead Metal on May 26th, 2010 @ 9:11am CDT
This looks better every time we see new pics of it!

Is it me or does this guy have a very "anime" "real robot" look about him?
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078843)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 26th, 2010 @ 9:39am CDT
I love the colors they used, looks really high-quality, even next to Alternity Convoy. Definitely looking forward to getting him.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078873)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 26th, 2010 @ 10:33am CDT
Look at those lovely clean smooth panels in alt mode. They are just begging for Reprolabels to add some detail and damage to them.

Also, why can I never get my bots into poses that look as cool as the promo pics!! They generally look like they have had some sort of fit.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078899)
Posted by Imperiax Prime on May 26th, 2010 @ 11:36am CDT
--B-- wrote:Shame there is no battle axe though.


I feel a great pain in my soul about that. They got the transforming gun, which is great, but it would have been so sweet to have the axe as well. Especially since I can see that becoming my favorite weapon in the game. There's nothing I love more than getting up close to an mf-er and cleaving him in twain. Man I can't wait to get this game and this Prime.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1078916)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 26th, 2010 @ 12:25pm CDT
I really like the colors in these photos. He looks like a great figure that will definitely make it into my collection.
Imperiax Prime wrote:
--B-- wrote:Shame there is no battle axe though.


I feel a great pain in my soul about that. They got the transforming gun, which is great, but it would have been so sweet to have the axe as well. Especially since I can see that becoming my favorite weapon in the game. There's nothing I love more than getting up close to an mf-er and cleaving him in twain. Man I can't wait to get this game and this Prime.


I'm feeling a third party weapons set down the line to heal your pain.
;)
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079005)
Posted by First-Aid on May 26th, 2010 @ 4:36pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:I really like the colors in these photos. He looks like a great figure that will definitely make it into my collection.
Imperiax Prime wrote:
--B-- wrote:Shame there is no battle axe though.


I feel a great pain in my soul about that. They got the transforming gun, which is great, but it would have been so sweet to have the axe as well. Especially since I can see that becoming my favorite weapon in the game. There's nothing I love more than getting up close to an mf-er and cleaving him in twain. Man I can't wait to get this game and this Prime.


I'm feeling a third party weapons set down the line to heal your pain.
;)


That would actually be acceptable, as long as it includes more than his axe. what may be interesting would be finding a way to create the weapons that merge with his arms similar to in the game itself.

Dead Metal wrote:Is it me or does this guy have a very "anime" "real robot" look about him?


Something about the bot mode was striking me along those lines...then it hit me: am I the only one or does this robot mode have a distinctly Armored Core feel to it? Change the head and it could seriously pass for the robot vehicles used in that series of games.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079035)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on May 26th, 2010 @ 6:26pm CDT
Damn, it's just getting harder and harder to resist buying this guy. Properly transformed, he looks amazing, although I'm still not a fan of the alt mode.

Leaning further and further towards getting him, regardless. Either way, my wallet would be happy to know that it's an affordable deluxe toy.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079092)
Posted by Shadowstream on May 26th, 2010 @ 11:16pm CDT
Something I said to my brother has been haunting me since I mentioned it to him after watching peaugh's review that has made me permanently polarized about this figure. He practically has the physique of a Space Marine!
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079096)
Posted by Prime Riblet on May 27th, 2010 @ 12:09am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:I love the colors they used, looks really high-quality, even next to Alternity Convoy. Definitely looking forward to getting him.


I actually think the bot mode is way better than the Alternity. The shoulders are so much tougher looking than the car doors/wings. I think this bot bot is just about as tough as it gets, and I am getting very excited about this new OP.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079145)
Posted by VYPER ALPHA on May 27th, 2010 @ 5:31am CDT
I have been sold pretty well from the get go and I preordered all of the cybertron stuff including generations wave 2 about a month ago from BBTS. i might keep in vehicle mode and put them with my die cast seekers.
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079172)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on May 27th, 2010 @ 7:47am CDT
Oh holy cow, that's gorgeous. Definite buy.

I'm getting a steampunk vibe from his alt mode, anybody else?

EDIT- reminds me of the Captain Nemo-mobile from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which oddly enough had a woman as a member- and what a woman, rrRRROW!).
Re: Toy Review of War For Cybertron Optimus Prime (1079184)
Posted by Prime Evil on May 27th, 2010 @ 8:35am CDT
I think once I get this guy, I'm gonna have to start an official shelf just for Optimus Primes. I've been wanting to avoid that, but this is kinda making me rethink my displays. Might as well get Knight Former now too and kick off that shelf right!!

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