Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime Pictorial Review
Saturday, June 30th, 2012 12:02pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews, Game News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 73,552
Kapow Toys wrote:
First off yes they have shrunk but I present this argument, the world economy is in the toilet, plastic prices have risen due to the high cost of oil and the cost of living has gone through the roof, something had to give and it appears to be about a quarter of the figure but! they are still roughly the same size as TF Prime figures and DOTM so this its not something new they have sprung on us. In these tough times even the big boys have to protect themselves, chocolate bars have shrunk, there are less potato chips in a bag yet the prices rise, the same rule applies to all no matter how much we dislike it.
On to the toy, some people don't like this design, I love it, I think its a great little action figure if a little weird in the proportions. The transformation is quite basic, something we've seen adopted since DOTM no doubt to entice actual kids back into the hobby after ROTF gate where even parents were stumped using the instructions. He is capable of a lot of poses and is just what you would want from a toy in that he is a pure action figure, two arms, two legs and a gun.
Versus the original there is probably no contest but if you take the rose tinted glasses off and be honest WFC Optimus has his critiques some of which were 1) The Transformation was too hard 2) The legs are a little short 3) His range of motion is not great. Is he bigger and better value? yes of course but if you have only just decided which one to plump for get in there now before prices rise.
The price point will put some off but at the end of the day that's not going to change even if the world does get a little better, once prices rise the very rarely come down, is he worth it ? yes, more so if your a G1 collector seeing as the only things currently on offer are Prime figures or the residual movie toys. What I will add though is this would have totally ruled if it was a Voyager class figure.
Overall Optimus scores 8/10
Credit(s): Kapow Toys
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Posted by Flakmaster on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
Sure, it would look decent as a display piece, but its a tiny figure, and look at those legs.
This is far too simple for my tastes. It doesn't look fun at all. The transformation looks predictable and dull.
Still, its redeeming feature is it has an awesome truck mode. Like I said, a good display piece.
Posted by BeastProwl on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:25pm CDT
Posted by Gundamu on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
Posted by Va'al on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:32pm CDT
I already have my Cybertronian OP.
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:35pm CDT
It's not terrible either....
Hasbro just sold me their FOC Wave 1 >.<
Posted by Mr_Wayne on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CDT
Posted by zodconvoy on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:11pm CDT
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:40pm CDT
Posted by DISCHARGE on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
He looks like he will combine or something. All the ports are suspicious
He may just look really good with loads of Weapons and Mini-cons.
Also he looks like a younger version of Titaniums: War Within Prime,
and I actually like that toy a lot.
Posted by griftimus prime on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CDT
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 30th, 2012 @ 2:14pm CDT
Posted by njb902 on June 30th, 2012 @ 2:22pm CDT
Posted by r3devi7 on June 30th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CDT
Posted by Anonymous on June 30th, 2012 @ 3:03pm CDT
He'll be displayed with my bigger figures. I shall diaper him and name him "Babimus Prime". >:3
Posted by Mykltron on June 30th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CDT
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 30th, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on June 30th, 2012 @ 4:21pm CDT
if i don't have a WFC by the time this is out i'll pick him up he's not that bad i can see why some think he is but i'll give him chance
i dont care about scale of the FOC line if it's a good figure it's a good figure i'll not complain .
Posted by Ravage XK on June 30th, 2012 @ 4:32pm CDT
He is certainly designed down to a price, while he looks fine standing there he feel cheap to hold. In addition, I really don't like his posture, he sort of looks like he is thrusting his chin forward and combined with his hunched appearance, it makes him look like a bit of a lumbering fool.
For the record I also opened FOC Jazz and Shockwave. Both are very simple and also feel cheap. I can forgive Jazz's non transforming legs as the rest of the back of the car folds away so nicely. Shockwave has very thin legs but so did the G1 toy, he is generally great even if his alt mode does remind me of one of the ships from the Wipeout games.
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on June 30th, 2012 @ 4:47pm CDT