Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review

Transformers News: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 10:18PM CDT

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With DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime being found at retail it's only natural that the reviews would soon follow. The figure carries a high price tag, hopefully these videos will help you decide if you want to lay down your hard earned cash on this guy. The first video showcases his robot mode, the second focuses on transformation.



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Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243055)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:26pm CDT
I don't know about you guys, but I'm gonna need a bigger shelf if I'm getting this guy... :shock: :shock: :shock: =P~ :x
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243071)
Posted by dirk2243 on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:39pm CDT
lazerwave217 wrote:Damn! $89 no way! Hasbro jacked up the price


No, From what I see it was bought at a comic store. They will add a little extra just for that alone. I talked to a guy who worked there a few months back about DOTM line and his was arriving in the middle of April. The prices were a little higher then what you find at walmart, target, and TRU. but people will buy it to be some of the first.

Not that they were that much higher, but a few bucks here and there adds up on there end.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243073)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:40pm CDT
Kick ass, I'll definitely save up for this after my Wave 3 collection is complete. Wave 4 isn't going to be out for a while, so yeah :D
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243076)
Posted by _I_Am_Megatron_ on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:44pm CDT
PASS, he should be alot bigger in robot mode, at least 1 1/2 the size of Leader Prime, and even bigger with the suit on.

I still think we need a HA Prime.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243077)
Posted by dirk2243 on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:44pm CDT
What gets me is that it's not even able to hold anything in trailer mode. Couldn't even hold one deluxe or scout vehicle. Blah. (although, yes I am getting one)
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243085)
Posted by Kibble on June 19th, 2011 @ 10:58pm CDT
Looks like a nice toy for the kiddies... Looks like a major regret if I were to buy it, though...especially at $80-90.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243088)
Posted by Captziltoid on June 19th, 2011 @ 11:05pm CDT
jeez. i cant even sit through the whole video. what a piece of crap. im mean come on, for 90 bucks all we get is recorded sounds of little kids making explosion noises with thier mouths. and thanks again for 'I AM OPTIMUS PRIME'. he sounds like an idiot just learning how to speak. this is just gettin sickening. thanks again for the crappy ass figures. and now i cant even find classics stuff, the stuff i really want cuz the shelves are just plastered with this crap. im almost ashamed that i want leader class ironhide but he looks pretty cool. the human alliance wreckers look pretty cool too but thats about it for me. the ultimata optimus had better look awesome in the movie at least cuz the toy looks like hot garbage.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243093)
Posted by AshesOfPain on June 19th, 2011 @ 11:15pm CDT
i'll watch a review when peaugh does one. this guy needs a better review place.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243097)
Posted by Sunspot on June 19th, 2011 @ 11:21pm CDT
Remember tha movie from Botcon about video reviews? For some reason I'm thinking about it and chuckling to myself now.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243140)
Posted by sigmaprime on June 20th, 2011 @ 12:34am CDT
it's burning gundam in hyper mode!
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243145)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on June 20th, 2011 @ 12:42am CDT
AshesOfPain wrote:i'll watch a review when peaugh does one. this guy needs a better review place.


Agreed.

_I_Am_Megatron_ wrote:PASS, he should be alot bigger in robot mode, at least 1 1/2 the size of Leader Prime, and even bigger with the suit on.

I still think we need a HA Prime.


Yeah I suppose.With that kind of price tag you expect him to be bigger than Ultimate BB >.<...As for the HA Prime...Chances are we wont get one cause of the size issue and what-not.

On topic...Damn this guy look worse than Kre-O Optimus in BOTH mode !!! Here's some cons I saw atleast from the video :-

1) The trailer is FAR from the truck...It's supposed to be closer.
2) 80-90$ for an Optimus that doesnt even look close like the CGI!? Seriously the robot mode looks far worse than the first Movie Voyager >.>...
3) HUGE monkey-like arms...
4) Small for a 80-90$ price tag...
5) Damn simplistic transformation...
6) The trailer is pretty much useless in alt mode...

And I got all that just from watching the Transformation video...Imagine if I were going to check the first video...The cons will pile up so much that it will make people who buy this piece of crap feels like a piece of crap...
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243187)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on June 20th, 2011 @ 2:57am CDT
easy pass.

BRING ON TAKARA'S JETPACK PRIME!!!!! =P~
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243190)
Posted by Warbreaker on June 20th, 2011 @ 3:12am CDT
CrimsonPrime wrote:
AshesOfPain wrote:i'll watch a review when peaugh does one. this guy needs a better review place.


Agreed.


IMO, I like to think of Peaugh as a Professional Reviewer - this guy's more of doing it casually.

_I_Am_Megatron_ wrote:PASS, he should be alot bigger in robot mode, at least 1 1/2 the size of Leader Prime, and even bigger with the suit on.

I still think we need a HA Prime.


Can I dream along with you? Not to sound cynical, but cash and time spent designing this figure could've gone into a HA prime. With Peter Cullen and David Kaye as human partners thrown in.

I don't like this figure, but I'm interested. I'll pick him up if I manage to get a hefty discount; in M'sia, this thing would probably go for $100.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243269)
Posted by Mykltron on June 20th, 2011 @ 7:12am CDT
I really like he bit between 5:42 and 6:10

I me be the only one but I don't consider giant kibble flaps pointing upward a valid contribution to height measurement.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243284)
Posted by Xterminator on June 20th, 2011 @ 7:42am CDT
Come on guys !

When Takara anounced Voyager OP with trailer, everybody complained that the toy was a crap because the trailer was a useless weapons-cabinet in robot-mode.

Now that Hasbro releases Ultimate Prime with a trailer that actually transforms into something (battle armor + wings),
the toy is a crap because the trailer is useless in vehicle-mode (i.e. other TFs cannot be transported inside).

So, what do you guys want ? I am myself reasonably satisfied with both Takara's Jetwing OP and Hasbro's Ultimate OP besides the imperfections. After all, any design is constrained by trade-offs.

By the way, is Ultimate Prime painted in silver or is it just bare gray plastic ? What about the trailer paint-apps ?
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243300)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 20th, 2011 @ 8:22am CDT
Is this thing OK or is it terrible? I can't tell.

I am not even sure Prime has this mode in the film...

(thanks for the review though, it was at least interesting to see)
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243388)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:09am CDT
Im realy suprised im actually not a big fan of this, watching that video put me off.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243429)
Posted by AshesOfPain on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:57am CDT
Warbreaker wrote:
CrimsonPrime wrote:
AshesOfPain wrote:i'll watch a review when peaugh does one. this guy needs a better review place.


Agreed.


IMO, I like to think of Peaugh as a Professional Reviewer - this guy's more of doing it casually.



Absolutely. Peaugh probably gets more hits from this site, than most anywhere else. Heck he even gets the odd add planted in front of his reviews.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243430)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:58am CDT
Like some of you, I'm trying really hard to like it but...it's just so hard. I was all "It can be a new Omega Prime!"...but... the regular Prime just looks so lame. Maybe if you could substitute a better Prime like the HFTD Voyager or something, but I'm almost certain Hasbro wouldn't put that much thought into it. I would probably buy this if it costed maybe $60, but $80-$90 is just too much.
Re: Ultimate Optimus Prime Video Review (1243532)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 20th, 2011 @ 12:54pm CDT
_I_Am_Megatron_ wrote:...he should be alot bigger in robot mode....


That's what she said! 8-}

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