Review by Atom
Transformer Classics are new sculpts of Classic characters from Generation One redone using today’s sculpting and manufacturing techniques. Previous releases I have reviewed have been excellent overall. How’s this one stack up? Pretty Good.
In robot mode he looks great, capturing the now “classic” look of Optimus Prime. He is highly poseable with 14 points of articulation and comes with two guns. This makes for a very mean, heavily armed looking Optimus. That’s right it’s an Optimus Prime that looks like it can kick some butt!
He is very poseable, bending and rotating exactly where you want him too, though the head only rotates left and right. It would have been nice to have a “neck” to look up and down.
In truck mode, he looks great and everything goes together nicely making a very sturdy toy. The wheels are made of plastic and not rubber but roll smoothly.
As with all the other Transformer Classics I have reviewed, all the parts get put to good use. In truck mode he has a wind vane on the top of the cab that can be left on the back in robot mode or transformed into an Ion Cannon. The smokestacks for the truck turn into a double-barreled gun. Both of these items can be combined to form a set of shoulder cannons, a nice touch indeed.
All in all, I am hard pressed to find anything negative to say about this one. It’s a complete winner on all fronts. It’s sturdy, well built, looks good and poses really well. I suppose you could pick apart the fact that they “cheat” a bit by hiding an animated accurate chest to switch too instead of using the actual cab but it looks so darn good it’s easy to forgive. These are going quick from the shelves so grab it while you still can. A full video review can be found below and as always, thanks for reading.
|Posted 2 August, 2007 - 04:04 by Atom|