Another Optimus Prime has added to my collection and I got it during last year end offer.
Having a couple of Optimus Prime myself, it take something extra to get me to have a Voyager Optimus Prime from the movie Transformers Dark of the Moon. Well I will share with you the motivation later. Let's us open the toy and review this toy first.
Having myself a Leader class, the setting of this voyager class look different. Somehow the wheels on the arms make Optimus look beefed up.
You will know why I said beefed up by the following picture. See his wheels look so much like biceps?
On his back the two containers look more like thrusters but in reality, it doesn't do anything much as it just make Optimus look steadier. On the side view, the lower legs look strong and with that, Prime have no difficultly in standing and balance.
Talking about the legs, I notice the consistency of having tyres on the thighs, if only they care about painting the wheels there, it would look better.
Here is a closed up of Optimus face which look pretty decent. Notice that his chest area look a bit different from the leader class.
For this voyager Optimus prime, his only accessory and weapon is his blaster. No saber, no hook.
The blaster can transformed into a more powerful mode by pressing on the end button. The only weakness is that you have to keep pressing and holding the button for the blaster to be an upgrade mode.
Nonetheless, Optimus Prime always look great with a blaster than any other weapons in my opinion.
It is time for the transformation and for a voyager class, the transformation look simple but when you are doing the transformation, it may not look so simple. Here is Optimus half way doing the transformation. Look pretty funny in this semi mode. LOL
When the transformation is done, it is a different story where the truck mode look pretty awesome. On the front view, it look consistent with the movie version.
One of the detail that interest me is the only Autobots logo found on this toy was the front of the vehicle. Some custom paint will make the logo stand out.
On the back of the truck, there is a hole for you to insert the trailer logically but for this toy, it is for the weapon.
So I placed the weapon at the back and it look decent. Now in reality it will be an obvious giveaway for a normal truck to carry such a huge cannon.
Now here's something I like about this version of Optimus prime was the view from the top, it seems Optimus Prime is powered by solar panel. Notice the roof and the bonnet? They really look like solar cells. Yes I love Autobots going green. I mean who doesn't?
Even with the above good points that I pointed out, there are not the reason that put me to get this Optimus Prime. There is more. And what will that be?
It is always my criteria that Optimus prime should come with a Trailer to complete the look and it took Michael Bay 3 movies to get that right (still it didn't look too right for me). If I need a trailer, the only version for voyager would be TakaraTomy version as much as I remember, Hasbro voyager does not come with a trailer.
However there is a trailer and I got this toy with a trailer. Are you curious to see the Trailer? I will revive that on my next post. :D
That being said, how do this voyager Optimus prime fair to you? Any opinion?