Friday, August 15, 2014

Takara Tomy Leader Class "Optimus Prime" AD01 Pt.2


I like the sculpted details on the head and chest. As usual, the leader class Optimus Prime has ratchet joints.

The figure is smaller and shorter than the ROTF version, and even the 2007 movie version.

You can place the sword in the rectangular holder connected to the back pack. It's a plus point for this figure.

I have no issue with the back pack. But I hate the two panels extend from the back pack which restrict the legs’ articulation. I would feel good if the panels can be folded up or to the side.

For the sword, I like the guard which has some painted details but for the colour of the blade and grip, I prefer them to be painted in silver.

Besides traditional colours like red and blue, metallic silver is used on every part of the figure.

Many collectors think the waist articulation is designed to allow for more poses but actually it’s for transformation purpose.


Optimus Prime definitely looks great with his sword and shield.

If you wanted to collect the leader class Optimus Prime in Age of Extinction, I highly recommend you to get the Takara version. Because the paint application by Takara is more screen accurate than Hasbro. You may see its semitruck mode here.

6 comments:

Combo said...

i believe the sword for this Optimus Prime can glow in the dark.

deSMOnd said...

No Combo, the colour and plastic of the blade is similar to the truck windows. They can't glow in the dark.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Sure like the chrome and toy is rather posable.

deSMOnd said...

Dennis, the figure is still posable but with limitation at the lower parts of the body..

Exist said...

Great pictures! Keep up the good posts!

deSMOnd said...

Exist, thanks for your compliments!!