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September 14, 2013

"Robots In Disguise" was the cartoon series that got me into or back into collecting Transformers, depending on whether you count the Transformers I had as a child as a collection. I don't think I ever saw an Optimus Prime at that point, except in hobby shops and he was way overpriced. That was probably the reason why I didn't have him in my collection until now.
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September 2, 2013

Initially, I wasn't going get this toy because it had sold out quite quickly due to the limited supply. Oddly, it didn't even get a release in the States and was only released internationally. Although, I do not live in the States, I didn't have much luck finding this toy at retail. The toy however got a second run so I jumped on the opportunity to get it. I'm really glad that I did, because being an Optimus Prime fan and being a Transformers Prime (TV series) fan, this toy is a "must have" for me.
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August 31, 2013

I was going to say that this is the only Bulkhead toy I own but then I remembered that I do have Energon Bulkhead. Having said that, Energon Bulkhead is a completely different character. I got that Bulkhead because he looks like G1 Springer. I'm not really a fan of Bulkhead but I decided to pick this one up because he was 50% off and I wanted to add to my collection of Transformers Prime Autobots.
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August 11, 2013

When I first saw photos of this guy, I was not really that impressed, especially for its price tag. But then, I watched some reviews on YouTube and the consensus was that people loved this guy in person. Everybody was particularly raving about his glossing paint job. Now that I have him in person, I don't feel much different about him than I did initially.

He's a great looking figure but it's not a "must buy" like some reviewers have said. I think this is only something you would buy if you either love black Optimus Primes or even just Optimus Primes in general and don't have this mold, yet. Or, if you're like me and is a sucker for Optimus Prime toys and are looking to buy something because you're not so impressed with the current Beast Hunters or Generations figures.

There's not much more to say about this figure that I didn't already say in my MP-10 review. The only thing that is different is his colour scheme and that he comes with less accessories. He only comes with the Matrix, his gun and his axe. Yep, that's it.

The joints on this figure seem to be tighter than on my MP-10 and as seen in the photos, he has a flat Decepticon symbol instead of the raised Autobot symbol that MP-10 has. Overall, I do think this is a very nice figure but the price is too high for the lack of accessories. I don't see anything in this figure that justifies the price hike from MP-10.
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June 30, 2013

In case you couldn't tell, iGear MW-05 Cogz is supposed to be G1 Gears. Cogz is in the same scale as iGears previous mini warriors release, Hench. Now that iGear is making their mini warriors in this scale, it would be nice if they could go back to redo Rager (Huffer), Spray (Sea Spray) in the same scale.
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April 28, 2013
I don't know who Dr. Wu is or if he's a real doctor but he sure makes awesome Transformers accessories.

The "Prime Sword" is a concept design for the Star Saber, a sword created by Solus Prime (one of the original 13 Primes). The Prime Sword is made from die-cast medal and is pretty heavy. It's also very pointy so it's not for kids and even adults should be careful when handling it. I think the sword has a very nice design and its shininess makes it a really nice display piece.

The "Skybreaker" is a show accurate version of the Star Saber from the Transformers Prime TV series. Speaking of which, if you're a Transformers fan and not watching Transformers Prime, you should. It's a very good show. Back to the Skybreaker. It also has a very nice design. It's bigger than the Prime Sword but it's made completely of plastic.

There are a few different colour variations of this sword. There's a silver, purple and red version. The silver version is supposed to be its non-power-up mode. The blue version is when it's in its power-up mode. I think the purple version is supposed to be a dark or evil version of it. I'm not sure what the red version is supposed to represent. I got the blue version because that's how it looks on the TV show when Optimus is kicking ass with it.

One thing I don't like about this sword is that it has a fancy hilt that intrudes on Optimus Prime being able to hold the sword with the blade parallel to his arm. It also contains a big knob at the bottom of the sword, which is removable to allow you to put it into his fist.

The Skybreaker also comes with an accessory that allows you to store the sword on a figure's back. The accessory pegs into a hole. I'm not exactly sure which figure it was designed for but it works with Classics Optimus Prime, who can also hold the sword.

I would give the Prime Sword a 10/10 and the Skybreaker a 9.5/10. I dock points for the Skybreaker because it can't be held at the proper angle to cut somebody and its lack of die-cast.
April 20, 2013

I'm not going to bother doing a full review on Red Alert since he's just a repaint / minor re-tool of MP-12 Sideswipe. You can read my review of MP Sideswipe here. I've always been a fan of Red Alert's colour scheme, so this is a figure I really wanted to get, even if it's just a repaint.
March 30, 2013

Powermaster Optimus Prime was originally reissued in 2002 but it was not one of the Transformers that I was interested in so I didn't pick it up. This is the 2012 Asia Commemorative reissue Powermaster Optimus Prime. The reason I wasn't really interested in it is because it's a big brick. Having said that, I started collecting Optimus Primes and with it being reissued for a decent price, I decided to get it.
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March 17, 2013

I wanted to get the first edition Voyager Optimus Prime but that was released in limited numbers and apparently, scalpers got to them pretty fast so I opted to go with the Robots in Disguise version.
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March 16, 2013

I'm not opening this guy any time soon but just wanted to show him off. This is my fourth version of the G1 Optimus Prime mold so I want to keep him MISB... for now. This version comes with two blasters (normal version and bloated version), an Action Master Optimus Prime figure, Matrix of Leadership, chain, and mouse pad. Differences from this guy with the G1 Optimus Prime is that he has tinted windows and he has blue eyes.

2002 Hasbro reissue, Encore reissue, Music Label reissue

The first version I have is the 2002 Hasbro release. This version comes with shorter smokestacks than the original G1 Optimus Prime. This is apparently for safety reasons. I upgraded him with long smokestacks. I also upgrade him with an energon axe.

The second version I have is the Encore version. The major difference between the Encore version and the 2002 Hasbro version is that the Encore version has his Autobot symbols painted on instead of being stickers. The Encore version also comes with long smokestacks. I upgraded him with an energon axe. He is my MIB backup version incase something happens to the first Prime.

The third version I have is the Music Label version. In this version, his trailer is actually an iPod dock with built-in speakers. There are also major differences in the cab portion. The windows are tinted blue, the red part of the cab is completely painted, his Autobot symbols are painted on and he comes with a completely new head that can rotate and tilt up and down. He didn't come with any stickers but I bought stickers from I upgraded him with an energon axe. This is my favourite version of the toy.
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