Sunday, October 9, 2011

Leader Class Optimus Prime (Battle Damaged) from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime with Battle Damage by Hasbro/Takara Tomy from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This came out around 2010. I got this for my son's birthday and I have to say that this toy does not disappoint, for me of course...hehehe.

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

This variant of the Leader Class Optimus Prime is painted to look like it has battle damage from having fought the Decepticons. It has scratch and burn marks in the face, arms and knees. In robot mode this toy stands about 10 inches tall and is fun to transform owing to the amount of moves that have to be executed. Pressing on the chest you will hear Optimus Prime shout out "We must stop the Decepticons" while his eyes light up. Other sounds this toy makes is during the transformation sequence, it makes the regular transformation sound heard in the cartoon once you connect the chest and hip parts together. Then at the back, in truck mode, pushing down on a button makes some truck like noises that I can't figure out what it sounds like.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Like most toy reviews I like to point out the negatives first so that I don't waste your time. Negative wise one major defect I found was that the two sun shades mounted on top of the front windshield can pop out easily. Its best to keep them removed if you are going to play with them so that they don't get lost. Although the toy is really designed to have some of its joints pop out, which you can easily pop back in. But I wouldn't recommend allowing this happen often as it could wear those joints out and in the end you wouldn't be able to put it back anymore. Another thing is that the battle hooks at the forearms can easily pop out from its locked position.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Something that annoyed me was the manual that came with the toy, some instructions were vague as to how to go about transforming. I felt that Hasbro scrimped on the manual and did everything they could to fit those transformation instructions into a single double-sided page.

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

One thing to keep in mind also is that although it says that this toy is fit for ages 5 and above, the complexity of the Transformation will require adult supervision. Which basically translates to having my son coming over to me often to transform it. Once however you get the gist of it, its a breeze to transform.

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Now those are the negatives. Positives, oh boy, there are just too many. I like the attention to detail put in the toy. Especially in the transformation sequence, the amount of twists and turns that have to be done in order to transform it is truly a savoring experience. The major joints are ratcheted so you can hear a clicking when you turn the arms and legs, this affords a certain amount of stiffness that can afford excellent poses. Plus of course the fact that its the biggest Optimus Prime toy I've come across so far. Hats off to Hasbro/Takara Tomy for making such a great rendition of a fictional hero of my generation, Optimus Prime.

Box shots of the Toy
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Bottom of the Box
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Side of the Box
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Some dimension shot of Optimus Prime for comparison against a 6 inch ruler.

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen


Optimus Prime in Truck Mode



These are the sun shade that I mentioned can easily pop out and get lost
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

The hood is where the arms are at when in truck mode. You can actually close the front grill much tighter than what I have in this shot in order to get hide the gap.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen
Side view of the truck
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Nice flame job on the truck, not sure however if this can be easily removed due to prolonged playing. If I had the choice, I would spray on a clear top coat as insurance.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Detailed trailer hitch point of the truck. The nub at the trailer joint forms the waist of Optimus Prime, once it connects or disconnects with the upper torso it makes the transformation sound that all Transformer fans know and love.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Very detailed gears in side that actually move during transformation
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Superbly detailed front tire that's made out of plastic
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Underside of the front part
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

The rear tires actually seem out of proportion with the front tires, but that's just my opinion and I could be wrong.
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Optimus Prime's backpart of his lower legs
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

This is Optimus Prime's crotch part
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Underside of the passenger step boards
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Bumper where you can see a great amount of clear plastic to give it additional detail
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Muffler part of Optimus Prime
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

The back of the cab houses the batteries that power up the sound chip of the toy
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Optimus Prime in Robot Mode



Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Back of the feet showing the major ball joint that connects the foot to the leg
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Arms showing the "scratch marks"
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Thigh's showing "battle damaged" parts
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen

Optimus' battle hooks that are folded like a switch blade in the forearms
Leader Class Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen