Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Voyager Class: Optimus Prime from Transformers Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Released last year by Takara Tomy for Hasbro was the Voyager Class Optimus Prime from the Transformers Prime cartoon series. This is the version that was released in Australia and some parts of South East Asia.


Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

I watched a few episodes of Transformers Prime season 1 but the animation style didn't really appeal to me. I guess I just became too spoiled with the quality of Star Wars: The Clone Wars CGI series that it already set a high bar for any succeeding CGI based cartoon series for me. Anyway, back to the review, the toy is capable of transforming from robot mode to truck mode and vice-versa. Compared to the Leader Class Optimus Prime this is much easier on the brain to transform *snicker* The toy is rated for children aged 5 years and above.

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

For accessories it comes with a Sword and Battle Blaster and an instruction sheet for transforming the toy. The Battle Blaster comes with 2, 1.5V, A76 sized batteries that power its light source. There are provisions in the manual showing you how to replace the batteries in the Battle Blaster.

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

All in all I have to say that its a great toy for kids. Probably the only problem worth noting is that the joints are a tad bit loose already. Right now they hold up the arms and legs in the position that you want but given time and use I'd assume that it would become even more looser.


More pictures seen in the succeeding pages.



Here's a comparison shot of Optimus Prime in Truck mode next to a 6 inch ruler.

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Here's a comparison shot of Optimus Prime in Robot mode next to a 6 inch ruler.

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Here's the Battle Blaster next to a 6 inch ruler for comparison. The Battle Blaster is in its default compact mode. Pulling back on the upper part engages a lever to extend the Battle Blaster and along with it turn on the light that simulates its firing.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Here's the Battle Blaster mounted on the arm of Optimus Prime and pulled back to extend it and light up the light. Kinda reminds me of the shoulder blaster of the Predator.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Here's the plastic sword next to a 6 inch ruler for comparison.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Here's the opposite side of the sword showing the peg that facilities it to be inserted in some holes in the body of Optimus prime
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

The hole for the trailer can be used to connect to the sword and battle blaster, as shown in the manual

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

The two adjacent holes at the top of the rear wheels on each side can also be used to connect the sword and blaster pegs for carrying in truck mode.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Holes in the shoulder allows the Battle Blaster to be placed on the shoulders of Optimus Prime
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Same as pegs in the arms
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Sword can be held in the hands as well.
Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime


Here's some more shots of Optimus Prime in Robot Mode

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime


Some more shots of Optimus Prime in Truck Mode

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime


Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime

Voyager Class Optimus Prime from Transformer Prime