1/20/2008

Transformers Movie: First Strike Optimus Prime

I don't like the movie toys. I own four toys from the movie line and none of them because they were in the movie. I have the Target-exclusive G1-themed Jazz, which I got because it's alt mode is a really sweet homage to G1 Jazz. I have the Real Gear Booster X10 because it's a really sweet homage to G1 Laserbeak. I have Ironhide because I want to turn this one into a really sweet homage to G1 Trailbreaker (currently in progress). And finally, I have the Voyager class First Strike Optimus Prime because he's a really sweet homage to G1 (and most subsequent) Optimus Primes.

First Strike OP alt mod

I have to admit, even though I'm not crazy (read: HATE) the Bayformer aesthetic, I do dig this toy. His vehicle mode is really awesome and it makes me want to run out and buy a Kenworth and paint it just like this and drive around, giving all 10 year old boys a hearty thumbs up and blast from the airhorn and all 31 year old, overweight Comic Book Guy look alikes heart attacks.

First Strike OP bot mode

While I refuse to grant Baytimus Prime and his toy incarnations admittance to the Studio 54 that is my toy robot room, the bouncer will wave this version right on in.

6 comments:

puppylove said...

i was so bummed with the paint job on my voyager optimus i would up painting him a little to make him look a little better...

i like the toys, but i don't love them. i love my classics...i actually love the robot heros version of the movie toys better, because it sort of mitigates the bay-ness factor.

Heavyarms said...

The Classics line was just a pure G1 fanwank love fest. And, of course, I am of the opinion that every future Transformers line should follow in their footsteps.

But what do I know.

Pics, pics, pics, teresa. If you paint something, you gotta show everybody what it looks like. It's only fair. ;-)

Dan said...

You know, having seen your images of this guy, I think I like this color scheme more than the Robo-Vision version. I may have to pick it up if I see it. Wanna trade?

Heavyarms said...

Don't know about a trade per se, but I tell you what, if you're serious, I'll find you a First Strike Prime in package and trade you that for a (opened is fine) Robo-Vision Prime. We have First Strike Primes all over the place here.

Josh Miller said...

I don't know why I didn't see this earlier.

First Stike Prime, all that orangeness. He's 'Classics Stacks"!

You know, the Gobot. He would go great with Movie Fracture aka "Classics Crasher".

Heavyarms said...

lol

I was just reading a review of Stacks the other day. I can totally see it. Unfortunately, I think the orange-ish-ness is due to my crappy camera more than it is the actual figure.