Transformers Review – G1 Optimus Prime (Kabaya)

Intro:
            This character needs no introduction. He is undoubtedly the most iconic & famous Transformers of all time; the Face of the Franchise; the legendary leader – Optimus Prime.
            Throughout the long history of the franchise, Optimus Prime has arguably the most reincarnations in various series – one of the only 2 constants in the entire franchise, along with Megatron.
            Due to the sheer magnitude of the character, it is inevitable that Optimus would receive the honor of being the first release in the Wave 1 Kabaya. So let’s get on with the review.

Alternate Mode:
            I’d know that flat truck anywhere – unmistakably Optimus Prime. Unfortunately the truck doesn’t come with a trailer – it would’ve been possible for Kabaya to squeeze in a few more bits of plastics into the set I reckoned, which unfortunately they didn’t. 
 
 
Robot Mode:
            The robot mode is a dead ringer to the original G1 figure – the resemblance is almost uncanny. 
 
            The articulations are typical of Kabaya Transformers, except that the legs can swing backward and back instead of splitting awkwardly outward. So at least you can pose Optimus Prime walking. 
            In this mode, Optimus is armed with his iconic Ionic blaster.

Summary:
            I guess that if you’re a Transformers collector, Optimus Prime is always a must, and is definitely a good addition to your Kabaya Transformers collection. Now, if only Kabaya would release a G1 Megatron assembler kit, that would be awesome. Just in case in the good people from Kabaya are listening, maybe you guys could consider G1 Megatron, Soundwave and Shockwave in the Wave 5 lineup.
            Now wouldn’t that be nice…

Verdict: 8/10

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