Transformers Prime Toys : Dark Of The Moon Ultima Optimus Prime Review

Transformers Prime Toys: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime Review

Since 1984, Transformers has been a big hit with kids of all ages and collectors as well. Hasbro continues to manufacture these classic toys for kids of all ages. Optimus Prime, being the leader of the ‘good guys’, is by far the most popular character in the story. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime shows off the powerful leader of the Autobots along with his arsenal of weapons.

Transformers Prime Toys: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime Description

This action figure stands 22 inches tall, has weapons, and makes sounds. The target age group for Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime is ages 5 years and up. This toy is not recommended for children under three due to small parts and choking hazards. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime includes lights and sounds, and goes through several transformations. While most Optimus Prime units just include Optimus Prime transforming into a truck, this unit includes Omega Combat Armor which transforms into the trailer for the truck. This toy is quite durable, and can withstand most of the bashing and banging that it might take from being played with by a younger child.

Transformers Prime Toys: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime Features

  • Weapon lights and battle sounds
  • Extending wings
  • Flip-in-place Ultimate Super Cannon
  • Transforms from Optimus Prime to truck with trailer

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime Review This Optimus Prime easily out does all previous models. With its complex transformation, collections of weapons, and slick painting, this is definitely an investment for the Transformers enthusiast. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime has expandable wings, and transforms from the classic Transformers protagonist to a sturdy tractor trailer truck. The unit features lights and sounds, as well as the Ultimate Super Cannon. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime is aged for children five years old and up, but the complicated nature of the transformations, as well as the size of the toy is more geared to the collector’s market as a display piece rather than a toy that is played with on a daily basis. While it does seem durable enough to handle the rough and tumble activities of an elementary school child, their attention span and fine motor skills may prove the Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime slightly frustrating.

Having Fun with Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime Pros

  • The feet have been designed so that he stands firmly on two feet
  • Includes two AA batteries
  • There are a number of slots on the trailer that additional weapons can be popped in

Cons

  • The wings detach frequently, and shoulder guards pop off
  • There is a limited range of poses that the action figure can hold
  • There are no additional modes when the toy is transformed into a trailer truck

What Customers Say About the Transformers Prime Toys: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime

The majority of customers for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime are teen and adult collectors. The toy has received a bit of a hard time from that market, being nicknamed “Butterfly Prime”, due to one of the poses where the unit’s wings make it resemble a flying insect. One positive item noted by many collectors is that this unit includes a trailer, where most Optimus Prime toys just include the truck. While this toy is suitable for younger children, the main fan base is the 20 year old to 40 year old crowd. The number of movements and steps needed to transform Optimus Prime from robot to trailer is around twenty – much too complicated for a child with short attention spans and less than developed fine motor skills. It is also quite expensive for a child’s toy – retailing around $90. However, you can always check the link below to see if there are any discounts available now, sometimes they run around 30% to 35%.