Freedom is the right of all sentient beings! 3A is back with their third Transformers Dark of the Moon high end figure and this time it’s the leader of the Autobots Optimus Prime. Optimus rocks his long nose Peterbilt cab mode complete with flames, which some say is the best version of Optimus in the Movieverse. This version also comes with DOTM specific weapons – his spiked knuckles, giant blaster, and dual energy swords.
3A have shown 4 DOTM figures so far – Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream. We have a copy of DOTM Optimus here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out. He should be shipping now!
Read on for some additional thoughts and 115+ pics!
3A Transformers Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime
Holds a pose and is weighted well
Perfect representation of Movieverse Prime for your shelves
Front/Back movement of arms is super tight, fear of breaking, needs two hands
Doors on chest tend to float on slight bumps
Doesn’t transform (ok not fair again)
Hot damn. This is the third piece from 3A, and I was impressed yet again. Optimus seems to be the most refined of the 3 so far. Bumblebee had a lot of parts popping off that weren’t supposed to. Megatron had some articulation issues. Optimus has neither. He does have a lot of items that you pop on at setup, and they can pop off with handling, but they go right back on so no problem there. The paint on this guy is fantastic. It captures a high end car paint job, puts the battered weathering of a warrior on top. Articulation gives you almost any pose. Weapons, specifically the energon swords, awesome.
Bottom line – this a perfect high end representation of Movie Prime. As a centerpiece, even the most casual fan will be wowed when they see this guy on display. If he’s in your budget, grab him. 3A will round out the DOTM line with Starscream and looks like they are moving on to G1 inspired pieces after that. Can’t wait to see what they cook up!
Check out some key shots here, all 115+ pics are below that!
Disclaimer: 3A provided this figure for review purposes.