Threezero‘s DLX range of figures is in full swing, branching out beyond the Bumblebee movie figures into other Bayverse films, the War for Cybertron series, and even non-Transformers pieces like the MCU’s Iron Man and Hulkbuster. Today we are taking a look at DLX Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime. This is the first dip into ROTF for threezero since they got the license years back. Optimus may be similar to his Movie 1 and DOTM configurations, but the key here is that he will eventually combine with Jetfire for his powered up mode (see here for how that will work). That being said, this Optimus stands on his own without any design elements for the combination sticking out when in solo mode.
Threezero was kind enough to send over a sample for us to check out a bit early. Read on for some additional quick thoughts and over 60 HD images showing what he can do. He’s due to start shipping soon, so if you haven’t got your pre-orders check Threezero or our sponsors below to pick him up!
Threezero DLX Series Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime
Ooooh yeah. Soon as you take him out the box you feel it. Heavy. Shiny. Details. Paint. Joints need some muscle to move (in a good way). It’s a significant piece. The good thing about the DLX line is it’s refinement over the larger scale pieces. These are meant to be handled, posed, moved. They are an action figure in the literal sense. Articulation is great, wide range in the legs and arms, torso and waist cuts, full head movement. Of course all of this is limited at times based on the design of the character by Paramount, but it’s pretty good. Double joints where needed, full ankle tilt and toe cuts. Multiple hands for visuals or function, swappable mouth piece for battle mask or not. It gets the job done.
The paint on this is fantastic – it has that candy coating automotive style paint job mixed in with the metal looking bot bits. But it’s not too new, still weathered a bit and darker in tone than our Hasbro toys, matching the movie a bit more.
Weapons also do the job – dual energy swords and dual guns. One gun also has a blue attachment which blends it in with the truck mode parts down his arm.
The only not perfect note – while posing him out putting pressure on various parts can cause panels and other future connection points for Jetfire to pop off. They go right back on, but it is a thing to be mindful of. I don’t really see a way around that, as the figure needs two hands and some oomph to pose, and those parts need to come off.
Aside from that I really have no dings on this – for what it is and what it sets out to achieve, it stuck the landing. If you dig movie Prime, the DLX figs, or just high end stuff – you won’t be disappointed.
Check out our shots below and prepare for his arrival, they’re working out into the world now!