Reveal the Shield – Optimus Prime (Legends Class)
This is the lone action figure I received for Christmas(from the wife).
Like Megatron, Optimus is one of three legends class figures that I wanted from this line(the third is Starscream). Of the few Optimi(that’s plural, right?), that I own, this is the most reminiscent of our beloved G1 Optimus. That’s one of the big reasons why I want the three that I do. Let me tell you a story…
When I was a child, my younger brother and I could not like the same toys. Now, we could both like the good guys or bad guys, but we couldn’t like the same characters(I’m sure this was the reason my brother and I never had that many conflicts when it came to choosing toys on the fly). Well, for Transformers, my brother was the first to claim Optimus Prime as his favorite(and as such, we would always refer to ourselves as our favorite characters, i.e.- “That’s me, Optimus Prime”). This meant that I could never own an Optimus Prime figure(now my brother and I never discussed this, but we just knew). To this day, it is a figure that I long to have in my collection(some day!*shakes fist*). And, c’mon, who doesn’t like old-school Optimus Prime?
This one looks just as good in vehicle mode as it does in robot mode(I tend to lean to the robot side when it comes to Transformers).
He also looks great in robot mode.
I’m actually torn between the two.