[Transformers] Optimus Prime (Legion) from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is perfect for Grimlock (Voyager)

Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

Do I need to explain who Optimus Prime is? Well, he’s the leader of the Autobots, and the most powerful Autobot as of the end of “Transformers: Age of Extinction“. This is his Legion Class figure, and it marks a return of the Legion Class figures range! Previously, they were sold along with a fellow Dinobot to simulate how the Autobots rode the Dinobots at the climax of “Transformers: Age of Extinction“, but there was no Legion Class line (well, there was, but it wasn’t available in many places). He transforms into a simplified version of the Peterbilt 379.

He’s a retool of the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Legion Class figure, with the same alternate mode, but retooled arms, legs, and wheels.

 

Optimus Prime, packaging. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, packaging. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

Optimus Prime is a Legion Class figure from the Premier Edition range, which means he retails for SGD$11.90 at all good department stores and Toys R Us. Thank you, Hasbro, for sending him over!

Optimus Prime, packaging. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, packaging. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

Packaging

Packaging-wise, he’s pretty similar to previous Legion Class figures. He’s got multiple languages on the packaging and includes a picture of his alternate mode (he comes in robot mode).

Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

Alternate Mode

He’s really, really blue in alternate mode, with the red being used mostly for his flame deco. It’s a stark difference from previous uses of the mould, which had a lot more red on it. He still retains his silver girlls and windows, although his smokestacks are blue. He has black wheels with blue hubcaps.

Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, alternate mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

 

He moves pretty well in robot mode, since his wheels are a new mould.

Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

Robot Mode

In robot mode, he’s just as blue. Rather than the usual silver limbs, they’re all black now, presumably to match the black used for his wheels. His Autobot symbol is on his left knee, just as it was for his first release. His arms have the moulded on hands, although he can’t wield weapons as he doesn’t have a 5mm port.

Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

His face is also mostly silver.

Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Optimus Prime, robot mode. (Transformers: The Last Knight)

So the whole idea of Legion Class Optimus Prime is so that he can ride Grimlock! He’s a good match and you can peg/hook Grimlock’s weapon on to Optimus Prime’s arm, although it’s rather heavy for him. If you want to emulate the riding sequence (Optimus Prime on Grimlock), then Legion Class Optimus Prime is a good figure for that. A Deluxe doesn’t seem to look as proportionate on Grimlock.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Grimlock (Voyager)

Slash (Deluxe)


Marcus Goh is a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. You can find him on social media as Optimarcus and on his site.

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