I do feel a bit outdated blogging about this figure when the rage is now on the new Transformers ROTF toys...LOL
When I saw this figure (vehicle mode) being displayed in Metro Paragon, I was smitten by it due to the nice scale (not too big or small) and the front of the vehicle had this "chrome" look. I made a remark to my wife saying it looked so good but will resist buying it.
Guess what! My wife being the nice person she is, decided to go down a few days later and bought it for me. So sweet of her!
TakaraTomy's Trans Scanning Optimus Prime offers a different style of Transformers. We have exterior pieces that are able to snap onto an inner skeleton, which can be posed or transformed into two alternate modes. Trans Scanning Optimus Prime comes with exterior panels to mimic his truck mode and protoform mode. I think it is a pretty cool idea and I really like the truck mode!
An interesting point is that you actually do not need the inner skeleton to transform into truck mode! Hence you are able to display the truck and the protoform at the same time. Nice touch there Takara!
Overall, a fun toy to play around with.
The inner skeleton
With exterior panels to mimic protoform mode
Transform to protoform mode!
Optimus Prime as we know him!
Yes...my fave, the truck mode
Let's start the day with Optimus Prime...