Sunday, December 04, 2011

Review: DOTM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime

I'm generally not a fan of the Bayformer Primes; didn't get the Buster, Jetwing or Butterfly Ultimate versions. Somehow I'm attracted to the Vehicle Battle Mode of this Prime. And when I saw it while on holiday in Tokyo (at cheaper-than-retail price!) I decided to get it.

Striker Optimus Prime

With his Mega Striker and Battle Shield.
Striker Optimus Prime

The shield fits to his hand/arm well, but the gun fit to his hands are quite loose. I dropped the guns a few times while posing. Recommend to position his arms first before fitting the guns to the hands.

Striker Optimus Prime

Flavour text from the box:
His primary armament, the MEGA STRIKER, is the combination of the ELIMINATOR GUN and ASSAULT BLASTER and fires electromagnetically accelerated bullets.

Optimus Prime in his standard truck mode. The lack of chrome on this toy is apparent here. It would be nice to have the chrome of Takara Tomy's Buster Prime. Also strange that the tyres are grey instead of black. But wait, there's more than meets the eye...
Optimus Prime truck mode

Vehicle Battle Mode! Main reason why I decided to get this toy. There are peg holes on the cab roof to add more Mechtech weapons. Purist might complain the Battle Shield just fits over the engine block of the truck and not really part of the toy.
Vehicle Battle Mode

This is a nice Optimus Prime to have. But if you already have the other flagship Movie Primes (Buster, Jetwing, Ultimate) you might wanna consider if it is worth buying another mainly just for the guns and shield.

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