Friday, August 15, 2014

Takara Tomy Leader Class "Optimus Prime" AD01 Pt.2

I like the sculpted details on the head and chest. As usual, the leader class Optimus Prime has ratchet joints.

The figure is smaller and shorter than the ROTF version, and even the 2007 movie version.

You can place the sword in the rectangular holder connected to the back pack. It's a plus point for this figure.

I have no issue with the back pack. But I hate the two panels extend from the back pack which restrict the legs’ articulation. I would feel good if the panels can be folded up or to the side.

For the sword, I like the guard which has some painted details but for the colour of the blade and grip, I prefer them to be painted in silver.

Besides traditional colours like red and blue, metallic silver is used on every part of the figure.

Many collectors think the waist articulation is designed to allow for more poses but actually it’s for transformation purpose.

Optimus Prime definitely looks great with his sword and shield.

If you wanted to collect the leader class Optimus Prime in Age of Extinction, I highly recommend you to get the Takara version. Because the paint application by Takara is more screen accurate than Hasbro. You may see its semitruck mode here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Figures collected from TFH...

Leader Class Black Knight Grimlock and Voyager Class Optimus Prime in Evasion Mode

Deluxe Class Bumblebee and Snarl

Friday, August 8, 2014

Keep on collecting...

Collected the deluxe class Lockdown from Simply Toys recently and the figure is very expensive.

Got these two Revoltech Batmobile Tumbler and Tumbler Cannon for quite a while. So, just took a picture of each to show it here :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Takara Tomy Deluxe Class "High Octane Bumblebee" AD04

According to official news, the classic car model for Bumblebee is 1967 Camaro SS.

If the tail lights are painted in colour, it would be a great looking muscle car.

I like the transparent windshield and windows of the car but they also expose the mechanism within.

Besides sculpting, the cyan eyes are one of the factors which make Bumblebee's head stands up.

Looking at the pictures, Bumblebee's arms are short and the lower part of the legs are long.

Similar to Crosshairs, the figure has ratchet joints and overall articulation is good.

You can rotate Bumblebee's head to most of the angles you prefer.

Tried to pose Bumblebee aiming his target...

I like the details on the arms as they are finely sculpted.

Close view of Bumblebee in robot mode :)

I love the yellow which the toy company has chosen for this character and it goes well with black.