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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD: This product contains small parts. It is not a toy and only suitable for the persons over 15 years old.

Transform Element TE-01 OP Leader

TE01-2

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This is the 2nd run with new header included.

Figure stands around 23CM/9.05" tall in robot mode.

Other figures shown in the pictures are sold separately.

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£ 89.99

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February 2019

Prime, you slim handsome devil!

As many of you may know, Optimus Prime is pretty much the most fantastic sentient being around, and G1 Prime was a selfless, heroic, trusting to the point of being naive, giant transforming red truck bonus Gentle Giant father figure to us all. That's why I bought this one, even though I've got MP-10, Magic Square Light of Freedom AND MP-44 on pre-order.

I also am fascinated with how different companies can approach the same fundamental truck and robot and come up with lots of different engineering solutions. Of which the Transform Elements team have exceeded all my expecctations to put together a solid as a brick, slender and handsome Optimus for the ages.

Clean as you like in both modes, with some truly ingenious touches during the transformation, especially the lower half. I love how the legs transform, even if just before you put everything back together it looks like a truck exploded. I personally think it's extremely satisfying to transform, with a very cleverly disguised and transformed waist hiding a pair of wheels to boot.

There are some negatives, i don't care for the white (looks grey in the photos) face as much as Magic Square and the range of movement is comparatively limited (although the glaring thigh swivel wasn't anything like as disturbing in hand as I found it in pictures). Overall I would say it's a stunning piece for the money and certainly must be a plausible alternative to MP-44, even given the price difference. If you're only going to get one third party G1 Prime you can't go wrong with either MS or TE. I'd sum up as follows - MS: big chunky fun Prime with tons of articulation best for robot shelf display, TE: slender high grade Prime with a fantastic transformation for the deskbot transformer (with 15 minutes to spare here or there).

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Transform Element TE-01 OP Leader

Transform Element TE-01 OP Leader

This is the 2nd run with new header included.

Figure stands around 23CM/9.05" tall in robot mode.

Other figures shown in the pictures are sold separately.