I had preordered this way in advance due to the fact that doing so would secure an exclusive clear figure to go along with this one. After that, I pretty much forgot about it until early samples started landing in reviewers' hands. I watched JoshB's review which made me a bit antsy to receive it. He mentioned that his came with a foil pouch and a single hand which he assumed was a bonus for early samples. He would be correct.
Now that I finally received mine, I couldn't help but shoot it. It is beautiful. But first, let's start with the packaging which deserves a bit of spotlight.
|The chrome detail extends to the spine end of the innerbox. It shows Optimus Prime's name and Autobot faction logo.|
|Removing the outer sleeve reveals the remainder of the inner box which is done in a flat black with a chrome Autobot logo.|
|The back features a rolling credits of sorts which seems to be the norm with high end figures.|
|Now on to the contents. Everything is laid out neatly in the center of the tray with some extra tray material surrounding it all which explains the size of the box.|
|While I don't go into articulation in this written review, he does have 22 articulated joints! Most of them are ratcheted, including his head and neck.|
|You can see two interior lights inside tha cab and four lights on top of the cab.|
|An excellent feature is the way the Matrix lights up in his chest. The Matrix is also removable.|
|Included in the set is a soft PVC Energon Axe which requires removal of his hand. notice the optional open hand I am using on his opposite hand.|
|Here is Prime holding his gun which houses 3 of those batteries for it's LED gimmick. Using this weapon requires an optional hand that grips the gun.|
|Here is a look at the arm that comes with the stand. It is full adjustable.|
|While the stand is not an indication that Prime needs help standing, cause he doesn't, it sure does look nice. Like a piece of delicious candy served on a fancy dish.|