2/7/13

Rescue Bots Optimus Prime

"Cuteness is the right of all sentient beings"

I first spotted this Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime figurine over at Battlegrip. Non-transforming and possessing limited articulation but as cute as all hell, this small almost Imaginext sized Autobot is a must have for any G1 Optimus Prime fan!

Newly released by Hasbro and Playskool as part of their Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots series, what I didn't realize until I found mine is that he is available individually bagged, (the set shown at Battlegrip includes a useless-to-me human figurine.)

I found this guy at Toys R Us last night. Bagged (but not 'blind-bagged,' you can see the figure right through the front window!) each bagged figure cost $2.99.

Chase the Police-Bot, Heatwave the Fire-Bot, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are all part of this release. They're all cute but only Optimus Prime had to go home with me. If Bumblebee looked more G1 than Bayformer, I'd have grabbed him too. Here's hoping for more classic characters in the future!

Prime is articulated at the neck, 2 points at each shoulder, and one point for both legs (they move in unison.) He also has a wrist joint at his hand and saw-blade.

The saw-blade is very cool, giving Prime a weapon/tool without creating a separate piece for little kids to lose. At first I thought I might be disappointed in the saw/lack of a gun/left fist, but it has grown on me and I actually think it's a super cool weapon - especially in case of a zombie outbreak...

"Lock and load and prepare to roll-out!"

Here's Prime with Double-Barrel Carol to give you an idea of his size, and to serve as a portent of things to come!

To be continued...

13 comments:

  1. That's really cool. Can I haz?

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    1. If you can find at your local store, you can has ;)

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  2. Yes good Sir ...(I enjoy your blog ...always been a big fan of "Toys")
    I have not even gotten to posting of my large collection that I have amassed over these many years... Those post to come to the "Crypt" in the upcoming months....
    Mostly Villains and Monsters.... ( No "Heroes")...

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    1. Thanks Doc! Hope to see you blog about your toys someday soon!

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  3. Oh wow you always find such cool stuff! I will be looking for these and I am so glad that they are not blind bagged! I get tired of always feeling up those bags. And, it is always a great sight to see Double Barrel Carol!

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    1. I do find cool stuff, but mainly because I spend an inordinate amount of time looking at/through/for toys everywhere I go ;)

      And I agree, not being blind-bagged was a REAL bonus for these (although their larger stature would have made them easy enough to identify.)

      And I hope to have DBC and Prime appear together again soon, so stay tuned!

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  4. So are these taller than the Marvel Playskool Heroes? I like the look of Optimus, but honestly, I'm such a Robot Heroes loyalist that I don't think I'll go after any of these.

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    1. Yeah, they are about a head taller than Marvel's Playskool offerings, so they fit in pretty well with those and Imaginext figures too.

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  5. Whoa! I like this figure and he is not "blinded Bagged" either which is great.

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  6. I haven't seen any new transformers toys I've liked in a while. THIS I like.

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  7. Thanks for posting, got me motivated to get out and get one too! I really like the size of this guy. And i lucked out and they had the older Rescue Bot prime that transforms. AND Bom Vimdin decided to come home too!

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