Daily Archives: July 21, 2013

Transformers Generations – Optimus Prime and Autobot Roller

Optimus Prime and Roller together again.  Too bad there is no trailer for Roller to hide in, but at least he is an actual vehicle this time around.   Not only does he sport the 6×6 look of the G1 Roller, but this time around he also carries Optimus’ gun while not in use.  Optimus looks similar to his G1 counterpart, with the addition of the air foil on the roof.  You can tell this is a mix between a Commander  and Legion Class figure.  He has solid stick-up feet in the back.  It sure would have been nice if those folded in.

Optimus transforms into his fairly iconic robot self.  There is no denying who this is.   The top of the cab becomes big shoulders, kinda Prime-esque.  He has a neat gimmick where his chest is supposed to be open a bit to show his Autobot symbol.  Unfortunately there is nothing holding it open, so it would rather stay closed when posing him.

His main gun is similar to his G1 gun without the big stock on the back.  It is a good size for the figure.  But what happens when there is a real problem that arises?…

Roller becomes a twin cannon, that can combine with Optimus’ gun to make quite a weapon.  I am not terribly fond of the back section.  Still looks like a truck, and you can see through it.  I think they did a better job with Bumblebee’s gun.

This is just the beginning of the 30th Anniversary stuff coming out from Transformers, as the year does not even start until 2014, they are giving us a wee-little taste of what is to come.  I am pretty excited about some of the newer figures that will be coming out in the very near future.

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