For fans of “Generation One” Transformers, the Kaiyodo Optimus Prime Revoltech action figure is likely to have a special nostalgic appeal. Officially dubbed the Cybertron Commander Convoy Series No. 19 (faithful to the original animated Japanese series), this licensed Takara-Tomy import was produced and manufactured by Kaiyodo as part of the company’s expansive line ultra-poseable Revoltech action figures.
Like the Kaiyodo Megatron and Starscream action figures that weve previously featured, this 6 Optimus Prime doesnt actually transform. Its a fundamental limitation but not a surprising one for anyone familiar with other offerings in the Revoltech series. Its clear that Kaiyodos objective was to render a diminutive version of the mighty Optimus Prime with a high degree of articulation for its size; and to that end theyve succeeded. The array of proprietary Revolver joints in the neck, torso, and appendages enable a wide variety of poses with a distinctly anime art style. The display options are further expanded by Primes accessories, which include a 2 hand cannon, three swappable hands, and a miniature (3/4″) replica of the Matrix of Leadership.
Kaiyodos core Revoltech team of Katsuhisa Yamaguchi (sculptor), Tetsuya Umeda (paint), and Nobuchika Ohtsu (finish) has once again delivered a tiny yet remarkably authentic Generation One Transformers action figure. Its another must-have for fans of the original series or any collector with a penchant for iconic robot fare.
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