Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Sixth Scale Figure: Roll Out with Hot Toys’ G1 MasterpieceNovember 23, 2018
Hot Toys’ Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Sixth Scale Figure is a superb depiction of the iconic robotic hero and a must-have for fans of the seemingly evergreen Transformers franchise. With an aesthetic inspired by the classic Generation One (G1) Transformers, Hot Toys once again delivers with a figure that’s as authentically styled as it is packed with features.
While Hot Toys’ Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Sixth Scale Figure initially began rolling out to collectors back in Fall of 2015, it’s timeless appeal makes it no less striking today. At its core, the roughly 12-inch tall figure boasts a sculpt that’s meticulously faithful to original comics and animated series. The faux-metallic contours bear the Autobot leader’s familiar, red, blue, yellow, and grey color scheme, which is made all the more lifelike with the touch of weathering which has been applied along the surfaces.
Adding to its impressive appearance, Hot Toys’ Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Sixth Scale Figure delivers more than 36 points of articulation and a pair of interchangeable hands (with articulated fingers), along with battery-powered LED-illuminated eyes and chest-mounted Matrix of Leadership. Making good on its description, this special version of Optimus Prime comes with the wings of the treacherous (and ill-fated) Decepticon, Starscream, which can be attached in multiple configurations (with two pairs of back-mounted connectors) to vary the presentation. The figure also comes with a trio of weapons, including Prime’s hand blaster and a pair of cannons (and adjustable clamps), which can be mounted on the shoulder or forearm. Rounding out the list of accessories is a back-mounted wheel assembly and a special three-piece figure stand. The stand’s diorama base is molded to resemble a jagged rocky surface with the Autobot insignia emblazoned on the front of it. Buyers fortunate enough to have snagged the Sideshow Collectibles-exclusive, also received a bonus Starscream head accessory, which sweetened the deal.
Hot Toys’ Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Sixth Scale Figure released in September 2015 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $344.99 US