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This review is from: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime (Toy)
Ultimate Optimus Year of the Dragon Edition is one of the best!Compared to the original Ultimate Optimus Prime,which I do own,the only difference between the two is the paint decor.The trailer is red with the dragon decor and the front grill of the truck is red.The dragon decor is a job well done as is the rest of the articulation and detail throughout Optimus whether he is in truck&trailer or robot modes.As for the complaints on the front parts of the truck being on the forearm's of Optimus in robot mode making him look gorilla like is false in my opinion.The Optimus figure is one of the best constructed,most poseable,and most durable you will find.Granted when Optimus is in the Omega Combat Armor he has very limited poseability to where the legs will spread out width wise and the arms will raise up and down.Therefore Optimus does have awesome poseability when he is not in the Omega Combat Armor for displaying purposes or creating cool battle scenes.Optimus still has glowing weapon lights and blasting battle sounds.The Armor can extend over 22 inches with extending wings when in Power-Up mode.The Ultimax Super Cannon does attach securely in the hands for when Optimus has to bring out the heavy artillary.The durability overall is excellent with secuely constructed joints and a solid build in all 3 modes.The transformation level is advanced meaning if you have plenty of experience with transformers there is mid-level difficulty.If you are a parent buying for a child of 5-6 you will have to help out some in the transformation process.Optimus can be challenging for the younger ages.This is the biggest Optimus toy ever done and is a outstanding tribute to one of the great hero's in the transformer line.The Year of the Dragon edition is also great for a very cool collector's piece to go along side the original.Bottom line Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime is a well-made,high quality,10 out of 10 transformer all fans will enjoy.I highly recommend Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime to all transformer fans and collectors out there.Optimus Rocks and Transformers Rule!!!