Hasbro’s Walmart Exclusive G1 Reissue of Transformers Leader Optimus Prime is in Stores Now

Hasbro has started to reissue some fan-favorite Transformers in their G1 looks and packaging. These have been very popular with collectors so far, even though the figures may be a tad overpriced. That being said, I have purchased every single one of them, and have not been upset with any of the purchases. Devestator, Starscream, Hot Rod, they have been a blast to play around with. The latest is Autobot leader Optimus Prime. We got our hands on one, so lets take a look.

I have to say, the Transformers line has some of the best packaging ever. That back ket art with the character power card brings back so many memories. The only complaint I have on these are that I have to open them. So, if you are a MOC collector and want a cool example of a vintage G1 Optimus Prime, this is a good pick-up.

Once you get Prime out of the box you get a sense with how well-made he is. These releases have some die cast parts, and that gives them a hefty feel. No, this does not include a trailer. That is going to be a dealbreaker for most, especially at $50, but to be honest I don’t miss it. It would also be cool for MOC collectors if it was included. Me personally though, I just see this as a different release than others that have come before. It may be seen as others as cheaping out on Hasbro’s part, but I can see both sides.

The transformation of Prime is super easy, and he comes with two blasters–both a new and an old style that he can properly hold. Just look at that figure, all shiny and perfect. I do wish I didn’t have to apply the stickers myself, as I have bigger fingers and it can be a challenge to properly apply smaller ones. But as long as you take your time you should be good.

I guess it comes down to the trailer. If you want it in there, then do not buy this. If you don’t this is a cool example of a G1 Optimus Prime figure for Transformers fans to add to their collections. I won’t lie and say that the price on these figures doesn’t make me scratch my head, but I feel like I get my money’s worth. These are exclusively in Walmarts right now.

About Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad collects way too much stuff. He loves baseball, Funko Pops, Star Wars, and wrestling. He resides in the Upside Down, waiting for Hopper to rescue him. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyohio