Leader

Once referred to as the "Ultra" class, the Leader Class is a higher end price point generally set around $40 and featuring gimmicks including lights, sounds and more complex transformations.

Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos

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Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos

In "Dark of the Moon", Optimus Prime rolled into battle with a trailer that transformed into a weapon storage platform. This was a dramatic callback to G1 Optimus Prime's trailer. However, the "Dark of the Moon" toy line never included a trailer that transformed in quite the same manner, leaving it to "Studio Series" many years later.

Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos
Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos
Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos
Toy News: "Studio Series" Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime Stock Photos

Comic Books: Takara Tomy posts a comic for "Generations Selects" Star Convoy

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Comic Books: Takara Tomy posts a comic for "Generations Selects" Star Convoy

As part of their promotion for the upcoming "Generations Selects" Star Convoy figure, Takara Tomy has posted a two page comic featuring Optimus Prime (aka Convoy) and Galvatron taking on some nasty invaders with a little help from the Matrix of Leadership! This comic plays off of the play pattern on Star Convoy, showing Convoy changing into the larger "Star Convoy" form and the creation of his Matrix blaster.

Comic Books: Takara Tomy posts a comic for "Generations Selects" Star Convoy
Comic Books: Takara Tomy posts a comic for "Generations Selects" Star Convoy

Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Posts Additional Photos of "Generations Select" Star Convoy

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Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Posts Additional Photos of "Generations Select" Star Convoy

Last week Takara Tomy officially released photos of the upcoming "Generations Select" Star Convoy. This figure is a retool of "Power of the Primes" Optimus Prime based on the G1 character of the same name. Soon after, the figure went up for preorder on Hasbro Pulse and BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore.

Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Posts Additional Photos of "Generations Select" Star Convoy
Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Posts Additional Photos of "Generations Select" Star Convoy
Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Posts Additional Photos of "Generations Select" Star Convoy

Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Legendary Optimus Prime

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Toy Review: "Bumblebee" Movie Legendary Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is the wisest of the Autobots and his leadership has kept the Autobots from being defeated by Megatron's evil Decepticons! When he comes to Earth, the Autobot leader takes on a new disguise to blend in. Today's review and gallery brings you a look at the Japanese exclusive Legendary Optimus Prime!

"Bumblebee" Legendary Optimus Prime Toy Review

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Bumblebee

General Information:
Release Date: October 2018
Price Point: $66.99 (Varies by retailer)
Retailer: Japanese Exclusive
Accessories: Blaster

Optimus Prime

Toy Review: "War for Cybertron: Siege" Leader Class Ultra Magnus

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Toy Review: "War for Cybertron: Siege" Leader Class Ultra Magnus

Ultra Magnus is one of the best soldiers under Optimus Prime's command. Brave, humble, powerful and courageous, he has all the qualities of a great leader even if he is uncomfortable with the mantle of leadership. Start your day off with my review of Leader Class Ultra Magnus from "Siege"!

"Generations" War for Cybertron: Siege Ultra Magnus Toy Review

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Generations

War for Cybertron: Siege

General Information:
Release Date: January 2019
Price Point: $49.99 (depending on retailer)
Retailer: General (Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon etc.)
Accessories: Rifle, Shoulder Armor x 2, Forearm Armor x 2, Leg Armor x 2, Chest/Head Armor x 2, Rocket Launchers x 2

Toy Review: "Studio Series" Blackout with Scorponok

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Toy Review: "Studio Series" Blackout with Scorponok

Blackout is an expert at infiltrating enemy bases, getting the information he needs and if necessary, laying waste to all around him! With his partner Scorponok helping him, Blackout is a potent force against the Autobots. Check out my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Blackout!

"Generations" Studio Series Blackout with Scorponok Toy Review

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Generations

Studio Series

General Information:
Release Date: April 2018
Price Point: $49.99 (Varies by retailer)
Retailer: General Release (Toys R Us, K-Mart, Target etc.)
Accessories: Blade weapon, Scorponok mini-figure

Blackout

Toy Review: "Power of the Primes" Throne of the Primes with Optimal Optimus

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Toy Review: "Power of the Primes" Throne of the Primes with Optimal Optimus

The Matrix has chosen the next Prime and it is Optimus Primal! Taking on a new form, this Maximal becomes the powerful Optimal Optimus, a leader for a new age. Today I bring you my review and gallery of Optimal Optimus with the Throne of the Primes!