We barely got started with the Decepticons; Maria played Megatron. I gave her some pointers on things he would and wouldn't do:
- Never admit fault of his own.
- Never admit a weakness. "Optimus Prime has a new weapon; but my main battle cannon is superior."
- If someone goes wrong, it's because one of his Decepticons did it.
- If something goes right, it's because of his leadership.
DVD 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime reviews on YouTube
After 4 or 5 resets Maria and I gave up and watched YouTube reviews of "Classics" Optimus Prime ($20) and Mirage ($5 on clearance), and of the "DVD 20th Anniversary" Optimus Prime ($70-100) which I don't have.
Watching those reviews pretty much cured me of wanting the toy for a couple of reasons:
- The toy is so heavy its joints have trouble staying in place, which means if they start out bad, playing with them (which I would) would destroy them.
- The side and back of the semi-truck look awful. There are no side windows and you can see part of Optimus Prime's bicep untransformed between a very wide seam, let's just call it an open seam.
- While the hands are articulate, along with every finger, it seemed to be difficult for people to make them hold something.
- I realized it's a big display piece for collectors, not something fun to use. For $60, I could get 3 to 6 other Transformers, plus tax.