I have been looking and looking and looking and looking… Him being about a few years old now and an excellent figure it was a little bit of a challenge. I was finally able to get a decent deal for about $30 + free shipping on eBay. Typically most $15 deluxe Transformers within a year or two (OR if the line ends…) the price typically doubles. For this guy most of the eBay listings were any where from $30-$50. The “Favored” Deluxe sized Transformers double in price or go for more. (More on this later!)
War for Cybertron Optimus Prime is a “Deluxe” Transformer. However when compared to some Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime you will quickly see that he is actually a little larger.
Without a doubt this Optimus Prime is now one of my favorites. Almost everything about him is awesome. His face sculpt, proportions, even to some extent his Transformation…
Now there is one problem with this figure. His transformation is probably one of the most difficult transformations I have seen to date. Tons of rotating and precise positioning in order to get him exactly right. I did not photograph his vehicle mode yet, but have plans to in the near future.
War for Cybertron Optimus Prime is now my third from the line. (Megatron, Bumblebee, and now Optimus Prime.) I own just about every Fall of Cybertron figure and when these WFC stand up next to them they look pretty dang terrible. Don’t get me wrong! They still have a place, but possibly not for long in my collection.
The quality of WFC figures have a stronger plastic, and are pieced together with higher quality parts.
This figure literally makes the Fall of Cybertron line really seem ridiculous as much as I loved getting the Fall of Cybertron series, however now I can see how much a rip off it was. As the WFC line is SO much better from just looking at the quality to say the least.
War for Cybertron Optimus Prime in my opinion is definitely one of my top 10 Transformer Toys.
If you do not have this figure I would recommend getting him before he becomes even more difficult to get.