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Series: Armada
Allegiance: Autobot
Categories: Supercon
Year: 2002

Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings
Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots and a powerful force of goodness, courage and wisdom in the battle against the evil Decepticons. He comes to the aid of all living creatures whose freedom is threatened. He first tries to find peaceful solutions to conflicts, but when battle lines are drawn, he becomes a fierce warrior capable of overpowering vast enemy forces to achieve his goal. Will Optimus Prime succeed in his heroic and life-saving mission to get the Mini-Cons before Megatron can capture them?

Robot Mode: Optimus Prime's robot mode is virtually identical with that of his larger cousin Super-Base Optimus Prime. He is smaller and somewhat more posable, possibly the most nimble of all the Armada figures. His detailing is quite good and he has the classic Prime-look down pat. He carries no weapon as such, though Over-Run can become one, relying mostly on the smoke stacks on his forearms. They can detach, but unlike those of the larger Armada Prime they can't combine into a gun, so I really don't see the point. His chest panel opens up, but there is no Matrix to be seen there. All in all a decent and very posable robot mode.

Alternate Mode: Unsurprisingly Optimus becomes a truck. Again there is a great deal of resemblance to his larger cousin. The truck mode is decent and can be enhanced by adding Over-Run in weapon mode to the back. I didn't test it, but I guess this truck can also pull Optimus' trailer (he has the docking point), but would probably look dwarfed by it.

Partners / Add-Ons: Optimus comes with Minicon Over-Run, who transforms from robot to jet. One of the better Minicon vehicle modes and an average robot, Over-Run can also transform into a sort-of weapon for Prime to use or attach to his back as a kind-of rocket pack.

Remarks: There isn't really much I can say about this smaller, more nimble version of Armada Prime. I got him cheap, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered. As a stand-alone figure he is better than Super-Base Prime due to better detailing and posability, but he lacks all the fun combinations of his larger cousin. Recommended only to those who don't like combinations and only want an Optimus figure for its own merit.

Rating: B

Update 2021-12-17: Someone asked for pictures of Supercon Prime wielding Super Base Prime's big Ion Blaster, so I've added some new pics to the gallery.


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