Transformers: Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Voyager Class set of 2
Includes Optimus Prime & Megatron
Posted by John Rizo on 8th Feb 2019
What can I say about these two? They are both iconic in their own right. One fights for freedom for all sentient beings while the other would enslave and control the entire galaxy. War for Cybertron is here, as a gamer and collector, when I heard about the War for Cybertron line coming out, my immediate thought is, are they revising the game or bringing it back in order to complete the trilogy? Well, the answer is not quite. The figures overall tell a story. A story of a never ending war between Autobots and Decepticons. A war that captivated us as children and to this day, it still does as adults. Whether it be from the classic G1 cartoon series or the animated movie. Overall, we are seeing these figures in a new form that is gritty. The detail and battle damage shows that these characters have been through hell and back. Which is what's supposed to happen when one is at war with one another. Optimus Prime comes with a rifle and a shield that transforms into a battle axe. How awesome is that? His transformation into truck mode is one that may be frustrating for a child, but for an adult, it is intriguing to transform because they are kind of like puzzles. Puzzles that are fun to solve over and over again. The truck mode is different from what we're used to. It is Cybertronian and looks nice. The designers must've had a field day working on concept sketches. When transforming from truck to robot mode, you get that ultimate G1 Optimus Prime look. The head is dead on, though a little small, but not enough to make it a distraction when viewing the figure for the first time. There's even a part during the transformation where the Matrix of Leadership is molded into a secondary chest piece when being transformed into truck mode. The truck itself rolls nicely. There are many ports where you can place the shield and rifle on. There's not much else to say about the figure. Though there's one issue that comes to mind and that is the size of the figures. They are almost about the same size as the deluxes, not that it matters. When placing them next to a Titan class figure, it makes either Devastator or Metroplex seem even more imposing, rather than placing an older leader class figure like Power of the Primes Optimus Prime or Rodimus. Now onto the main villain himself, Megatron. As a kid, I was a fan of Megatron. He was that one villain who you either loved or hated. One of the many reasons that Megatron was so great and popular was his alt mode. A gun! Who knew that an evil tyrant took the disguise of a gun? Unfortunately, since this is a prequel type trilogy that takes place on Cybertron, Megatron can't transform into that memorable gun. Instead, he settles for a tank mode. Don't get me wrong, take modes are even more imposing than that of an ordinary vehicle. Megatron, just like Optimus, has that same G1 quality to him that makes it worth the money to buy. The head sculpt and body are almost an exact replica of the G1 design. Again, the battle damage makes this figure even more cooler than previous incarnations of Megatron, released over the years. Megatron comes with his fusion canon and a sword, which transforms into a turret for his tank mode. To make him even more bad ass, that turret can be attached to the fusion canon, making it an even deadlier and more destructive weapon against any Autobot who stands in his way of conquest. Overall, both these figures are definitely worth the money, though they could be a couple inches taller. You will not be disappointed with the quality of Optimus and Megatron. There is a little weight to them, they're not as hollow as previous figures were and they're fun to mess around with, now that Battlemaster class figures are being released and not just that, but the special blaster effects can be attached to either the weapon to make it look like its actually being fired or attached to the figure itself to make it look like it is taking damage after being shot. I give Optimus and Megatron four Energon cubes. Thank you Hasbro for stepping up your game with this War for Cybetron line.