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October 9, 2009

Optimus Primal (10-09-09)

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Transformer of the Day for October 9, 2009

OPTIMUS PRIMAL

-Faction: Maximal
-Era: Beast Wars (1996-1998), Beast Machines (1999-2000)
-Function: Commander / Spirit Guide
-Motto: “The Seeds of the Future Lie Buried in the Past”
-Notable Toy: Supreme (Hasbro, 2002)

Notes: Before Transformers: Animated retroduced a neophyte Optimus Prime, Beast Wars brought us Optimus Primal, a commander who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, taking an undisciplined crew into a war and coming out a leader. Though his metamorphosis into a Transformers shaman was not the transformation fans had hoped for, the delayed release of the Supreme toy under the Robots in Disguise banner was most welcome. The boss monkey fits in perfectly in scale with Takara’s Masterpiece line, as well as Supreme Cheetor, Ultra Nightscream and Mega Rattrap.

(Apologies and thanks to shmax.com and bbts.com for the toy image.)

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