This toy brings back childhood memories and is a modernized reflection of the G1 Optimus Prime we all love and remember.
Mold is great: with great articulation and fun to transform. It might be hard to transform at first but things start to make sense once you get the hang of it.
The BUT here is this toy is trying to be too many things: a cybertronian version of G1 Optimus Prime at a voyager price point. This somehow results in compromises in certain areas (e.g etched matrix of leadership) for whatever reason. The BUT here is if you can wait the Earthrise Optimus Prime mold is looking to be even better (albeit at a higher price point)
simply one of the best optimus prime figures ever. really wish it had a trailer that could be used as a micromaster base. would've been nice if the axe blades were orange\yellow. other than that it's amazing