Studio Ox style
I would like to start this by saying that this is my first Toy World product. My first impression was that this is a huge "not" Optimus Prime. Once out of the box and standing next to MP22 Ultra Magnus, he stands about a half a head shorter, but to me, this is where I think Optimus Prime should have been scaled. The design is straight Studio Ox, but not as thin. Primorion is a beefy looking bot! I am surprised by the good quality of plastic, but I did find a few sprue marks, but not enough to be a detractor. The joints are really tight, and it made me take care when checking its articulation. Primorion is highly poseable! Its weight is distributed nicely and he is well balanced because of it. There's a bit of die cast, but no where near the likes of FT Sovereign. Primorion is still a hefty weight. The gun accessory comes with batteries installed, which is a welcome change, but it doesn't peg that well into the hand. The super tight finger joints make up for that, however. The included axe accessory connects tightly and is a hard, solid plastic. The matrix is primarily die cast and well painted with a yellow jewel. There is also an included replacement jewel...for some reason. This version came with clear, light blue or dark blue, windshield and shoulder faction covers. There was not a smoke colored version as seen in the test shots. I couldn't get the faction covers to stay in place and didn't want to force them in. Given that the side windows are the dark blue color without an option to change them, I stuck with the dark blue for the windshield. There are not any instructions for how to install or use the included accessories. The last included accessories is a welcome change to collecting 3rd party Transformers, and that are the 2 base plates. They come in orange with clips to secure the plates together. I hope this continues forward with Toy World figures. The instructions are helpful, but not as clear as I would like. I will say that I wasn't afraid of anything breaking with the exception being the head antennae. With repetition, I could see this transformation becoming enjoyable, but it is a bit complicated, but not Badcube complicated. The alt mode is beautiful! Its not perfect, and people will question if this will replace their MP10. I find Primorion to be for those that are looking for Studio Ox design and looking to collect Toy World's Seekers as those tower over MP10.
Reviewed by: Jason Rodriguez from Riverview, FL.