Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime Leader Transformers Siege WFC-S40
Part of the second wave Siege Leader Class figures, “Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime” is an extensive retool of the same line’s Ultra Magnus, taking heavy design cues from Cybertron Optimus Prime (the Japanese series name being “Galaxy Force,” which is referenced in the name). He transforms into a heavily armed fire truck like the Cybertron figure, but with a Cybertronian aesthetic. The two “W-30 Magnetic Inducer Launchers” are unpainted blasters from Siege Ultra Magnus, and as such, mirror the detailing placed just behind Robots in Disguise Ultra Magnus’s cab. Their hexagonal tips resembling Cybertron Optimus Prime’s Super Mode leg cannons were likely a foresight for this retooling, but are moulded in black rather than grey likely due to gang-moulding. Optimus Prime also features “battle damage” paint applications on several parts of his body, as well as multiple hardpoints all over himself and his weapons to accommodate “Fire Blasts” from the Battle Masters assortment, which can be used to simulate blaster fire or explosions.