Transformers Optimus Prime

by TerriRexson

Transformers Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots. Find out all about Optimus Prime and find gifts for fans of the Transformers leader.

Optimus Prime - The Transformers Autobot Leader

Optimus Prime is the leader of the autobots in the Transformers movies, TV shows and comics. 

Optimus Prime is my older son's favorite transformer. This is partly because he's the leader of the good guys - the Autobots (my son likes a hero!) and partly because his colors are red, blue, grey and black which happen to be my sons four favorite colors!

In this article we'll find out more about Optimus Prime and look at some gift ideas for fans of the Autobot leader. 

Optimus Prime Transformer

Transformers Leader - Optimus Prime
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Transformers: The Best of Optimus Prime

Transformers: The Best of Optimus Prime (Transformers (Idw))

Optimus Prime is leader of the Autobots. During his time as PRIME he has been challenged both mentally and physically with the responsibilities of leadership... at times, he's ...

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Optimus Prime Facts

If you want to be an expert on Optimus Prime or hold a conversation with a transformers fan then here are some useful facts:

  • Optimus Prime is the brave and powerful leader of the Autobots, a group of intelligent robots that transform into vehicles. 
  • Optimus Prime comes from the planet Cybertron where the evil Decepticons waged war with the peaceful Autobots. 
  • Optimus Prime has the Matrix of Leadership. A talisman that gives him the title Prime and certain powers. 
  • Optimus Prime has a very strong sense of morality. He prefers to avoid conflict, but knows it is necessary to protect the humans and Autobots from the Decepticons. 
  • Optimus Prime takes his responsibility as leader very seriously and aims to be a good leader and role model. He is well-respected. 
  • Optimus Prime's main enemy is Megatron the leader of the Decepticons. 
  • Peter Cullen has provided the voice for Optimus Prime on many occassions including the new Transformers Prime series. 

A Great Gift for Optimus Prime Fans

The book Transformers: The Best of Optimus prime makes a great gift for Optimus Prime fans. It's a comic-style graphic novel format book featuring key points in Optimus Prime's history. 

There's lots of great artwork and it's packed with facts about Optimus Prime throughout the Transformers universe. 

What does Optimus Prime Transform into?

What does Optimus Prime Transform into? That's one of the most important facts about a transformer! Optimus Prime transforms into a Truck Cab. 

To the right you can see Optimus Prime in his Truck Cab form. It's the same toy as the Optimus Prime toy above.  

Some Optimus Prime Toys include a trailer which also transforms. The impressive Ultimate Optimus Prime toy for 2011, which ties in with the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon movie, has the trailer transform into huge armor for the Optimus Prime robot to wear. 

Optimus Prime in Vehicle Mode

Optimus Prime in Vehicle Mode
Optimus Prime in Vehicle Mode

Ultimate Optimus Prime

The trailer transforms into armor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ultimate Optimus Prime
$209.99  $169.95

Optimus Prime Quotes

Optimus Prime takes his role as leader very seriously and seeks to inspire the Autobots through his words and actions. 

  • "Transform, and roll out"
  • "The day will never come that we forsake this planet and its people."  DOTM
  • "Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing." Revenge of the Fallen


Source: The Quotable Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime in Transformers Prime

One of Optimus Prime's more recent incarnations is in the animated kids TV show: Transformers Prime. 

The Transformers movies are aimed at an older audience so it's good to see a show that's for kids like the 80s Transformers series was. Transformers Prime focuses on the relationship between the Transformers and three human kids: Jack, Miko and Raf, as well as their fight against the Decepticons. 

Optimus Prime has been brought up to date with the latest animation technology but he's still very recognisable as the Autobot leader. 

Let's see a clip of Optimus Prime in action:

Optimus Prime in Transformers Prime

Free Downloadable Printable for Optimus Prime Fans

Paper Robots Optimus Prime
Print and make this very cool Optimus Prime paper robot. He's articulated and even transforms into a truck cab.

Updated: 10/28/2011, TerriRexson
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