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As the Transformers franchise has grown, more continuities separate from the original series and its subsidiaries have come into existence, many featuring Optimus Primes of their own.

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Optimus Prime
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Autobot
Japanese name Fire Convoy
Function Autobot Leader
Rank 10
Partner Ultra Magnus
Motto "We will put out the fires of evil!"
Alternate Modes Fire Engine
Series Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Titanium
English voice actor Neil Kaplan
Japanese voice actor Satoshi Hashimoto

The Transformers: Robots in Disguise version of Optimus Prime (Fire Convoy in the original Japanese version "Transformers: Car Robots") is the fictional protagonist of this respective branch of the Transformers universe. Based on the character of the same name, Prime leads the Autobots in a secret campaign. His voice actor, Neil Kaplan, does his voice in a style reminiscent of Peter Cullen's voice of the original Optimus Prime.

Hidden in plain sight on Earth as common, everyday vehicles, the Autobots are forced to emerge when Megatron and his Predacons arrive and wreak havoc in their attempts to attain the power of Earth's varied energy sources.

Optimus Prime transforms into a fire engine. The front section of the vehicle detaches and becomes Prime himself, armed with his Blaze Blaster cannons (his lights, also known as the Fire Flash attack) and Gyro-Strike leg wheels, while the rest of the vehicle transforms into a mobile battle station/refuelling port/communications array, and can combine with Prime as additional weapons and armor, forming his super mode (Super Fire Convoy). The ladder/hose section houses Prime's Power Stream water cannon, capable of shooting freezing streams of water, also called his Blizzard Storm, and also contains a quartet of rocket launchers. His super mode feet contain missile launchers than can mount to the shoulders of his regular robot mode. He can fire his super-mode fists for his Flying Fist attack. Prime is also holder of the sacred Matrix.

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Animated series

Optimus Prime and his brother Ultra Magnus were created at the same time by Alpha Trion, but when Prime was chosen to carry the Matrix, Magnus felt passed over, and was left carrying a grudge against his brother.

Later, Optimus pursued Megatron to Earth to stop him from pillaging the planet's energy resources. Prime's loyal team of Autobots clashed with Megatron's Predacons on many occasions, stopping their schemes with the aid of Koji, a human whose father had been abducted by the Predacons. Prime and Koji went on to form a strong friendship, even though Prime saw it as his fault Koji's father had been abducted in the first place. Optimus proved his bravery on many occasions, battling and defeating Sky-Byte in an underwater duel, and personally rescuing Side Burn from a Predacon trap. Later, Prime would gain a clone of sorts in the evil Decepticon Scourge, who had been created when his protoform was given life by some of Megatron's Spark energy and scanned Prime at the same time as his alternate mode vehicle. However, Prime's pleas to make Scourge remember his original Autobot loyalties fell on deaf ears.

Prime soon had other things to worry about, as Magnus arrived on Earth with the intention of taking what he believed was rightfully his - by force, if necessary. Severely injuring Prime, who refused to fight back, Magnus tracked him to a desert island, where he pretended to offer him the hand of friendship, only to attempt to absorb the Matrix for himself, forcing the brothers into the combined form of Omega Prime (God Fire Convoy). Through this link, Magnus was also able to channel the power of the Matrix, which he used to supercharge the Autobot Brothers into newly-coloured forms. Prime went on to battle the Decepticons on many other occasions. Although Magnus remained a free agent, refusing to take orders from his brother, his animosity dwindled and he frequently helped the Autobots by combining with Prime to battle the Predacons and Decepticons. During the final battle with Galvatron (Megatron's new form) the two brothers finally reconciled. Together they faced Galvatron together at the Earth's core and successfully defeated him once and for all.

In Car Robots, the original Japanese version of Robots in Disguise there is not one singular Matrix, but multiple ones, each held by a high-ranking Autobot. God Magnus already possesses a Matrix, and simply seeks to steal the power of Fire Convoy's to increase his own (the overspill resulting in the supercharging of the Autobot Brothers).

Dreamwave Productions

Robots in Disguise's Optimus Prime made one appearance in Dreamwave' Summer Special issue before the company went under, as he and Magnus learned the value of teamwork to stop the Decepticons from stealing a nuclear reactor. There was a contest in the issue as to whether Robots in Disguise or Beast Wars would be the next Dreamwave comic series. Beast Wars won.

Prime would make one further surprise appearance in Dreamwave's Transformers: Armada series. With Optimus Prime having disappeared to an alternate dimension devastated by Unicron, the Autobots attempted to find their leader. As Jetfire attempted to locate him through Spacebridge links to other dimensions, one of these clearly shows RiD Optimus Prime and Prowl.

3H Enterprises

Alongside a repaint of Ultra Magnus, these characters had no tech specs until they appeared in Transformers Collectors Club comics, where it was revealed they were the same Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus from the Robots in Disguise continuity, who were taken to the Transformers: Universe reality.

According to the bio for this Optimus Prime printed in the Transformers Collectors Club magazine, Optimus Prime is a member of the Cybertron Dimensional Patrol and was abducted by Unicron. It is unknown if he repainted himself yellow before being abducted, or the recoloration was from the radiation emanating from Unicron, which has a tendency to recolor Cybertronians.

This incarnation of Optimus Prime first appeared in the Transformers: Universe comic series in issue #2 as part of Omega Prime, escaping with various other Transformers from Unicron. He appeared again at the end of issue #3, being brought in to Alpha Trion's lab to aid Optimus Primal. After this both Prime and Magnus became part of Optimus Primal's army of Autobots, battling against Unicron's Decepticons.

Although 3H Enterprises losing the licence would forestall the conclusion to the Universe storyline, an explanation of sorts would be found in issue 8 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine Cybertron/Robots in Disguise, where Prime told the tale of how Unicron's forces were defeated in one last battle by Optimus Primal's forces, as Unicron disappeared due to the black hole opened in Transformers: Energon. Combined as Omega Prime, they could not escape fast enough, and were sucked into another dimension.

Fun Publications

He would make an extremely surprising appearance in the Cybertron Club Comic in a story called Balancing Act.

In the Cybertron universe, Cybertron was under attack by two of the Heralds of Unicron, Nemesis Prime and Ramjet. They had already damaged Alpha Trion, and while Ramjet engaged Vector Prime in a duel high above Cybertron, Nemesis Prime got past Sentinel Maximus and revealed his plan - he was going to use the Dead Matrix to drain Primus himself and use the energy to revive Unicron. Omega Prime, the combination of Optimus Prime and his brother Ultra Magnus, then appeared to challenge Nemesis Prime. The brothers recovered, only to receive Optimus Prime, bearing word of Vector Prime's death in battle. Prime and Magnus were subsequently seen planning the hunt for Unicron with Sentinel Maximus.

Toys

  • Car Robots Super Fire Convoy (2000)
A Leader class toy that transforms from fire truck to robot. The front end of the fire truck can form a robot resembling Generation 1 Prime, while the rear section can form a battle station or combine with him to form Super Fire Convoy. The rear section has an extending ladder with retractable water cannons and missile launchers. This battery-operated toy features siren sounds and voice samples of Fire Convoy (saying the lines, "Fire!" and "Kyoudai Gattai! Super Fire Convoy!").[1] Fire Convoy can combine with God Magnus (sold separately) to form God Fire Convoy. [2] This toy was designed by Takara's Hisashi Yuki. [3]
A Toys "R" Us Japan exclusive boxed set had Super Fire Convoy bundled with God Magnus and a sword, which was originally from the Japanese Fortress Maximus toy.
  • Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime (2001)
The U.S. release of Super Fire Convoy had the Japanese voice replaced with an English voice (with the lines, "Optimus Prime, Maximize!" and "Autobots, Transform"), and Autobot insignias were added on the side panels. Much like the Japanese version, Optimus Prime's normal robot mode can combine with Ultra Magnus (sold separately) to form Omega Prime. [4]
  • Robots in Disguise Spy Changer Optimus Prime
A Spy Changer version of Optimus Prime was also released. It converted from Fire Engine, to Super Robot mode.
  • Universe Leader Optimus Prime
A yellow repaint Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime was released for the Transformers: Universe line. This toy was a Sam's Club store exclusive.
  • Cybertron Costco Optimus Prime with Ultra Magnus (2005)
RiD Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus were redecoed again and sold as a set exclusive to Costco stores in the Transformers: Cybertron line in 2005. He was now back in his original red coloration.
  • Titanium Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime
A 6 inch tall Optimus Prime in Robots in Disguise style for the Transformers: Titanium line was first displayed by Hasbro at the 2006 San Diego Comic Convention. This version of Optimus Prime seems to only have vehicle and super robot modes.

Transformers: Universe

Optimus Prime
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Universe Spy Changer Optimus Prime
Autobot
Sub-group Spy Changers
Function Autobot Leader
Partner Prowl
Alternate Modes Fire Truck
Series Transformers: Universe

A new version of Optimus Prime was created for the Transformers: Universe storyline. Optimus Prime comes from a universe populated solely by Spy Changers, where all Transformers are smaller than those in other universes.

3H Enterprises

This character appeared in the 2004 BotCon voice actor play, and was seemingly yet another new Optimus Prime taken from a parallel dimension to that of the Robots in Disguise fiction.

The voice actor drama was written for OFTCC 2004 by Simon Furman, set after the events in the comics. Spy Changers Optimus Prime, Prowl, Ultra Magnus and Ironhide were among those taken from their world via teleportation beam by Unicron and his Decepticon minions. The Autobot forces opposing Unicron attempted to deflect the beam, which left them all trapped on an uninhabited ice-world. The Autobot forces teamed up to overcome the Decepticons lead by Reptilion. Presumably the Autobots were then returned to their own worlds.

Toys

  • Universe Spy Changer Optimus Prime with Prowl (2004)
The parallel-universe spanning Transformers: Universe line also featured a yellow repaint of the Spy Changer version of Robots in Disguise Prime. This package was a Walmart store exclusive.


Transformers: Armada

In the comic Transformers: Armada issue #14, "Worlds Collide" published by Dreamwave Productions, there is an Optimus Prime.

2007 Transformers film

Optimus Prime
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Optimus Prime
Autobot
Function Autobot leader
Rank 10
Partner Arcee, Bumblebee, Camshaft, Jazz
Motto "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Entry Mode Protoform, Peterbilt 379 semi-truck
Series Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,Transformers 3
English voice actor Peter Cullen
Japanese voice actor Tesshō Genda

In the live action films Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, Optimus Prime was present as the leader of the Autobots. Prime now transforms into a conventional Peterbilt cab, rather than the cab over design of his original Generation 1 body. Also straying from the G1 design, Prime's vehicle mode is now decorated with red flames painted onto a blue body (à la Rodimus Prime, his Generation 1 successor), often incorrectly rumored to be inspired by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon's current paint scheme at the time. The reason for the change was due to Director Michael Bay's decree that no "mass displacement" occurs when they transform, thus requiring Optimus's vehicle form to have more mass to achieve the desired size in his robot form. Michael Bay stated Optimus stands 28 feet, but in an interview, ILM's Scott Farrar stated "The movie's Optimus Prime is 32 feet tall and made of 10,108 parts - and every single one had to be modeled and painted when they came within camera range. This puts him on the same height as the movie's Starscream and 2 to 4 feet shorter than Megatron as well in the film.

Although redesigned to some extent like the other characters in the film, some classic design elements remain in his robot mode, including a predominantly red torso, primarily blue legs, the presence of windows in his chest, smoke stacks on his shoulders, and a head design influenced by the original, featuring the iconic faceplate and ear finials. This faceplate is able to retract to reveal a mouth. His weapons include an energy rifle that unveils from his back, two retractable energon blades that extend from both forearms (a homage to Prime's energy axe in the Generation 1 animated series), Ion cannons on both of his arms, as well as two retractable energon hooks on both of his forearms. In the later IDW comics he displays the ability to produce a holographic driver mentioned in the early versions of the script. The appearance of this driver seems to be based on Peter Cullen himself.

It was publicly announced at San Diego ComicCon 06 that original Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen would reprise his role for the film. Cullen has commented that Prime is basically the same, and retains the same basic personality.

IDW Publishing

The back story of the Transformers on ancient Cybertron is told in Transformers: Defiance. In this story Starscream returns to Cybertron after encountering an enemy scout ship in the Eshems Nebula. After being repaired for minor damage by Ratchet, Starscream and Ironhide report to Optimus Prime and Megatron. [5] In issue #2 Optimus Prime was ordered by Megatron's order to counter-attack Cybertron's invaders, but Optimus instead organized a resistance to Megatron's decision. In issue #3 Optimus Prime, Jazz and Prowl broke into Megatron's quarters while he was away looking for clues as to his current unusual behavior. What they found was an ancient artifact recently uncovered that Megatron had restored. [6]

According to IDW Publishing's Transformers: Movie Prequel comic book, Optimus Prime and Megatron co-ruled Cybertron. Then Megatron began a war for control of the Allspark. To counter Megatron, Optimus formed the Autobots, a militia of civilian Transformers sworn to protect the Allspark. Optimus fought back as best he could, and was willing to even doom Cybertron itself to deny Megatron the Allspark. His reasoning was that a new homeworld could simply be rebuilt with the Allspark once Megatron was no longer a threat. He entrusted Bumblebee with the task of distracting Megatron at Tyger Pax, long enough for the Allspark to be sent into space.

Optimus Prime disables the Decepticon Barricade

In the film adaption comic Optimus Prime is shown disabling Barricade on the highway, a scene not in the film.

In Transformers: Alliance the Autobots aided the human soldiers after the battle in Mission City, destroy the Allspark powered machines that were created. A trailer was obtained for Optimus Prime to carry the remains of Jazz. The Autobots then left Mission City before the Sector-7 personnel arrived to claim the remains of the Decepticons. About a month later Epps and Lennox contacted Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Ironhide about aiding them in escorting the remains of the Decepticons to the naval yard, but they were spied on by Barricade, who transmitted the information to Starscream.

Titan Magazines

In Titan Magazines' UK Transformers magazine, a comic strip on Prime (written by Simon Furman) would reveal where he was during the events of Movie Prequel #1. Hesitating as he carried out his fateful plan to send the Allspark into space, the Autobot base was then attacked by one of Megatron's drones with specific orders to kill him. As it located the Allspark, Prime did the only thing possible to prevent it transmitting its location to Megatron - transforming to protoform mode and physically ramming through it. Recovering in time to see the Allspark blast off, Prime was granted a vision of their war on Earth.

In "Twilight's Last Gleaming" part 3 Bumblebee attempted to take on Megatron in the Sector 7 base as Mikaela Banes attempted to free Optimus Prime, but she was attacked by Frenzy. In part 4 Mikaela frees Optimus Prime and freezes Frenzy just as Bumblebee gets some unexpected help fighting Megatron by the arrival of Elita One, Skyblast and Strongarm.

Optimus Prime would return in issue #22 of the Titan Transformers Magazine series in a story called "The Decepticon who Haunted Himself."

Books

Prime also appeared in the prequel novel Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday, in which he and a group of Autobots traveled in the Ark with the sole purpose of locating the Allspark, battling Starscream's Decepticons along the way. While going through a worm hole the Autobots find themselves encountering a group of humans in a spacecraft reverse engineered from studying Megatron, Prime realized the significance of Earth, as both Megatron and the Allspark were there. Saving Bumblebee from a pit of rock-chewing cave worms, Prime then battled Starscream. He was about to be gunned down by Starscream and Bonecrusher, when he was saved by the human craft. In retaliation, Starscream obliterated it.

Movie plot

Optimus Prime's alternate mode on Earth

Optimus Prime arrives on Earth at the same time as Ironhide, Jazz and Ratchet, landing in a field. He scans the new alternate mode of a semi-truck and quickly joins up with Bumblebee and his human companions. The Autobots then go with Sam to retrieve his ancestor's glasses, on which a map to the Allspark is engraved. While waiting for Sam and Mikaela to find the glasses, Optimus and his comrades inadvertently destroy the backyard of Sam's parents. They recover the glasses, but a secret government organization, Sector 7, arrests Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes, and capture Bumblebee. Before it is discovered Sector 7 also has Megatron hidden under the Hoover Dam, Ironhide questions Prime on why they should protect the humans, seeing them as primitive and violent. Prime replies that the Autobots themselves were not so different from them once, quoting "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." Before the final battle with Megatron, he says, "By the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall." This is a tribute to the 1986 animated film, in which Optimus Prime delivers the line, "One shall stand, one shall fall." before his final battle with Megatron.

Optimus Prime's blade weapon

While evacuating the Allspark from Hoover Dam, Optimus Prime attempts to thwart the Decepticon Bonecrusher's pursuit. After a short battle, Prime beheads Bonecrusher with his retractable blade. Although Prime fights Megatron in a final battle, Sam was liable for Megatron's death when ramming the Allspark into Megatron's chest. Prime, who had planned to destroy the Allspark by placing it into his own chest, is immensely grateful to Sam for saving him. Afterwards, Optimus then takes the remaining fragment of the Allspark. Despite all that has happened, Prime deeply regrets Megatron's death, evidenced by his parting words: "You left me no choice, brother." In the comic adaptation of the film Optimus and Megatron refer to each as "brother" several times, but in the film, only once. What "brother" means to a Cybertronian is never explained in the film. Like the other Autobots featured in the film, he chooses to remain on Earth after the battle with the Decepticons. The film ends with Optimus sending out a deep-space signal, inviting other Autobots to join them on Earth.

Optimus Prime combined with Jetfire

Optimus Prime returns in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, taking down in Shanghai, China the massive Decepticon Demolishor who tells him the "Fallen shall Rise Again". Later, Galloway chastises Optimus for the damages done during the fight and deems that the Decepticons only remain because the Autobots are on Earth. Though Optimus warns him that there's a chance he might be wrong while telling him the Autobots would leave if requested, he attempts to ask Sam for help. He later fights to a standstill Megatron, Starscream and Grindor on his own to protect Sam from the three Decepticons. Though he manages to kill Grindor, and rip Starscream's arm off, Optimus is impaled in the chest by Megatron from behind, killing him as he searches for Sam. However, learning that the Matrix could revive Optimus (who is the only one capable of defeating the Fallen, since being the last Prime), Sam has his body transported to Egypt for the final battle. He is revived once Sam puts the Matrix of leadership into his circuits. However, the Fallen steals the Matrix soon afterwards and uses it to power the Harvester. Jetfire sacrifices his life to give his parts to Optimus. With the help of Ratchet and Jolt, Optimus uses parts from Jetfire as a flying armor and successfully kills The Fallen and heavily damages Megatron. At the end of the film he again transmits a message to space in hopes to find more Autobots.

Video games

In the Autobot Campaign Optimus Prime provides intelligence and missions to Bumblebee in his search for the Allspark. Eventually, the clues lead the Autobot to Sam Witwicky. After saving Sam from Barricade, Bumblebee finally completes preparations for the Autobots to arrive on Earth. Once on Earth, and having informed the two teenagers of their mission, Prime and the Autobots are discovered by Sector 7. Optimus sends Jazz on a high-speed destruction distraction mission, then sends Ironhide to rescue Jazz from a double-threat posed by the government agents and various Decepticon scouts. When Bumblebee is captured, Prime transforms and chases the chopper which from which the small Autobot is tied. After a lengthy chase, Prime manages to catch the net, only to be thrown off by another Cybertronian meteor. As Bumblebee is carried away, Optimus promises he will not fail him again. Jazz informs him that the meteor is not an Autobot. Prime confronts the new threat, who turns out to be the Decepticon triplechanger Shockwave. The two battle it out across Tranquility before Optimus finally destroys him. But not without overhearing Starscream's transmission revealing the location of the Allspark. Optimus then returned to an intel role as he guided Bumblebee in his mission to retrieve the Allspark from Hoover dam. Unfortunately, the Decepticons manage to free Megatron, leading to the final battle in Mission City. As the Autobots battle it out with the Decepticons to protect Sam and the Allspark, things seem to take a turn for the worst as Megatron finally arrives. But before he can claim the Cube, Optimus attacks him. Optimus and Megatron fight a final battle. Optimus defeats Megatron and leaves him on the ground, seemingly devoid of life. However, just as Sam is giving the Allspark to Optimus, Megatron awakens, leaping at Optimus with his chain-flail out, and making one last attempt at defeating his adversary. Optimus grabs the chain, pulling Megatron in closer, and with the Allspark clutched in his fist, delivers a punch through Megatron's spark, killing him. Optimus reflects on the losses and rewards of this battle, as the Autobots have a new home. The story ends with Optimus and the Autobots choosing to remain in Earth, proclaiming it as their new home.

In the Decepticon Campaign Optimus Prime appears near the end of the story. Sam and Mikaela inform Optimus that all the Autobots were defeated by the Decepticons. Optimus proclaims that they sacrificed their lives to protect the Allspark, and their sacrifice will not be in vain. Leaving Sam and Mikaela in a safe place, Optimus faces Megatron, but is defeated. Weakened and damaged, Optimus crawls to reach the Allspark. However, Megatron attacks Optimus with his chain-flail, killing him. Megatron then uses the Allspark to conquer Earth.

Arriving late on Earth in Transformers: Autobots, Optimus Prime meets up with the other Autobots to give further commands to his troops. Create-A-Bot, the new rookie, is eager to help in the cause, but Optimus tells him to sit back while the other Autobots fight the Decepticons. Create-A-Bot finally defies orders and completes a mission against Optimus's council. After nearly getting himself and the other Autobots killed, Create-A-Bot apologizes to Optimus personally. Taking pity on the newcomer, Optimus lets him off with a stern warning, and they move out together to face Megatron, who has absorbed the power of the Allspark. Optimus fights Megatron, but Megatron gains the upper-hand. Optimus is on the verge of defeat until Create-A-Bot takes the Allspark and drives to Megatron's chest, weakening Megatron but mortally wounding himself in the process. Optimus fights Megatron again, defeats him. Just as Megatron is on the ground, he tells Optimus that if he kills Megatron, the Allspark will be destroyed, and Cybertron will never be restored. Optimus says to Megatron that he will do what he must do, then he raises his sword and kills Megatron, destroying the Allspark in the process. Create-A-Bot dies but not before telling Optimus his last wish: make Earth the new home of the Autobots and to protect the humans. The game ends with Optimus sending a message to all surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars.

In Transformers: Decepticons Optimus Prime lands on Earth along with the other Autobots to stop the Decepticons. Optimus doesn't actually appear on the game until Megatron is released and Starscream escapes with the All Spark. Optimus fights Megatron but is defeated and is killed while Megatron gives chase to his traitorous second-in-command.

Optimus Prime is among the playable characters in the 2009 Revenge of the Fallen video game by Activision. [7]

Other media

Scenes with Optimus Prime were used in a commercial for Chevy cars. [8] Optimus appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, giving "The Top Ten Things That Sound Cool When Spoken by a Giant Robot." He also appeared briefly during a commercial for the Discovery Channel on the "Boom-de-ya-ta" part.

Toys

  • Transformers Preview Protoform Optimus Prime (2007)
A Deluxe class toy of Prime in his Protoform stage. One of the first released movie figures, Prime's Entry Mode resembles a huge metallic asteroid. With this figure standing 5.5 inches tall and Optimus being 28 feet (336 inches) tall, the toy is about 1/61 scale. This rock-like alternate mode has led some fans to sarcastically refer to the movie protoform toys as Rock Lords.
  • Transformers Preview Protoform Fusion Cluster Optimus Prime (2007)
This Japanese exclusive version of Protoform Prime is molded in transparent cyan, while his chest is painted yellow-orange. In Entry mode, he appears to be glowing from entering Earth's atmosphere.[9]
  • Transformers Legends Optimus Prime (2007)
A Micro class toy. With this figure standing three inches tall and Optimus being twenty eight feet (336 inches) tall, the toy is about 1/112 scale.
Chinese made knockoffs of this toy have surfaced in larger sizes and with reversed colors (blue and red swapped).
  • Transformers Jollibee Optimus Prime (2007)
A kids meal toy promotional item available at Jollibee restaurants in the Philippines from June to July 2007. This toy was a slightly enlarged and simplified version of the Movie Legends mold.[10]
  • Transformers Cyber Slammers Optimus Prime (2007)
A Scout class toy aimed at younger children. Features a very simple transformation and a pull back motor. Upper portion of the vehicle springs up into robot mode when it hits an object.
  • Transformers Fast Action Battlers Power Hook Optimus Prime (2007)
A Fast Action Battler class toy aimed at younger children. Features a power hook and some rope. Chinese made knockoffs of this toy have surfaced with the Autobot logo removed.
A set called "Optimus Prime: Leader for the Ages" was released as a Wal-Mart exclusive, featuring the Fast Action Battlers Prime figure and the Deluxe Prime figure previously released in the Optimus Prime vs. Megatron: The Ultimate Battle 2-pack.[11]
A Target exclusive version was bundled with Optimus Prime Battle Rig Blaster, a truck that transforms into a foam dart gun.
  • Transformers Fast Action Battlers Fire Blast Optimus Prime (2008)
A red repaint of Fast Action Battlers Prime.[12]
  • Transformers Voyager Class Optimus Prime (2007)
A medium-sized version of Prime, featuring Automorph technology and an intermediate level of transformation. With this figure standing 7.5 inches tall and Optimus being 28 feet (336 inches) tall, the toy is about 1/45 scale.
  • Transformers Robo-Vision Optimus Prime (2007)
A Target exclusive. A repaint of the Voyager Class toy, with the gray components painted a more metallic color, and packaging featuring a hidden "Robo-Vision" code used to unlock a hidden feature on Target's Transformers movie/toy website.[13]
  • Transformers Leader Class Optimus Prime (2007)
A larger version of Prime, with Advanced Automorph technology and a more complex transformation procedure. Has two sets of electronic sounds and lights that activate when the head pops up or when you press a button on the roof (in truck mode), and a single projectile weapon that can swing over the toy's right hand. Unlike Megatron (whose head is fixed) and Brawl (whose head is connected with a ball joint), Prime's head is limited to side movement due to the circuitry on his LED eyes. This figure has a folding cannon and a firing missile. With this figure standing nine inches tall and Optimus being 28 feet (336 inches) tall, the toy is about 1/37 scale.
"Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime Extra Value Pack" was a Costco exclusive package, bundled with Legends Class Bumblebee and Autobot Jazz figures.[14]
  • Transformers Spy-Changer Optimus Prime (2007)
A redeco of Robots in Disguise Spy Changer Scourge in the colors of movie Optimus Prime. This toy was a Takara exclusive release and came packaged with the movie DVD in Japan as a bonus item.[15]
  • Transformers Voyager Class First Strike Optimus Prime (2008)
Similar to the Voyager Class toy, but repainted with Generation 1 Prime colors instead of the flame paint scheme. This supposedly represents Optimus Prime after his body absorbs all the power of the Allspark after the movie.[16]
  • Transformers Voyager Battle Damage Optimus Prime (2008)
A special bonus package contains Voyager class Starscream together with battle damaged editions of Voyager class Optimus Prime and Deluxe class Arcee.[17]
  • Transformers Leader Class Nightwatch Optimus Prime (2008)
A blue and black repaint of the Leader Class Prime. According to the biography from Hasbro for this toy it represents Optimus Prime enhanced by the power of the Allspark with enhanced stealth capabilities.[18]
  • Transformers Micro IR Optimus Prime (2007)
A RadioShack exclusive. This micro Radio-controlled car moves forward and back, and features simple transformation to robot mode. The gun-shaped controller doubles as a ball-point pen.[19]
  • Transformers Legends Nightwatch Optimus Prime (2008)
A redeco of Legends Optimus Prime with blue paint. Comes in a 2-pack with Stealth Starscream.[20]
  • Transformers Premium Leader Class Optimus Prime (2008)
A redeco of the Movie Leader Class Prime with metallic paint and a new weapon: a blade on his right hand (where the gun was). He also has a remolded head and the mechanical sounds are replaced with the traditional transformation sound effect.[21]
  • Transformers Screen Battles: Freeway Brawl Voyager Class Set (2008)
A Target exclusive bundle package featuring Voyager Class Prime and Deluxe Class Bonecrusher.[22]
  • Transformers Trans-Scanning TS-01 Optimus Prime (2008)
A Deluxe-sized figure sold only in Japan and Asian markets by Takara Tomy. The package consists of a highly-poseable skeletal frame called a Core Body, along with parts to assemble the Core Body to either a Protoform mode or robot mode. In Protoform, the figure can transform into an atmospheric Entry Mode. The figure with robot parts is able to fully transform into vehicle mode.[23]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Legends Class Optimus Prime (2009)
A new, more movie-accurate mold of the Legends Class figure.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Gravity Bots Optimus Prime (2009)
A toy car that automatically transforms when tilted upright.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Fast Action Battlers Double Blade Optimus Prime (2009)
A new mold of the Fast Action Battlers figure.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Class Optimus Prime (2009)
A repaint of the Voyager Class figure from the first film, using a darker shade of blue with gold Chinese characters (which translate to "Big General") printed on the body panels.[24]
The Tokyo Toy Show exclusive release in Japan omits the Chinese characters, as they are translated in Japanese as "Chief Chef of a Small Restaurant".[25]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime (2009)
An all-new Leader class toy of Prime, featuring a robot design and transformation that is closer to its film counterpart than the 2007 Leader Class toy. Features retractable blades on both forearms. New "MechAlive" feature consists of visible moving gears in the chest behind the cab windows. At the push of a button on the back of the cab, the truck mode emits an engine idling sound. The transformation sound is played when the upper torso and lower torso are connected. A recording of Peter Cullen saying, "I am Optimus Prime!" is played when his chest is pushed upward via a lever on his waist.[26]
Optimus Prime can also combine with Leader Class Jetfire.
A special bonus pack available at Walmart included the Autobot Camshaft. [27]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Buster Optimus Prime (2009)[28]
A Japan-only exclusive redeco of Prime. New head sculpt lacks the faceplate, showing Prime's mouth. The exhaust pipes and petrol tanks separate from his back and can combine into his cannon. Has more movie-accurate paint and chrome on the truck grille and sunshade.[29]
Also bundled with Leader Class Jetfire.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Class Stratosphere with Optimus Prime (2009)
A transformable micro-sized Prime figure fits inside the cargo bay of Stratosphere, a Voyager Class Autobot that transforms into an Antonov An-225 cargo plane. This enables owners to replicate Prime's drop scene in the beginning of the film.
Stratosphere was originally planned to be packaged with a space shuttle, which mounted on the top of the plane mode and transformed into a projectile weapon, but the shuttle was dropped from production due to cost issues.[30]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime Black Version (2009)[31]
A black and gray redeco of Optimus Prime with gold flames. Bundled in a special boxed set of the Revenge of the Fallen DVD and Blu-Ray releases in Japan.[32]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Class Defender Optimus Prime (2010)
A gray and blue redeco of the Voyager Class figure.[33]

Non-transforming merchandise

  • Transformers Cyber Stompin' Optimus Prime (2007)
Designed for younger children, this large, non-transforming toy can create light & sound effects and say a few quotes. Two versions were released: The first one featured Gary Chalk's voice. A second version, released shortly after the film hit theaters, featured Peter Cullen's voice and was labeled, "Featuring the Real Movie Voice."
  • Transformers Robot Replicas Optimus Prime (2007)
A poseable, non-transforming action figure.[34]
  • Transformers Robot Replicas Optimus Prime vs. Megatron (2007)
A Wal-Mart exclusive gift pack of Robot Replicas Prime and Megatron.[35]
  • Transformers Unleashed Turnarounds Optimus Prime (2007)
A non-poseable, non-transforming sculpture featuring Prime's robot mode on one side and his truck mode on the other.[36]
  • Transformers Attacktix Movie Prime (2007)
An Attacktix version of Prime from the live action movie appears in a Tournament Pack.
  • Transformers ZipZaps Micro RC Optimus Prime (2007)
A RadioShack exclusive. Part of the ZipZaps line, this is a micro Radio-controlled car that runs on a rechargeable battery (the controller doubles as the charger).This is notable as the first and thus far only Three Axle Zip-Zap made.[37]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Robot Replicas Optimus Prime (2009)
An all-new, more film-accurate mold of Optimus Prime.
  • Revenge of The Fallen Power Bots Jetpower Optimus Prime (2009)
A large, non-transforming toy that features light & sound effects and voice tracks by Peter Cullen. The figure itself is a representation of Optimus Prime combined with Jetfire's parts - only designed for younger children. A lever on his waist extends his wings, and flying sounds are emitted when he is moved around off the ground. The Power Bots line replaces the 2007 Cyber Stompin' line of the first film.

Transformers: Animated

Optimus Prime
Optimusprime-animated.jpg
Autobot
Sub-group Activators, Bumper Battlers, Deluxe Vehicles, Micro Vehicles, Voyagers, Supreme Vehicles
Function Autobot Leader, Team Commander
Rank 8
Motto "As a team, we can accomplish anything." (Deluxe Figure)
"While I function, Earth is under my protection." (Voyager Figure)
"Bring it on, Decepticons!" (Bumper Battlers)
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Cab-Over Truck
futuristic Semi-trailer truck/Fire Truck
Series Transformers: Animated
Transformers: Universe
English voice actor David Kaye
Japanese voice actor Hiroki Takahashi

Optimus Prime appears in the Transformers Animated series in 2008 as a red semi-trailer truck, able to be fitted with many "trailer" attachments, most notably one that effectively makes him a fire truck. Unlike the other Optimus Primes, this one is much younger. [38]

This Optimus Prime is usually called "Boss-bot" by Bulkhead and "Big Bot" by Bumblebee (possibly a reference to Beast Wars).

Optimus has the ability to change any part of his robotic body into a tool or gadget. He has swing lines in his wrists. His wrists can also fire capture bolas. His arsenal includes a grappler, fire extinguisher and a negative friction spray. It is interesting that, unlike all the previois series, his face can almost always be seen, because his mouthplate is retractable like in the 2007 live action film.

Animated Optimus Prime, in an Earth-based fire truck mode, appears as a hidden character in the Transformers Netjet video game by Hasbro.

Instead of being leader of the Autobots, Prime was actually a washout from the Elite Guard. Despite no longer being a member, he maintains his military ranking of "Prime".

The scale chart released for the series indicates Optimus Prime stands about 22 feet tall. [39]

Animated series

Optimus Prime was originally in the Autobot Academy, depicted as being friends with Sentinel Prime and Elita One. He lost Elita on a planet dominated by giant spider-like aliens. He blamed himself for leaving her behind, supposedly to her death in the explosion of a wrecked Decepticon warship loaded with Energon. Sentinel never forgave him for losing her. Optimus took full responsibly for Elita's demise as Ultra Magnus, who had high hopes for him, expelled him and thus barred from any position of the Elite Guard. However, Magnus pulled some strings so that Optimus would be captain of a strange Space Bridge repair crew composed of old grumbler Ratchet, little yellow fledgling Bumblebee, ex-ninja Prowl and awkward simpleton Bulkhead, as well as given command of a starship, which was in fact Omega Supreme.

The series begins when Optimus and his crew were sent to clear rubble from a Space Bridge passage. Here the Autobots stumbled upon the Allspark before being immediately set upon by Megatron's battle cruiser, the Nemesis. Through treachery by Megatron's second-in-command Starscream, fragged Megatron and the Autobots crashed on Earth in the early 21st century. Being left in stasis under Lake Erie for 50 years, the Autobots awakened in Detroit of the near future, where they immediately discovered humans in need and became heroes of the city. During the battle for the possession of the Allspark, Optimus went offline after defeating Starscream, only to be revived by Sari Sumdac and her Allspark-infused key.

In the episode "Home is Where the Spark is", Optimus captured the Angry Archer, who had committed a robbery. Afterward, he and his group survived an attack from their hideout's old machinery secretly activated by Megatron's head.[40]

In the episode "Thrill of the Hunt", the Decepticon bounty hunter Lockdown captured Optimus, who had a bounty on his head for the supposed death of Megatron (even though the Decepticons were unaware that Starscream was responsible for the said incident). He was freed by Ratchet, who also recovered an EMP generator stolen from him millions of years ago.[41]

In the episode "Along Came a Spider", Optimus discovered that Elita did survive the ordeal with the giant spiders and was transformed into the technorganic Decepticon Blackarachnia. He offered to try and help her, but was turned down violently as Blackarachnia has still not forgiven him. However, when she nearly died trying to use the Allspark key to purge her organic half, Optimus saved her and repeated his offer to help her. She stung him instead, forever never to trust him. In the end, Optimus still regrets not saving Blackarachnia.

In the two-part episode "Megatron Rising", Optimus lost his composure over the recent numerous Decepticon attacks, coupled with the fact that Prowl secretly placed the Dinobots on an island off the coast of Detroit when they were to be destroyed. He also had Ratchet confiscate the Allspark key from Sari. Unfortunately, Ratchet lost possession of the key when he was ambushed by Blitzwing. Optimus also failed to stop a newly-resurrected Megatron from acquiring the Allspark. However, he defeated Megatron by overloading the Allspark in his chest with Sari's key. In the process, the Allspark shattered into countless pieces, scattering all across Detroit (later it appeared that one of them struck Starscream in the head and restored him to life).

In "The Elite Guard", the Autobot Elite Guard, composed of Ultra Magnus, Jazz and Sentinel Prime, arrived on Earth to reclaim the Allspark. Optimus' story about the Decepticons was disbelieved, with Sentinel Prime wishing to have him court-martialled. When a fragment of the Allspark caused a production line to go haywire, Optimus finally stood up to Sentinel, and retrieved the fragment, earning praise from Ultra Magnus.

In "Return of The Headmaster", Sentinel's body was hijacked by Henry Masterson and his Headmaster unit. Optimus, amused at his rival's predicament, reluctantly regained Sentinel body for him, which prompted Sentinel to actually thank him.

In "Mission Accomplished", Optimus was pressured by Sentinel into telling Ultra Magnus that his story about the Decepticons was untrue, which he refused to do. Meanwhile the on-board computer plotted a train infused with a shard of the Allspark. When Ultra Magnus and Jazz set off there, Optimus suspected the Decepticons luring them in ambush and rushed to their help, though Sentinel Prime tried to detain him. At first Ultra Magnus disbelieved him again, but some minutes later Optimus was proven right when Starscream fell from the sky very nearly right to their heads after being blasted by Megatron (much to Sentinel Prime's astonishment and fright). However, Starscream turned out to be quite alive and even inflicted injury on Ultra Magnus. But Optimus took the whole affair into his own hands momentarily and, with some Sentinel's aid, managed to apprehend the Decepticon. While Sentinel Prime beat off Starscream's shots with his power-shield, Optimus succeeded in taking the latter by surprise and in handcuffing him. Then, after the shackled Starscream was delivered to the Elite Guard spaceship, Ultra Magnus admitted Optimus Prime was right and allowed him to stay on Earth in order to seek the other fragments of the Allspark.

In "A Fistful of Energon" Optimus Prime was informed by Ultra Magnus about Starscream's escape from prison. He was upset very much when he had heard that Prowl set out in search of the gaol-breaker on his own. He ordered Prowl to return, but the latter disobeyed him. Later Prowl was bound and abandoned by Lockdown who wanted himself to get the bounty which Megatron had set on Starscream. But Optimus Prime, together with Bulkhead and Ratchet, succeeded in discovering and releasing Prowl.

In "Black Friday", Optimus was blackmailled by Blackarachnia into helping Grimlock steal Meltdown's genetic modifier, so that he could use it to remove her organic half. However, Meltdown doublecrossed her, and Optimus and Grimlock worked together to save her.

In "Transwarped," after Sari realized that she wasn't human, Optimus attempted to have Prof. Isaac Sumdac and Sari reconcile with each other when they encountered Masterson, who was piloting his Headmaster unit on Starscream's decapitated body. He defeated Masterson by tricking him to transform into vehicle mode, which was impossible due to the Headmaster unit being too big for Starscream's body. Later on, during a melee with a rock creature that found its way to Earth when Bumblebee returned from his accidental transwarp, Optimus struggled to stop Sari, who went out of control after using her key to upgrade herself.

In "Predacons Rising" Bumblebee, Jetfire, Jetstorm, Optimus and Sentinel chased down the fugitive Wasp, but lost him to Swoop while bickering about what to do with him. They went after Wasp, only to find out that Blackarachnia had captured him and turned him into Waspinator. When Waspinator malfunctioned and exploded due to the instability of the transwarp field that mutated him, Blackarachnia contained the blast with her webs, resulting in the explosion consuming them both. Optimus was saddened by this, not knowing that she and Waspinator are still alive on another planet inhabited by animals.

In "Human Error" Parts 1 and 2, Soundwave captured the Autobots with the help of his minions, Laserbeak and Ratbat, so he could brainwash them into his pawns. Part of Soundwave's elaborate scheme consisted of tricking the Autobots into thinking they have turned human. Optimus Prime's human form was a male caucasian in his early 20s and wearing a red jacket. Sari formed a group of "Substitute Autobots", which consisted of Scrapper, Wreck-Gar, and Snarl to rescue them. They freed the Autobots from Soundwave's control, and Optimus grabbed Laserbeak to engage in a guitar vs. keytar battle with Soundwave, who used Ratbat. Optimus smashed Soundwave and Ratbat into pieces using Laserbeak in guitar mode, but Laserbeak grabbed Soundwave's surviving component and fled.

In "Decepticon Air", Optimus received a secret distress call from the Elite Guard ship that was carrying Decepticon prisoners. During the flight, the ship entered an electrical storm, which revived an inactive Swindle and had him free the other prisoners to take over the ship. Transwarping to the ship via Swindle's personal transport field, Optimus joined forces with the Elite Guard, rounding up most of the Decepticons in the end.

In "Endgame" 2-parter, Ratchet built Optimus a jetpack attachment, to help in the coming battle against the Decepticons. After some initial difficulty, Optimus was able to get the hang of the device, only to be shot down by Starscream's female clone Slipstream. Though Ratchet urged Optimus to use the Magnus Hammer, he was reluctant to do so, given his past with Ultra Magnus. In the end, he wielded the weapon as the Lugnut-controlled Omega Supreme clones landed on Earth. During the fight, Optimus managed to master the Magus Hammer's power as he overwhelmed Megatron to the point of being acknowledged by him in name. After a devastating battle, the last remaining Omega clone was about to self-destruct due to Starscream's intervention. With Prowl's sacrifice, the Allspark was rebuilt into one as it formed a barrier around the Omega clone, along with Optimus and Megatron. Prowl's spirit pulled Optimus from the bubble just as the clone self-destructed with Megatron still trapped inside. Prime lamented Prowl's passing, but before defeating a heavily-damaged Megatron and sparing him the deathblow, saying Megatron doesn't deserve the "easy way out." He returned with his team to Cybertron with Omega Supreme, the captured Decepticons, and Prowl's body, and was greeted as the hero he had wished to be so long ago. Around his neck appeared to be the reconstructed Allspark, now contained within a structure similar to the G1 incarnation of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.

Fun Publications

Optimus appeared in the 2008 BotCon voice actor play "Bee in the City", voiced by David Kaye. In this story Professor Sumdac attempted to create a teleportation system to get the Autobots to Cybertron, but an interaction with Sari's key ended up transporting Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sari to Transtech Cybertron, where they met Flareup and were detained by Shockwave. Bumblebee teamed up with Beast Wars Megatron to free his comrades, but then had to stop Megatron from taking the key for himself. Afterwards the Autobots and Sari returned to their own dimension.

IDW Publishing

Set shortly after the events of "Total Meltdown" was the Transformers: Animated comic issue #2 by IDW Publishing. In it Bumblebee and Prowl apprehended the Angry Archer as the villain attempted to steal money from a used car salesman. In doing so they revealed the holographic trickery of the Detroit super hero known as The Wraith. With the secret of his power revealed The Wraith lost much of the respect he used to command in Detroit. The Wraith attempted to stop Cyrus "The Colossus" Rhodes from escaping prison, but was unable to fool the villain now that the secret was public, forcing the Autobots to stop the Rhodes and making The Wraith look foolish. The Wraith then attempted to discredit Bumblebee at a college football game by trapping the Autobot with a car boot and using his holograms to make a fake Bumblebee attack the stadium. Bumblebee eventually escaped and the other Autobots helped capture The Wraith and he was placed in a mental institution.

Toys

  • Animated McDonalds Happy Meal Optimus Prime (2008)
A small, simple transforming Optimus Prime toy packaged as a prize with McDonalds Happy Meals. [42]
  • Animated Bumper Battler Optimus Prime (2008)
A Deluxe class toy truck for younger children. When the front end hits an object, it opens to transform into Optimus Prime.
  • Animated Bumper Battler Nightwatch Optimus Prime (2008)
A purple repaint of Bumper Battler Prime.
  • Universe Animated Legends Optimus Prime (2008)
A Micro class toy released in the Universe Legends line. Unlike all Animated releases of the character, this version had Tech Spec numbers on the package. [43]
  • Animated Activators Optimus Prime (2008)
A simple scout-class version of the character with a push-button transformation. [44]
This toy is about 1:62 scale.
  • Animated Deluxe Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime (2008)
A Deluxe class figure that transforms from Cybertronian truck to robot. Comes with a foldable axe that stows at the rear of the truck mode. The truck's roof becomes Prime's shield or can attach to the axe to become a larger axe.[45]
This toy is about 1:44 scale.
  • Animated Deluxe Optimus Prime with Battle Damage (2008)
An Earth mode remold of the Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime with battle damage. Has a show-accurate gigantic axe and appears to be based on G1 Optimus Prime. Originally bundled with Deluxe Cyberton Mode Megatron in "The Battle Begins" 2-pack set, this toy was sold later in a Walmart exclusive 2-pack with Blackarachnia. .[46]
  • Animated Voyager Optimus Prime Earth Mode (2008)
A Voyager class figure that transforms from semi-trailer truck to robot. Head features retractable face plate. The figure's main gimmick is a spring-loaded mechanism that spins the lower torso during transformation to robot mode. Trailer detaches and transforms into a giant Ion Axe or jet pack. Prime's gun can be filled with a small amount of water. Some variants of the figure come with the Autobot symbol printed on his left shoulder while others do not.
This toy is about 1:39 scale.
  • Animated Supreme Roll Out Command Optimus Prime (2008)
A Supreme sized version of Optimus Prime, based on the Voyager class figure design.[47] When pushed forward, the upper torso spins and transforms, with the transformation sound indicating the completion of the process. The right arm has an axe-swinging action while the left arm has a punching action. Includes show-accurate battle axe that features retractable blades and a spinning jet flame. Also features sound effects and pre-recorded dialogue ("My name is Optimus Prime!", "Let's go!" and "Bring it on!"), as voiced by David Kaye.
This toy is about 1:22 scale.
  • Animated Activators Armor Up Optimus Prime (2009)
A redeco of the Activators figure with a silver head and a paint scheme made to resemble Star Convoy.[48]
  • Animated Voyager Wingblade Optimus Prime (not yet released)
A redeco of Deluxe Earth Mode Optimus Prime with the jet pack attachments and a smaller version of Ultra Magnus' Mass Hammer, as seen in the "Endgame" series finale. The Wingblade attachments are also rumored to be compatible with Voyager Optimus Prime.[49]

Transformers: Timelines (Transtech)

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Autobot/Cybertronian/Politician/None
Motto "Today, we are not Autobots and Decepticons; Maximals and Predacons. Today we are all Cybertronians."
Alternate mode(s) Cybertronian Truck
Transformers: Timelines character

Optimus Prime the Autobot leader on Transtech Cybertron.

His biography was published in issue #24 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.

On Transtech Cybertron Optimus Prime is gifted politician who had forged an alliance with Megatron, militaristic leader of the Decepticons. together they helped bring forth a golden age on Cybertron. Transtech Cybertron is seemingly unique among alternate Cybertrons in that war has not broken out between factions.

Fun Publications

Optimus Prime appears in Withered Hope by Fun Publications, where he oversees Senate hearings on matter of the Gobot's dimensional travel. The hearings come to the conclusion not to help the Gobots and to prevent them from leaving Axiom Nexus, for the safety of Cybertron.

Optimus Prime appears in the story "Transcendent", where Starscream reports his findings on Skyfall and Landquake to him.

Transformers: Timelines (Shattered Glass)

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Autobot
Motto "All sentient beings are free to follow me. Refusal means destruction!"
rank 10
partner Goldbug, Grimlock and Jazz
subgroup Club Exclusives, Voyagers
caption Timelines Optimus Prime toy
Transformers: Timelines character

A new Optimus Prime character appeared as the centerpiece for the 2008 BotCon exclusive toy set. This Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in a mirror universe where the Autobots are evil and the Decepticons are good.

According to his tech specs during Cybertron's Golden Age of peace, Optimus Prime served among the guardians of Cybertron's accumulated knowledge. He hungered for power and through his studies, he determined that military might was the only way to achieve his goals. [50]

According to the Tech Specs Grimlock was created as an experiment in artificial intelligence by the Decepticons which became too violent and Megatron shut him down. Optimus Prime then liberated Grimlock and let him work for the Autobots.

Among the evil Autobot troops of Optimus Prime are Afterburner, Arcee, Blurr, Camshaft, Downshift, Fixit, Goldbug, Grimlock, Hoist, Hound, Huffer, Ironhide, Jazz, Kup, Lightspeed, Nightbeat, Nosecone, Perceptor, Powerglide, Ratchet, Ricochet, Rodimus, Scattorshot, Side Burn, Sky Lynx, Strafe, Swoop and Wheeljack. Sideswipe defected to the Decepticons. Drench and Cliffjumper were killed.

Fun Publications

Optimus Prime appears as leader of the Autobot forces in the Transformers: Timelines story "Shattered Glass" by Fun Publications. When Cliffjumper (actually the Cliffjumper from a parallel universe) is seemingly discovered alive Optimus welcomes his old friend back to the Autobot fold. He learns Clffjumper isn't the evil Autobot he remembers. He shoots Cliffjumper and leaves him to fend for himself in the Rad Zone. Optimus plans to launch his new warship, the Ark, to conquer Earth, but Cliffjumper aids Megatron's heroic Decepticon forces in a successful an attack on the Ark's launch platform.

Optimus Prime appears in the fiction Dungeons & Dinobots, a text based story. He commands the Autobots to attacked the Arch-Ayr fuel dump. The attack is thwarted when the main Decepticon forces are augmented by the Mayhem Suppression Squad. When Wheeljack attacks both the Autobots and Decepticons with a massive force of drone Dinobots Optimus offers to allow the outcast Autobot scientist to rejoin the Autobot ranks if the Dinobots destroy the Decepticons. The Dinobots prove unstable and go on a rampage, attacking everyone, including each other. Optimus punishs Wheeljack by having Ratchet reformat him for Earth mode (painfully) and then assigning him to the Ark repair crew, on the advice of Sideburn. He punishes Blurr for allowing his heroic Decepticon cousin Crasher (part of the Mayhem Suppression Squad) to live. When Grimlock returns to the Autobots Optimus lets him live because the Dinobot has gained a useful intelligence and helps in work on the Ark.

Megatron is captured by the Autobot Targetmasters in Do Over. When Optimus learns Megatron has been captured he rushes to be the one who kills his old enemy, despite the closing launch window of the Ark. When confronted by Optimus Prime, Megatron attempts to use the Autobot Targetmaster Nightstick to shoot the Autobot leader, but Nightstick takes control of Megatron's arm. Megatron then tricks Optimus into using Megatron's own sword to cut Megatron's hand off, freeing him from Nightstick. Optimus fails to kill his foe and misses the launching of the Ark, which has been taken over by Rodimus. He then takes out his anger on Blurr.

In Reunification Optimus is seen building his new ultimate weapon, Omega Doom. Optimus Prime learns that Megatron has supposedly been killed by watching a broadcast from the Autobot reporter Rook. When Kup leads the Autobots Camshaft, Hound and Warpath in an attempt to kill Optimus Prime Optimus easily defeates the four rebels. Alpha Trion then attempts to kill Optimus, but Optimus uses Omega Doom against the ancient mech. Prime then sends Doom against the Decepticons.

appears in a flashback in The Coming Storm shooting Nightscream.

Toys

  • Timelines Voyager Optimus Prime (2008)
This figure is a redeco of the Voyager class Classics Optimus Prime figure, done in purple and black with painted-in "battle damage". The toy has purple Autobot logos and the phrase "Till all are gone." on the side of the vehicle mode. [51]
  • Mobile Command Base (purple) (2009)
A trailer add-on was made by a third-party company for this version of Optimus Prime. Its production was limited to 450 pieces. [52]

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