I don’t really care much for the Rescue Bots line, but the big robots have a special place in my heart. This 22 inch robot reminds me of the vinyl 2 foot Jumbo Machinder/Shogun Warrior robots of the 70’s(I wish this thing had shooting fists so bad!). Those are some of my favorite robots. That and this is probably the biggest Optimus Prime ever. What Transformers fan wouldn’t want one of those? Well Toy R’ Us has them for $12.98 on their site now just in case you want one. I bet they still have them at the store.
Next to the Epic Optimus Prime is the Optimus Primal from the Rescue Bots line. The 22 inch Optimus is much more impressive in comparison and as I write this I am more and more tempted to buy one. As I have limited space, I am trying to resist as best I can. Playskool Heroes also has a Star Wars line that is really cool. Their Millenium Falcon and X-Wing ships are pretty nice.
I think my only problem with the Epic Optimus robot is that his arms and legs are hollow in the back. It makes it feel like a façade rather than a fully fleshed out robot. The chest is a compartment so that part and the head are the only parts that are not hollowed out in the back. But for $12.98 it is not a terrible buy and it is likely the best piece you will ever see from the Rescue Bots Transformers line.