TRANSFORMERS R.E.D. Optimus Prime, Megatron & Soundwave Review

Optimus Prime. Megatron. Soundwave. Epic Transformers characters from the Generation One line. And now through R.E.D. you have versions of these characters that don’t transform. But are hella posable. Captain Kyle reviews the Autobot and Decepticon Leaders and the loyal but uncharismatic Soundwave in this new video.

Optimus Prime, when released back in 1984, didn’t resemble his cartoon version or even the comic book version that closely. He certainly wasn’t posable. This new R.E.D. version allows you to put this character in various battle stances and he can even do martial arts. He comes with weapons, a matrix and extra hands.

Megatron is also much more cartoon accurate and can move in ways the original toy could not… at least and be in one piece. He comes with extra hands, an energy mace and an energon cube. So he can drink to the good old days on Cybertron.

Soundwave is a very popular Decepticon and contains a whole squad within him. Well, in the cartoons and comics. In this case he comes with a non-transforming cassette, weapon and extra hands.

If you’d like to see if you can get these guys on eBay, you can use this link: – which also includes the newer RED figures as well.

Video editing by Wesley Sullivan.

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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