Fans Hobby MB-15 Naval Commander

Introduction / 介绍 / イントロ

This is Fans Hobby’s latest release and it is a homerun which seems common for them anymore. MB-15 Naval Commander is meant to represent Armada Optimus Prime.

Sample / 样品 / サンプル

Please note this is a production sample as some things may change.

Background / 背景 / バックグラウンド

As many Transformers fans already know Armada Optimus Prime was a semi-truck with a trailer that would transform into a base and then combine with Optimus to a super mode so to speak. The original release was built from a infrared receiver gimmick that would allow the trailer to auto transform depending on what mode you transformed the Optimus cab into. It had zero articulation as you can imagine on the bottom half as it more of a static stance. The arms has dome articulation due to being the small Optimus’ arms and you could also change the direction of where the head was looking. It did have a LED feature as well. Included in the package was also one Mini-con named Sparkplug. Now with all that being said and some backstory being laid out I must say Fans Hobby has stay very true to the original without the auto-transformation gimmick except now it has some amazing articulation. Lets examine closer.

Contents / 内容 / 内容

  • Core
  • Mini Robot
  • Trailer
  • Ion Blaster
  • Toy Accurate Ear Set
  • Translucent Eye Set
  • 6 X Spring Loader Missiles
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Collectors Card

Packaging / 打包 / パッケージング

The box art pays homage to some of the original releases as it has a very retro style to it.

Specifications / 技术指标 / 仕様書

Gallery / 画廊 / ギャラリー

Video / 视频 / ビデオ

Transformations
Video Gallery

Thoughts / 思想 / 考え

This is already on it’s second preorder I suggest you get in while you can. I believe Fans Hobby will follow through with the other bots from the original series that combined with Optimus and it will be a massive endeavor and a must have for all Masterpiece and Optimus collectors a like. Judging this as a stand alone figure / set though I still must say the same, this is most likely a must have for many collectors and checks almost every box at least for me. The sizing on the Core bot compared to other masterpiece Optimus is quite small but it it had to be this way to stay in scale with everything else he attaches to so I get it and understand. This will probably be our definitive MP Armada OP for many years. This is Tec and I am out, until next time…


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