Transformers Robot Heroes: I am Optimus Prime Hardcover – 25 Jun 2009
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The character designs are based upon the successful figurine line of Transformers known as robot heroes (basically the models that move about a little and are design to look really cute but not Transform).
That is all I can really say about this book, if you're a adult fan of TF, it's a relatively quick read, this best suited to younger fans and is told by Optimus prime. I hope that helps you in where or not to buy this book.
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This is an IDW Comics publication, so the art style is defintely G1 (Generation 1, aka, the origional 80s animated show), however, all of the Transformers are drawn in a "superdeformed" style, so they all look a little short and over-proportioned. It's a little odd, but not unlikable.
One side note, if you fondly recall the original cartoon, you will probably be asking yourself: "Who is this "Drift" character that is introduced as an Autobot? I don't remember him?" You are remembering correctly: Drift was NOT part of the original G1 Transformers, and was a character recently created in the main comic books storyline, and who has been shoehorned into the G1 continunity. That said, he's a pretty good character. He uses swords instead of guns and transformers into an import racer. He's basically a Ninja, Ex-Decepticon with a dark past but a heart of gold (and my son loves him for it).
Unfortunately, as in the G1 tradition, the book introduces some unnamed human kids near the end who are supposed to be "friends" with the Autobots. I guess this is meant to appeal to children, but personally, I dislike mixing humans with my giant robots! However, my kids like pointing them out and relating to them I guess.
I highly recommend this book, and have already bought one other copy for my god-son.
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