“Freedom is the right of all sentient beings” reads the quote from the original Optimus Prime's bio cards, a sentiment without which we wouldn't be here today, leaving him off of a list of the best transforming Optimus Prime toys.
That's right, the original Optimus Prime toy, introduced to North American children with the Transformers brand in 1984, does not make this list of the top Optimus Prime toys, but only because he was pretty hideous.
Look at those forearms. Those aren't the forearms from the cartoon. And those removable fists? How many pairs of those have been lost over the years to couch cushions, asshole dogs and mean neighbor children? I respect his inspiration, but we can do much better.