There is no shame in loving the Autobot leader. There is, however, a certain amount of shame that should come with not being able to convert Optimus from his semi form into his Autobot form in the time it takes to utter his call to action.
I have always said the only way I could do it would be with a Remote Control Optimus Prime. I finally found one.
The Remote Control Optimus Prime here is a remote control robot. It is a remote control car. It is both. It transforms with the push of a button. No, it will not do your dishes or perform any sexually suggestive acts that some people require of their technological gadgets. It will, however, punch a Decepticon right in its deceptive little face. Take that, Starscream! Take that, unsuspecting cat! Take that, ankles! Wait, no. Just Starscream.
Remote Control Optimus Prime is the Scourge of Anything Ankle Height!Aside from having awesome punching power, this remote control Optimus Prime is perfect for shuttling small items around the house. Pencils can be delivered with heroic accuracy and in semi form. Or Optimus could deliver soda with the reliability of the American Trucking Industry. That is a lot of utility for something marketed as just a toy. Let us be real, though: if you are buying this Remote Control Optimus Prime, you want to punch things.
We have already cautioned against cat harassment, but this could be the perfect revenge against yippy dogs. I also plan to have Optimus completely destroy a house of cards. Stormtroopers? Punch ‘em. Cobra Commandos? Punch ‘em. Yard Gnomes? Le punch!
I suppose you could also use the Remote Control Optimus Prime as a toy, or an awesome part of your own live action Transformers short, as well. That would involve punching, though — just saying.