When I was a kid, instead of the original Optimus Prime toy I had the powermaster version. It was a mighty brick of a toy, with an Optimus that could combine with his trailer, but there was no Roller with the set.
So, outside of a few G1 episodes, I didn’t pay much attention to Optimus’s third component. And aside from some more recent comics, most Transformers series did too.
But when TFC came out with their Battle Rollar figure, I found myself intrigued with the concept. While fragility issues and a high price point kept me from buying one of those, Hasbro would eventually give me a better substitution.
WFC Optimus and
Breacher Roller look really nice together.
HFtD Breacher is a nice scout figure that was intended to work with Seaspray, but his alt mode reminds me of an armored up and upgraded Roller. His bot mode reminds me of what Battle Rollar got me thinking about.
ROTF Leader Optimus Prime seems to be about the right size for him to be closer to G1 scale for Roller, but he looks nice with the new voyager as well as Classics and WFC too.
Yeah, an APC should be huge, but in my personal canon his alt mode is just a scout drone. :)
I’ve seen lots of people talking about doing the same thing, but even if you just want him as Breacher he’s a well done figure. He’s got a complex transformation for a scout, five points for clippy weapons (like Recon Ironhide’s), is very poseable, and even though he has hollow feet they took the time to sculpt what look like jet exhausts into them. You can even store his cannon on his back for a jetpack look.