There’s plenty of PrimesTo celebrate Prime Day this week—perhaps even a Primal or two—but we should never forget the greatest among them all that inspired such a celebration, even more than a multibillion dollar retailerhe could. The only, the one. Optimus Prime: or he would be, if there weren’t so damn many of him.
Optimus Prime is one of the most iconic giant robots of all time. Over the years, he has been reworked and tweaked to make new cartoons, comics and games. Some are radical overhauls to his design and form, others changes so minor you have to squint until you realize that they’re technically different. But they’re Primes one and all (’til all are one), so to celebrate this year’s Prime Day shenanigans, we’re ranking some of the most visually distinctive versions of the character to find out who’s scrap and who’s ready to roll out into first place.