Friday, January 23, 2009

Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime

This has nothing to do with the movie, just some good old fashion Transformer goodness combined with Transfan know how. A few years ago a limited series from IDW came out called "Hearts of Steel" that is kind of an elseworlds story of the Transformers landing on earth sometime around the Industrial Revolution in the early 1900s. Famed Transformer artist Guido Guidi was able to redisign our favorite Transformers based on technology of the time period such as Optimus Prime as a locomotive.

I guess "griffith_76" took a liking to it because he built his own Optimus Prime Transformer that turns into a locomotive that looks pretty darn sweet, complete with a Nemesis Prime repaint. Below are just two pictures but the full gallery is worth the time to check out.

If you do like the toy and have money to spend, you can buy an unassembled kit for $125. For additional money you can get it pre-assembled ($80) and painted ($80). Full details are at Monoblog. It just shows that Hasbro isn't even close to taking advantage of the many iterations and possibilities of the Transformer brand.

7 comments:

  1. Looking awesome man... that is one helluva paint job... :)

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  2. THAT IS THE SHIT. =O I want one... But I don't have the money. It looks official! I don't collect TF toys but I would like to have that...

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  3. Aight, aight, that's tight, seriously vicious!

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  4. DAYUM!!!! That's pretty sweet! I'll have to check out the Hearts of Steel comic. Anyone know if it's online somewhere?

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  5. Now i just wait for someone to say "TRUKK NOT TRAIN" :P

    They are pretty good, shame, that Hasbro don't consider to do such a line of TF.

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  6. Whoa, that looks awsome! Hey, did you say these were hand made?

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  7. Hasbro should just purchase the design from Eric and release it as an official toy. Win-win-win.

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