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Optimus Prime before He Was Famous

Optimus Prime wasn’t always the leader of the Autobots. Long before he took the Matrix of Leadership, he worked his way through college armed with a fryer and a griddle. You can see more pictures of this outstanding custom figure at the link. Link (Google Translate) -via Kotaku

9 Baffling Movie Merchandise Tie-Ins

Every summer, movie season collides with merchandising mania to create a perfect storm of licensed nonsense. We, the human race, have proven to Hollywood time and time again that we will empty our pockets for anything with our favorite movie logo hastily slapped on it. But at least most of that junk allows us to [...]

Tattoo Design Has Now Peaked

Pip Foweraker is a thoughtful, careful man, so he spent considerable time contemplating what he would like to have as his first and possibly only tattoo. His friends advised against the whole idea. After all, what will it look like when he’s old? Tattoos are, practically speaking, forever. So Foweraker established a general principle to [...]

Stitchwork Optimus Prime Actually Transforms

Optimus Prime is the Chosen One, and into him shall be stitched the Matrix of Leadership. Lord Libidan made this Optimus Prime model using plastic canvas. Thanks to his clever use of magnets, it actually transforms. Link -via Feeling Stitchy

Snoballimus Prime

You expect junk food to have movie tie-ins, but this one goes the extra mile for silliness. Hostess has two new color schemes in their snack cake line for Transformers 3: the pictured Snoballimus, colored like Optimus Prime, and Chocwave, which resembles Shockwave (if the character was a cupcake). Link -via @johncfarrier

Gigantic Transformers Sculptures

Anchalee Saengtai, a female artist from Thailand, is using recycled automobile and truck parts to create very big and impressive Transformers sculptures. Ripley’s has already unveiled a Bumblebee statue at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas, while Saengtai’s Optimus Prime holds court at Ripley’s Odditorium in San Francisco. Throughout the summer, her Transformer sculptures will [...]