Heavy/Scratch: Custom Deluxe sized 1983 Optimus Prime

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I'm surprised I haven't seen this done before.
    It is speculated that Japanese company pay-offs caused the popular belief that Diaclone was the original version of Optimus Prime.
    Many of the older fans though (not the new bay movies group), know that the real source of the character was a 1983 Go-bots car called Optimo Prima. Hasbro wanted the name and colors of the character for their upcoming Transformers show that aired a year later but could not get the rights so they created Optimus Prime and Go-bots quickly discontinued their Optimo toy. Only a limited number of Optimo Prima were released and even pictures are now rare to find, much like the fabled original Unicron toy. But worse.

    This is my custom version of Optimo in all of his glory. It is deluxe sized (about the same size as the original g1 84 Optimus Prime figure as pictured) and I gave him 6 new extra points of articulation (also seen in pics).
    This is a near exact replica of the original figure, made from parts of 4 deluxe and scout sized Classics Universe figures.

    I put a lot of hours and painstaking detail into this guy!
    Gotta give love to the original source of the #1 most loved character in America, Optimus Prime!

    He will be on Ebay next saturday (14th) starting at only $40.
    Enjoy!

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    Happy April Fools day TFW!
     

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  2. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

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    i honestly thought that as an online community, that we, the transformers fandom, were past such things as april fools day jokes.

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  3. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    I honestly believed it there for a moment, and I was surprised I didn't know this,
    But it wasn't until your post, then I thought oh yeah its April fools day,
    I should know better as well seeing as today is my birthday
     
  4. Pimptimus_Prime

    Pimptimus_Prime Banned

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    I found this hilarious!
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    UR BEST PAINT SKILLZ YET!!!! :D  (j/k)
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    :lol  Well played :) 

    Also, I actually like this custom :) 
     
  7. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Thats funny because I honestly thought that as an online community of people who love cartoons and toys, we didn't have to take ourselves THAT seriously.
    Its April Fools day, not a random prank.

    I'm glad! :) 

    Just might be. Hah!

    Thanks! Then PM me your address and its yours for free.
     
  8. caretaker27

    caretaker27 Well-Known Member

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    Heh, even radicons isn't safe from April Fools. I appreciate the thought that went into the gag, your write up was better and more detailed than many serious posts.
     
  9. jaraxel

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    omg, this repaint of OP is obviously hall of fame material, man! This, to me, screams of a historical moment similar to picasso switching to cubism.

    Truly a master piece! >:) 
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    So, I did this, and I got this lil' guy yesterday! I'm not sure how many of you guys know that I'm a nut for Spychangers. Getting this in the mail really made my day to an otherwise crummy week.

    I guarantee you guys this is more fun in person :D 
     
  11. zodconvoy

    zodconvoy Well-Known Member

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    @Suuperquad7: have fun with it!

    @Unicron9: the only thing that could have made it better is some fake TFWiki.net links! :lol :
     
  12. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    It's pretty cool.
     

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