Customs: Get a DOTM Optimus Prime trailer for cheap!

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  1. Janeails22x

    Janeails22x Collector & Customizer

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    Hey guys. Look what I found today at toys r us... (see photo ). Believe it or not this isn't optimus prime but it caught my eye. Not because of the red flames on a blue truck, which is ironic, but the size . It's near perfect size for the revenge of the fallen or the hunt for the decepticons voyager optimus prime . I suppose it could also work for the dotm voyager prime as well but I hate that mold (it's not optimus prime, it just doesn't look right) and it's a lot smaller than the hunt for the decepticons mold. The wheels maybe a little bigger on this toy, and it's missing the refrigeration unit, but it's nothing a little customizing can't figure out.

    Oh yeah, this toy cost $10!

    This is a great opportunity to get a trailer in scale and for cheap rather than buying the takara version which only opens up and stores mektek weapons, which in all reality this trailer opens up as well and you can store the weapons inside and dump them out when you want to .

    I'll be tackling this project shortly after I get my Devastator and nursery finished for my new baby. But that may be a while. So, thought I would share my idea with everyone before I started on it to save some people some cash if the wanted.

    Hope it helps! Good luck!
     

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  2. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the headsup!
     
  3. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Isn't the dotm prime a bit smaller then the previous ones?

    This looks great for the others though!
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Agreed!
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    these are awesome. the type you got posted here must be the new version. I have several of the older one (which is gray/silver/chrome) and they also used to have a tank style. Got mine at Kmart though. I used the old ones on the motormaster customs I did :
     
  6. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    I'd get a leader class trailer if it'd work on ROTF leader prime.
     
  7. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Darn, was going this was leader sized. Good look out though!
     
  8. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Is this too big for Classics / Universe G2 Optimus?
     
  9. Janeails22x

    Janeails22x Collector & Customizer

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    Yeah, they had the ones you're talking about too, but I ended up selecting the one with the least paint stripping. For 10th bucks, you can't beat it.

    I'm not sure, I don't have that figure. I posted a couple new crude photos with the toy out of package compared with hftd voyager prime for reference. As you can see, a near perfect match for scale.
     
  10. Transfrom 114

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    i made my own trailer from a Hess Truck.
    but mine looks way shorter than this one
    my trailer acually transforms into a battlebase and power armor for optimus, i call the power up mode ULTIMATE CONVOY
     
  11. Janeails22x

    Janeails22x Collector & Customizer

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    All of my hess trucks are actually collectibles for me. My grandpa started a tradition before he died. I always got that years truck for Christmas every year. After he died, my aunt took over those duties, and I still get one every year. I have 27 hess trucks in my collection. Most in their original packaging. Not that they will be worth anything, they are priceless to me. I have to feta display for them sometime. But yeah, I hear ya on the short thing. The proportions on some of those were a little...off.
     

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