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Transformers the Ride Life-size Optimus Prime Statue in Orlando

Posted on 05-30-2013 at 02:30 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Universal Studios Orlando have put out an image and a short press release to promote the opening of Transformers the Ride at Universal Studios Orlando in a little under a month's time! Standing 28 feet tall, this is a life-size statue of the Autobot leader as depicted in Michael Bay's live-action movies. Check out the image at left, a higher-res one after the break, and the press release below!

Optimus Prime is ready for battle – towering above the entrance to Universal Orlando Resort’s highly-anticipated, blockbuster attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. The addition of the authentically-sized leader of the Autobots Thursday morning, May 30, 2013 is one of the finishing touches to the attraction. Optimus Prime stands guard at 28 feet tall and nearly nine tons, beckoning recruits to join the resistance against the invading Decepticons. The mind-blowing, action-packed thrill ride, which was constructed in record time, officially opens June 20 at Universal Studios Florida.
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Heat Guy
I want one.
Barricade24
Awesome!
Omega Charge
Wow, that's incredible. Life-size and looks like it stepped right out of the movies.
Fallout
and they said it couldn't be done.
ThunderbeePrime
Now the people in the East can experience these things. Finally!
Josh
one of the better statues ive seen!

pity its not a straight up 28 foot tall statue [they're probly going from the ground up to his head here]
as a full sized optimus statue would be AMAZING to see
prime326
That is a work of art there. I need to see that in person.
ZeroMayhem
Nice! We're finally starting to close the giant robot gap with Japan. That 1:1 Gundam gloriously haunts my dreams!
Spider 001
I vowed I would never cross the state line & go back into that hellhole. The people are mean & hateful, the cops are overly aggressive, the heat is oppressive & the traffic is a nightmare. Florida=torture.

And when I lived right next door to Disney & Universal nobody ever wanted to go with me. Nobody ever wants to do anything.
JimTheJIRRMan
That is beautiful. Like, I'm in awe. That is completely beautiful.
netkid
Did they install his arm blade upside down?
Dinodigger97
That's awesome.
Blazere
They're going to have to change that once we get shots of TF4 Prime's robot mode.
VaderPrime1
This is impressive.
autotronprime
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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
Did they install his arm blade upside down?
Looks like it to me, but I may be wrong.
Valkysas
Would look better if his left windshield was on properly, and he actually had eyes.
Epsilon
So much awesome.
Hoptimus
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Originally Posted by Josh View Post
one of the better statues ive seen!

pity its not a straight up 28 foot tall statue [they're probly going from the ground up to his head here]
Agreed, looks like they measured from the ground, but some scale would be helpful to know for sure. Regardless, a beautiful statue but the need to fix the chest and the blade.
DragonPrime120
Now, That's one Weeping Angel I would be happy to see.
TFanPage101
Well My Christmas gift came late, WHAT? ONLY A STATUE? IT CAN'T TRANSFORM?
ryu hayabusha
who wants to go with me to take that statue..seriously anyone
SuzyPrime
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who wants to go with me to take that statue..seriously anyone
I'll come. I can rent a truck. But I get it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The_Boxman
Sick!
Delta One
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I'll come. I can rent a truck. But I get it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
You also get to go to jail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Transformed
That Optimus is awesome! Too bad it's up top and out of reach. How cool would it have been to be able to have your picture taken with it? Sad thing is, it was probably put up high out of reach to protect it from vandalism

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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
Did they install his arm blade upside down?
I think so:

President Prime
It bothers me that the words "new ride" and "finished in record time" appear in the same paragraph....
SPLIT LIP
That's pretty amazing. A movie TF statue that actually looks like the movie model? I don't believe it.
ryu hayabusha
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You also get to go to jail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
gas bombs, tazzers and flash grenades for the nilly willys who want to interfer in the heist
Fallout
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
That's pretty amazing. A movie TF statue that actually looks like the movie model? I don't believe it.
it's surreal, isn't it? it's so spot-on and looks like it came to life. i'm half expecting it to leap off the building and make a speech, lol. or blow up a suspicious looking tanker.
fstop245
OMG! Awesome!
Megatron118
Almost perfect, but they put the blade upside down, haha
Wrecker217
Now we need a Sentinel Prime to go with.
fallen_revenge
I'm going to be at the Grand Opening, see you guys their!
LegendAntihero
I noticed this on the hollywood ride's building too so why does he have a sword on only his left hand? He's not left handed.
Moy
WOW! I've always wanted to own a model as intricate as this for a constructicon, but def not as big.
sourcehill
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WOW! I've always wanted to own a model as intricate as this for a constructicon, but def not as big.
Look up the Takara Tomy DMK-01. It's perfect.

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