When it was announced that Optimus was going to have two alt modes, the first being that '97 Marmon, I was giddy with joy for the fact that he would have a G1 style alt mode while not being ripped straight from the cartoon. When the figure was released for it though, I had mixed feelings. I absolutely love the transformation as it maintains some of the complexity of previous movie toys, but I wanted a nasty, grimy Optimus for my AOE setup. With the help of some paint, well a lot of paint, I was able to recreate the look of the film. I didn't drill or melt any holes into the figure because I am not too confident with my modding skills, but I tried to be accurate nonetheless. I didn't add the faded flames, but added plenty of rust coloring to the front of the vehicle. OP's head is the only thing I didn't completely cover in paint because I wanted to give him some contrast. Of course the downside is you can see it right out of the back. I am considering filling it in with a painted panel, but I have yet to decide. I never got the DOTM Megatron, so the shotgun is staying with OP, but I covered it with a layer of gunmetal paint, then I drybrushed it with silver. The voyagers: And here is with all of the others! As always, let me know what you think and feel free to leave some suggestions for future pieces!