Did any one ever paint a real big rig to look like Optimus?

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  1. Delta

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    A big flat nose big rig got behind me yesterday in traffic. It was a freightliner and looked a lot like G1 Optimus but it was green. I'm wondering if anyone has seen a real 18 wheeler that was painted up to look like Optimus?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Looks very much like a photoshop job though.

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    I would like to see the truck in real life. Just to imagine how tall it would be in "robot mode". I'm not a fan of mass/size shifting.
     
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    definitely photoshop but definitely cool. This would have looked great in a movie.
     
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    I've seen a red one before, but it didn't look like Prime and was broken down on the interstate.
     
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    There is a trucker that hauls throughout the south (Georgia to TX I think) that has a Freightliner Cabover and Trailer painted to be G1 Optimus. I used to have a pic but that was a few years (and comp crashes) ago.
     
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    I wish there was one. I think Peter Cullen joked that he would buy one after retirement and drive it around Texas.

    There is the Miovie Truck. I saw it at Botcon 2009 and then there is this:

    Motormaster.
    Decepticon Motormaster K100E
     

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    who cares about movie prime
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    Sunstreaker's where it's at

    or maybe if you're more on a budget
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    Beachcomber

    I'd like to see someone who had a collection of the G1 cars in 1:1 scale.

    G1 Jets would be pushing it.
     
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    Based on the topic I thought I'd share these:

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    The last one is not exact.

    The model I looked up was peterbilt 352 cabover.
     
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    Wasn't G1 Prime a Freightliner?
     
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    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it!

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    That last one looks like it could easily be MotorMaster though.

    Also there's a dump truck near Vancouver, BC thats painted up like Movie Optimus.
     
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    I regularly see red flat-nosed trucks with a white stripe in about the right place here in the UK. Not the exact same model as Optimus was, but close enough that it still makes me think of him when I see them. Several years back I wandered past a large parking area here in town and there were six of them side-by-side like some kind of Optimus convention. If my phone camera wasn't so crappy I'd have taken a picture.
     
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    Oddly enough, TFSource posted this on Facebook today:
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    Isn't that from "BJ and the Bear"?

    Oof. Looks like bad Photoshop.


    We have a trucker that comes in to our DC that has a tractor with a huge Autobot logo on the sleeper, but of all the trucks I've seen in 14-years in distribution, I've never seen one painted like Prime.
     
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    This is awesome. I'd have loved to have seen this in a movie.
     
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    It'd big......like twice the size of the Autobot cars (at least)....which is why I always find it funny when ppl freak out in scale discussions saying the cars look like kids around him.......well deal with it because that's how it'd actually be!
     
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    A Peterbilt 379 pulled up next to my bus a few months ago, but it was Magnus colours. :lol  Same model (roughly) as movieverse Optimus, but it was white with blue flames. Not even kidding. I nearly died when I saw the colour scheme and the flames.
     
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    Yes, that is BJ's truck. It's a Kenworth with the upper windows. Not a match for Prime's truck mode, but it is the right type for Motormaster.
     
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    Hee hee...

    ...adds a whole new wrinkle to the "Truck not Monkey" argument. Those of you old enough to remember the show know what I mean. :lol