Continuing with my Wrecker recruitment i decided to go with the Optimus Prime look a like. I started this guy before the others (guzzle and bulkhead) but took longer as i was deciding what i wanted to do. Plus the toyhax stickers i wanted to use took forever to get to me due to the black friday demand. Anywho... Pryo is of course made from the PotP inferno. I dont care what anybody says i totally believe that Hasbro intended on this being Pyro but punked out and went with inferno. The proportions and everything just scream Pyro. But alas Inferno is what we got. I wanted to keep the colors as close as possible to the toy while also going with IDW. Using the toyhax stickers really made the alt mode shine in all its G1 looking glory. I removed the black that filled in the windshield and windows so the stickers melded with the mold. I know what you are thinking...why is the back pink? you'll see. Here is a comparison to the IDW version. I used a shapeways head and chest and again some toyhax stickers. I'm really happy with how this turned out. Notice how i painted the outline of the shoulders to resemble the extra shoulder bits on the IDW design. And another comparison using a capture from the comics. I was originally going to fabricate a more G1 looking cannon but man if you are an obliterator your guns better be massive so i went with it, converting the ladder into a gun. The blue colored clear straws i added to the inside of the ladder was to fill it in and to resemble the missiles of the original toy. And i added a clear tube to the end to make it Siege battle effect compatible! In the words of Emgo "BLOooOOOSH!" Not only is it a kick ass shoulder/back cannon but it detaches to be a handheld weapon. I added the standard mold weapons with the cannon so he can hold it. I thought about making a handle but these worked good and give it an extra something. And since i've been dealing with Siege figures I knew i had to fix one thing this mold was missing...waist articulation. Look at that twist. So hot. I also added the foot spurs because stability sucks and the IDW picture shows him having them so....yeah. I used a Lego mixel ball joint hot glued in for the waist rotation. For anyone attempting this make sure you cut as straight as possible or it wont rotate nicely. I tried to do as clean of a job as i could. Also as a bonus feature, apparently the G1 figure was known for, the waist breaking and you can recreate that same affect here! Yay for options. I wanted to do something special with the cannon. the G1 toy had a stand alone set up where it was like a turret battle station thing. I was going to fabricate this add-on thing but i came up with something a little more creative i think. Here is the stand alone turret mode. Notice i removed the combiner head. I think it works pretty good. But wait, there is more! The stand alone turret then transforms into a battle station to mimic the G1 set up. Remember that pink...i colored the panels to resemble the pink visor and blue surround. Some comparison photos for...comparison. And another comparison And i added my dude to my siege display. He's blooshing some decepticons from the sky. I hope you like this custom as much as I do. It was a challenge trying to figure out what i wanted to do and i think this ended up being one of my most creative ways of using what i had to work with. If you like it let me know, if you have any comments drop me a line and if it inspires you to give this custom a go i'd love to see it. Thanks for checking it out.