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The Diaclone line from Takara was known for their alternate paint schemes and PumkinGonzo's Diaclone Optimus Prime Custom Transformers Figure mirrors this point in history. Using a brand new MP-10 Optimus Prime figure as the base, this figure is meticulously painted in finish resembling a subdued metallic look. No detail is spared on this figure, even down to the minute rivets that adorn the figure, which makes Optimus look even better! Let's hear more about this stellar looking custom from PumkinGonzo himself:
"This was an amazing experience to paint such a great figure but certainly a test. Took well over 40 hours to paint. Despite prep work, I'm listing this as a professionally painted robot display piece. It will transform but I've totally concentrated on the robot mode. Lots of thin coats of primer, using a very soft, smooth style. A build up then mixture of colours. He has got a slight metallic look to him. Metallic blue, metallic black on the lower legs. It's not a real shiny obvious metallic look however. There's loads of detail, all the rivets painted. The gun also has detail and matches the slight metallic vibe and the axe has a subtle two tone colour. Airbrushed and hand painted finished with a gloss varnish."
If you want a killer custom from one of the best, look no further than PumkinGonzo and his Diaclone Optimus Prime Custom Transformers Figure.
I am always a sucker for a meticulously detailed custom and Xaviercal continues to deliver high quality customs that simply make me drool. Take his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure, for example. Xaviercal mentioned that he gave Optimus a realistic appearance and he was not kidding! The plastic is painted to look like real metal and fine details on this figure can't be overlooked. He gave the leader of the Autobots a very gritty, automotive feel to him from head to toe. No nook and cranny was overlooked. Even went as far as applying some rub details to the tips of the feet as well as making his windshield look all grimy as if the windows had not been cleaned in a while. If you are looking for someone to lead your Autobots to battle, I would highly consider Xaviercal's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure as this ranks very high on my list of Optimus Prime figures. Don't let this one get away!
Polyhex Customs applies a killer paint app to this Custom Beast Hunters Optimus Prime figure. The old G1 and new Beast Hunters styling is present in the features of this old Autobot Leader. For example, the face on the original Beast Hunter's version has a more animated, cartoon styled face and Polyhex has brought the essence of the Generation One face shield back in his repainted version. Also, the coloring is much more accurate, displaying the classic crimson red that Optimus Prime adorns. There are subtle enhancements that make the figure truly exceptional. The repainted sword looks a million times better than the green slime color that came with the original. I get it that kids like bright colors but the type of green that the figure originally came with looks like the green slime from the old TV show Double Dare. To see more photos of Polyhex's Custom Beast Hunters Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay!
The Generation 1 Optimus Prime is by far the best Transformers figure with respect to his iconic and inspirational nature. The 1980's demigod has had countless reissues and versions and this week, Lek has decided to give the Hybrid Convoy a makeover with his Custom Transformers THS-02 Optimus Prime figure. What I love about Lek's take on this figure is that he gives us a window into the inside of Optimus Prime's trailer, which, until now, has been a dull gray interior that left nothing to the imagination. Customizing the inside of the trailer, Lek has a highly detailed view of the inner workings of Prime. Ever wonder where Optimus goes after an epic battle with Megatron? Now you know! To see how highly detailed this piece is, I added a comparison picture with the original figure (left) and the customized version (right):
You can really see how Lek's version brings the inside of the trailer to life. To view more photos and close ups of Optimus himself, head over to eBay and check out Lek's Custom Transformers THS-02 Optimus Prime figure.
Transform and roll out! FrogDNA has gone back to the roots of the Transformers line and created an excellent G1 Transformers Optimus Prime with Trailer figure. Using the Classics Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure and adding the BTS Trailer accessory, the set stays close to the G1 scheme with a few variations. For example, the 1980's Prime Trailer has a blue streak on the side of the trailer and in FrogDNA's version, the trailer is mostly a nice G1 gray with white accents. I love the addition of the Autobot symbol on the side of trailer. The way that the figure and trailer were painted and airbrushed, the darker colors provide more of an impact and a bolder statement than the lighter G1 color scheme. Overall, this is a great combination of classic styling and a nice way to update this G1 Autobot hero. To see photos of the inside of the Trailer, head over to eBay and check out FrogDNA's G1 Transformers Optimus Prime with Trailer figure.
The Lego customizer with the funny name is at it again with this Custom Optimus Prime Lego Transformers minifig. There are actually not very many custom Transformers Lego figures out there but I applaud FreshFromTheSewers for getting this iconic Autobot in minifig form. Modeled after his G1 styling and colors, this figure would make a great addition to anyone's Custom Lego collection.
Combining two of the greatest toy lines ever created, Encline Designs has outdone himself again on a massive scale. Standing over 2 feet tall (28 inches to be exact), he brings us the ultimate in crossovers with his Rolling Thunder Prime Transformers GI Crossover figure. I could not believe my eyes when I first saw this giant of a figure. Inspired by a sketch, Encline Designs executed this masterpiece with precision! I love hearing the stories about what inspired customizers to create these works of art and we are lucky enough to get a peek into Encline's mind:
"You ever see a comic or picture of an amazing character and you just wished you could show it off in your own collection? I have and that is what made me bring to life this Rolling Thunder Prime! I'm sure you'll in agree in that Don Figueroa is one of the most well known Transformers artist. Inspired by Don's sketch of Rolling Thunder Prime (and having received the blessing by Don himself), I set out on an eight month journey to sketch, plan, design and build it. Only I wanted to use an original Rolling Thunder! So that's what I did, I scratch built him 100%. From the head, hands, legs and everything in between! In doing this I also wanted to incorporate the idea of G1 Prime as a truck with a trailer. So I "super-sized" the rocket deck to be a mobile command center. I am proud to present the truly one of a kind Encline Designs: Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime! The first of my large scale crossovers! This custom is special to me because it has been a breakthrough for me as an artist. To be honest, I was a little intimidated at first but with the great support I received from sites such as Sector70.com, TFW2005.com, Hisstank.com, Procustomizers.com, Seibertron.com, etcetera and the amazing support from my great fans on Facebook, I was able to push through this custom and bring this idea to life!"
Here is what the figure looks like in alternate mode:
This amazing piece scales very well with your GI Joe figures so head over to eBay and check out more photos of Encline Design's Rolling Thunder Prime Transformers GI Crossover figure.
As of 2007, IDW produced a comic called Transformers 'Evolutions: Hearts of Steel' where the series was set sometime during the Industrial Revolution. Thanks to famed Transformer artist Guido Guidi, he was able to redisign our favorite Transformers based on technology of the time period such as Optimus Prime as a locomotive, which brings us to our latest custom from Sabrina Ng with her Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure. For this figure, she has given it her signature paint aps where she can make plastic look like metal and she also has wired 8 LED's throughout! If you are a fan of Optimus Prime and locomotives, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina's Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure. Here is what it looks like in locomotive form:
Kicking it old school (I mean super old school going way back before cars were invented), Encline Designs premiers his Steampunk Custom Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure. With a mix of the old West and the classic 80's coloring of the G1 Optimus Prime, this figure sure is a one of kind and a very cool concept. Encline is also a master of marketing and has made a very cool video about this figure:
Also, check out the figure in Choo Ch0o mode:
I love when customizers take on Scourge because I love to see what they do to the trailer. This week, Toyphilia has a great Custom Transformers ROTF Scourge figure with a very simple, yet effective, trailer. I have seen many Scourge trailers but I really like the simplicity of this one. The black Decepticon logo at an angle adds the right touch to the custom painted ROTF Optimus Prime. I also like the lightning effects as it is a very different look that I have seen from other Scourge figures. The robot mode also looks very cool as well:
Frenzy.Rumble is always thinking of new ideas and his Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy is no exception. I love the block look to the figure as it reminds me of the G1 classic figures. The figure definitely has a presence to it and will add a great new character to your collection. Here to tell you more about this great custom is Frenzy himself:
I've had this appendage kit for over a year now. It's made by a great company called "Fans Project" and this past week, I thought of a great unique idea to run with. Nucleon Quest Super Convoy was the black (rare) version of Powermaster Prime. The Fans Project City Commander kit used here is original, not the knock off (important to note as the plastic quality is better in my opinion.) The Convoy figure (see slide show below) was a Classics Optimus Prime, I added articulated hands to him. The trailer comes apart and combines onto Convoy, forming the Super Convoy. I've added articulated hands, new chest, new face, weapons and rubber wheels to the Super Convoy. Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom. All paints used in the process were lacquer and enamel, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years. (Keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years ...always through an air brush to ensure thin, even perfect coats. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with. As always, I am accepting VERY LIMITED custom commissions and/or requests. Check out my website or contact me through ebay for details. Some ball joints were dyed in black dye to eliminate scraping and rubbing issues.
Modification Details :
Articulated hands on Convoy
Articulated hands on Super Convoy
New face added to Super Convoy
New weapons added to both modes
Rubber tires added to Super Convoy's alternate mode
It is always great to learn the back story and get into customizers heads! To see more photos, head over to eBay and check out this one of a kind Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy.
One thing that I love about new movies is that they provide customizers with a fresh canvas to create great works of art and collectibles. That brings me to MyCuztom's latest creation, which is a Custom Ultra Magnus Revenge of the Fallen Transformers custom. This figure is very well done and the colors used remind me of the G1 Ultra Magnus as that was pretty much a white version of Optimus Prime. To check out the full array of photos and to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check out MyCuztom's Custom Ultra Magnus Revenge of the Fallen Transformers figure.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! This week, Zildjian has an awesome Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Nemesis Prime figure. It is hard to believe that this used to be a ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime figure but Zildjian has done such a great job with this figure. This is one of the most detailed Nemesis Prime's I have seen to date. I love the red, gold, and silver detailing as it is very well done. The figure is also wired with LED lights so you will have to head over to eBay and check out Zildjian's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Nemesis Prime figure to see him in all its glory.
This week, Frenzy.Rumble has a great pair of figures up with his Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime figures. Here is more detail about these really rare figures:
"These customs are the AMAZING result of Monolith Productions. The company did a VERY short (discontinued) run of this Hearts of Steel Prime figure. These 2 are VERY unique and will not be reproduced. Each figure consists roughly of 100 resin cast parts, each and every part was hand smoothed, cut, sanded, screwed reinforced (you get the idea) I was lucky enough to land a set of these a few months ago, a friend of mine scooped them up because he was so amazed with the results. Due to personal issues, he has decided to put these up for auction...and YOU found it! The Nemesis Prime variation was slightly modified, adding spikes to his alternate mode to give him a more grim and evil appearance."
Be sure to check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime figures over on eBay!
It has been a while since Sabrina Ng has listed a custom on eBay but her latest G1 Transformers Optimus Prime is well worth the wait. Let's get up speed on what Sabrina has been up to:
"I had been practicing with new techniques and perfecting existing ones. Officially introducing Starburst Metallics. This breakthrough technique allows me to achieve a higher colour saturation as compared to conventional techniques. Trust me when I say that the custom looks way better in real life than what the pictures can say. Deeper and more virbrant hues regardless of the colour that I am using.
For this version of G1 Prime, I literally dropped his whole silver stripe concept and decided on giving him an updated look. I wanted Prime to look more majestic thus the gold chrome on the front of his truck. He was airbrushed, detailed, shaded, dry brushed, chromed, blue LED modded and protected by a special anti UV component."
Her introduction of Starburst Metallics is great news for the customizing community and for fans of her work. I thought she has her painting technique nailed down it is so great that she has perfected a new technique. You can check out her G1 Transformers Optimus Prime over on eBay or you can also check out her NEW website at sabrinasabrina.com to see all of her latest customs and also if you need commission work done, shoot her an email.
Ark Autobot Charity Auction for the Make a Wish Foundation Spotlight: Optimus Prime (Article 6 of 11)
Continuing with the Ark Autobot series for charity, Sabrina Ng brings us the leader of the Autobots with her Custom Optimus Prime figure. Sabrina is very talented with the air brushing and paint application so you are guaranteed to get a showroom shine with her customs. Go check it out!
Check out the original article for all 11 Ark Autobots!
The new Leader ROTF Class Optimus Prime figure as a great upgrade from the previous 2007 movie version but Zildjian has upped the stakes with his Custom Transformers ROTF Optimus Prime figure that possesses many great features and stunning detail. The first thing that jumped out at me was the showroom finish paint aps that shows off Zildjian's talent. Attention to detail is a strong point for this custom so here are the finer points from Zildjian himself:
- High end House of Kolor Automotive metallic blue and red urethane paints.
- Alclad II mirror chrome finish on all robotic and chrome truck parts
- High quality vinyl decaled flames with hand painted silver trim.
- High end automotive clear coat finish.
- Multiple shades of Alclad silver, gunmetal, aluminum, copper and gold on all details
- Custom made gun with switch activated working high intensity white LEDs. LEDs and switch are hidden behind a sliding door on top of the gun. The batteries are replaceable.
- Each energy sword has switch activated dual red SMD LEDs and are removable from Prime's forearms. They connect within Prime's forearms with a rare earth magnet. They both also have easy access to the batteries to replace them.
- Upgraded chrome smoke stacks.
- Chrome side view mirrors.
- Chains and tractor trailer air brake connection wires on the back of the truck.
- Chrome hubcaps and single rubber front tires, and dual rear rubber tires. The tires DO NOT roll, they are fixed.
- Articulated hands.
- Blue LED in head replacing the green one.
As you can see, this Custom Transformers ROTF Optimus Prime figure is not only a beauty to look at but contains many features that make this Optimus a one of a kind.
DarkCaveCustoms is one of the most creative customizers I have seen and he is not afraid to go bold on his work and his Custom Transformers Dark Knight Optimus Prime crossover figure is no exception. Not only has he created a killer looking Batmobile, it also transforms into the leader of the Autobots. Let's hear more about his inspiration for making this great figure:
"As a HUGE Comic book hero fan, as well as a fan of Transformers, this one was a very fun project to do. The Original figure is Transformers: Cybertron Leader Class Megatron, modded with hands that include a moving trigger finger and grouped fore fingers. The hands rotate for poseability. The head from Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime is mounted on a ball joint and is fully poesable in a circular motion of tilt (forward, backward and a degree of tilt from left to right). Embedded in his left forearm, shoulders, chain guns, boomerangs and feet are neonydium super magnets that attach all weapons included with this action figure custom. The figure has been primed and painted with high quality paints, allowing him to fully transform with no damage to the paint if transformed properly."
The alternate mode of this vehicle is most impressive so head over to eBay and check out DarkCaveCustoms' Custom Transformers Dark Knight Optimus Prime crossover figure.
It is not often that I see great figures come up again but Chris Morada has another Custom ROTF Leader Class Fallen Prime up this week. I originally wrote an article on this figure on June 25th so I am excited to see it again! This is still one my favorite concept figures and I love the photo above as it looks like Optimus is about to open a can of whoop ass on some unsuspecting bots.
Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime is ending today in 4 hours! This is the most viewed custom I have seen in a very long time. It is about the break the 15K view mark so head over there and place a bid while you still can!
I have always been a fan of Encline Designs and he has an Optimus Prime up this week that is awesome! His Custom Leader Class ROTF Optimus Prime is stunning. I love the additions of the new stacks and the articulated hands as these subtle details really make the figure. Encline is being shy with the photos for this one because he has a master plan to keep you coming back for more so be sure to check out his Custom Leader Class ROTF Optimus Prime figure often to see what he has added to the great leader of the Autobots.
Another high point on the Revenge of the Fallen movie was when Sam used the Matrix to bring Optimus back to life and Jetfire sacrificed himself for spare parts so that Prime could fend off and defeat the The Fallen. Frenzy.Rumble has captured this aspect of the movie in super high detail with his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure, which uses Leader Class Prime and Jetfire figures. Another favorite figure for me was Jetfire and although I have not spotted any figures in retail stores, I will be keeping my eyes out that one as it looks cool. The one thing I really love about all of Frenzy.Rumble's is that he makes excellent choices with repsect to paint apps and modifications. It seems like the mods are all in the right places and the paint aps are bullet proof. I can't possibly write about all of the amazing aspects of this figure so here is Frenzy.Rumble to tell you more about it:
Optimus Prime Modifications and Details
- "Truck Mode" flames were meticulously "traced" on computer using oversized images of the real truck, printed and sized accordingly, then processed and plotted onto high performance vinyl creating perfect stencils. The flames were then air brushed and hand pin-striped.
- Real chrome paint on front grill, bumper, exhausts, rims and other areas. Protected with industrial strength clear coat via air brush.
- Extra accessories fitted; chrome rear view mirrors and exhaust pipes, red and blue wiring on the back of the cab.
- Fully articulated hands with rotation at the wrists (allowing him to hold bonus items to be seen later....)
- Ultra shiny and durable lacquer paints used.
Jetfire Modifications and Details
- Meticulously detailed, every wire, gear, detail.... painted to look like the real deal.
- 5mm ultra-bright blue LED lights added to his jet turbines which are activated through reliable switches.
- Arm "kibble" modified so that it is removable, giving his robot form a much more accurate appearance.
- Articulated fingers and hands with rotation at the wrists. The "out of box" Jetfire has "fused fingers"
- Ultra matte finish on his alt mode ; SR-71 Blackbird.
- Modified head allowing him to look right and left
- Added jet wings to his lower legs and chest
- Fixed the shoulder pads to better resemble the on-screen and concept art.
- Added parts to his feet to give a more accurate look to the on-screen and concept art.
- Created "alternate" transformation sequence to really make him one-of-kind and more movie accurate.
Head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure from Frenzy.Rumble.
Dubz has an interesting twist on an old friend with his Custom Transformers Movie Style G2 Optimus Prime. I never liked the G2 Optimus Prime but Dubz has given this figure a new look and a new life that is based on the Transformers Movie version. I like the flame job he did and that he carried the paint ap all the way through the trailer. This is a great time to get Transformers customs as everyone and their mother has come out of the woodwork for the launch of the Revenge of the Fallen movie so head over to eBay and check out Dubz' Custom Transformers Movie Style G2 Optimus Prime.
One of the high points in the Revenge of the Fallen Transformers movie was when Jetfire sacrificed himself to lend a hand to Optimus Prime's fight against The Fallen and the Decepticons. His Custom Optims Prime Jetfire Combiner figure brings to life the newly resurrected Optimus Prime and he does a great job integrating the SR71 Blackbird parts into this Prime figure. I thought this was a cool concept and this figure is nicely executed. For more, head over to eBay!
What a huge opening weekend to the Revenge of the Fallen movie and one customizer has been pretty busy gearing up for the release. This week, I am featuring Sabrina Ng's custom ROTF line up as she has many of the great figures up for sale this week. All of the figures are excellently detailed with Sabrina's own style and interpretation of the color pallet. Let's take a look at the line up:
Be sure to check out her customs each week by visiting her seller page!
I promissed myself to lay off the Optimus Prime figures for a while but I could not resist letting people know about this one! Chris Morada has one of the most unique Revenge of the Fallen figures up this week with his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure. The flames on this figure are amazing and the paint aps look like a brand new car with a showroom finish. There are so many aspects of this custom that leave me without words. First, the flames looking like they are searing and burning through the figure. The chromed out parts are great and the smoke stacks really make a great addition to the figure. Chris Morada has plenty of photos over on eBay so head over there and check out his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure.
Let the Revenge of the Fallen customs flow! As the US release date nears, there are many awesome customs that have come out by talented people like Encline Designs. His Custom Battle Damaged Optimus Prime is no exception and really shows off Encline's talent and creativity. I can't wait to see the movie as I am guessing the Optimus could like the custom featured in this article but if you want to see more photos of this great figure and all of the detailing, head over to eBay!
I have said it before and I will say it again...these are the figures that should have been made for the Revenge of the Fallen Movie! Not only is Frenzy.Rumble keeping himself busy, he is going above and beyond the call of duty and this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime is yet another example of his talent. The paint aps are stunning and I urge you to head over to eBay and check out more photos of this stellar looking Optimus Prime.
Xaviercal has taken a Masterpiece Prime figure and turned him into a badass with his Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure. This figure is packing heat and even has custom smokestacks to add that extra level of detail and villainy. Let's read more about this figure from Xaviercal himself:
"Inspired by the truck in the movie Deathrace the tanker of Nemesis has HUGE cannon on the back and double mini guns on the front. Nemesis has a new pair of smokestacks to make him look more evil looking. But that’s not all ,even nemesis has to take a break sometime!!! So he has a throne made from an alternator parts and armada prime, some random parts and a wheel from a RC truck and to go with the throne nemesis has a staff from the heads of fallen transformers including Megatron, Shockwave, Optimus prime, and a movie Starscream. All of these are custom painted and detailed"
The thrown is a cool effect and I like the black paint on the oil tanker. I was never a fan of a chrome tanker so this is a great change. The figure looks awesome in truck mode towing the suped up tanker so if you want to see that mode, head over to eBay and check out Xaviercal's Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure.
Encline Designs has a wicked twist on Optimus Prime with his Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure. If there was ever a figure so dark and twisted, it would be this one! Not only does this figure pack enough heat to melt anyone it his path, but the facial expression Encline chose for this figure gives it the evil personality it was made for. I enjoy reading how customizers describe their creations so let's read how Encline tells his story:
This one is the direct disciple of The Fallen. Empowered by the fire inside, he hunts. Nemesis hunts for any Cybertronian that did not side with The Fallen when he chose in his deepest of processors to gain power. Being the most hot headed of three prototforms created together, he hunts with out mercy. Nemesis has made his way to earth. Sensing a new fear of a great warrior, he takes his form. The hunt will begin by putting fear in the heart of this brave leader by killing off his soldiers one by one. Under estimating the strength and pure drive to protect that Optimus Prime has, Nemesis meets his match sooner than expected. Loving the trill of hand to hand combat, Nemesis drops his shoulder cannon and wants to remove Prime's head for his trophies.
There are many cool features on this figure and to view the ones that light up, head over to eBay and check out Encline Design's Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure.
Sabrina Ng is downsizing this week but this little guy is packed with all of the skill and love she puts into every custom. Her THS-01 Optimus Prime Custom Transformers figure is very highly detailed and from what she said was very difficult to customize due to the size. Let's read more about shy she decided to make this great figure:
"I'm pretty reluctant to let my Henkei line end this week. So I decided to do up this little gem for this week's auction. Rare and beautiful, THS-01. Made of diecast, this 4.3 inch gorgeous is definitely a must have for every Transformers fan. Not only that, he is now fully customized for display. That literally makes him a pretty unique collectible. I can honestly say that this is my favourite toy of all time. And for all you Transformer lovers out there, do not miss a chance to own this one and only THS-01. He is sooooooo hard to customize due to his size. Thus there will not be a '2nd one' out there in the market. I've also included an Actual Galaxy Force Convoy in one of my pictobrowser slide pictures as comparison. Galaxy Force Convoy is not included in the auction. He is just for size comparison. Oh and by the way, THS-01 comes in a complete package with the original box, manuals, power card and accessories"
Darkcave Customs has outdone himself with his Custom Transformers 'The Fallen' Optimus Prime figure. This heavily modified Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime figure boasts many awesome features, which are outlined below:
- 2 Magma Swords (Mount to either turret or arm cannons)
- I Hell Tank Turret (mounts under arm/ top/rear trailer)
- 2 Flame Cannons (mount underneath the forearm or Tank treads)
- 5 points of Magnetic Connection for weapons configurations galore!
This is one of the grittiest Optimus Prime customs I have ever seen and this figure looks like he was resurrected from the depths of hell. The fire accents that engulf the figure appear to be glowing, which is a very cool effect. The way that they are placed on the figure also made Prime look like the fire was flowing through his joints and gears. Darkcave has many photos over at his auction page so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers 'The Fallen' Optimus Prime figure.
When I first saw the Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime figure, I never imagined that this figure could be turned into something this spectacular. DarkCave Customs has really outdone himself with his Custom Transformers Galvatron Prime with Roller. This figure pays homage to the G1 colors of the original Galvatron but he takes this figure to another level with the massage body armor and guns. This figure also was made with some special features, which you can read about below:
"For sale today is Galvatron Prime and Battle Roller. They are a modified Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime and a heavily modified Classics Acid Storm. He has been modified into a armored Heavy Truck and Single Manned Combat Tank. They come with an Ion Fusion cannon, with an operational laser sight, 4 Plasma Discharge Rifles and combined more than 20 points of magnetic connections."
There are a gaggle of photos over at eBay so head over there and check out DarkCave Customs's Galvatron Custom Transformers Galvatron Prime with Roller figures.
Using the 2007 Transformers Movie line as the canvas for this combiner, Wats9876 has assembled an awesome group of Combaticons with his Custom Transformers Movie Bruticus Combiner figure. Standing out in the forefront is Onslaught, which is made from a Leader Class Optimus Prime towing a set of twin canons. If you look closely, those twin canons for the feet and tower over this figure to complete the look. The colors really work well for this one as Bruticus' G1 concept was full of dreary colors. Wats9876 took some liberties with the choice of figures but this is a welcome change as it demonstrates creativity and a willingness to step outside of the proverbial box and do something new. I like the Starscream as the right hand. This was a great replacement for the old space shuttle the G1 figure had. There are a ton more photos over at Wats9876's auction page so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Movie Bruticus Combiner figure.
Taking a break from her Henkei series, Sabrina Ng brings us her latest gem with her Custom Alternity Optimus Prime figure. The design of the figure is awesome and Sabrina takes it to the next level by paying homage to the classic version with the reds and blues in her signature style. It is not often when I do comparisons like this but I felt the need to show what this figure used to be and show it side by side with Sabrina's to show you how talented she is:
Looking at the two together really points out how a great paint ap can bring out the personality of the figure. The bland colors on the orignial figure mutes the whole figure while applying the paint aps in the right places gives the figure a totally different style. To see more photos and to place a bid on Sabrina Ng's Custom Alternity Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay!
Sabrina's 5th installment in her Henkei series features this stunning Custom Optimus Prime figure. She nailed the color red on this one. The richness of the colors always amazes me coupled with the deep blues and greys completes the figure. One aspect that I love about her customs is the shading she puts into the figures, giving them a realistic metal look. She also has her 4th installment up on eBay as well so head over there and check out her custom Henkei Transformers figures.
l.designs is not short on creativity this week and it shows with his Custom Road Warrior Optimus Prime crossover figure. What a way to put a Voyager Class Prime to good use. There are several aspects of this custom that are great. In vehicle mode, he designed a custom cow pusher, which is used as a shield in robot mode. There are also parts of the tanker that are used for his killer shoulder spikes. Let's read more about this great custom from l.designs himself:
Initially I was just planning on doing an all out G1 style repaint of this guy. Anyhow when I finished the matte black undercoat I saw the tanker from Road Warrior. After that I searched for a suitable tanker in the proper scale and everything. I went all out for the paint and weathering on this one. Made some custom scale barbed wire for the top (careful sharp) and scratch built the cowpusher that locks onto the grill. Just so happen that when I found the tanker it was the type to light up and has some great sound effects of a running truck to add to the fun.
To own one of the most unique Optimus Prime customs I have ever seen, head over to eBay and check out l.design's Custom Road Warrior Optimus Prime crossover figure.
Creg is back in full force and has a movie accurate Custom Optimus Prime Leader Class figure to feast your eyes on. Creg has really captured the personality of Optimus Prime and this shows in this custom. Sculpting a new face for Prime, he was able to capture the concerned look of the Autobot leader, giving this figure his own persona that adds to the display capabilities of the figure. To do this, he created two heads for this figure and added articulation in the form of ball jointed neck. Don't underestimate the tilt of a head to give the figure a new look as this also adds some human aspect to the figure and ability for it to change emotion with each tilt of the head:
Although Creg said that he has not made a Transformers custom in a while, you would never know it from this work of art so head over to eBay and see the vast photos of his awesome Custom Optimus Prime Leader Class figure.
Back in August 2008, I added more features to this blog and one of them was the ability for fans to rate their favorite customs. Fans were not shy about telling me what their favorite customs were so here is the rundown:
To make sure that your favorite figures are among the Top 5 next year, be sure to place your vote by clicking on the stars by the article title! Congratulations to Lambo205customs, Frenzy.Rumble, and Sabrina Ng!!!
Customizers always see the inner beauty of a figure sitting on the shelf and they always seem to bring out the best in the figure. Sabrina Ng has again worked her magic with her Custom Transformers Universe Optimus Prime figure. Thinking that the figure looked too dull, she focused on making this figure shine with a combination of painting techniques. I especially love the direction she took the midsection and the grill, giving Optimus that burnt steel look. There are also very small details that if you are not paying close attention, you will miss. For example, she noticed that the box shot had a picture of Prime with a symbol on his lef arm and she went ahead and made that correction and even put a high gloss finish on it to protect it. I have said it before and I will say it again, Sabrina makes outstanding customs and you should feel lucky if you win one because you should know that the ones she makes are the highest quality and best around. Head over to eBay and check out her Custom Transformers Universe Optimus Prime figure for yourself.
Bringing together the concepts and artwork of Mr Guido Guidi, the concepts of griffith_76, and the execution of form and function of Sabrina Ng comes this outstanding Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime Custom Transformers figures. This is a dual effort as griffith_76 is the designer and built these beauties from scratch and Sabrina has applied her skill with the brush. Stylistically, you will notice that the finish on these customs is very different from Sabrina's usual glossy showroom finish as she decided to go for realism for the period that this comic was set in. I love it when customizers have the presence of mind to make the changes necessary to make thier customs the best they can be. Let's hear more about these great custom from Sabrina herself:
"This first edition set pair of Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime is designed to be modelled after the Hearts of Steel comics as well as my very own rendering of a Hearts of Steel Nemesis Prime. I set out to do up a more realistic impression of a train as opposed to my usual shiny and reflective customs. The HOS 01A (red/blue) was dry brushed before using coats of red and blue to get a steely outlook for the his parts. Much of his trailer was shaded before being covered with clear blue. HOS 01B (black/gold/teal) was predominantly shaded to achieve his burnt steel look across. His gold was achieved by airbrushing layers of enamels for a richer shade. Both figures were given an anti UV gloss coat for a lasting finish that will retain their colours for many years to come. This auction includes HOS-01A (red/blue) and HOS-01B (black/gold) only. Movie Ironhide and Bumblebee are used as gauges for the audience to estimate the height and build of the Hearts of Steel customs. Also, griffith_76 has decided to include 3 bonus items for this auction. I will update it accordingly in the next few days as and when I receive details about them"
I have to tip my proverbial hat to custmizers like Sabrina who go out on a limb and pour their heart and soul into making customs that would never see the light of the day from major toy companies. To check out more photos, head over to eBay to check out the pair of Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime Custom Transformers figures.
Darkcave Customs has made the most intricate and detailed combiner figures yet with his Custom Generation 1 Predaking Prime figure. This is one badass beast and you have to hand it to Darkcave's imagination for making this one into a reality. The story behind Predaking Prime is Optimus unleashing his inner beast and this is what Darkcave translated this into...a G1 style behemoth that stands 17.5 inches tall and 13 inches wide. This deviates from the traditional combiner figures as only 3 figures combine to form the larger robot but this is a welcome deviation as the other two figures are not needed as Prime's legs are used in place of the two figures. I love the colors that he chose on this one as it harkins me back to the 80's when Predaking made his colorful debut. My favorite part of this figure, which are many, is the lion chest plate smack dab in the middle of the figure and the massive sword that this beats yields. Let's check out Predaking Prime's alternative mode:
To learn more about this awesome custom, head over to eBay and check out Darkcave's Custom Generation 1 Predaking Prime figure!
Sabrina Ng has gone above and beyond with her latest homage to the great leader of the Autobots with her Custom Leader Class Optimus Prime with trailer. This custom is jam packed with detail, as well as a uniquely designed MP-02 Trailer and a custom Battler Roller (remember that six wheeled little guy...yup...he is in there too!). I love the way that Sabrina can turn plastic into metal and she has a great eye for the color palette. Here to give us more detail is Sabrina herself:
"This figure is one the main reasons why I wanted to take up customizing initially. I've always wanted to do up a full repaint of the Movie Optimus Prime but it was too complex at first. The multiple layering of colours as well as flames made it a nightmare for most customizers. My G1 Prime enabled me to understand the toy's design better while I planned for a colour concept that would be unique to him. 6 months after my 1st custom, I belief that I've managed to recreate a Movie version of Optimus Prime that is truly aesthetically pleasing. This auction includes Movie Optimus Prime, an MP-04 trailer, the MP-02 Commander Set, the TFC-EX002 Battle Roller as well as an extra weapon for Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime was given many shades of colours that range from sunset yellow to orange, red and blue. Most of the colours blend smoothly into one another. He was also given a Mirror Chrome finish on certain parts of him. Do note that this is the Hasbro version of Optimus Prime. He does not initially have any Chrome parts unlike Takara's Premium mold. The MP-04 trailer was covered with styrene to emulate an actual truck better. Only the autobot logo from the original trailer remained. Flames that matched Optimus Prime were painted on the exterior and the internal compartment was dry brushed with silver and detailed accordingly. The upper, front and rear ends of the trailer were given a post and pre-shading treatment for a weathered look. The repair dock was painted in a metallic blue shade. The Mp-02 Commander Set was repainted to match Optimus Prime's colour scheme as the original colour was meant for Ultra Magnus. The TFC-EX002 was given a chromy metallic blue finish as well as a pair of articulated fists that holds an additional weapon. His joints have been tighten for more stability as compared to the vanilla version."
Head over to eBay and don't miss this once and a lifetime opportunity to own one of Sabrina's masterpieces so check out her Custom Leader Class Optimus Prime with trailer.
BoskoesToys puts their spin on what they think Scourge would like if he appeared in the upcoming Transformers 2, Revenge of the Fallen movie with their Custom Leader Class Sourge Transformers Movie figure. One thing that sets this apart from other Scourge customs I have seen are the awesome flame effects (take a look below)
These effects are very realistic and add another dimension to the figure. Imagine if Scourge ever met The Falllen and you have BoskoesToys version! There are many more pictures to view so head over to eBay and check out this Custom Leader Class Sourge Transformers Movie figure or check out the other Custom Transformers figures while you are there.
matt1989cars has finally figured out a solution for the cab on the Voyager Class Optimus Prime. He has turned into a double barrel machine gun that looks like it can do some serious damage. This Custom Voyager Class Optimus Primefigure is very nicely detailed and the added use of the cab as a bad ass machine gun is a reason to own this custom. Many fans complain about the cab but turning it into a weapon was something different. Like all of his customs, matt1989cars has great attention to detail and the dio adds an extra level of display. Check out his Custom Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure on eBay and also check out what else he has for sale.
EnclineDesigns proves once again that he can take a normal Optimus Prime figure and transform it into a formidable predator with his Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated figure. This custom is a step above the rest of the Animated Transformer customs I have seen to date for several reasons. First, EnclineDesigns has retained some of the coolest G1 aspects of Optimus Prime in his Nemesis Prime figure. For example, he has a custom trailer and he also went as far as customized his version of Roller (which you can read more below). The backstory and how it was made is awesome so let's hear it from EnclineDesigns himself:
"I have always thought, "What if there was a PREADTOR TRANSFORMER?" This is what I got. I have repainted a Voyager class Transformers animated Optimus Prime to bring you the most lethal Cybertronians. I completely took his chest apart and added in four LEDs with an off on switch on the back. I resculpted the grill to look like teeth that way, his chest looks like a skull. I also added teeth to the outside of the face shield and added self inflicted battle scars to the face underneath. As you can tell, he has battle damage with glow in the dark fluid. The Trailer, arm guards, hands, and shoulder gun are connected with rare earth magnets. The smoke stacks can rotate to become arm cannons. Nemesis is also G1 accurate in that his hands must be removed to transform. But do not worry!!!! They are stored on the walls on the trailer along with his arm plates, if you wish to store them there. What else can be stored in the trailer. Well, Optimus Prime has Roller, so Nemesis has RunOver. His only trusted companion. RunOver is a repainted ACTIVATORS ANIMATED BUMBLEBEE. I painted him with a cracking effect that is achieved by painting one color on top of another before it is fully cured. This added to the "Death" affect for RunOver I was looking for."
If there is one custom to add to your collection, EnclineDesign's Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated figure is high on my list.
Last week, I wrote about Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers G1 Optimus Prime but unfortunately the auction ended without any bidders so it is back on eBay with a new pricing strategy and a new addition to the custom (pictured above). To see more pictures, check out Sabrina's Custom Optimus Prime G1 Transformers Movie figure.
Sabrina Ng has taken the Premium Leader Class Prime a step up and made it her own with her Custom Transformers Leader Class Movie Optimus Prime figure in Generation 1 style. It is really great when customizers go back to the G1 roots. The way this custom was painted gives it a metallic look that only a true artist can achieve. The truck actually looks like it has rivets in it. The color red is a very nice and richer than I have seen in most custom Prime's but the color goes well with the figure. Here is how Sabrina made this work of art:
"I've airbrushed, painted, dry brushed, weathered and highlighted the entire figure to be as realistic as possible!!! Well, let's see. After washed and dry, I gave him a coat of primer followed by a base coat of steel and gold. Anyway, I then gave him a nice overall chrome silver coating as well as 2 layers of gloss coat before I started on his primary colours of specially mixed red and blue paint. MP-01 had a chilli red colour scheme but I felt that it was too common and doesn't do this figure justice. Thus, I settled on a more intense shade of red and blue to give him a deeper character. Body parts were painted with a shade of silver and dry brushed for the steel effect. After all was done, I gave him another layer of gloss coat to seal in the paint before I started on doing some weathering and detailing for him. Before I ended the job, I gave him a glossy UV protection coat to prevent the colour from fading over the years. The end result, an ultimate work of art."
Head over to eBay to read more about Sabrina's Transformers Leader Class Movie Optimus Prime figure and check out more pictures. Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom Transformers figures.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this figure was 'royalty' and Crefigz has dressed Optimus Prime in his finest with his Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold Custom Transformers Movie figure. The protoform mould is perfect for this kind of interpretation with Prime's crown-like head, which is painted very well, bringing out the royal look of the figure. The gold accents outlining figure also add to this effect. This is one the most unique Protoform Prime customs I have come accross and you know when you buy from Crefigz, you are getting top quality!
Crefigz explains some of the back story that went into the thinking behind this unique Protoform Prime: "This Protoform Optimus Prime has went through evolution made by Crefigz. Got this inspiration after listening to the Transformers Movie 2007 : The Scores - "Arrival To Earth" and wanted to repaint something royal / kingly and it came out to be this so called Golden Prime son of Optimus Prime - The King Of Autobots. (watching LOTR now)"
Head over to eBay and place a bid for this one of a kind Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold Custom Transformers Movie figure.
This Custom Transformers Movie Protoform Optimus Prime figure is available on eBay so place your bid now!