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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!
Customs by Z really knows how to punch up a figure taken straight off the shelf and take it to the next level and his Custom Transformers Beast Hunters Optimus Prime demonstrates the years of experience he has poured into every custom figure he makes. If you take a look at the figure Hasbro has produced, you will first notice the head sculpt is a little different and resembles the Transformers Prime look but Customs by Z has changed this up and totally redesigned the head to give it a more classic feel. Also, the angles of the face compliment the lines of the overall figure. Beefing Optimus up you will also notice a killer Gatling gun that is mounted to the top of the vehicle or clutched below his right arm. I love the way the gun was seamlessly designed to look like it was part of the figure. To view more images, check out this Custom Transformers Beast Hunters Optimus Prime figure!
Xaviercal's Custom Optimus Prime Speaker Tower is living large! This one is a first for me as we don't see Transformers to this scale but Optimus stands a glorious 3 feet tall plus and instead of transforming into his classic G1 big rig, this leader of the Autobots was turned into a booming speaker system. You can get a great sense of the scale by comparing it to the Transformers movie Optimus in the photo. This thing is HUGE! If your wife/girlfriend or significant other has an issue with you displaying your collection in the home, just tell them that you bought a speaker for the family room and display this Custom Optimus Prime Speaker Tower loud and proud! You can check out more photos and see the LED's in action by heading over to Xaviercal's item page.
Shear brilliance are literally the first words that came to my mind when I first saw this Custom Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Transformers Movie Figure by Andy Hibbs. In the Shattered Glass Universe, the good guys take on an evil persona as well as the deco from their respective rivals. Turing this concept on its head and melding it with the Transformers movie characters, Andy Hibbs gives you a version of Optimus Prime as he would have been. Adopting Megatron's decrepit look and feel, Optimus has a similar rusted and used up look that Meg's had in the Dark of the Moon movie and he even incorporated the gas tanker in a very unique way. To see how he did this, head over to eBay and check out his killer Custom Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Transformers Movie Figure and see how Optimus stores his weapon.
SonOfNemesis takes the leader of the Autobots to the dark side with his Custom Transformers Shattered Glass War for Cybertron Optimus Prime figure. Going the battle damaged and worn torn look, this figure feels like it was just in battle with several battle gashes and scrapes. This Optimus looks like one mean S.O.B. In addition to the roughed up metal, the figure was also painted with glow effects to represent an Energon flow, which makes it look like the lifeblood of his power is flowing through his veins (well, I guess they would be tubes, hoses, etc.). If you flip the figure around, you will see a very cool glowing Autobot symbol that is nontraditional but it works well. Typically the Autobot symbols are the regular ones you would find on figures but just done in purple like the Decepticon logo but SonOfNemesis is exercising his right to be creative and doing it differently, which I applaud. This figure is fully transformable so if you want to view more photos of SonOfNemesis' Custom Transformers Shattered Glass War for Cybertron Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay.
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!
What a difference an accurate paint app makes! Not only has Sagedad1306 created a show accurate figure with his Custom Transformers Prime Optimus Prime figure but he also integrated the G1 coloring that we all grew up with.
As you can see from the comparison photo, the dark brown plastic parts were painted with a nice metallic silver color, which makes these features pop, especially in the torso region. The choice of red that was used blends nicely with the G1 color scheme. The same attention to detail was paid to the guns and accessories as well. These were given a small amount of black washing which gives the guns a cool effect. To see more photos of the accessories and the more shot of the overall figure, head over to eBay and check out this cool Custom Transformers Prime Optimus Prime figure.
Starting with Hasbro's MP-10 version of the leader of the Autobots, ThyVipera has built upon a solid foundation and made it even better with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure. With the limited paint app from the original figure, I can see why ThyVipera decided to change up the colors to make them more deeper and richer. For example, in Hasbro's version, the blue looks more pastel and the colors make the figure looks like plastic. With ThyVipera's version, he has selected darker colors, even going as far as darkening the Autobot symbol on the figure's arms, which is a great, but subtle, addition to the overall look and feel of the figure. The inside of Optimus' trailer looks amazing as it got a first class paint app, bringing out the richness and detail of this hidden gem. An excellent job was done retaining the G1 feel while changing up the colors for this Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure!
If you ever wondered where Prime's trailer comes from when it magically appears when he transformers, Wylun Customs gives you hint this his Custom Transformers DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime figure. Taking a ROTF leader class Optimus Prime and combining the figure with the DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime trailer, Wylun fused the armor to the figure and integrated it into key areas to make this killer Optimus Prime figure. This is the first time I have seen the Trailer integrated into a figure like this and I have to say that the enhancements it makes to the overall appearance of Prime makes him look even better!
As you can see, you can get a great look at the trailer detail from the back of the figure. In addition to the enhanced look of Prime, Wylun also gave him an ion canon and a cool removable helmet, which makes Prime look almost like a Roman Gladiator. With all of the detail that was poured into this figure, the transform-ability had to get sacrificed but that is a small price to pay to get a figure this detailed and stunning. To see more photos of this Custom Transformers DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay!
The first thought that came to mind when I saw TB Production's Custom Transformers Optimus Prime figure was, "Go ahead, make my day!" With custom built forearms, jetpack with articulating gas tanks, feet with mechanic details and balljoint, legs with outer heavy armor, chest/abs torso armor with balljoint, and shoulder armor, this Optimus Prime is ready to kick some Decepticon tail! Looking at the intricate detail and paint application, it is no wonder why this Prime is a nontransformable figure as TB poured his heart and soul into making the best Optimus he could.
There is nothing like seeing a G1 Optimus Prime to bring back all of those amazing memories as a child and Jbarb78 has applied a stunning paint app to the one and only Takara MP10 Transformers Optimus Prime figure. Entirely disassembling the figure, he brought out all of the detail in this larger than life icon. Some of the detailing is exemplified by the silver accents on the insides of the legs. In the original design by Takara, the leg pieces are just blue but in Jbarb78's design, you can see a more mechanical version, bringing out the robot detail that was hidden. You can also see this in the arms as well as the pre-customized version has a solid red arm between the forearm and the shoulder and the customized version has a layer of silver applied. You can see more detailed photos over at his auction page so head over and check out Jbarb78's Takara MP10 Transformers Optimus Prime figure!
TFMAKER's Custom Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime is locked, loaded, and ready for action! Redesigned based on Frenzy.Rumble's design and using three different Prime figures (Jetwing optimus prime , Ulitmate optimus Prime, and 2007 Leader class Optimus Prime) to complete this project, I would say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! The paint app techniqued used for the canons and wings give the plastic a metallic look and feel. There are very subtle effects, like adding a carbon like texture to the end of the gun barrels to give it them a freshly fired look! The wing system has that same look (see below).
Isolating the figure by itself reveals just how much effort was put into every detail on Optimus Prime's frame. The colors on the figure really pop and again give that metallic feel. TFMAKER's Custom Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime is available on eBay right now and you can see so many detailed pictures so head over there and check it out!
One of the pivotal scenes in the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie was the epic battle in the forest between the forces of good and evil! Megatron and Optimus Prime were engaged in a fierce entanglement and Encline Designs has captured the moment where the great leader of the Autobots lost his spark with his Custom Leader Class Megatron and Optimus Prime diorama. Encline Designs is at the top of my list as one of the best customizers out there and his diorama really captures the somber mood and climax of Optimus Prime as he clings to life's last moments before he goes dark. It looks like this dio might have been a commission piece that someone is selling so lucky for you!
Using the unique Xovergen Grand Patriot figure, Captain Cosmic creates a highly detailed G1 version of the Leader of the Autobots with his Custom Transformers Optimus Prime figure. The Grand Patriot cast is a very futuristic or Cybertronian style of the Optimus Prime. It goes without saying but the paint app on this figure blends the right amount of weathering and gloss for a war torn, battle hardened look. In addition to the recoloring of the figure, Captain Cosmic has also cast some additional weapons and heads that make this figure even better. Adding Battle Blades that fit into the fuel tanks pay homage to Prime's onscreen movie styling while creating multiple heads adds to the display factor of the figure. In order to ease the pain of swapping heads, they come packed with magnets so you can easily interchange the heads. A ton of work went into this figure so head over to eBay and check out the other photos of Captain Cosmic's Custom Transformers Optimus Prime figure.
The addition of Optimus Prime's plethora of arsenal in the Transformers Dark of the Moon movie gave Prime the ability to fend off the Decepticons and Sentinal Prime in the battle to save eaeth and JCArtwork has captured this version of Prime in fanatastic detail and scale. This Custom Transformers DOTM Leader Class Ultimate Jetwing Optimus Prime captures the vision that movie portrayed in stunning scale and detail. The colors are so vibrant and they look like how they did on the big screen. In addition to the LED's that light up in the eyes, JCArtwork has also put LED's in the weapons as well, giving an energizing effect of powering on. If you are going to buy an Optimus Prime, this one would be the one to own! Combining the best of all Transformers movies into one super scale leader class figure is one of the best homages I have seen thus far to the great leader of the Autobots!
Combing ideas and inspiration from Frenzy.Rumble and Xaviercal, TB Productions has created an amazing Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultra Optimus Prime. Using the Jetwing Optimus Prime as base-kit and combining with parts from ultimate optimus and other parts, including fakebuster83's articulated hands, the Leader of the Autobots takes on a tone of settling the score, finally, with the Decepticons. This effect is achieved not only by the hand crafted pin striping and the airbrushing but with the custom interchangeable gun that can be made into a cannon or a blaster, which is one of my favorite pieces to this custom. The paint job on this Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultra Optimus Prime looks like it was fresh from the new car factory as it has that showroom shine. The pictures speak for themselves and TB Productions talent is on full display with his magnificent ode to the leader of the free bots!
Benefiting the Save the Ta Tas Foundation, Encline Designs and Solrac333 team up to bring you these two pretty in pink Custom Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures. It is great to see customizers come together for a great cause! Let's hear more about thier inspiration for and the story behind the figures:
"When Optimus Prime and Bumblebee get asked to help SAVE THE TATAS, they make sure to dress for the occasion! Breast Cancer can be a devastating occurrence in a person's life. Not only is it something that is straining on the physical body, but can also is very challenging on an emotional level. Especially for women. This disease not only effects women though, but men as well. One of the BEST things to do is keeping a check to catch it early. PREVENTION! Fellow Transformers artist/customizer Solrac333 and myself have teamed up to bring you SAVE THE TATAS OPTIMUS PRIME AND BUMBLEBEE! We hope that these two pieces of art will not only help raise money for research, but also raise awareness of how to catch this early. I think we all know someone who has been effected by this in one for or another. That is why 60% of the money raised by this auction will be donated to the SAVE THE TATAS FOUNDATION, and the other 40% will be given to family friends of myself that have recently been dealing with this devastating cancer and really need some help. Solrac333 and myself thank you SOO much for the support you will give to this event and please help spread the word to make this auction as successful as we can. We also want to encourage fellow artist to do what they can to help out. What is the point of having talent if we do not use it for good!"
After you head over to eBay and place a bid on these awesome Custom Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures, check out the video that Encline put together:embedded by Embedded Video
Completely repainted from head to toe, Xaviercal pays a nice homage to one of the most iconic figures in toy history with his Custom Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime. Using metallic and base flat paint to achieve a look that this figure deserves, the reds and blues really stand out, which make it look it came right out the G1 cartoon. Not only does this amazing figure have the G1 feel that we all loved from the 80's, Xaviercal has also painted the trailer to resemble G1 color scheme.
Just looking at the figure in truck and trailer mode brings back that feeling I had as a kid when I saw the Transformers cartoon for the first time and Xaviercal's Custom Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime is the one to add to your collection if you want that feeling back in your life. Who knew plastic could be this therapeutic!
You can feel the engeron and transformation of good to evil with LEK's Custom Shattered Glass Optimus Prime figure. The design of this figure is really well executed and thought out. The Shattered Glass effect is brought to life with the crackled paint effects on the hood and the cab, giving the figure a feeling of intimidation and power as this benevolent leader is turned into an evil overlord. Some really great additions were made to this figure, including a purple Autobot logo and a really cool gun that makes Optimus Prime look more like Megatron.
Combining the Takara DMK-01 Optimus Prime model kit with a Takara Dark Of The Moon Jetwing Optimus Prime is Encline Design's Supreme Jetwing Optimus Prime Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon figure. Portraying Optimus in the final battle scene of the Dark of the Moon movie, this figure is massive! Standing 11" tall and with a wingspan of 15", this figure is chockablock with articulation. Although this is a non transforming figure, you would not want to touch this figure! The base is an added bonus and I like the addition of the red and blue colors that artistically tie the figure to display base.
The figure looks outstanding and I have been following Encline Designs for years now and he consistantly creates amazing figures worthy of anyone's Trasnformers collection so head over to eBay and check out this killer Supreme Jetwing Optimus Prime Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon figure.
After seeing Transformers Dark of the Moon, I appreciated how the designers made Optimus with more weapons and Frenzy.Rumble has created one of the greatest figures I have seen thus far with his Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime. If you want a figure that stays true to the movie, this one is it! Not only does this figure have enough armor on it repel any Decepticon onslaught, Frenzy.Rumble paid attention to detail so many aspects of this figure. By custom making wings and a jet pack, this figure looks like he was pulled right from the movie. The jet pack was designed to appear that the thrusters were about to take off, which is a very cool effect and the Autobot symbols add a nice touch to this great addition.
Optimus also has the ability to change his head from battle to regular mode thanks to alternate head sculpts. To get a look at the amazing detail this figure possesses, check out the image of one of the legs below. You will see weathering, battle damage, and intricate paint works to achieve a robotic and metal effect. Although this figure does not transform into a truck, the robot mode of this figure makes up for the lack of transformation. To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime, head over to eBay!
Transforming the lack luster Transformers Hunt for Decepitcons Leader Class Optimus Prime into this awesome Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime custom really demonstrates Zildjian's talent and attention to detail. First of all, if you have seen the HFD Prime, it really looks nothing like this great figure that Zildjian has created. The colors are vibrant and was made with custom decals, created by Frenzy.Rumble, to achieve this DOTM look. Here is the rundown of the other features this figure contains:
- Fully articulated custom cast hands
- DOTM "styled" abdomen that connects magnetically and can be removed for transformation
- Screen accurate flames designed by Frenzy_Rumble that are decaled and hand painted on Prime
- New rubber single front tires, and rubber double tires in the rear
- Extended real chrome smoke stacks
- Chrome side view mirrors
- Correct blue LED in the head so eyes light up BLUE
- Custom painted "burning hot" arms blades that are now removable and held in the forearms with magnets
Some very cool Bonus items were added to this great custom:
- He will come with an additional front section of the head that features the face wothout the battle faceplate. This can easily be switched onto the figure's head by removing a screw from the back of the head.
- Prime will also come with a set of custom painted "flaming hot" arm battle hooks that easily plug into the holes in the forearms and held by magnets!
It is great that Zildjian did not wait for a DOTM Leader Class Prime to come out and just customize that version as this is a great example of customizers taking the Transformers line into their own hands and making great things! To view more photos of Zildjian's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime custom, head over to eBay!
Deviating from the classic G1 paint scheme, Speedlees ventures into the realm of the 'what if' with his Custom War for Cybertron Corrupted Optimus Prime figure. Imagine if Nemesis Prime got a hold of Optimus, but not fully, and was able to turn him into a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type character where one half of of the figure is Optimus and the other half his Nemesis Prime. Portrayed by one half of the figure taking on a red/blue color scheme and the other half taking on a green/purple scheme, Speedlees has achieved what nobody ever imagined...a corrupted Optimus Prime. Who knows what is in store for the Autobots...only time will tell!
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.