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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.
From the bizarre world of good becomes evil and evil becomes good comes swampmonkeyxr’s Custom Shattered Glass Metroplex city with Optimus Prime and Scamper. In the Shattered Glass motif of teals, blacks, and purples, Metroplex looks like he is ready to defend! The way that this custom was painted makes the individual parts stand out and I like the way the customizer used red and gold accents.
If you take a close look at the fingertips, you will see what I mean. The red tips as well as the gold finger accents add the finishing touches to this figure that is needed. It is really cool that this figure customs with Scamper and Optimus Prime and I love the way smaller figures look as it gives scale to the massive city that is Metroplex. Optimus even comes with shattered cab windows, completing the look of the figure and giving it a special meaning.
Fully transformable, this Custom Shattered Glass Metroplex figure looks even more impressive in alternate form. All in all, this figure is a great addition to any custom collection and makes an even better addition to a Shattered Glass collection!
There is so much detail in JCArtwork's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figure it will make your head spin. This figure literally looks like it was ripped from the Age of Extinction movie...it is that good! Using a DMK-03 Dual Model Kit Optimus Prime as the base of the figure, JCartwork has transformed this great looking Prime into a thing of beauty. The technique that was used to paint the figure makes it look like the figure is made out of metal and you can see that in every nook, there are the tiniest details that make this figure one of the best Optimus Prime's from the AOE line I have see to date. Lucky for you, this figure is available for immediate purchase so if you are in love with it like I am, head over to eBay and buy JCartwork's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figure.
Billmeister gave the leader of the Autobots a finish that he deserves with his Custom Transformers MP-10 Metallic Optimus Prime figure. Not happy with the stock coloring of the off the shelf version (who is really???), he gave Optimus a metallic look that more closely resembled the G1 version from the cartoon.
Just to give you an idea how amazing this paint work is, here is a close up (see above) of the cab area. He was able to create glow effects, which makes it look like the windows on his chest are actually lighting and dimming. You will also notice that the rivets on Optimus are painstakingly painted to perfection. He also gave the glow effects to his Axe but you will have to check that out on eBay!
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.
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:
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!