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Transformers News: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 1:45PM CDT

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Want to be the most popular house on the block this Halloween? You could follow this family's example and create a 17 ft Optimus Prime model and 12 ft Bumblebee as part of your Halloween lawn decor.

Check out this news report about a very creative Ohio family who, in the spirit of the Halloween season, designed and built a set of foam and wood movie Optimus Prime and Bumblebee models. Of course, these didn't just appear over night, they took the family 8 months of hardwork.

You can see the CNN video here, and some screen captures below, showing the creation and display of the huge statues.

What Transformers fan wouldn't want these in their yard, especially for the Halloween season? Next Halloween the Cleveland family says they will be adding a few Decepticons into the midst...Barricade and Megatron!


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Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009399)
Posted by Primus C-00 on October 14th, 2009 @ 1:53pm CDT
Kudos
:D
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009412)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 14th, 2009 @ 2:24pm CDT
Awesome
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009415)
Posted by Rated X on October 14th, 2009 @ 2:27pm CDT
Very well done !!! I love the scale and detail on Optimus. I wonder where they plan to store these things during the rainy season. I wish they would have interviewed the family and let them talk a little about the building process instead of playing rock music...

GREAT JOB ON THE STATUES !!! :D :D :D
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009430)
Posted by CleveFamily on October 14th, 2009 @ 3:11pm CDT
We are the Cleveland family that created the Halloween Transformer display. We just wanted to say thank you to TigerTracks for posting this story! We really appreciate it. Thank you also for all the comments. In response to the question about the storage....they are all built in different pieces to take apart and store away for the year. It was built to scale to fit through our doorways. I also wanted to add that we have a myspace address so you can check out more videos and videos of the local news stations that covered it! www.myspace.com/transformersclevelandoh

Thanks again!

Pete and Jennifer Marin
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009432)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on October 14th, 2009 @ 3:30pm CDT
Welcome to Seibertron, Peter and Jennifer! Thank you for signing up to say hi and post your myspace profile. I'm sure you'll get a lot of interest from the folks here. Might even get some bids to buy them from ya lol.
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009436)
Posted by blurr199 on October 14th, 2009 @ 3:51pm CDT
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very cool. of course they are from ohio, like me. B-)
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009439)
Posted by originaldave77 on October 14th, 2009 @ 3:59pm CDT
These look awesome!!! Poor Bee looks mistransformed in the last pic (kinda squat) but perfect in the first pic.

Prime is impressive...he'll slow down traffic, that's for sure. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009443)
Posted by Segor on October 14th, 2009 @ 4:09pm CDT
Wow! that is just awesome!

Welcome to Seibertron Pete and Jennifer, you guys are real seibertronians!

:APPLAUSE:
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009461)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 14th, 2009 @ 5:08pm CDT
Awesome.

Thats some love and attention to detail right there.

Get these people a walk on part in TF3 I say, they deserve it!
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009464)
Posted by First-Aid on October 14th, 2009 @ 5:12pm CDT
blurr199 wrote::APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

I agree wholeheartedly with the first part of the statement. EXTREMELY well done. I can't wait to see the adds for next year. Can someone make a Santa hat and sent it to them for Optimus?


blurr199 wrote:very cool. of course they are from ohio, like me. B-)


On this one I can only say...so are the Browns! :-P
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009475)
Posted by autobot-jolt on October 14th, 2009 @ 5:37pm CDT
blurr199 wrote::APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

very cool. of course they are from ohio, like me. B-)


SAME HERE!!!!! I LIVE IN THE AREA, SO I MIGHT CHECK IT OUT SOON! THIS IS LIKE A MIRACLE!!!
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Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009477)
Posted by MegatronSRT8 on October 14th, 2009 @ 5:50pm CDT
Those are really awesome folks. I wish I had just a hint of that kind of talent to build things like that
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009517)
Posted by SJ21 on October 14th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CDT
That is fantastic. Great work!
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009526)
Posted by Delicon on October 14th, 2009 @ 8:12pm CDT
Pete and Jennifer,

We're glad that you visit Seibertron.com and especially that you took the time to post. Hopefully you guys stick around for a while here because it's obvious you love Transformers just as much as the rest of us do!

And nice work, of course :)
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009545)
Posted by Galvatron X on October 14th, 2009 @ 9:41pm CDT
Wow, that guy's REALLY talented. To start from a wood framework and end up with that is cool as hell. I wonder how he forms the foam into all those detailed shapes... blades, chisels, dremmel tools?
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009547)
Posted by aps1977 on October 14th, 2009 @ 9:45pm CDT
My one chance to get credit for a news post! Arrrrrgh! :wink:
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009561)
Posted by Swiftpaw on October 14th, 2009 @ 10:43pm CDT
Best display ever.
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009571)
Posted by Abraxsis on October 15th, 2009 @ 12:34am CDT
Swiftpaw wrote:Best display ever.


It'd be the best display ever if they were from any line other than the movie...lol.

I know a lot of really hard work went into them, but because they're the movie versions I just can't say anything good about them.
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009728)
Posted by jaws on October 15th, 2009 @ 11:13am CDT
Awesome, more TF fans from Ohio
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1009774)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 15th, 2009 @ 12:39pm CDT
CleveFamily wrote:We are the Cleveland family that created the Halloween Transformer display. We just wanted to say thank you to TigerTracks for posting this story! We really appreciate it. Thank you also for all the comments. In response to the question about the storage....they are all built in different pieces to take apart and store away for the year. It was built to scale to fit through our doorways. I also wanted to add that we have a myspace address so you can check out more videos and videos of the local news stations that covered it! http://www.myspace.com/transformersclevelandoh

Thanks again!

Pete and Jennifer Marin



Those displays just scream awesomeness!
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1010292)
Posted by Lily on October 17th, 2009 @ 12:34am CDT
That is amazing. I do have to wonder what's going to happen should a fair breeze come along though. And I shudder to think of how much craft foam debris was flying around after all that was done.
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1011014)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 19th, 2009 @ 7:12am CDT
Bishop ---that sig is hilarious. Oughta show that to my Joe fan friend.

I commend this family for making such awesome statues. My love for TF started in Cleveland as well, watching G1 after school and going to the movie on my 10th birthday. Bravo!!
Re: Cleveland Family Creates More Than Meets The Eye Halloween Display (1011762)
Posted by Zombie Starscream on October 21st, 2009 @ 6:31am CDT
Lily wrote: And I shudder to think of how much craft foam debris was flying around after all that was done.

I imagine it was quite a mess, and they probably will be still tracking pieces of it all over the house many months later :P

And I agree with the others, these are very well done! :APPLAUSE:
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