Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 6:36AM CDTCategory: Movie News
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Michael Bay wrote:The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).
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Posted by Ironhide516 on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:45am CDT
The next question is, will his robot size be larger too
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:55am CDT
This one looks more aerodynamic and is probably a better truck technically than the Peterbuilt, but its just too curvy for Optimus. Prime needs to be a brick of a vehicle mode, this truck would better suit Rodimus Prime, if he ever appears in the movieverse.
I hope there's more of these to come, as Bay said a 'convoy' of autobots, and by my books, two cars and a truck doesn't justify a convoy.
Posted by guarayakha on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:58am CDT
Now if only the toy have that amount of chrome, otherwise we'll be seeing cheap grey plastics till the Asian Exclusives show up.
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:05am CDT
NovaSentinel wrote:Rodimus Prime, if he ever appears in the movieverse.
NO! NO! NO! Anyone but that shite Autobot leader will do.
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:11am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Robots in DISGUISE? Some of the most stand out vehicles on the road.
Mind you G1 Mirage was single seater race car so that would have limited his area of operation.
Not to mention not even halfway through season one, EVERYONE knew about them, so the whole "Robots in Disguise" thing was pointless.
Posted by CBratetron on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:27am CDT
This looks like more of the same.
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
Someone on TFW2005 has done a nice PhotoShop job on Prime that improves him a great deal (I can't upload the pic as im on my phone). I think the biggest problem with this truck is the oversized hood bump thing, and the ridiculously out of place car wing mirrors.
Posted by Blackstreak on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:39am CDT
Posted by Blackstreak on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:41am CDT
Posted by Windsweeper on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:43am CDT
New direction? Maybe the main villain won't be a prime like the last 2 films.
Posted by rockman_fan on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:54am CDT
Posted by reluctantyouth on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:06am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:18am CDT
Posted by sdn1337 on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:21am CDT
the new optimus prime. looks good.
Uh ohhh I love how this is one of the first things I woke up to today! Great way to start the day.
I agree. I really like the way this looks.
It's very funny because recently I purchased a RTS Optimus and I love the figure.
A couple of days ago I'm just messing around with it and thought to myself "They should really have the next design be G2 inspired"
Which is kind of what it looks like to me. Considering this is the second generation of movies.
I would be very pleased if he looked like this
With the sword too and Optimus will actully hold it, not having his arm transform into a sword.
I never really like the whole hand/arm transformers into weapon thing. But I guess it grew on me due to watching Prime. They are Transformers anyway.
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 29th, 2013 @ 9:52am CDT
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Is that a real truck? I know it's customized, but is it still close to the original truck or is it some crazy Hollywood fantasy truck? It just looks soooooo much like a dream truck a little kid would draw up (a compliment).
It is a completely custom made truck created just for the movie. So a Hollywood fantasy truck
Posted by MGrotusque on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
I also very much dislike that style of truck. The aerodynamic front end has always been an eyesore with rigs for me. I much prefer the Peterbilt flat nose oldschool aesthetic of the first 3 Primes. Looks tougher.
Like i said before....looks like once again the autobots best defensive/offensive weapons in alt mode are super shiny paint jobs.
I'll stop bithching about this now. I'v said my peace....as flawed as some may think it is.
Posted by griftimus prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:14am CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
Prefer the old Peterbuilt than this, but hey, if this is final, I guess I'll deal with it. Kinda stopped caring about the movie lines anyway.