Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime

Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 10:56pm CST

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Interest in customs has grown wildly, springing up 3rd party makers over the past two years. Their attempts have been to create some of the much desired figures or accessories that fans have been demanding . TF.SG has posted images now of a 6.5" version of Optimus Prime Hearts of Steel, which will be available for fans.

The creator, Griffith76, explains how he designed this figure here. And then check out the painter's blog, by Sabrina, here to learn more details.

Griffith plans to sell these as garage kits, but he has not set a price yet. The figure presently uses around 100 parts, but he looking to combine certain parts to save space in the molding and reduce the assembly required. The mold will be cast in resin and the parts will be cast in color, two schemes. Keeping the cost down for fans is one of the creator's goal. We'll keep you updated when this kit goes on sale.













More pictures are available on Monolith Production's website.

Credit(s): stephenusprime, TF.SG, Artsy Lovers, Monolith Production


This article was last modified on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 11:57pm CST

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Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862486)
Posted by Stormrider on January 6th, 2009 @ 10:57pm CST
stephenusprime wrote:Hi guys,

I am not sure where do I post this, but two fellow members, sabsabby85 and griffith76 of our Singapore Fan Forum (http://www.tf.sg) has recently done a custom of Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime. Just thought I'd share the appreciation of such nice works here with everyone.

This is actually an improved 6.5 inches tall figure which has a split in the legs which the older 10" one didn't have.

More of the pictures could be found here: TF.SG = Hearts of Steel and here sabsabby85's blog and griffith76's blog

Some of the pictures are actually here for you to see:

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Cheers!



Thanks for posting these. :D
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862487)
Posted by i_amtrunks on January 6th, 2009 @ 11:01pm CST
Transformers + Locomotives = Must buys.

As long as I do not have to sell off my body organs to afford it, I'll be getting one of these, HoS was a nifty story and the aesthetic of the Designs have been captured masterfully in this figure.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862488)
Posted by Stormrider on January 6th, 2009 @ 11:05pm CST
It's a great design. I like the rivets and details. It's amazing how the creator taught himself and used the computer to create the parts.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862490)
Posted by Zeds on January 6th, 2009 @ 11:18pm CST
I am a sucker for trains. LOVE THIS! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862499)
Posted by Bumblebeast on January 6th, 2009 @ 11:54pm CST
This is some awesome shit.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862514)
Posted by Oilspill on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:36am CST
Man, garage customs just seem so awesome these days :)
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862520)
Posted by dabattousai on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:52am CST
Depending how much he is talking, I wouldn't mind buying it as long as its under $100. Wish he would release a Megatron Hearts of Steel kit. :-?
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862523)
Posted by typh0id on January 7th, 2009 @ 1:58am CST
i_amtrunks wrote:As long as I do not have to sell off my body organs to afford it, I'll be getting one of these



I'll second that but somehow I'm less than hopeful ;)
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862526)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:06am CST
I knew about this custom before, had no idea they were planning to make it available.
I hope it isnt as flimsy as it looks.
anyway... Getting this!
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862532)
Posted by Stormrider on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:20am CST
dabattousai wrote:Depending how much he is talking, I wouldn't mind buying it as long as its under $100. Wish he would release a Megatron Hearts of Steel kit. :-?


He mentioned that he is doing other Hearts of Steel.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862547)
Posted by AntBot on January 7th, 2009 @ 3:44am CST
I can totally do without an expensive trailer/armor for my Ultra Magnus, but dammit, I want an Optimus Prime steam engine. Will watch the progress on this.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862564)
Posted by Forgotten on January 7th, 2009 @ 5:44am CST
That Optimus looks awesome. I must buy. And now I shall pray for HOS Shockwave & Starscream. And a small Ravage would be cool too. :grin:
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862599)
Posted by Covenant on January 7th, 2009 @ 7:08am CST
Good gawd Griffith is such a damn master. That Hearts of Steel Prime is just mad sexy.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862602)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 7th, 2009 @ 7:19am CST
I loved this concept and the figures pictured here look awesome. Very nice work.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862617)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 7th, 2009 @ 8:06am CST
That is freakin awesome looking. If they sell these, I hope it's affordable.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862652)
Posted by Ariannus on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:13am CST
The original version is being made by CyberFembot, http://cyberfembot.com/CustomToys/FerrumCarboMaster/FerrumCarboMaster.htm

I have 2 on order from him. They aren't cheap, but I think that they are worth every penny. Of course now I'm probably going to have to buy the new version too. I need a second job to feed my Transformers habit...
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862663)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:34am CST
WOW That is Freaking Sweet
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862676)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 7th, 2009 @ 9:57am CST
Ariannus wrote:The original version is being made by CyberFembot, http://cyberfembot.com/CustomToys/FerrumCarboMaster/FerrumCarboMaster.htm

I have 2 on order from him. They aren't cheap, but I think that they are worth every penny. Of course now I'm probably going to have to buy the new version too. I need a second job to feed my Transformers habit...


$350 each?! And you ordered TWO?! Must be nice to have that kind of money.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862691)
Posted by dragons on January 7th, 2009 @ 10:25am CST
thats great lokoing figure but will bbts get him in stock i hat to buy this 500 or over $1000 for this guy on ebay.
Re: Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime (862839)
Posted by Ariannus on January 7th, 2009 @ 2:58pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:$350 each?! And you ordered TWO?! Must be nice to have that kind of money.


Well I got them at a special discount for $250 a piece, and I had been saving up for them for about a year.

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