New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon

New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 2:42am CDT

Categories: Cartoon News, Collectables
Posted by: DevastaTTor   Views: 36,988

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Seibertron.com's very own news hound Real Devastator has posted an image of a new adult-sized Halloween costume for G1 Optimus Prime/Convoy. Although it's somewhat stylized, it bears a very strong resemblance to the MP figure. No word yet on the manufacturer but it's expected to be available by September of this year. To check out a full image of the costume, click on the "Discuss This Topic!" link above.

UPDATE: This costume is listed online at www.buycostumes.com. The list price is 99.99 USD and is supposed to be available on Sept. 15. The site allows you to zoom way in to take a closer look.

To see it close up, click HERE

Look for a lot of these in future Transformer conventions and get-togethers and as always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news!

Credit(s): Real Devastator, Buycostumes.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 12:21pm CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963320)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on July 28th, 2009 @ 3:00am CDT
Do not want.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963321)
Posted by DevastaTTor on July 28th, 2009 @ 3:10am CDT
I like the helmet... but not big on the rest.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963330)
Posted by astig on July 28th, 2009 @ 3:46am CDT
nice. i particularly like the helmet. the arms and legs are kind of not proportioned. still nice though :grin:
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963360)
Posted by Unlucky_Owl on July 28th, 2009 @ 5:34am CDT
Did G1 Prime and Animated Prime have some sort of weird and wrong robot love to make this abomination?

At least the helmet is awesome.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963364)
Posted by Down_Shift on July 28th, 2009 @ 6:01am CDT
Unlucky_Owl wrote:Did G1 Prime and Animated Prime have some sort of weird and wrong robot love to make this abomination?

At least the helmet is awesome.


I dare you to do better. :P
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963404)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on July 28th, 2009 @ 7:55am CDT
I would buy that, but I hope they come in a slightly larger size than the ROTF Prime costume, for the more zaftig TF fan... *blushes*
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963409)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 28th, 2009 @ 8:02am CDT
So many wrong and inapropriate comments. So little time.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963415)
Posted by skywarp-2 on July 28th, 2009 @ 8:15am CDT
all it needs is someone to hem in some boxy shoulders and it would look fine..

that is why it looks off, it has no shoulders built into the chest area..they wouldn't even have to move with the arms, just sit there and the stretchy fabric can allow arm movement..
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963423)
Posted by Robinson on July 28th, 2009 @ 8:26am CDT
Prime needs me spinach.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963425)
Posted by Convotron on July 28th, 2009 @ 8:28am CDT
I'm liking the helmet. Obviously a mass produced halloween costume isn't going to be great so the body is discardable but I can see modding the helmet if it is decent in person. Put blue transparent plastic over the eye areas, maybe use a different hue of blue on the helmet.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963440)
Posted by Requiem Prime on July 28th, 2009 @ 9:03am CDT
...Eww...

With the styling they handle the "blocky" parts, and Animated Optimus might have worked better.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963474)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2009 @ 10:12am CDT
Ehh, it looks kinda... lame.

I mean, I've seen better. Much better.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963500)
Posted by Convotron on July 28th, 2009 @ 10:55am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Ehh, it looks kinda... lame.

I mean, I've seen better. Much better.


Effort usually shows through so a custom built project that probably took hundreds of man hours should be better than a mass produced costume. The linked video shows a costume that's fine for display purposes but you can't do a lot in it. I've seen other videos of the guy plodding around and scaring people, hehe.

Updated:

I found this home made costume that I think is pretty good. At least the wearer is more mobile. Unfortunately, due to average human proportions, most people who wear such a costume will look like Mighty Muggs Optimus Prime. I think with some tweaking, slim down the costume in areas like the boots, it could look less chunky. Get someone particularly tall and you'd have a pretty good Optimus Prime.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963592)
Posted by Street-Convoy S0S on July 28th, 2009 @ 1:35pm CDT
you know what guys, i thingk what we need to do is look at it as a toy. yes a toy why cuss as we know ppl sure love to fiddle with the toys and make improvements or fixes. so i say buy it and then look at it as a toy and kidbash it or make improvements so it can the the costume that you would like to have. after all we all love how some transformers turn out when they are kidbash or work on for improvements. i do love the helmet but with some improvements, this costume will be the prime. :grin:
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963615)
Posted by Convotron on July 28th, 2009 @ 2:14pm CDT
If the helmet is as good as it looks in the promotional photo, I may get the costume just for the helmet. I don't normally have any interest in costumes/cosplay but I'm thinking that a home made costume could be a fun project. I haven't looked around but I don't recall ever seeing a Black Convoy home made costume. It could be worth a shot at attempting. :)
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963631)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on July 28th, 2009 @ 2:41pm CDT
I always modify costumes that i buy. If I were to buy this, I would make the shoulders bigger and add smokestacks. Put some blue lenses in the eyes and make the feet more blocky. Depending on how the back looks, I'd add the "backpack" he has.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (963637)
Posted by Kibble on July 28th, 2009 @ 2:51pm CDT
I can't see the what the youtube links are in this thread where I'm currently at so I don't know if that's what they're linking, but wasn't there some homemade G1 Prime costume that the dude was able to transform to alt mode in? It looked fairly straight forward to make and could have been made to look much better than this attempt...
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (964405)
Posted by g2grimmy64 on July 29th, 2009 @ 7:19pm CDT
Meh...
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (964407)
Posted by LiKwid on July 29th, 2009 @ 7:30pm CDT
Adult as in .. Grownup costume? Unless it is merely for the semi-cool helmet, Any Adult who would by that should be dropkicked.
Re: New G1 Optimus Prime Costume Available Soon (964437)
Posted by Jazz Reborn on July 29th, 2009 @ 8:24pm CDT
Not sure if want

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Titans Return Grotusque and Scorponok Deluxe Action Figure Exclusive Set" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Starscream" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Battleslash" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers MPM-03 Movie 10th Anniversary Figure Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Sinnertwin" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Titans Return Repugnus, Dastard, and Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Titan Class Predaking" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Triggerhappy and Blowpipe" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Perceptor and Convex" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Smokescreen" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 04 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Ratchet" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #271 - Meh-pisode
Twincast / Podcast #271:
"Meh-pisode"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "2016 Transformers Autobot Drift Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 86 Grimlock and Autobot Wheelie Hasbro Takara Tomy" on EBAY
Buy "*NEW* OFFICIAL Transformers Studio Series 38 Optimus Prime Bumblebee Movie SS-38" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Cyclonus 2015 7" Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Deluxe Class Autobot Bumblebee Figure New" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Lot 5 WFC siege direct hit power punch storm cloud viper pteraxadon" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Jetfire Siege War for Cybertron MISB Beautiful L@@K! Prime Megatron" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Classics Universe Sunstreaker With Reprolabels" on EBAY