Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers

Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 4:51pm CST

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Optimus Prime is an icon. He has made his name by saving the day and beating back the Decepticons. Now Optimus has a new job as the Newspapers Association of America spokesman.

"Newspapers: The PRIME Choice for Information

The Newspapers Association of America (NAA) kicks off its literacy campaign with a selective list of celebrity talent. The legendary film and television star, OPTIMUS PRIME was chosen as a spokesman to help promote the importance of reading newspapers. This ad continues OPTIMUS PRIME’s rich legacy of public service – he regularly concluded his animated broadcasts with an intimate and encouraging public service message. To view the literacy campaign advertisement featuring OPTIMUS PRIME, or to download it as wallpaper, choose your resolution."


To see links to the wallpapers click here.

Credit(s): Transformers.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 5:11pm CST

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Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20765)
Posted by Milanion on February 13th, 2007 @ 4:59pm CST
Even Prime is hooked on phonics...
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20774)
Posted by hot rod 907 on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:06pm CST
Optimus Prime Voted to ban gay marige, why didn't you? :lol:
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20777)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:07pm CST
Now it's time for the OTHER half of the battle!
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20782)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:13pm CST
Huh. Why doesn't my Masterpiece Prime look that nice and polished? False advertising at it's finest again.
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20786)
Posted by Anonymous on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:15pm CST
Wow they are si desprate to sell newspapers they will put prime in it? I will not buy it bucuase i will bumb it off my grandma she always gets the news paper.
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20788)
Posted by Collector Maximus on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:16pm CST
Pretty cool.
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20792)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:19pm CST
its still a funny pic, woulda been funnier if he was reading on the john~ lol
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20797)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:21pm CST
Dude, that is awsome. I knew the Transformer PSA's hadn't seen their end!
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20811)
Posted by Kayevcee on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:28pm CST
Well, that's random. Not that random is ever a bad thing. Shame the headline's three years out of date ;)

-Nick
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20814)
Posted by jgilkinson on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:29pm CST
the largest park bench in history...
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20829)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:36pm CST
Notice the DVD ad on the paper. It even says that it's after 20 years. Hasbro is desperate.
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20838)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:39pm CST
Literacy is the right of all sentient beings.

Someone had to say it :)
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20847)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:44pm CST
One shall stand, one shall read.

I thought that you were made of more literate stuff, Megatron.

And reading is half the battle!

Autobots, transform and read a book!

OP: All we need is a little energon, and a lot of books...
Megs: More books than you can imagine, Optimus Prime!

'Till all are literate!
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20863)
Posted by Massdestruction on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:53pm CST
I would have prefered Grimlock as the literacy spokesperson.

"Me Grimlock think reading good."
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20869)
Posted by Hotrod on February 13th, 2007 @ 5:57pm CST
Massdestruction wrote:I would have prefered Grimlock as the literacy spokesperson.

"Me Grimlock think reading good."


LOL, for some reason when I read that I could not help but laugh :grin:
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20874)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on February 13th, 2007 @ 6:07pm CST
For a sec I thought he was on a toilet
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20878)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on February 13th, 2007 @ 6:15pm CST
"...He regularly concluded his animated broadcasts with an intimate and encouraging public service message..."

...No he didn't! Unless you count the DVD's, or the season that he DIDN'T appear in, That's a big fat LIE, my friends.

Still, it's cool to see Prime back on civic duty. He IS a legend, after all. My 2 year old nephew knows about Optimus Prime. Score one more for the TransFans!
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20907)
Posted by Botacon on February 13th, 2007 @ 6:26pm CST
Wow! thanks to Prime I now know! (and knowing is half the battle!) ;)
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20921)
Posted by Prowl76 on February 13th, 2007 @ 6:30pm CST
Cool stuff. Reading is important as well as staying up on current events. Of course i just watch the news or get my info online but whatever.
Re: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers (20940)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 13th, 2007 @ 6:38pm CST
Maybe Wheelie could be a spokesperson!

Me Wheelie say
reading is good!
But Grimlock say
that books are food...

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