Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale

Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale

Friday, March 5th, 2021 12:31pm CST

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Some fun news for Friday. There is a listing right now on a Facebook truck selling group for the 87 Freightliner cab used as Optimus Prime's truck mode at the end of the Bumblebee movie. There is a lot of fun to be had with this listing like how to us this is a movie prop while to the seller, it's a truck that needs some work done:

I have zero clue on the total miles. It's got 85k on an overhaul without paperwork. New front rear end. New air compressor as of 2/23/20.
This truck was featured in the ending scene of the motion picture Bumblebee, so it is the legitimate Optimus Prime.
Ok, now here's what it needs: new driver's side door, some fenders, lower section of the grill.


The statement of the paintjob not being stellar also gave me a good chuckle. It seems truck fans and transformers toys fans have quite a bit in common.

You can find the listing here.

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale

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Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097279)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 5th, 2021 @ 12:47pm CST
Just imagine if an expert in metal working and hydraulics, owner of a massive scrapyard bought this truck. Then not only he rework the cab, but customize the trailer so that it can transform into the "base", complete with the "repair arm" and Roller....
:BOWDOWN:
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097281)
Posted by LordBludgeon on March 5th, 2021 @ 1:19pm CST
I guess Optimus received some battle damage and is in need of some repairs. It appears he is locked in Alt Mode, so probably needing a new transformation cog too.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097283)
Posted by o.supreme on March 5th, 2021 @ 1:21pm CST
Does it come with the Trailer ;) . That seems like a fair price. Too bad I don't have the cash, and even if I did, I live in a small court, would have no place to park it.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097294)
Posted by First-Aid on March 5th, 2021 @ 2:44pm CST
Step 1: win lottery.
Step 2: Buy Optimus Prime truck.
Step 3: Refurbish trailer into display cases with secondary door.
Step 4: make money as a traveling Transformers action figures museum.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097300)
Posted by blackeyedprime on March 5th, 2021 @ 3:11pm CST
They should donate it to Takara so that they have something to reference when making toys of it.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097304)
Posted by cloudballoon on March 5th, 2021 @ 4:19pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:They should donate it to Takara so that they have something to reference when making toys of it.


Oh I think :TAKARATOMY: can design Optimus Prime just fine (mostly), it is :HASBRO: that doesn't much care to do OP justice, in terms of toy concepts/designs AND character consistency especially during the Bayverse-era at least.

And no, I don't mean to bash Bayverse toys/concept designs, I do own most of the main live-action casts and I truly admire the complex engineering of them, but to this day I still don't relate the designs/personalities to the characters I grow up. OP is downright a stone cold hater-murderer. Hasbro/Knight did make things right for me in the Bumblebee movie though.

Then Netflix WFC happened...
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097315)
Posted by TulioDude on March 5th, 2021 @ 5:22pm CST
I hope whoever buys this truck aprecciates its history as Optimus Prime.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097316)
Posted by Quantum Surge on March 5th, 2021 @ 5:25pm CST
So does this mean we won't see that Beewun design in whatever the new TF movie is going to be?
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097317)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on March 5th, 2021 @ 5:30pm CST
Quantum Surge wrote:So does this mean we won't see that Beewun design in whatever the new TF movie is going to be?

Probably more like they'll actually properly buy a truck for it, rather than rent one like they did with this one. I imagine he'll even still probably be a Freightliner, maybe with some changes.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097340)
Posted by SLIPPSTREAM on March 5th, 2021 @ 9:31pm CST
Where is all the chrome parts from the movie. And this truck has three grab bars in the movie he only has 2 and doesn't have the visor. This might be a decepticon.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097354)
Posted by BIGGUY007 on March 6th, 2021 @ 1:16am CST
I found where Optimus is being stored! Type in those coordinates on Google Earth and you’ll see him in the satellite image, but when you go to street view, you won’t see him because street view isn’t as up to date as the satellite image. But, he’s there!
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097411)
Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on March 7th, 2021 @ 5:32am CST
SLIPPSTREAM wrote:Where is all the chrome parts from the movie. And this truck has three grab bars in the movie he only has 2 and doesn't have the visor. This might be a decepticon.


That stuff was probably all just CGI’ed in.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097482)
Posted by Optimus_Slice on March 8th, 2021 @ 10:19am CST
TOO MUCH ENERGON! wrote:
SLIPPSTREAM wrote:Where is all the chrome parts from the movie. And this truck has three grab bars in the movie he only has 2 and doesn't have the visor. This might be a decepticon.


That stuff was probably all just CGI’ed in.





None of it was CGI. The truck had a big ugly visor when it arrived in California. I gave Paramount permission to discard it for the movie. When it returned home to Nebraska, it had no visor. As an actual truck driver, not a fanboy, I needed a visor so I ordered one from RLK Customs. As for the grab handles, the driver's side of a truck is the working side. It has the 3 grab handles. The passenger side still only has the two.
Yes, this is my truck and it is still for sale.
Re: Optimus Prime Truck from Bumblebee Movie up for Sale (2097504)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 8th, 2021 @ 6:00pm CST
Man, that would be a fun time to own that truck

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