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Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Transformers News: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Monday, June 11th, 2007 3:18PM CDT

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Seibertron member physucks has brought to our attention a very very interesting listing that has surface on bigbadtoystore.com. This listing will be of particular interest to any very wealthy Transformers fan with at least one very large room.

Listed is a preorder for a giant 2 meter-tall (or approximately 6.5 feet) statue of the one and only heroic Autobot leader, Optimus Prime by the company 86 Hero! The price for this rather unique item is nearly 4 000.00 $US!

You have to see it to believe it, and you can do just that by clicking here.
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Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159130)
Posted by JTKranix on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:21pm CDT
I'd love one but I have no idea where I would put it or how I would pay for it :(
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159132)
Posted by Maquese on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:23pm CDT
I dunno.... maybe if I could transform it....
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159133)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:23pm CDT
who can afford that thing?
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159134)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:23pm CDT
I can get a life size preator that you can even wear the weapons and mask for way cheaper. Dont get me wrong this is cool but the price is way to high. Im sure you could get someone to make one for cheaper. I have the feeling that not many of these will be sold. My truck isnt even worth that much. Id rather spend the money on a car or a shit load of TFs than that thing.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159138)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:24pm CDT
$3,000 plus for a statue? WTF?!

...that's...no.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159140)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:24pm CDT
It doesn't even look that good due to the ugly wash...

My Optimus Prime halloween costume is assembled as a statue in basement, and frankly, that's good enough for me!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159149)
Posted by Noisemaze on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:28pm CDT
Yaaaaay! More G1 shit!!!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159153)
Posted by Chaoslock on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:30pm CDT
If it could transform, I would buy it :P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159165)
Posted by kendragon on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:39pm CDT
You would think at that size (and price) that the detail and paint app would be better.... looks shite to me.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159169)
Posted by Ericus Prime on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:40pm CDT
Huh??? Okay, now I've seen everything!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159170)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:41pm CDT
It just looks like an oversized MP Convoy...
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159172)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:42pm CDT
kendragon wrote:You would think at that size (and price) that the detail and paint app would be better.... looks shite to me.


It looks almost EXACTLY like someone stood up 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime, posed him stiffly, took a snapshot, then mucked it up in Photoshop. I'm 98% sure that the photo on the listing is a mockup, and nothing more.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159174)
Posted by City Commander on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:42pm CDT
If I had the money, I'd buy two. One to repaint as Ultra Magnus :P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159191)
Posted by physucks on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:54pm CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:
kendragon wrote:You would think at that size (and price) that the detail and paint app would be better.... looks shite to me.


It looks almost EXACTLY like someone stood up 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime, posed him stiffly, took a snapshot, then mucked it up in Photoshop. I'm 98% sure that the photo on the listing is a mockup, and nothing more.


I'd agree. I just thought it was funny. There's no way I'd buy it. Not that my wife would let me if I wanted to.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159192)
Posted by Windracer on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:55pm CDT
WOW.

Just... damn. That's a big arse Prime! And a big arse price tag if I've ever seen one. :shock:
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159202)
Posted by Flashwave on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:04pm CDT
Well, Does It transform? Tghis could be the ultimate Masterpiece Prime...
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159204)
Posted by jgilkinson on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:06pm CDT
HOLY ****
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159214)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:16pm CDT
I'd love that, but my parents would NEVER in 4,000,000 years put out the $$$$$$$$$$$$ for something like that. I should have saved my money from the time I started buying toys.......stupid stupid stupid!!!!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159215)
Posted by dj_funk_gut on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:16pm CDT
people who buy stuff like this are thesame ones who won't give 10 bucksa month to charity and drive SUV but don't live on a dirt road.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159229)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:27pm CDT
4k for a 6'6", 245 lb statue? Pass please! This statue totally rules, and I think it's worth about that much (just because it's a 6'6" statue of Optimus Prime), it's just that there's no way in heck I'd ever be able to afford it. Nor would anyone else in my immediate family.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159230)
Posted by Maximus_Blade on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:27pm CDT
o-k-a-y....

First of all if someone thinks only size can get them profit well think again. For almost 4000 bucks and hundreds for shipping that piece of crap better go to work for me as well or at least i can claim him on my tax return.

Here is how it should be done - Cut the damn thing down to half the size, make it fully transformable as the leader size for the same price and i might reconsider it.

I hate it when jerks out there toying with people money.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159270)
Posted by Seibertron on June 11th, 2007 @ 4:58pm CDT
Now there's something we won't be seeing in the Seibertron.com toy galleries any time soon. :D
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159282)
Posted by Bouncy X on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:06pm CDT
you mean thats an actual photo? i thought it was an artist rendering....hmm
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159310)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:19pm CDT
dj_funk_gut wrote:people who buy stuff like this are thesame ones who won't give 10 bucksa month to charity and drive SUV but don't live on a dirt road.


LOL...that's actually true.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159315)
Posted by Zombie Starscream on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:21pm CDT
I wouldn't get him. He's waaaayy too much and plus he's not my favorite character.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159336)
Posted by XeroSyphon on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:29pm CDT
At $4,000 US each. I think I'll get two. One for the living room, as a conversation piece, and one on the bathroom to freak people out, and to act as storage for spare toilet paper.

Yes, I am quite insane :P :P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159337)
Posted by phantomfish on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:30pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now there's something we won't be seeing in the Seibertron.com toy galleries any time soon. :D


And here was me about to place a large bet on Ryan being the only person to buy one! :P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159356)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:41pm CDT
Holy Fucking Shit...
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159391)
Posted by gogleman374 on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:06pm CDT
If it could Transform I would Buy it. So I could go ride around on optimus.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159393)
Posted by Retardicon on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:06pm CDT
Hey Seibs, I bet if you open an actual Energon Pub on your end of town where the fans could come and touch it, You could get away with collecting donations for one.

AND it will be a business expense... as will every other TF related purchase you would make afterwards.

How bout it? Any Midwest American TF fans wanna go in on the First Transformer Nightclub?

This could be the 'Cinderella's Palace' of the TF Disney World!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159399)
Posted by Chaoslock on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:11pm CDT
80 kgs? That would be hell to transform him... But if they'd do a Galvatron, or Grimlock, I would consider buying them.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159403)
Posted by Sherade on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:16pm CDT
Ninja Sixshot wrote:who can afford that thing?


I can afford it, but I'd be out of money. Thank god I still know a rich friend. :HEADHURTS:

I'm guessing by afford though, you mean have leftover money.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159415)
Posted by UltraPrimal on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:23pm CDT
Agree with everyone above and below me. That is way too much.

But I think it's fake. Come on! A giant Optimus Prime statue is rediculas enough. But to say it's from a company called "'86 Hero Toys" ... really!? '86? As in the year the original TFTM came out. Just sounds too crazy and coincidental to me.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159429)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:34pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now there's something we won't be seeing in the Seibertron.com toy galleries any time soon. :D

I would think that at 6'6" this Optimus Prime statue would be difficult to pull off, even for you. (That'd be saying something given how great the galleries tend to turn out.)
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159450)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:45pm CDT
I saw an online questionaire a long time ago from asking if anyone would have intrest in this. Alot of people said "yeah, but it would cost to much, not transform, and so on..."

To sum up, it all led to alot of people saying "Sorry, but no", and they made it anyway.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159458)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:49pm CDT
maybe it has electronic sounds and moves to music
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159462)
Posted by XeroSyphon on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:50pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now there's something we won't be seeing in the Seibertron.com toy galleries any time soon. :D


If you cared about this community, you would put out the $4000 you don't have, and buy the 6 foot robot you don't want!!! :P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159483)
Posted by i_amtrunks on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:07pm CDT
Price is higher than I was expecting, and the shipping prices would be astronomical... It would be cheaper for people from outside the USA to hire their own private plane and pilot to get it home, than pay the shipping costs...

Still how many people could say "wanna come see my Giant Prime Statue?"
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159495)
Posted by Duo Prime on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:18pm CDT
Handbanana wrote:Hey Seibs, I bet if you open an actual Energon Pub on your end of town where the fans could come and touch it, You could get away with collecting donations for one.

AND it will be a business expense... as will every other TF related purchase you would make afterwards.

How bout it? Any Midwest American TF fans wanna go in on the First Transformer Nightclub?

This could be the 'Cinderella's Palace' of the TF Disney World!


I would love to!!! Depends on where you live, but.... I have been pondering the idea of opening somthing in that capacity. It would give people who aren't interested in sports bars a place to go enjoy the things they love too, and have a few drinks. Picture it, Anime of somesort playing on the screens, better interior design(futureistic maybe), and kick ass japanese arcade style videogames, and best of all, The Transformers Movie Soundtrack(and stuff of the like) on the jukebox!!! Sounds like heaven on earth to me.......

Oh yeah, the statue rocks, but i wouldn't be able to safely afford it on my own. I wonder if it includes the matrix? That would convince me to consider it further.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159515)
Posted by Azimuth on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:36pm CDT
Whoa. I need one of these as a gimmick for picking up guys at the bars. "Hey? Wanna check out my two-meter-tall Autobot?" Hmmm, I think I could make one myself for a tiny fraction of the cost, but then it wouldn't be 'official'.

I wanna go to a RL Energon Pub! I'll make you a dart board with Wheelie on it, even!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159520)
Posted by Spooner on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:38pm CDT
What would you do with the bloody thing? For that kind of money, you should be able to hit a button and have it transform.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159560)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:58pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:But to say it's from a company called "'86 Hero Toys" ... really!? '86? As in the year the original TFTM came out. Just sounds too crazy and coincidental to me.

I'm guessing that's why they're called "'86 Hero Toys."
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159575)
Posted by Autobobby1 on June 11th, 2007 @ 8:06pm CDT
Holy guacamole. That's all I can say.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159608)
Posted by Mr.RobotoAutoMan on June 11th, 2007 @ 8:26pm CDT
4,000!!! bucks, go to hell.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159864)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 11th, 2007 @ 11:36pm CDT
Mr.RobotAutoMan wrote:4,000!!! bucks, go to hell.


Ditto! I love the thing to death, but forget it! Heck, produce a plastic version this big (even if it's hollow), then we'll talk! I have an entire PA system/DJ set up, complete with lights, an LCD projector, screen, 2 large speakers, mixer, amp, stands, cords, etc. and it only cost about $2,200. Just putting things in perspective from my end.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159955)
Posted by Bonger on June 12th, 2007 @ 12:23am CDT
That is awesome. However, they need a Megatron statue to accompany it.

Forget the price. Thats what Credit Cards and third mortgages are for anyway. ;-) The real issue is space.

Mmm, I'm kinda bummed out now. I'm buying a place next summer. Till then I don't have the space to put it anywhere. :sad:

Well, this just got added to my Holy Grail list. I will definately have to hunt one of these down at some point in the future.

Besides, would be kinda cool to mail it to Ryan for a gallery. :-P
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (159962)
Posted by Collector Maximus on June 12th, 2007 @ 12:29am CDT
Awesome, But no room or enough money for it.
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (160068)
Posted by Patrick Bateman on June 12th, 2007 @ 3:29am CDT
*Restrains himself from taking out his credit card*
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (160086)
Posted by Nightwalker on June 12th, 2007 @ 4:12am CDT
The price is indeed shocking! So if I want it, I have to pay that plus a few thousand shipping costs..... not in a lifetime!
Re: Preorder a Giant 6.5 Foot Tall G1 Optimus Prime Statue (160137)
Posted by Bonger on June 12th, 2007 @ 5:16am CDT
Nightwalker wrote:The price is indeed shocking! So if I want it, I have to pay that plus a few thousand shipping costs..... not in a lifetime!


Man, we may need to start a Giant Optimus Prime Anonymous Club.

Get together everyday and say, "Today is day 4 that I have resisted taking out a Credit card and buying a 6 FOOT FIVE Prime."

SIX FOOT FIVE!!!!! Thats a 14 inches taller than my GF!!!

God, the more I think about this, the more I want it.

And to those who said aww it doesn't transform. Umm, even if it did, I think transforming a 4000 dollar, 200 pound figure without damaging it would be a tad too risky.

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