Leave Michael Bay Alone, Transformers Is Awesome

I love Transformers. I don't mean the toys, the cartoons, the comics, any of that stuff. I mean the new Transformers, the Michael Bay Transformers. » 6/27/14 11:43am 6/27/14 11:43am

A Mix-up at the Sci-Fi body shop

Don't you hate it when you bring your General Lee into the body shop and it comes out with a part off of Ecto 1? This happens all the time in Brandon Ortwein's imaginary life. Click through for more. » 2/16/11 12:00pm 2/16/11 12:00pm

Optimus Prime rises in China

China, home of all things astonishing, continues to build the world's tallest statues of Optimus Prime. This 36-foot-tall hulk was unveiled in Shenyang last week, constructed from 20 wrecked vehicles and weighing 11 tons. (Thanks urabus idranim) » 2/01/11 9:30am 2/01/11 9:30am

40-Foot Optimus Prime Transforms Beijing Skyline

Visitors to China's Green Dream Park—not far from the 2008 Olympics' "Bird's Nest" stadium—are currently being greeted by a 40-foot tall, six ton Optimus Prime made from five truckloads of car and truck spare parts. Take that, Gundam. » 7/16/10 9:30am 7/16/10 9:30am

Kid Drinks Gasoline To Be Like Optimus Prime

A 14-year-old Chinese boy has been admitted to the hospital with "gasoline dependance" after five years of downing the fuel in order to emulate his cartoon heroes and become a "valiant fighter" like "Optimus Prime." » 7/21/09 2:15pm 7/21/09 2:15pm

Hilariously Awesome Throwback T-Shirts: Chariots Retired

TeeFury just released for sale an unbelievably cool ultra-limited edition t-shirt titled, 'Chariots Retired,' portraying our favorite TV and movie cars from the 80's including K.I.T.T., Optimus Prime, the Ghostbuster's Ecto-1, Airwolf and more. » 7/07/09 10:30am 7/07/09 10:30am

New Transformers 2 Clip Is Robogasmic, Megan Fox-y

Click to viewFor ShoWest, Michael Bay's dropped a healthy two-and-a-half minute load of footage from summer's upcoming smash-hit, Transformers 2. It features Megan Fox stripping, Bumblebee crying and Optimus Prime getting a kick-to-the-face by Devastator. Robogasm? Yes. » 4/18/09 2:10pm 4/18/09 2:10pm

Change Transformers Can Believe In

Tired of a seemingly corrupt and secretive Decepticon government, running up huge energon deficits and starting robot wars all over the place? Optimus Prime is the candidate you can believe in. Change, Into A Truck. » 2/25/09 4:00pm 2/25/09 4:00pm

Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen Hummer H3 Spotted Near Phoenix

A reader over at Tformers.com spotted this Hummer H3T » 9/30/08 1:00pm 9/30/08 1:00pm sharing its flatbed trailer with Optimus Prime in vehicle mode. The H3T is painted in the same NEST colors as the Hummer HX concept spotted back in July, with NEST appearing to be some kind of mysterious quasi-governmental organization in . Click through for the…

Oh Optimus, What Have They Done To You?

JList, purveyors of all things Japanese and crazy, is offering for sale an iPod dock in the shape of Optimus Prime towing Convoy. The trailer acts as the actual dock, while Optimus' job is apparently to transform and protect the all spark iPod. It's available in original colors, but it also comes in all-white, which… » 8/01/08 5:00pm 8/01/08 5:00pm

Shia LaBeouf's Passenger During Alleged DUI-Related Accident Was…

The name of the passenger in Shia LeBeouf's alleged DUI accident in LA this weekend wasn't initially released: Turns out it was Transformers 2 co-star and Aussie hottie Isabel Lucas. If you happen to be Shia "The Beef," and find yourself inexplicably famous after last summer's Transformers movie and this summer's … » 7/29/08 4:40pm 7/29/08 4:40pm

7-Foot Recycled Optimus Prime Sculpture Is A Junkyard Nightmare

This Optimus Prime sculpture should debatably be part of our Junkyard Finds series because this seven-foot monstrosity is constructed entirely of car parts. Unlike the original Optimus Prime, this sculpture lacks color and any Mack truck affiliation, but nevertheless, it's pretty spectacular. The best fact of all is… » 5/19/08 12:20pm 5/19/08 12:20pm

Optimus Prime Spotting Reaffirms Transformers 2 Filming

Who's that familiar truck spotted on a Los Angeles freeway? Oh! It must be Optimus Prime! This Optimus Prime spotting comes less than a week after we saw twin Barricades in Culver City, Calif., and it just continues to affirm that the sequel to the robogasm Transformers is, indeed, in the early filming stages.
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Homemade Optimus Prime Costume Also Deserves Props





It may not quite be the Citroen transformer, but these kids still deserve props for creating a Optimus Prime costume worthy of recognition. It appears to be around 10 feet tall, which is inching closer to a scale model of the real (and by real, I mean not-real) Optimus Prime [Blasphemy! — Ed.] Click the video… » 12/11/07 4:15pm 12/11/07 4:15pm

Optimus Prime Hit With $236,000 Insurance Premium

Saving the world from evil Decepticons isn't all it's cracked up to be. For one, the overheads are ridiculous. With gas set to hit $4.00 a gallon, Matrices of Leadership running a cool $6.5 million and less than understanding insurance agents, we're surprised they don't pack it all in for a lucrative reality TV show… » 7/09/07 1:45pm 7/09/07 1:45pm

Slate's Swansburg Pits 1986 Transformers Movie Versus 2007 Transformers…

I cannot believe I'm about to engage in a toolerific blogosphere tête-à-tête with John Swansburg on Transformers mythos — but whatever, I must defend an egregious display of fan-boy cultural blasphemy. Swansburg tries to provide a compare and contrast on the 1986 Transformers movie and the 2007 Transformers movie… » 7/03/07 2:30pm 7/03/07 2:30pm

The Jalopnik Transformers Movie Quasi-Review: An Ameribot Revolution!

Last night Ben Wojdyla and I made our way over to Birmingham to take in a sneak preview showing of the new Transformers movie. This review is split into two parts — one that's safe and spoiler-free (starting here above the fold) and then the nitty-gritty of the film (at the bottom of the area in italics below the… » 6/28/07 12:01am 6/28/07 12:01am

Vote For Brian Lam, Our Little Gadget Bitch

This is Brian Lam. Brian runs our little site obsessed with gadgets. Brian's usually a good guy, but today he's pissed one of us off a little. Can anyone guess why he may have pissed off one of us? If you can't figure out why, then you obviously haven't been reading us enough. But we won't hold any grudges against… » 6/12/07 8:15pm 6/12/07 8:15pm

Transformers Movie Update: MTV Shows Over A Minute Of New Hot Robot…

We just got a chance to check out the new shots of the live-action Transformers movie coming out next month that were shown on MTV last night. Until you've got a chance to check them out above we'll try not ruin it for you — let's just say the footage is — right, robogasmic. Yeah, so what if it's kind of like… » 6/04/07 12:00pm 6/04/07 12:00pm

Transformers Movie Update: Fifty Hot Screen Shots Of Movie Action!

Despite the whole "Optimus Prime with lips" thing, we've got to say we're still pretty excited about the upcoming live-action movie. Of course, maybe that's only because we were able to snag these fifty some-odd PR shots from Paramount Pictures. Enjoy the ensuing robogasm. [Please note, we cannot be in any way held… » 5/07/07 2:32pm 5/07/07 2:32pm