This Transforming Lego Optimus Prime Must Be Bending the Laws of Physics

Half of me wants to believe that this amazing Lego version of Optimus Prime (the Michael Bay movie version) that can actually transform into a robot is legit. But the other half of me is having a hard time believing that Ralph Savelsberg didn’t just hire Industrial Light & Magic to help fake these photos with CG. » 7/19/15 12:58pm 7/19/15 12:58pm

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…

Shia LaBeouf's Passenger During Alleged DUI-Related Accident Was Transformers 2 Co-Star Isabel Lucas

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 Movie, Forgets About Generation One

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