Let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve never watched the Transformers movies, and so you’ve always wondered what exactly a real life Transformer would look like. Couple that with a green angle so that he’s made out of recycled steel, and you get this 2.5 meter tall Autobot warrior. Apparently Optimus Prime doesn’t spend all of his time fighting Decepticons and spitting out clever one-liners like “My bad,” he also keeps along a retinue of scantily clad women wherever he goes. Giant robots need love too after all, right?
His present company aside, you have to admit that this guy is pretty rocking. The replica is made out of over five thousand unique parts. All of said parts have been recycled from various sources, including TVs, cars, and a number of other industrial byproducts with no other use left other than to serve the forces of good. As you might have already guessed, the company that put this together is called Robosteel, and they can put a guardian of earth together just for you! Unfortunately the aid of outer-space robots does not come cheap, as you will have to shell out $7,500 to get your hands on one. Don’t worry, Optimus Prime is good for it…also I believe delivery is included. I know what you’re thinking, but no, the replica will not be able to drive itself. You can try to transform him manually if you want…but be sure not to let him fall on you. Something tells me this guy is not on the lighter side. I’ll have to load him up on my Wii Fit board and see what happens. Does Optimus Prime qualify as a pet?
You don’t have to worry about shoddy craftsmanship here, either; This life-size sculpture is built to withstand the test of time. When he arrives he’ll be expertly welded and polished. You can also leave Optimus out in the rain, too. A strong layer of lacquer keeps these transformers safe from the elements. No word yet on how they’ll handle a plasma blast or super-heated blade, though. I’d be willing to wager an AC130 could probably still take him out, so do be careful. Unfortunately from what I understand his harem does not come standard either, so you’ll have to find your own ladies to keep him company.