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Optimus Prime Made of Junk Cars In China 43

rmaureira writes "An awesome 33-foot-tall, 6 ton Optimus Prime replica is being shown at Beijing's Olympic Park. Made from junked car parts and scrap metal parts, it is impressive."
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Optimus Prime Made of Junk Cars In China

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  • Who knew (Score:4, Funny)

    by Parlett316 ( 112473 ) on Monday July 19, 2010 @11:05AM (#32951194)

    That energon consisted of the power of human right violations, lead and Yao Mings broken foot.

    • Don't forget massive amounts of cadmium. Seriously though, I think its' head is out of proportion with the body. Pretty cool otherwise.
  • by Drakkenmensch ( 1255800 ) on Monday July 19, 2010 @11:15AM (#32951328)
    You know there's a problem when chinese knockoffs are getting more awesome than the original american-made toys.
  • by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) on Monday July 19, 2010 @11:15AM (#32951330) Homepage

    We like to talk up the Big Bad MPAA, but on a global scale they're strictly penny-ante. Sure, they can bankrupt you, but all joking aside, they can't (yet) have you executed and harvest your organs for sale.

    I guess when you live day to day with the real threat of being shot in the head for saying the wrong thing in the wrong place, you don't feel particularly scared of receiving a Strongly Worded Cease and Desist.

    For erecting this honking great virile "Fuck you!" to corporate lawyers, China, I salute you. Every repressive totalitarian regime has a silver lining.

    • by Rob Riggs ( 6418 )
      Don't those Chinese know that they do not own pop culture -- you can't just riff off of other people's intellectual property like that. The world isn't a 6 billion-person jazz ensemble!
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Nimloth ( 704789 )

      Every repressive totalitarian regime has a silver lining.

      If you mean the iPhone 4, that's actually the antenna.

  • by Orgasmatron ( 8103 ) on Monday July 19, 2010 @11:28AM (#32951532)

    Everyone knows the real Optimus Prime is made from trucks, not cars.

  • That is just down right cool. I give who ever thought of this credit the work and time put into this project must have been intense.
  • I expect this Optimus Prime will soon be destroyed due to an attack by a lawyer.

    Fear the awesome power of lawyers.

  • by glassware ( 195317 ) on Monday July 19, 2010 @11:54AM (#32951864) Homepage Journal

    That's not Optimus Prime. That's some bastardized, hollywoodized, modern re-imagining of the true Optimus Prime.

    The real Optimus Prime died inside Autobot City after handing the Matrix of Leadership to Ultra Magnus.

    • Yes, but he conveniently came back to life in the G3 series, didn't he? and Ultra Magnus was just not up to the job.
    • This is not informative. This is sad. Optimus Prime is a fictional character. And as someone who's loved watching The Transformers since age 7, I think the redesigned ones in the recent movie and video games look incredibly badass and more plausible than the 1980s cartoon. Even the toys back then were closer to today's designs because they had to be able to bend and flex a little.

    • Oh no! Nobody told you.

      Optimus didn't actually die, he just went to sleep. There's video of the day he woke back up here [].
  • Always a ridiculous waste of money and space after the olympics is through. This is pretty cool, though.
  • green activity? rofl (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    So dragging a bunch of old, junked cars out, welding them together, and transporting 30 tons of scrap as a display dedicated to a cartoon... is green?

    "Composed of junked car parts and various bits of scrap metal, the interesting irony of this unofficial knockoff is that if Transformers really existed this is probably what they would look like. Let's all agree that this is probably the coolest way the world's nations could encourage more participation in green environment initiatives."

    and people wonder why

    • by jprupp ( 697660 )

      So dragging a bunch of old, junked cars out, welding them together, and transporting 30 tons of scrap as a display dedicated to a cartoon... is green?

      No, it is supergreen!

  • They're doing it wrong.

    Freedom is the right of all sentient beings

    --Optimus Prime

  • Even made of out of garbage, he still looks better than the actual garbage masquerading as Optimus in the Bay films...
  • This showed up on The Awesomer like 3 or 4 days ago.

  • An Optimus prime is a hand-pressurised paraffin cooking stove.
    Kids today - get off my lawn!

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