Movies, Toys

Transformers 3’s Optimus Prime Looks… Well… He Looks… Uh…

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After I posted the stellar figure of Arcee from Hasbro’s upcoming Transformers: Prime line, several other figures debuted on various sites: UGO had Starscream, IGN had Bumblebee, and AICN had Optimus, Megatron, and figures of those three horrible fucking kids that make it impossible for me to take the show seriously, or even watch it. They all look good (except the kids, of course), although none of them look quite as great as Arcee.

Now, somewhere in the midst of all that hubbub, io9 got the first pic of Optimus Prime from the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon line, which was sent to me by astute Topless Roboteer Ken T. The good news: Optimus has a trailer in his vehicle mode.

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?That’s a nice nod to the classic series, admittedly. The bad news… well, the bad news is his robot mode.

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?There is absolutely nothing I can say about this Optimus Prime toy that Ken T. didn’t already say perfectly in his brief but brutally accurate email to me: “He looks like a magical butterfly.”

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.