Grimlock & Optimus Prime – Transformers Age Of Extinction – Prime 1 Studio

“Autobots, we charge together! Now, roll out!”

In the ultimate team-up, Grimlock and Optimus Prime fight together in an epic battle to save the human race from extinction.

Words can not describe how I excited I was when I saw this piece of art, bad ass has been redefined after the appearance of Grimlock in Transformers – Age Of Extinction and adding Optimus Prime to this piece just takes it to another level. The quality level of this piece is just something else, preorders are out and delivery is in May 2015 and priced at $1899. Only 500 pieces are being produced of this piece and as other Prime 1 pieces they will be flying off the shelf, the nerd in me couldn’t get more excited so I had to put my deposit down for it. The toughest Autobot & Dinobot duo in the Transformers universe.

Transformers Prime – Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising

Chronicles the epic battle between the Decepticons and the Autobots in their mission to defend Earth and one day restore their home planet of Cybertron.

This is a sweet ending to the Transformers Prime series, it has been an amazing series with a fantastic storyline development with this 60 minute movie being the perfect final twist. With the end of the series I wasn’t satisfied but with this I was, but I can’t get enough of Peter Cullen, his voice will forever be the guiding voice of Optimus Prime. I couldn’t believe the ending, but I won’t ruin it for anyone but it was a hell of a final battle. I hope that Transformers continue on its success with the new movie and then another animation comes out, since this new one has a lot based on the next stage of the Transformers. If you enjoyed the series you will love this short movie.

Link: IMDB
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Soundwave & Lazerbeak

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Soundwave is by far my favorite Decepticon, so sure of his calculated actions, and extremely loyal to Megatron, he is the most robotic of the Transformers, no feelings just pure logic and unchanging, and also the most resourceful of the Decepticons. When Megatron wants bruteforce he calls on Shockwave, and when he was ultimate loyalty and missions success then he calls on Soundwave.

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After so long Takara has finally come up with the most realistic and cleanest build of Soundwave that I have seen. He even Transforms into a big 80s Take deck Stereo. The build is honestly very high quality and really reminds me of the 80s Transformers, and the cool part is that Lazerbeak is really a tape, you can transform him into the buzzard, but I would rather keep him as the tape inside of Soundwave.

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In his lefthand is a sensor which he uses check around him and certain systems, but his left hand is the interesting weapon. For those who know, the left hand is Megatron in miniaturized form, not just the arm weapon, megatron turns into a hand held weapon and in this case Soundwave is the one wielding it. Well worth getting this piece for any Transformers fan.

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I had to place him with the rest of the Decepticons, the Seekers, in this case they are Star Scream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. They are three nasty Decepticons, but Soundwave tops them all, and I still think that this is one of the best models from Takara after Optimus Prime.

Price: $229

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Artists & Comic Art – My Love For This Art Form

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I have been addicted to comics since I was able to get my hands on them, I remember keeping my allowance to go buy as many comics as possible from Al Manara Book Shop in Salmiya in the early 90s. Every XMen or Spiderman comic that I could find or whatever they had, I would even read the comics from Dark Horse comics back in the day, I just loved comics and couldn’t get enough of them. Now 20 years later things have change, but my love for comics has only grown, and who can’t love these blockbuster movies based on these comics, but I still love the comics. Thanks to the iPad we can easily get our hands on comics as they are released through DC, Marvel, Comixology, and Transformers. Instantly in your hands and reading everything as it happens, it just doesn’t get better then this. Then there is the aspect of meeting and getting in touch with these amazing artists who work on these comics. After roaming DeviantArt, twitter, and instagram the past few years I have managed to talk to a lot of these amazing artists and purchase artwork directly from them as well as commission work from them when they are available. Some of these artists work for IDW, Disney, Marvel, or DC in their animated studios or comic studios, and some of them are independent. All the images here are artwork I commissioned from these amazingly talented people. I am thankful for all these online resources that I am able to get in touch with these amazing people and get my hands on the art work of things that I love.

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These are some of the Artist that I have purchased from and some that I have asked for Commissions.

Chad Townsed
Joey Vasquez
Alberto Gonzalez
KWEStone
Steven Sanchez
J Scott Campbell

Honestly they are all amazing people and very easy to talk to, you can get your work from them into their busy schedules. Sometimes their work is done quick and you get it in a week and sometimes you have to wait a few months but the wait is always worth it. Be sure to check out there work.

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Ironhide & Sentinel Prime By Frenzy Rumble

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After so long a wait I finally got my hands on the custom Ironhide and Sentinel Prime by Frenzy Rumble. It was well worth the wait, but I hope next time its 3-6 months not over a year, but these are some very cool models. They look battle damaged, Ironhide looks big with those guns strapped to his arms, but I have to say that the detail on Sentinel Prime is impressive, gun in one hand and shield on the other.

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They are the same scale models from Hasbro and the details were taken to another level by Frenzy_Rumble, he is known in his field and luckily enough I got these two from him. Now Sentinel Prime & Ironhide stand tall right next to my Takara Optimus Prime line up, I love the way they look and the detail that have been put into them. They have LED lights in their eyes and some of their weapons, you can tell that from looking at a few of the pictures.

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The issue with FrenzyRumble from my previous post in November has finally come to an end, things have finally worked out with Mike. I got my models, and he explained his situation and at the time even offered to refund me the amounts I paid, but I really wanted the models and I was willing to go down that road and so we got to this juncture. And thankfully I have my Ironhide & Sentinel Prime, and they do look good on my shelf.

Link: FrenzyRumble

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Transformers Prime – Epic

Since being incapacitated I have just had a chance to catch up with Transformers Prime, I had a marathon and I was like a kid eating candy watching this show. Volume set to high and the Subwoofer set to shake the building, every damn episode got better and better. Every episode for the last 10 episodes of season 2 just kept getting better and better. I like that there is a serious tone in this show, Megatron is a real bad guy, not just a funny cartoon evil guy and he does win at times, and Prime is play by Peter Cullin, the same original voice from the original 80s Transformers. Over the past two seasons they have more then proven that there is a depth to the characters and it is targeting both a young audience and those who remember it from the 80s, I don’t feel like I’m watching a kids show because I really get caught up in it and this season was just over the top.

Towards the end things took a more intense twist and the battles got more intense and for once it didn’t revolve around the humans, the Autobots and Decepticons kept going at each other to find the final items. If you are even remotely a Transformers fan, this show is a must watch, it doesn’t disappoint at all and the ending is just over the top, I don’t know what they are planning for the third season I just hope they keep up this pace.

Comic Panels Printed By BayPhoto

There is no denying that I am addicted to comics of all kinds, and one the things I tend to do is while surfing through all these websites I would save high quality images. I always wondered how I could print them as metal panels, since I already had a few metal panels that I picked up from Chicago a year ago. After finding BayPhoto’s website

I went with three panels types of comic panels to print, Transformers, Comics, and Manga. I wanted to do the metal prints and find something reasonable and after going around Bay Photo had the best options. BayPhoto seems to be the place that photographers make their prints and they are professionals, my prints were packaged by Mike, thats what it said on a card inside the packaging, I liked the personal touch.

All the prints came out perfectly, I made some normal size print outs and some custom size print outs which I put over my computer screens, the biggest one being the Transformers G.I.Joe which look awesome. For $320 these prints were very reasonable and especially for the quality, and only one was a bit fuzzy but that was because of the quality of the upload and other ones were amazing. The Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow came out amazing, so much so that I wanted it in front of me when I was working on my computer.

The List Of Panels:

  • Transformers & G.I.Joe
  • Transformer Bad Asses
  • Optimus Prime Version 1
  • Optimus Prime Version 2
  • Batman & Superman Apocalypse
  • Superman
  • G.I.Joe – Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow
  • Mazinger
  • Justice League

Link: BayPhoto


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Rocawear Transformers Gear

Rocawear, fresh off the success of pairing Jay-Z’s lyrics with Snoopy and Peanuts (not Snoop Doggy Dogg), has collaborated once again, but this time it’s Hasbro’s Transformers. Yes, the box office smash hit has partnered with Shawn Carter’s Rocawear for an offering of a variety of t-shirts. Check out what turned out to be an incredible collision of hip hop energy, autobots and decepticons, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

As soon as I saw the selection of T-Shitrs from Rocawear with cool collaboration between JayZ and Transformers I had to have them! I love the look of them, I wish they did something on the back of the tshirts as well. I just couldn’t resist the cool tshirts with Optimus Prime, Autobots, and the other Decepticons on it. I picked up every tshirt they had available I just hope that XL fits me comfortably.


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Transformer – Dark Side Of The Moon

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets

There is no denying that I am huge fan of Transformers and loved the first movie, and enjoyed the second even though it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. But Transformers Dark Side Of The Moon or TF3 surpassed my expectations, and sent me over the top. The story was so well thought out that I was seriously caught off guard, I didn’t know what to expect and it blew me away. Michael Bay did the whole line of Transfomers justice with this movie, and it really is a movie to end this series on. I am one person who is not happy that the Transformers movies are coming to an end but with this movie it ends on a high note. There were some Autobots that are killed and one of my favorites, and dying in a very shocking way, totally unexpected and it just kept getting crazier and crazier. The story got mixed and deeper in a way I wasn’t expecting and Shia LeBeouf really did an amazing job, and as usual Optimus Prime is a leader to follow, and I loved the comedic touches throughout the movie, timed perfectly with the action. So much to love and I was on the edge of my seat at times during the movie and I hope that somebody picks it up even 10 years down the line. For now as a fan of Transformers I am happy and will be watching it again and again for many years to come.

Link: IMDB
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