Hello Everyone, today I will take you back to the planet Cybertron and the story of the two warring robot factions of the Transformers comic and cartoon series. We have already seen BumbleBot, the saber I designed for the brave little Autobot Bumblebee and now we get to meet his heroic leader, Optimus Prime. Optimus was the iconic red and blue tractor trailer truck. He was the most powerful Autobot and would lay his mechanical life on the line to protect the human race from the Decepticons and their leader, Megatron. The two leaders were similarly matched so I felt Optimus would benefit from new weapons, new Lightsabers. This is the design I arrived at, this is Optimal…
This weapon has double blades to help him take on Megatron and the Decepticons and has the same colour scheme as the great robot himself. This isn’t coincidence and neither is the fact this staff splits into two separate hilts. If you look closely at the hilt in single form I think they look a bit like the exhaust pipes which are situated on his shoulders. The sabers could be carried there and be ideally camouflaged until needed (the colour scheme helps them blend in and look as though they are part of him). So not only does Optimus transform, so too does his new weaponry!
This was Optimal which I hope will give the Autobot leader the edge in their on-going war. I also have sabers for a transforming police car and fire truck in upcoming posts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for looking in and supporting this site and I hope you will return to see the next batch of Youngling Sabers. Till next time.
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