Optimus Prime Meets Guan Yu, the Chinese God of War

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 8, 2010 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections |

Guan Yu Transformer

Some of you might recognize the man above as Guan Yu, the 3rd century General of Shu, who was later deitized as the god of war, and brotherhood. However, I’m sure most of you noticed that he looks an awful lot like a certain Autobot — and not just any Autobot, but the big man himself, Optimus Prime.  Recently, some students at China’s Central Academy Of Fine Arts claim to have created this 9.7 meter monster out parts from an an old truck, costing them roughly $4,500 USD. Supposedly, the only original parts are the face and blade. While I have my doubts, you have to admit that it still looks pretty cool. Now if only someone made a toy out of this, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

Guan Yu Transformer Back

found via clonesinchina.com

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