Most kids from the ’80s loved two things; Star Wars and Transformers. And although both franchises have their own awesome toy ranges, one custom toy creator dared to ask, “What if we could have the best of both?” Meet The Star Wars-inspired Optimus Prime toy.
The Optimus Prime x Star Wars mashup toy was created by SPOONMAN Toy Customs. The toy, aptly named the AT-ATIMUS, combines a classic Optimus Prime G1 figure that can transform into an AT-AT from The Empire Strikes Back. And although the red and blue AT-AT would surely stand out in the Empire’s army, it’s amazing to see just how this toy can actually transform into the AT-AT.
Obviously the toy does not look exactly like the Optimus Prime G1 character we all love. The leader of the Autobots did have to undergo some limb replacement surgery to make it successfully turn into one of the Empire’s death-dealing machines of war. The most notable change are the new AT-At legs that sprout from Optimus’ body and two ‘wing-like’ panels on top of each shoulder. These are small sacrifices for having a toy that combines two of our favourite childhood (and adulthood) franchises.
Unfortunately, being a custom toy this means that this bad-boy is not available for sale to the public but it just might encourage you to try and create your own Transformers x Star Wars figure. Imagine a C3PO transforming into an Optimus Prime truck or a Stra Scream transforming into a Tie-Fighter. One can dream.