On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck on the show floor. (Photos by Jason Cannon)
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But..but…WHY??? *sigh* This thing is UGLY. Decepticon instead? Sure, why not?
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Looks cool as hell but don’t care for the cartoon paint flame job. Looks like something mickey mouse or Donald duck would drive.
Love it. Looks fantastic. If I was an owner/operator I’d totally buy and drive it :)
I agree. Travis Lyon’s Decepticon is more my style of a bad-ass big rig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I23bw9NXkHI
Geeze people, its for a freaking movie. My grandson is totally stoked. He’s 8, he understands the difference between Optimus Prime and a real truck.
This thing looked GREAT at MATS!!! You could hardly move in the Western Star booth because of the huge line of people waiting to take a picture with Optimus and get a poster. Wish it would have been part of the ride and drive…
Optimus was originally Japanese.
Yaaaayeee Optimus! Uhhhhh, did i say that out loud?
Maybe it is just me, but is that not the 5700 series Western Star????
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