The Story of OPTIMUS PRIME – Part 1

Optimus Prime has been the face of The Transformers since his debut in 1984. Join us in the first part of this series which details his story from his origins as a Diaclone toys as well as his character creation at Marvel Comics and the stories to follow. Learn the history of Optimus Prime.

In this video, we discuss the origins of Optimus Prime, as a toy, in the comics and in the cartoon series. Special guest Bob Budiansky, the creator of Optimus Prime’s character profile and writer of much of the original Transformers Marvel Comic run joins us to discuss behind the scenes details. This video covers Generation One Optimus Prime up to the animated movie. Features G1 toys as well.

To learn more about Optimus Prime’s story:
Transformers Classics Volume 1 TPB –
Transformers: War Within Omnibus –
Transformers: Optimus Prime Vol 1 –
Transformers: Optimus Prime Vol 2 –
Transformers: Optimus Prime Vol 3 –
Transformers: Optimus Prime Vol 4 –
Transformers DVD Set: Season 1 –
Transformers the Movie Blu-Ray (Animated) –

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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