Man Who Legally Changed Name to Optimus Prime Loves Gizmodo (Video)

Click to viewYou probably heard of him before, the Ohio man who legally changed his name to Optimus Prime. We caught up with him at Transformers BotCon 2007 in Providence, RI, and discovered something truly disturbing: he's Gizmodo's #1 fan. Did he name his son Hot Rodimus? You'll have to watch and find out. And… »7/02/07 2:30pm7/02/07 2:30pm

Kickin' It Old School With Lil' Optimus at the 2007 BotCon (Video)

If you know what's good for you, you'll watch this video. I encountered the ultimate "Mini Me" of Transformer Land this Saturday at the 2007 BotCon Transformers trade show in Providence, RI. Lil' Optimus and his madcap creator (Mr. Stripey Hat) spent several months converting his motorized wheelchair into a… »7/01/07 2:30pm7/01/07 2:30pm

An Inspirational Quest at the Transformers BotCon 2007

Here it is, folks: BotCon 2007. I laughed, I cried. I sang "The Touch" with Stan Bush. And I almost got kicked out. But the fulcrum of my joy was derived not from the colossal Optimus Prime statue or the latest transforming Nerf weapons. It was derived from the fans I encountered. Some of what you're about to see… »7/01/07 12:08pm7/01/07 12:08pm