Source: wn articleRobot one-upmanship is happening at an alarming pace in East Asia as the Chinese have unveiled a giant Optimus Prime in Beijing, no doubt to counter giant robots such as Gundam and Gigantron recently built by the Japanese. Is a clash of the robo-titans imminent?
The Transformers icon Optimus Prime stands nearly 40 feet tall and weighs 6 tons. Fittingly, the head Autobot was fashioned out of recycled car parts such as engines and tires.
It took five truckloads of parts to put Optimus Prime together. The colossus dwarfs puny humans at the new Green Dream Park, located northwest of Beijing's "Bird's Nest" National Stadium.
The park has environment-themed exhibits such as a super-sized reclining sofa made of recycled paper and designed to get Chinese to think green.