Brooklyn Optimus Prime

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Brooklyn Optimus Prime protected The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
was Saturday June 23rd
129 lbs. of robot,  85 degree temps,  lots of sun,  no problem!
That was a blast!    I hope you were there also!

                                                                                                     - Jim Kiernan

"It's you and me,  Coney Island!"

                                                                                                                                                                                     - Michael Levak

Please send your photos to:  and I'll post 'em here.
They'll travel The WorldWide Web for all Earthlings & aliens to see!

                                                                                                                                                                                            - Travis Keyes

- Scott Lynch, 

                                                                      - Seth J. Bogdanove,

- Tim Moore

                                                                            - Yuki Kunishima

 Dealing with the extreme heat & sun while stomping around in an unventilated suit of armor
was a real challenge.    I carried 6 lbs. of water in various bottles mounted on my body,
and had a sipping tube in my mouth whenever the helmet was on.    Still lost five pounds...

                                   - Bruce Handy,  Pablo 57 on Flickr

                                                                                          - Martha Scott Burton

Brooklyn Bumblebee weighs 144 lbs. because of his tire and door mountings.
Brooklyn Terminator weighs 124 lbs. because of the heavy use of metal turnbuckles.
Brooklyn Starscream weighs 134 lbs. due to his wings and jet engines.
Brooklyn Typhoon weighs 152 lbs. because of his second right arm & crazy head.
Brooklyn Alien is my lightest,  but his huge head is really heavy!
Brooklyn Ironhide weighs 166 lbs.,  with much of it in his arm cannons and lower legs.

Every performance is a physical challenge!

                                                          - ataferner,  on Flickr

                                                                 - Ed Dutchmazz,  on Facebook
Having the helmet on helps with any shyness...

                                                                                                                                                                                           - Ed Dutchmazz

A big THANKS to all who offered me water!
A special THANKS to those who shared their photos!

Brooklyn Optimus Prime returns for the 2014 Mermaid Parade.
See you all on Saturday June 21st, 2014!

September 2013                                                                                                                                                         - Beth Brown

The Transformers universe lives on in many different forms!
Bay's 'Transformers 4' comes out in June  27th, 2014!

In case you didn't know:  voice actor Peter Cullen...

 Listen to  Transformers DOTM: The Score  by Steve Jablonsky

Robots,  Robots,  Robots:
You won't believe your eyes!

                                             - Alan Camuto,

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