Optimus Prime, a fictional robot character from the famous comic “Transformers,” can now be seen standing outside the office of Metal Source in Wabash. Facility owner Ben Gebhart purchased the statue from an artist in Thailand. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Optimus Prime, leader of the fictional robot characters the Autobots, has been spotted at Metal Source in Wabash.
The local scrap metal recycling and manufacturing facility assembled the famous Transformer on Friday, Aug. 21.
The statue was months in the making Metal Source owner Ben Gebhart told The Paper of Wabash County. Prior to assembly, Optimus travelled more 8,000 miles from its original creator in Thailand.
As a scrap metal art collector, Gebhart said he is always on the lookout for interesting pieces.
Posted on 2015 Sep 01