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Gingerbread Optimus Prime

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Hit-Or-Miss

Hoptimus Prime Transformers-Inspired Beer is Punny, Also Completely Unoriginal

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So this is awkward. Robinson Brewery, based in the UK, announced a seasonal beer punnily called Hoptimus Prime. Pretty clever and funny, but completely unoriginal. It’s been done before by Ruckus Brewing Co.

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A few possibilities as to how this could have occurred:

  1. They’ve been trying since the Revolution to get back at the US?
  2. I don’t know, maybe Transformers didn’t hit the UK until the 90’s?
  3. Stealing names is legal and totally OK with people across the pond?

Either way, looks like they should have gone with ‘Hoptimus Second’.

H/T Geekologie + UGo

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Sweets

2,000 Pound Bumblebee Transformers Cake

In anticipation of this week’s release of the film “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon,” Chef Buddy Valastro created this 2,000 pound cake in the shape of Bumblebee – a character from the film. For those unfamiliar with Bumblebee and the Transformers series as a whole, Bumblebee is an Autobot that has taken the likeliness of a Chevrolet Camaro. Valastro, the star of TLC reality television series “Cake Boss,” reveals that this cake was his biggest challenge to date.

The entire confection took approximately four days to make with most of the construction taking place outside of his bakery, due to the enormous size of the dessert at hand. Made from vanilla pound cake with butter-cream frosting, the Bumblebee cake also has hydraulic-powered moving parts. Rice Krispies treats were used to bind the cake together at critical flex points.