Plenty of children's entertainers, magicians, and clowns can make balloon animals, but how many can make balloon robots? YouTube's HappyCabbie, has created both a balloon Megatron and Optimus Prime. Megatron is 6 ft. tall and close to 300 Betalatex brand balloons were used. Optimus is 7 ft. tall and nearly 5 ft. wide. Over 500 Qualatex balloons were used to complete Optimus, and he was constructed live on BlogTV over the course of 2 days.
Although I love Transformers (just check out my car), I have a ridiculous fear of balloons. I believe it all began when I was a youngling. I had this green balloon that I kept blowing up, then letting the air out of. All of that stretching must have made the balloon weak, because before long, it popped right in my face. Scarred me for life! To this day, being around balloons freaks me out!
In any case, I think these balloon sculptures are pretty cool, and even WGN featured it in their viral stories section.