A reboot with "average" cars?

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  1. Caminus Prime

    Caminus Prime *sigh* STILL waiting for MPM Ratchet

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    Barricade's the only con that wouldn't blend in, because in real life: you would get pulled over by actual police officers for impersonating them.
     
  2. Jochimus

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    Barricade would kinda bring that on himself, though, having Decepticon logos prominent alongside his police markings and "To punish and enslave" written on his back end. :p 
     
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  3. Galva Prime

    Galva Prime Abominable fusion of Autobot and Decepticon

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    Either that, or they change their density in alt mode to match the original vehicle i.e. keep the same mass but spread it over a larger volume, which make sense given Starscream's alt mode is bigger but lighter than Brawl's, for example.

    Anyway, back to the topic, it at least looks like the Bumblebee movie is heading in the right direction with cars. The GTX is customised but not unbelievably so and a lot of the cars on set would be about 20 years old in the late 80's, and back then fewer people had new or nearly new cars.
     
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    Im more concerned with them nailing the robot look more so than what kind of vehicle they are (although i do want Optimus to be a flat nose semi) and from the looks of the BB movie i believe they are going in the right direction in that respect.
     
  5. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    The Seekers were ALWAYS meant to be roughly 30-40% larger than the Autobot cars. Just compare the old Prowl and Starscream toys. Starscream looms over him.

    Have the Autobots extend up to 20 feet in height and the jets collapse down to 40 ft and we have our winners.
     
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    DOTM Bumblebee I must be some kind of nut...

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    That works for me. Having the wings and cockpit fold up the right might help with that, I suppose.
     
  7. Pct1theory

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    This thread is so stupid.

    Learn to spell Camaro! You got it correct in the second sentence! Plus, I agree with your bee statement.

    Nissan Sentra????? Get out of here.
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Anthony Hopkins with a submachine gun. 'Nuff said!

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    I said Nissan Sentra...I didn't say stock. I mean, the Sentra had a Spec-R edition, why else would you make such a thing if not explicitly so it could be customized for street racing?

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    Source that lists the mods

    And it isn't like AoE Crosshairs wasn't pretty much the exact same thing except from a Corvette chassis base.
     
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    Why couldn't this be AoE Drift...?
     
  10. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Anthony Hopkins with a submachine gun. 'Nuff said!

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    Because it isn't a stupidly expensive car who is so unattached to the character it portrays that when the original orange painted car was suddenly unavailable because it had been sold, they just dropped in the blue one instead, and then when that car got sold since Bugattis are more or less made to order, the production team said 'fuck it' and went with a completely different car for TLK because that's how unimportant the alt. mode was in the bigger picture.
     
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    While I do stand by wishing Drift were a Subaru or Nissan, I have to say I did like the AMG GT he was in The Last Failure. (probably the best part of the movie, outside of Megatron's buns and thighs) Granted, the robot mode had even less kibble than his AoE design, but at that point I didn't really give a shit anymore. The alt-mode was a better fit, and the colorscheme was basically IDW Drift's with some gothic black to shake it up. I'll probably make a custom out of the Deluxe that integrates all the flat surfaces as samurai armor instead of sticking it all on his back someday.

    If it were up to me, Drift would've been a kitted-out Nissan 370Z rally car; something like this, but with the rising sun pattern of his IDW Earth mode on the doors. (stereotypical, I know, but I've been playing a lot of Ōkami recently and I think it'd be in good taste as long as the robot mode's face isn't blatantly Asian or some stupid shit)

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  12. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Anthony Hopkins with a submachine gun. 'Nuff said!

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    It should be noted that when originally introduced, IDW Drift was a drift tuner modeled off of either a Nissan Silvia or a Toyota Supra.

    But the real reason we don't get cars like Nissans or or Hondas is because I think they still rely on GM to provide the vehicles - and Bugatti is a division of VW, which in turn I believe is associated with General Motors, hence why they even had the Bugatti in the film in the first place.
     
  13. Necrisha

    Necrisha Creative, vindictive-possibly a deception.

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    Volkswagen is not at all linked to General motors. Volkswagen is it's own company and has subsumed several other German and European companies, and remain established out of Germany. General Motors is, and has always been primarily an American and Canadian grouping. If you wanted to find a parallel of the Nokia/Japan joke from transformers 2007 in car form, I guess that's where you would go...

    Although Audi is also a subsidiary of Volkswagen, so it's probably that link you might be thinking of.
     
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    Ah, thank you for the correction.
     

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