Chevy Volt sighted at White Sands film set.

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  1. Tr4nce

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    So, this is very interesting. Recently, GM has stated that the blue Chevy Volt was NOT a Transformers. However, today this picture from the Transformers Live Blogspot makes me think otherwise somehow. Who could it be then? I really think the Volt is a Transformer after all. The car is just too big of a name and beautiful to not be a Transformers, don't you agree? Edit: Nevermore, thanks. Ofcourse I meant GM.


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  2. Nevermore

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    Hasbro never said such a thing.
     
  3. Optimus Prime

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    First, it's good to see that Ratchet will get some screen time.
    Second, the Volt must be a Transformer; it's been in enough scenes with the other Autobots. The only other option would be it being just the car that some of the human characters drive around in, instead of Bumblebee or something. I personally think it's a TF, and who knows, maybe they're calling that one Sunstreaker if the Corvette is Sideswipe.
     
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    The whole Volt not a Transformer bit was a little odd. InsideLine claimed they had a source say it was only being filmed for 2 days, and they wrote it in such a fashion that it made it seem like GM said it, but never once did they quote the GM exec as saying that. All the GM exec said was he didn't know what the name of the Transformer would be.

    It's most likely a Transformer, too big a deal for GM for it not to be, and too many cool weapon possibilities with him being an electric car...

    Looks like Inside Line should stick to old car news.
     
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    To me it means one of two things. 1) The Volt is a bot, and it's inclusion in the movie signifies that it will be a big character that they don't want to reveal until the film comes out. 2) It's there, in White Sands, just to be shown off. To be honest this latest report made it look like they just brought the cars along so the servicemen/women could get their pictures taken with them. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it's there just for good PR.
     
  6. NIDARAM12

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    Man the last high res batch of Ratchet photos from the airforce base had him clearly bright yellow, and now he looks green just like the toy :p 

    It really is a mystery as to what his true color is.

    Anyways, even if he dies like five minutes in, I at least hope he has a line or two in robot mode. Ratchet was awesome in the first film.
     
  7. Smokescreen

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    I'm glad to see that the Volt is likely a TF. If so, I can't wait to find out which Autobot he is. Smokescreen, perhaps? *crosses fingers*
     
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    The best part of this is that Ratchet will get some screen time, but so far he has been in two shootings, which would probably make up only one scene in the movie. I always thought the Volt would end up being a transformer, if it wasn't, then it has no relevance to the story.

    If he is a transformer, who could he be? Skids pops up in my mind, although I don't find that probable.
     
  9. Chaos Prime

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    Haha! A blue Sunstreaker. That would be funny.
    I mean not making Sidswipe red, that's pushing it as it is. But a Blue Sunstreaker? I don;t know what, it's just making me chuckle.
     
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    So where is the volt is is the Blue one? I can not get any pictures of a volt that looks like that so I was wondering.
     
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    Exactly. They said it wasn't Soundwave, but they never said it wasn't a robot.

    It's cool to see the Autobot cars like that. :) 
     
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    Exactly where is it written in stone that Sideswipe has to be red and Sunstreaker yellow? Armada Sideswipe was blue, RID Sideswipe green.
     
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    Considering the delicate dance between Hasbro, GM, and US Copyright law (retaining names), it's not surprising to see a random mix of names and car colors.

    Plus, repaints repaints repaints :p 
     
  14. Ravenxl7

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    Yep, it's the blue care behind the Corvette. At this angle it almost doesn't look like it. Would be kinda funny if it turned out to be Sunstreaker. Something I wouldn't have a problem with. Blurr would be kinda cool too. Even if it isn't a bot, I can still see Hasbro making a toy with the Volt as it's alt-mode.
     
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    That Volt may very well be Wheeljack..

    If one could pick a tf that's "environmental friendly", it would be him...

    or maybe Perceptor...
     
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    Dude I absutley agree with you, and I thingk it the car is going to be a transformer too.
     
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    Betcha the Volt is Bluestreak...
     
  18. Ravenxl7

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    Even if it was, they couldn't use the name, so they'd probably call him Silverstreak, like they are with the Universe version of him.
     
  19. OmegaVPrime

    OmegaVPrime Uhm, yea? So what?

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    I'm unsure of what the Transformer will be for the volt, I'm a little supprised that it isn't soundwave. But I wonder if it might be wheeljack or bluestreak....well i'm sure they wouldn't be able to actually use bluestreak but maybe?

    Who knows, it doesn't matter to me i'm rooting for the icecream truck :lol 
     
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    Even though they sucked all the sexy out of the production model (seriously, the one shown at auto shows was teh secks), I'd still like the Volt to be Shockwave. It makes sense, right? Volt? Shock? GET IT!?

    Although it does seem more blue than before. It looked purple in the first video.
     

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