Is this where the Ice cream truck idea came from?

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  1. walt7

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    I just typed ice cream truck in google
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    and this comes out.

    I think the Transformers staff must've got inspired from this truck!

    it's a ice cream truck in sydney, australia.

    Photo was taken in 2006. so this isn't a copy of transformers...
     
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    I can hear Greensleeves.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!



    THAT ICE CREAM IS SO GOOD!!!

    THEY ONLY GO AROUND THE INNER WEST AND THE CITY THOUGH!!!

    RAAAAARRGH!! BEEN SO LONG!!!

    GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEN SLEEEEEEEEEEEVES!!!

    Anyhoo, I thought that was the quintessential ice cream truck.
     
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    EDIT: But yeah seriosuly, that's like saying Brawl was based on *insert random google tank pic here*
     
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    Could be...

    The designer(s) of the Twins' truck probably used a few references, such as ones with cones on top too.
     
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    The similarities are numerous.
     
  6. walt7

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    I didn't say this just because it was oh there's an ice cream truck on google


    its about the colour on it PINK&White-> same with Skids&mudflap
    its about the microphone on the ice cream truck ->same with Skids&mudflap
    Its about the tags written on the ice cream truck.

    [Creamy Ice Cream] with Creamy in script font -> same with Skids&mudflap
    Freshly made for you -> Made Fresh for you! on Skids&Mudflap
    Icy Cold Drinks in comic style font in blue color -> same with Skids&mudflap

    Caution Children! -> same with Skids&mudflap


    I will use Frenzy_rumble's custom for an example too.
     

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    That Minnie Mouse pic unnerves me.
     
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    Actually it looks more like a female "Mighty Mouse"! LOL! Anyway, the van posted in this thread does indeed resembles the twins' first alternate mode.
     
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    I don't know why, exactly, but something wants me to believe that on the other side of the truck is a large sticker that reads "Suck my popsicle :) ".
     
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    No, because it doesn't say suck my popsicle on it.
     
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    I saw a similar ice cream van yesterday. I like the ones that have been built on a jeep. Offroad ice cream. :) 

    It reminds me of those pictures painted on fairground rides where the person obviously has a little artistic talent but not enough to pull off decently copying a picture. Deformed Disney characters do seem to be favourites with this kind of artist, but how they turn out just makes me think they were paintd by a drooling man wearing nothing but a dirty flasher mac.
     
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    crazy how the graphics on there are almost identical in places.
     
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    There's a pink and white ice cream van round the corner from where I live. I think it's just a case that many ice cream vans are pink & white, possibly inspired by the pink & white striped ice cream you can can get in cones.
     
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    I don't know how to drive nor will I ever learn due to a freaky incident. BUT, if I had a lot of money, I would buy the ice cream truck they used in ROTF just to look at it. I love classic vehicles and ice cream trucks.
     
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    The Twins were probably inspired by a lot of icecream trucks that looked like that.


    And I wish they had stayed as the icecream truck, I liked it better. ; ;

    Suck my Popsicle. >:I
     
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    Most of those stickers were lifted directly, so if it wasn't this one in particular, it must have been one similar...
     
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    i would have to say they definitly used that picture as a reference. Even the crappy mini mouse off that truck, was used for skids/mudflap!
     
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    Great find it is very similar in alot of the elements. Why is it so hard for people to believe movie and toy artist pull their ideas or inspirations from real things?
     

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