What if Dino...

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  1. AutobotSkids

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    ... Was set to die like in the Novel and Comic, but was spared at the request of Ferrari?

    It makes sense to me considering how much control the company wanted over the character. I bet he was scripted to die at some point but Ferrari stepped in and said "No! Don't kill him, or else we take our money bags elsewhere!"

    Anyone else think this is possible?
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case.
     
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    Thats probably what happened.
     
  4. Optibot

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    well he is named for ferraris founders dead son and the way dino was supossed to die is rather cruel(got his head ripped off) so im not surprised
     
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    Since Ferrari is very protective of their brand, it wouldn't surprise me in the least that they did ask Bay not to kill Dino. This kind of protectiveness may also keep any future TF movie director from using cars from like Lamborghini or Aston Martin since it could severely limit what they can do with the characters.
     
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    Probably. His name was obviously changed from "Mirage" to "Dino" because of them.

    It was probably a Jolt situation all over again.
     
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    probably

    but then again did it really affect anything?
     
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    I assumed that was the deal. Because, you know, Ferrari's marketing is all uptight.
     
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    Even so, I'm glad it didn't happen. Although I wouldn't complain if it did. I'm neutral on this.

    Although I do think more Autobots should have died to prove the point that this really was a dire situation. Maybe only Optimus, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Ratchet survive at the end.
     
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    add roadbuster and topspin
     
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    And Leadfoot. I want Leadfoot alive.

    Also I hope I never see another Ferrari in movies again. I don't like them.
     
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    well ferraris time has kinda passed anyway
     
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    i assumed this is EXACTLY what happened. its why i went "wtf???" when i heard he didnt die, so i automatically assumed this was the case
     
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    I think it is stupid that Ferrari has this much control over a movie I would have just got a different car, the movie is doing Ferrari a favor NOT the other way around, just look at what the movie did for Chevy Camaro sales
     
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    Dino should hvae died instead of Ironhide, just sayin
     
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    Bay using a concept Camaro that Chevy was sort of unsure and then Chevy putting into production shortly after TF1 is pretty impressive. I really wished they had used a more commercial version of a Corvette so that they could have possibly included Sunstreaker as Sideswipe's twin. The Stingray concept they used really did hinder any chance of this happening.
     
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    I couldnt agree with you more, Ferrari is shit in my book for being such a crybaby about the name Mirage to "Dino", who names their kid Dino anyway??

    Hey I love the Flinstones as much as anyone else but really? Shit, I would have taken a Jetsons name like "Sprocket" any day rather than "Dino".

    And I wouldnt be surprised if Ferrari had a problem with MIRAGE dying. This is typical crybaby behavior and that is why I dont support Ferrari. A company that is clearly greedy despite how much money they make from rich snobs.

    Was the name"Hot Rod" too much to handle??

    I bet Ferrari considered naming MIRAGE, "The Situation" lol


    Bay was probably kissing Ferrari ass so much he didnt care about respecting the TF name.


    WIN!

    Im stickin with Lamborghini;) 
     
  19. Starscreamer69

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    Does anyone else think Ferrari was also the reason for Dino not appearing in Stealth Force mode in the movie as well? He did in the comic, kids book and novel, but in the movie during the highway chase scene he remained in car mode whilst BB and Swipers were in SF. Just seemed odd to me. Maybe Ferrari didn't want their car to be portrayed as a 'war machine', much like Porsche.
     
  20. SkyfiRe71

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    I'm happy, can't complain. Character has so much potential.
     

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