Why Drift wasn't a japanese sport car ?

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  1. sevenlima

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    Why he wasn't a japanese sport car ?
     
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    He likes german cars, and italian french german sports škodas
     
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    Isn't he Japanese enough for you?
     
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    Why? So people can claim its even more racist?
     
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    how is he racist. TLK suggests he may have been on earth in the past, which would explain his assimilation to the culture of that time. and if he happened to be in japan at the time, what would be wrong with him having a Japanese alt mode. we have really hit the point where portraying any aspect of a culture is classified as racism
     
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    Notice he said "claim". I don't see how Drift is a racist character, but lots of people claim that he is.

    What kind of Japanese sports car would he be? I really like the Veyron but I would be happy with another car that looks good too.
     
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    i was expecting a giant car..
     
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    He could've been that sweet sweet car they used for the Seekers in Alternity, or the classic Nissan sports cars.

    Notably if he was a Nissan 240z or whatever it is that would've made a great counter to Bumblebee; he chose a common sports car to demonstrate his mastery to Bee

    Nissan GT-R (2014) this kind of vehicle
     
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    Not that I think he has to be a Japanese car, but if he "had" to be:

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    Nissan GTR
     
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    That's a nice car, but I really like the way the Veyron and Mercedes car grille stands out on his robot mode. This one would look kinda boring on the same robot design I think.
     
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    Because product placement. Mercedes must have offered more money.
     
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    I wanted him to be a GTR or even an older Nissan or any kinda of Drift car since AOE.
     
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    It's a shame we don't have more japanese sport cars.
     
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    Simply because after the fourth movie, Daimler wanted to expand their partnership. Daimler owns both Western Star and Mercedes, hence Hound, Drift, and Prime having new alt modes that likely came with expanded merchandise clearance. Peterbuit wanted nothing to do with the franchise, but Daimler/WS love being a part of it. With the OP truck only being in two or three shots of TLK it makes sense why they tried to get other characters as well.
     
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    It would've been nice, but to be fair he's not the only character who's alt mode is different.
     
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    I mean, I don't disagree.
    I don't see Drift as racist, but you know a lot of other people will see any character that isn't very white-like to be automatically racist.
     
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    The Nissan GT-R was good enough for OPTIMUS PRIME in his hilariously overpowered god-tier form in Alterenity where he could shoot lasers through time and think on ten planes of existence.

    and no, I'm not making any of that up, that's seriously what this guy does.
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    Also comes in Star Saber flavor (with a race queen figure because JAPAN) for a closer comparison to the AoE Drift look.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't say that Drift is racist per se, but... they've decided on having a character represent Japanese culture, and went with "heavily-accented samurai named after drift racing." It's in the same neighborhood as all of the crazy national stereotypes in G Gundam, which isn't a bad thing automatically. But it starts to look bad when most of the other characters aren't handled that way. Where's our rap-talking cowboy robot named Football? Surely some of the Autobots have acclimated to American culture? ;) 
     

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