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Otto Graven Lands Hasbro's Transformers As A Co-Title Sponsor

Posted on 03-16-2013 at 09:14 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Moments ago, my fellow newsie and always awesome Superquad7 pointed to me that Otto Graven and his Drift Team; Ultimate 86 Motorsports has received co-title sponsorship by Hasbro's Transformers Brand and Rogue Status.

According to Wrecked MagazineÖ

"In a huge deal, Otto Graven has announced a co-title sponsorship of his "Ultimate 86" as being split between longtime Scion partner Rogue Status and Hasbro's "Transformers" brand. This is a great new brand coming to Formula D, one that Iím sure many fans have grown up admiring. Rogue Status is upping their sponsorship from a partner level to a co-title sponsorship as well. For a driver who wasnít in the series last season, this is a HUGE announcement coming through in a season where many drivers are struggling to find sponsorship dollars. Will this help Otto earn his first FD Podium in 2013?"

This piece of news is rather interesting for one particular reason, and that reason is what we already know about Transformers 4. Yes, we have learned before, that one of the title roles of Transformers 4 is a Racing Car Driver played by Irish actor Jack Reynor.

What do you think of this new development. Don't forget to leave a comment at the thread attached to this news post. Happy weekend everybody!
Views: 4,230 / Credit: Superquad7 of the 2005 Boards!
AutoCon2076
So IDW's Drift may possibly be in TF4, eh? Interesting...
Hot Shot.
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Originally Posted by AutoCon2076 View Post
So IDW's Drift may possibly be in TF4, eh? Interesting...
Yup. Guns and all.
Jazz210
If Drift then he's goin to have a sweet looking car mode!
SilverOptimus
This car has "Drift" written all over it. Bay, make it happen.

Seriously, if Hasbro is sponsoring... surely this will be in Transformers 4.
Soundwave2
Don't really care for any TF movie related merch but a movie Drift Human Alliance figure might just be needed in my collection.
Timesynch
Interesting. The Bayverse TF movies could use some more Japanese brand automobiles to represent. Too many American car brands with a smattering of European (Mercedes Benz, Audi).
Dansproject
Fascinating news. I think I should copyright the use of the word "Drifticon" before it's too late!
Dinodigger97
What's an Otto Graven? I've never heard of this.
Soundwave2
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What's an Otto Graven? I've never heard of this.
Not a what, it's a person and he professionally drives cars sideways like this
Turbo 350z at Formula Drift Driver Otto Graven June 17,2011 - YouTube
Pikatron
Great news! Although I may have to modify my sig now...
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by Pikatron View Post
Great news! Although I may have to modify my sig now...
Is it a coincidence you got the same car?
Dinodigger97
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Originally Posted by Soundwave2 View Post
Not a what, it's a person and he professionally drives cars sideways like this
Turbo 350z at Formula Drift Driver Otto Graven June 17,2011 - YouTube
Thank you.


My bad.
tonyformer
If not used to get Drift into the movie as a TF... Maybe some of the team cars can be used as new looks for the Wreckers?
Slimaximus
Drift as a Formula-D Toyota GT-86, Yes please
Methusalen
LOL, I shared the page to my facebook page last night after a bout of insomnia & asked "I wonder where he falls on the faily tree?"...

While I'm happy to see Allen get the credit for the news, I'm more interested in finding out if I can get a team jacket/uniform with the Transformers logo & my last name on it.
QLRformer
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If not used to get Drift into the movie as a TF... Maybe some of the team cars can be used as new looks for the Wreckers?
Pretty likely. But then, I'm open to seeing another racing Autobot, like Blurr or Side Burn or some random name.

Anyway, congrats Graven. Now prepare yourself for
Jakest123
Guys. This is the movieverse, remember? As far as we know, this car will be bloody Metroplex.
Cadbane
Bring on Drift please.
Pikatron
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Is it a coincidence you got the same car?
Yes. Now I just need the cojones to go sideways.
Protoman
Man... if we get a HachiRoku Transformer I am going to blow my load.
ikado
Drift is ok, but I'd be down for a drifting Smokescreen...
Autovolt 127
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Drift is ok, but I'd be down for a drifting Smokescreen...
Yeah I'd rather have a Smokescreen than Drift since he would easily be more marketable sue to his stint on Prime.
ClutchKick
Please let there be an 86 transformer...I'll buy 10.
Dansproject
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Man... if we get a HachiRoku Transformer I am going to blow my load.
AE86 or GT86? Please have a little look at my little fanfic profiles of a bunch of characters I came up with, one of which is an AE86
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...rifticons.html
Smokescreen
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Drift is ok, but I'd be down for a drifting Smokescreen...
Me, too. I think the GT86 or BRZ would make a great movie Smokescreen.
Dake
This is who my FRS is:

Scorpio
Eh... i have a feeling this will probably just mean we have a few of their cars on the racing track - which will no doubt be attack at some point in the movie - most likely with one of the cars (Probably the one driven by our male main cast member) transforms into Drift - likely with his swords and goes about slicing the Decepticons apart.
Dake
Or since it's still Bay, his bot mode will look like an old Bugs Bunny cartoon of an Asian person.
tonyformer
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Yes. Now I just need the cojones to go sideways.
Paint that car red and you have PRIME Knockout lol
Soundwave2
So how many of you guys have FR-S's/BRZ's?
McSoundWave007
If they accurately reproduce that GT-86 in toy form and not some cheap knockoff (ahem, ROTF Sideways) I would spring an oil leak.
LegendAntihero
Awesome that Hasbro is sponsoring a race car driver.
Slimaximus
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So how many of you guys have FR-S's/BRZ's?
I'm waiting for the beefed up version that will come out in a couple years with the 300hp numbers, the current release is just lacking in power and you can feel it
MV95
Honestly, I don't really see this having anything to do with Transformers 4. Seems like a race car driver is just being sponsored by the Transformers brand.
Shin-Gouki
Otto von Schnitzelproskrakengeschenkmaier?
Dake
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I'm waiting for the beefed up version that will come out in a couple years with the 300hp numbers, the current release is just lacking in power and you can feel it
Have you driven it?
Stepper
We will see more new sports car soon in TF 4 i assume.
nichodo
We really need to get Deadend in the movie. We have TWO figures of him. Not one, TWO.
jgoss
very cool can't wait to see it.

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