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Robot Names Of The Two New Transformers 4 Autobots Revealed

Posted on 05-29-2013 at 10:09 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Entertainment news site Joblo states that they know the names of the two Autobots revealed today. According to the site:

2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is Drift; who may possibly be the earlier rumored “Samurai Bot”.

2014 C7 Corvette Stingray is Slingshot.

However, speaking to the fans Michael Bay Official Website Admin Nelson said “This is the 4th movie, you would think these guys would've learned by now that production names DO NOT EQUAL final name.”

Well, the debate is on. Would you like to keep the names of these hot new cars? Or would you think they should be different characters? Fire away then!
Views: 20,043 / Credit: Cyclonus86 of the 2005 Boards!
Orion72
Interesting.
JuicyNo
Drift would certainly tie into the previous report of a former Decepticon "samurai" appearing in the film.
fryguy81
please let Matthew McConaughey voice Drift. It's the voice I hear whenever I read that character.
Zhadow
For a moment I thought it's Sideswipe who's the corvette because he's also a stingray. But introducing Slingshot and Drift is so cool!
Albershide
Slingshot doesn't make sense.
Brokenn77
Wouldnt the Veyron make a good Blurr
AAarcher221
Drift? Oh boy, the Japanese name of Armada Dirt Boss!

All joking aside, I never expected Slingshot, of all things they could choose. And I seriously hope Drift is a Decepticon the entire length of this first film (if that trilogy thing is still going around).
Lazerwave
I rather call Slingshot Smokescreen.
Thenames9
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I rather call Slingshot Smokescreen.
This. Drift is fine, but I don't really like Slingshot as a name at all.
General Magnus
Well, wasn´ta a rumor about a samurai based character, that was a Con and then searched for honor?
allew
The Bugatti should be named Crosswise....
Optimusprime84
I guess its okay I was really hoping Hound would be in the movie
O.Supreme
I'm not getting hung up on names, whatever they're called onscreen will be different for the toy

*coughdevastatorbrawlcough* Que/Wheeljack Dino/Mirage..........
TK458
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Originally Posted by O.Supreme View Post
I'm not getting hung up on names, whatever they're called onscreen will be different for the toy

*coughdevastatorbrawlcough* Que/Wheeljack Dino/Mirage..........
Cept a DOTM toy was NEVER created for Dino/Mirage and Que/Wheeljack..
Ash from Carolina
Drift would fit in with some of the rumors that have been floating around.

Although I wonder if Slingshot wasn't meant to be some other character and the name had to be changed for one reason or another. Really wouldn't be the first time a character had to take on a new name for the movie.

Or with Slingshot it's possible that we could have a new character introduced with the movie. The advantage being that brand new characters can't step on any nostalgia toes.
DJW107PRIME
Drift? That's cool I hope they go with the mtmte version.
gothsaurus
I think the first three movies cured me of caring what any names are. The bayverse is so much its own thing, similar or different names on new voices and personalities and characters... Meh. (Shrugs)
BB Shockwave
Ah, how I missed "official admin" "Haw-haw!" Nelson and his 'confirmations'.

As in, did not miss them at all.

And I find the idea that an ex-decepticon can be pardoned and accepted as an Autobot quite hilarious... in the Bayverse, where captured enemies are usually brutally executed by the "heroic" Autobots.
AngryChad
Again with the name slapping. *sigh* Ah well, at least he's consistent.
bignick1693
Not getting my hopes up. Remember ultra magnus? It was a temporary name for sentinel prime so if it got leaked the character is still hidden.
tonyformer
I can see the Bugatti being Drift but take it with a grain of salt guys... All new characters that that appear on the production call sheets are no doubt fake names to hide their real names until ready to be revealed. I'm 100% sure the green Vett is not Slingshot
AutobotMaster44
How about Smokescreen and Slingshot? Drift is an okay name. To me, it sounds more like a Decepticon name rather than an Autobot name.
twiztidRodimus
Drift......well...I'm actually happy about this. But...I am waiting for Rodimus....obviously
Omegax80
Meh. Don't care. It's just a movie.
conleyh2006
Leave it to bayverse to use a corvette n name it as slingshot whos a plane n not tracks
Stryker055
I can dig it. Drift is always good anywhere he shows up. As long as he at least has a sword, I'll be happy.
Orion_Prime48
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Cept a DOTM toy was NEVER created for Dino/Mirage and Que/Wheeljack..
this guy would like a word with you
dsprks75
I don't see the point in naming the robots for these movies... It's not like they ever really get referenced...
Knightsword
Hasbro hasn't been able to use Slingshot or "blank" Slingshot either for years, so unless something's changed that wont be the final name.
T-Hybrid
I assume that part of the naming process comes down from Hasbro, as they develop the toys and decide what names to give them. But I find it odd that they'd bring back the Stingray but not keep "Sideswipe". Especially after he's been in the last two movies.
Wheeljack_Prime
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Originally Posted by T-Hybrid View Post
I assume that part of the naming process comes down from Hasbro, as they develop the toys and decide what names to give them. But I find it odd that they'd bring back the Stingray but not keep "Sideswipe". Especially after he's been in the last two movies.
Well, consider ring that during production of DOTM, returning characters Megatron and Soundwave were codenamed Cyclonus and Breakdown...
Burnout
i hope drift is untrue....i dont wanna see another great character bastardized by this arrogant douchebag director. i mean its bad enough poor drift (supposedly i missed a few issues) is or is going to be offed in the comics...now he's gonna be ruined in the bay verse too?
Kaymac
Drift certainly makes sense. I don't hate the name Slingshot, but I don't really love it to pieces either.
Torque
Drift? Sick. Singshot? Why not, especially if it gives the name back to Hasbro. Do I think these will stick? Want them too, but I also wanted Wheeljack and Mirage to stick too. sigh( Will just need to wait and see.
dash raven
Well, when I looked at them, the buggatti said "Hot Rod/Rodimus" to me (to be honest, the Ferrari in DOTM also spoke Rodimus to me...)

But the Green one? Lockdown! Someone rumored that he would appear, and it's a green car...
Grimlock_13
Slingshot isn't a bad name for a car but not really believable since Hasbro has been naming Slingshot toys 'Quickslinger' lately. Doesn't make much sense to use a name they can't attach to a toy.
LDM
Don't worry those wont be their names in the movie.

Dino....

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!
T-Hybrid
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Dino....
I get the impression Dino was a case of Hasbro not getting the "Mirage" name to the writers in time. So they just rolled with what the car was.

Not that Jolt the Volt was any more creative.
robowarrior
IMO, just bring more focus on the robots and less human presence. That's all I want to see for the 4th franchise, bring on the new characters to!
Basilisk
Who cares about Slingshot being a car the Movies have never really kept to the original alt modes anyway.

That being said I don't really get why they chose the name Slingshot I'd have gone with Depth Charge or Tracks
aptkane
Meh, I'm pretty sure Jay put it right on Twitter, he has a big hat full of known Autobot names, and just picks them out.
The Swordsman
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This is the 4th movie, you think these guys would've learned by now that production names DO NOT EQUAL final name.
No need to be a dick about it, Jeez...
aptkane
Next up, we have a dumptruck -
Bay: Okay, the hat says its name will be.......Rodimus Prime. Done. This is easy, let's film some more 'splosions and get lunch.
all are dead
Hate to say it, but PERHAPS, The green car is Lockdown and he is the samurai... Just throwing another idea out there. I can see Bay doing that. I cant see them getting away with a green car named Slingshot especially with the legal name issues toy wise. Im thinking Smokescreen/Crosswise for the Bugatti and Lockdown/Drift for the Corvette. Odd that they'd have 2 of the same car but different models of the car in the movie. Oh well. Here's to hoping new/recurring characters not named Optimus and BB get decent screen time. Recurring im hoping we see the return of Jolt (Although it wont happen), Mirage/Dino, LOTS more Ratchet and Sideswipe, and I could honestly see them bringing Ironhide back as someone like Broadside,or Tow Line but give him a truck form if he becomes Broadside.

~AAD
ReDevil
Drift is clearly a Japanese car in comic and toy form... Veyron from Germany is a super lame choice for him. I see him as a Supra or Rx7.
Stryker055
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No need to be a dick about it, Jeez..
It's Nelson. That's what he does.
lenimusprime
drift's is fine but micheal I retarded if he wants an slingshot to be a car
Lazerwave
I'm not sure if the Bugatti will be made into a toy because Hasbro has a problem with European cars.

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