Stylin Online T-Shirts
 
Hobby Link Japan TFSource Big Bad Toy Store Robot Kingdom ToyArena Captured Prey

Chevrolet "Spark" China With Transformers: Dark of the Moon Tie-Up

Posted on 12-31-2010 at 09:19 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Transformers-21
Look who’s getting a huge attention is China… It’s not Bumblebee… Nope, not Optimus Prime either. Guess who? The Twins - Skids and Mudflap.

Shanghai General Motors’ sub-brand Chevrolet has just rolled out the “SPARK MYSELF” campaign to promote the new ‘Chevrolet Spark‘ in the People's Republic of China .

Aimed at China’s youth market, Chevy have created a multifaceted campaign, utilizing various things from: graffiti, urban dance, music, light shows, online elements, TV commercials and even an endorsement deal with the upcoming movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The new model officially launched in the Mainland last week at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show (although it was technically first introduced in Shanghai in April 2010).

Remember the new Trademark Hasbro filed, not too long ago? “Spark Your Summer”… Who knows?

More photos from the event…. After the jump. Images and Info courtesy of Chinasmack.com.
Views: 17,471

Images for Chevrolet "Spark" China With Transformers: Dark of the Moon Tie-Up

5276332531_70bb1f5ddd_b_d
5276943680_402d3b4054_b_d
5276943792_ff8837bf53_b_d
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Launch-Party-Poster
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Launch-Party-Venue-1-560x373
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Launch-Party-Venue-2
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Transformers-31
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Transformers-4
Chevrolet-China-SPARK-MYSELF-Transformers-5
miscreant
Allow me to be the first of many to say 'I don't like how that robot looks.'
OptimusTron97
And I didn't think Skids could get any uglier.
Houndvoice
It's fitting that slogan, in Norwegian 'spark myself' means kick me...
shroobmaster
.... Jesus CHRIST WHAT DID THEY DO TO SKIDS!?
excelhedge
what is wrong with skids's face?

Lemme guess he pissed of Prime and had his face ripped off
SilverOptimus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Houndvoice View Post
It's fitting that slogan, in Norwegian 'spark myself' means kick me...
mariobros27772
wow and here i though they look weird to begin with!
Yaujta
Is that really an official DotM Transformer, or just a product representation? Meaning, similar to the dancing bot from that older car commercial? Just there to show off the vehicle.
If it's an official Skids, PLEASE let him die quickly in the movie.

The paint on the car is pretty cool, but the bot looks like it was passed by Devastator.
Omegatron Prime
looks like shockwave raped skids and this is their unholy offspring.
DrLee
Looks to me as though they've made that Bot from the actual car parts... rather than make the bot using other stuff... and just make it look like car parts...
Autovolt 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Houndvoice View Post
It's fitting that slogan, in Norwegian 'spark myself' means kick me...
Well ain't that a "spark myself" in the teeth.

I honestly don't know what the hell to say. All i can say is that we'll see another Skids repaint/retool in those colours........ NO MORE TWINS!!!!!!!
Ra88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yaujta View Post
Is that really an official DotM Transformer, or just a product representation? Meaning, similar to the dancing bot from that older car commercial? Just there to show off the vehicle.
If it's an official Skids, PLEASE let him die quickly in the movie.

The paint on the car is pretty cool, but the bot looks like it was passed by Devastator.
Looks like a product representation to me. Skids doesn't have the crazy lightning deco in DotM, for one.
Requateer
Just throwing this out there, but it could possibly be just an art piece used to approximate the look of Skids. After all, from what I'm gathering from the news post, this is meant to promote the Spark itself, rather than Skids.
SilverOptimus
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrLee View Post
Looks to me as though they've made that Bot from the actual car parts... rather than make the bot using other stuff... and just make it look like car parts...
Very True
SilverOptimus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Requateer View Post
Just throwing this out there, but it could possibly be just an art piece used to approximate the look of Skids. After all, from what I'm gathering from the news post, this is meant to promote the Spark itself, rather than Skids.
Yep. The new Chevrolet Spark; Vehicle Mode of The New Twins, I guess.

Back in ROTF the Chevrolet Beat was a Concept Car or relatively new.
Weightlifter
That lightning bolt effect is really cool i hope they bring out toys for him.
Paxtin
.....Huh...
Mechafire
I... actually kinda like it. Except the head, that is.
rich_prime
Please tell me this doesn't have anything to do with TF DOTM , that not really what skids gonna look like
T-Logicon
Is that Skids hanging from the rear-view an actual re-color of something, or just some kind of mock-up? This event looks like an easy "exclusive" figure opportunity for Tak/Tom. Plus they wouldnt have to go very far to make it. All 3 of the Skids toys are pretty cool, IMO. (dlx, HA, legends) I like the colors of the "tuner" version, just not enough to buy another one. Although, I'm a sucker for "themed" displays... and most of the box stores around my area
have both of the twins in "tuner" deco. If the dlxs go back on sale for a sub-$10 price point, and there isnt anything else interesting, and I've got that - non Valtrex - itch, I can see another set twins coming home w/ me.



I REALLY hope these 2 arent on the new movie.
StarFire_MK2
Dear Primus, I hope this does not mean they are back in the next film. Please, no. They were worse than Jar Jar. Twins are poodoo.
Demonicon
Holy crap people, this is not Skids from DotM. There are absolutely NONE of the extremely distinct movie design elements anywhere on this sculpture. It's strictly car parts, no 'alien' in there at all. C'mon now, sheesh.
rich_prime
well the twins were not on set in the final battle sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

maybe freaking shockwave killed them with his big ass gun
rich_prime
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demonicon View Post
Holy crap people, this is not Skids from DotM. There are absolutely NONE of the extremely distinct movie design elements anywhere on this sculpture. It's strictly car parts, no 'alien' in there at all. C'mon now, sheesh.
Don't we love these people who takes things to a little bit early when will this stop
Barricade24
I'm pretty sure that is not skids but a presentation because skids is now black not full green Not to crazy about that bot mode But it may not look like that in the movie.
harrismonkey
I actually kind of like the way it looks. I might even consider it an improvement if it did turn out to be Skids.

BUT- the real issue was their personalities. I really hope we don't see much of them in this movie.
Lance Halberd
It's a tie-in, not a tie-up.

Tie-ups are far sexier.
Kaymac
That lightning deco is kind of cool! Shattered Glass movie Skids maybe? XD
chapsy
It's kinda neat how they made the statue out of nothing but car parts.
SPLIT LIP
That robot is nutty. I thought Skids looked weird. (Well, he still does, but that 'Bot's weirder)
Noideaforaname
Not-Skids reminds me of that Camshaft/Swindle movie drone (assuming he's looking down). I like it, especially the big hands.

I wonder what toy that is hanging around Not-Skids. Skids, I'd imagine, but which one? HA/Deluxe, Rotf/DotM?
MachSabre
All I know, is if they make a toy of that thing, it's going to probably be a nightmare to Transform, just like Skids and Mudflap were.
T-Logicon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lance Halberd View Post
It's a tie-in, not a tie-up.

Tie-ups are far sexier.
yes.
Dolza_Khyron
awee hasbro found a new way to repaint skids and mudflap into shelfwarmers!
Mumbo
Worst freaking Transformer design EVER. Go spark yourself!
dr.b
I like the piston-fingers, very original. I'm not sure about the head. If the 2 stalks on his head have eyes, like the martians from the "toy Story" It will look dumb imho. If that dark space on the lower part of his face is a cyclops eye, I take back everything I said about Skidz.
TheTFReview
I can't wait to see rows of dozens of "SPARKED SKIDS" on the shelfs at Wal-Mart.
Deceptigtar
More twins please!!!
KnightHawkke
oh boy.. when it comes to bayformers actual robot designs, the autobots have not been all that unpleasant really. but this time it looks like he must have got nailed in the face by a wrecking ball when Devistator fell or something......>.>
FREEWAY
Eh, their personalities grew on me after a while, but this robot mode presented here for the Youth Artist Exhibition looks less like a "hunchback" like the originals did.
Autobot_Wall-E
Wow Skids got a workover

As a result of all of the insanity that erupted after their representation in the last movie I'd imagine Hasbro had ILM work out a different look for the two so they'd be "less offensive" I guess? But I doubt that's the final model for the character, I'd be surprised if it was
KWFlange
Erm....Didn't Bay and everyone else involved with DotM already say the Twins will not be in this movie because everyone hates them and they are almost as terrible as Sam's parents?
DrLee
And yet they have been seen on set and being filmed....

They are in the movie, but i get the sense that they could end up missing most of the action either through death or other means

Continue: Chevrolet "Spark" China With Transformers: Dark of the Moon Tie-Up Discussion on the 2005 Boards!

 
Captured Prey