GMC Topkick To Be Discontinued

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. megaxz01

    megaxz01 Transformer up and comer

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    People miss the point.

    Just because a brand is done, doesn't mean all Topkicks are getting trashed.

    The one they use currently isn't some home owned vehicle, and I'm sure it doesn't have many miles, and can last for many years. It will outlast how many ever TF movies there are (which I bet is the magic number 3, as in trilogies as everyone in Hollywood thinks they need to do.)

    The TF movie Topkick isn't going anywhere just because the brand died. Heck, if I owned one, it's not like GM comes to my house and says, "we discontinued that, so you're not allowed to own it anymore."
     
  2. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    Most likely there is already a deal inked for the 3rd movie so this isn't really a concern about how it could be impacted. And if there isn't, we can be sure Bay will ink a similar deal with another company. There is no chance in hell TF3 will get made without saving money through a car deal of some sort.

    I just hope he could get to sign several car companies. I'd freak out seeing a WRX or a Lancer turn into Bay-bots. Even better if they duked it out against each other (the Lancer of course being the Decepticon/bad-guy).

    I think you've missed the point. The whole point of putting them in there is to advertise them so they can SELL them. Advertising a dead line is pointless.
     
  3. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

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    The vehicle will still be around. If TF just existed as car advertising I would be worried. But it isn't and so I'm not.
     
  4. Secretcode

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    Now thats what im talking about!!! :bay 
     
  6. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    they could probably still get the rights to use this
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    in red of course:lol 
     
  7. wildfly

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    Maybe Ironhide and Ratchet just won't appear in vehicle mode next time round.
     
  8. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I hope they don't do anything to him in the next movie, Ironhide is my favourite movie Autobot.
     
  9. poorboy8u

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    So just because gm is disappearing that means that the topkick will just NOT exist? They couldn't just buy one or two extra and store them? Come on...
     
  10. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative

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    I bet he'll be written out of the third film. That almost happened anyway since the first leaked treatment (which was unused, but real) for Transformers 2 had Ultra Magnus in place of Ironhide.
     
  11. RedHeadKevin

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    Perhaps with the possible demise of GM, other car companies will realize that they can make some serious bank off these movies, and let the TF movie people use their cars. We could have Honda-bots, Toyota-cons, and BB could ditch his WAY-too flashy alt mode for something that disguises him better... say, a VW bug.

    Or, for the next movie, they could go the TF:TM route, kill off everyone in the first 20 minutes, and introduce all new Cybertronian cars and planes.
     
  12. JKahn913

    JKahn913 Bunch of Mooncalves

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    Government Motors is destined to be an unmitigated disaster.

    Honda and Ford-Bots!
     
  13. Tekfreak

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    well they allready filed for bankruptcy. Just need to see if they can emerge
     
  14. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Ironhide dieing and becoming Ultra Magnus would be boss, they always speculated that UM was a rebuilt Ironhide in G1 anyways right?
     
  15. TIE Bomber

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    Duh! The 70's Camaro wasn't in production in 2007 so they're gonna have to go back & re-edit the 1st movie & kill off Bumblebee.

    This has to be the dumbest thread I've ever seen!:rolleyes2 


    Just cuz the Topkick isn't in production anymore doesn't mean they can still use it.
     
  16. neospark1

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    Red van! Red van! Red van (chanting like Left cheek)!
     
  17. thygriever

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    sad... ironhide wasn't beaten by Decepticons... he was beaten by the economy :( 
     
  18. Honey-Flash

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    If I were one of the film makers, I'd just put the Topkicks used in the film in storage, and whip em out when filming for TF3 starts.
     
  19. Onslaught Six

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    ...What? No.

    Ironhide dies in TFTM a mere minutes before Ultra Magnus shows up. No.

    You're likely thinking of Dion, the friend of Orion Pax, who was speculated to become either Ironhide or Ultra Magnus (and there's no evidence that he was even rebuilt at all.)
     
  20. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Moderator News Staff

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    Well can't anyone just hold on to the topkick so they can use it for TF3 and so on? also couldn't they also use a cg topkick?