Revealed: Transformers 7 vehicle line-up goes back to basics
Bumeblee's conversion into an off-roader will certainly spark some conversation
When Michael Bay brought the much-loved Transformers timeline to the big screen back in 2007, there's no doubt that it was well worth the wait. It formed the perfect triumvirate of action, storytelling brilliance, and a wave of fantastic machines. Hearing Optimus Prime's deep, reassuring voice was as equally satisfying as seeing Bumblebee's child-like persona force him to give himself a make-over, from a second-generation Camaro into the then new fifth-generation model. All out of pure jealousy.
If anything, that version of the Camaro will forever be synonymous with Bumblebee's name, and rightfully so. I certainly can't help but say ''BUMBLEBEE!'' every time I walk past a bright yellow Camaro - even if it doesn't have black stripes on it. I sit and urge the damn thing to start realigning itself mechanically so I can see it Transform. I haven't been lucky enough to witness it just yet, but I'm counting my chickens.
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The personality that usurped the machine felt like a match made in heaven. It didn't half help to boost Chevrolet's sales figures, either, and that's what makes the Transformers saga so captivating: it never fails to bring some cool ass cars, trucks, and planes into the fold. This theme will continue in the forthcoming seventh instalment, titled ''Transformers: Rise of the Beasts''.
Petrolheads will cheer in jubilation at the sight of the vehicles that director Steven Caple Jr. will include, with a recent Instagram reveal taken in Peru showing that Bumblebee will return to being a second-generation Camaro, with the additions of a range of off-road equipment that mean he will be able to go anywhere and everywhere.
An R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R will be the host for Nightbird - and that mean looking body kit, sporting copper and purple accents, really does make it a menacing beast of a thing. Autobot captain Optimus Prime will resume his standard practice of transforming into the trusty old red, white and blue truck that fans have grown to love so dearly.
The incredible armada of cars continues with an orange GMC Topkick tow truck that is supposedly going to be a ''Terrorcon'', the new breed of villainous cybertronic robots that will replace the outgoing Decepticons. Mirage will be played by a silver Porsche 964, Wheeljack will transform into a very cool Volkswagen Samba Bus, and Scourge will take the form of a black Mack truck. To round off the reveal, Autobot Arcee will be a Ducati 916 - because .. why not?
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will release in theatres on June 24 2022 - are you excited? Leave your thoughts down below!
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