- Image credit: Steven Caple Jr. on Instagram

Revealed: Transformers 7 vehicle line-up goes back to basics

Bumeblee's conversion into an off-roader will certainly spark some conversation

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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.

Image credit: Paramount

Image credit: Paramount

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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Comments (5)

  • Can’t wait to get the action figures now!

      1 month ago
  • Well, they won't have to do too much work for the toyline. Lot's of redecos & retools. Maybe a few new molds. Bumblebee will obviously be a retool of his first Studio Series figure. Prime will be a redeco of Studio Series 38 (Bumblebee Prime). Mirage a redeco of Studio Series 86 Jazz. Arcee most likely a retool of DOTM deluxe Arcee. Scourge a retool of Studio Series 34 (DOTM Megatron), The unnamed Terrorcon most likely a heavy retool of Studio Series Ironhide (or possibly DOTM Voyager Ironhide). The only truly new molds I see are Nightbird & Wheeljack (although, knowing Hasbro's cost cutting measures, WJ may very well be a heavy retool of the Earthrise Ironhide/Ratchet mold with a VW shell).

      1 month ago
  • That truck reminds me of the “War Rig”

      1 month ago
  • Wheeljack is a van, and the Porsche isn't Jazz? wrong, just wrong.

      1 month ago
    • Well, Jazz was ripped apart by Megatron back in the first movie - what a waste. But yeah Jazz should be the Porsche and Wheeljack absolutely MUST be a Stratos. And Mirage an F1 car… if Optimus is the Freightliner.

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