If there is one film I am not ashamed to admit that I like it is all of the Transformers series. So now with the new film coming out I thought it would be a good time to go on the lookout for what the new robots would look like. But I stumbled across something a little more interesting. This is the amazing work and indeed imagination of Darren Rawlings, who likes to think up what famous retro vehicles would look like if they could transform…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About The Transformers Film
10 – Pizzapunk – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: Michael Bay actually hated Transformers toys and cartoons growing up, and he almost turned the film down calling it “a stupid toy movie.”
9 – Kitten – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: For the scene where Scorponok bursts out of the sand right on the heels of the soldiers was considered too expensive to do with CGI so it was done by detonating over 20 meters of primer cord under the sand. The explosion was so big and dangerous to the actors in the scene that a full array of medical staff were located just behind the camera.
8 – Tyres – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: Optimus Prime’s original name was Orion Pax, but once he becomes the leader of the Autobots his name changed.
7 – Mr T-ransfomer – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: Over 100 cars had their engines removed so that it would be easier to destroy them and flip them over.
6 – Lovebug – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: While a lot of the film is done with CGI all of the films stunts a live action, and no CGI effects were used while the characters did their stunts.
5 – Batorang – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: Not only did the U.S. Department of Defence provided information on how the army would deal with the situations that arise in all the films, but they also always supply authentic military uniforms for all the actors! Makes you wonder why.
4 – Nunchaker – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: While in helicopter mode Decepticon Blackout’s vertical stabilizer reads 4500X which is the registration of Michael Bay’s private jet! Show off.
3 – Unmasker – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: In the film, the name “Autobot” stands for “Autonomous Robotic Organism”, but all through the life of the comics and cartoons this was never mentioned at all.
2 – Slimertron – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: Transformers still holds the record for the biggest opening week for a NON-sequel with $152.5 million!
1 – Mc Flybot – deviantart.com/darrenrawlings
FACT: In the original Transformers film Bumblebee was supposed to be a VolksWagon Bug however thought there would be a copyright clash with Herbie the Lovebug. But while Bumblebee got changed to a Chevrolet Camero Bumblebee was parked next to a Volkswagen Beetle in the car dealership scene!