“Like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye,” states Optimus Prime in the original Transformers and it still holds true today, several years later and millions of dollars into the franchise the Transformers have returned for another ride. And over the years with each installment the actors and story lines have changed and even the design, but one thing has remained the same — that there is no show without the Transformers, who have always been the real stars of the films and like it or not are here to stay or at least one can hope so anyway. Meanwhile Michael Bay has managed yet again to get another story out of the franchise, which from the trailers are quite impressive.
Although none of this would be possible without the alien bots who steal the scenes every time. So just in time for the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction here’s a breakdown and behind the scenes look at the real stars — the Transformers. Plus check out this link for more http://www.transformersmovie.com/#home
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
AUTOBOTS * Disclaimer: some character accuracy may be slightly off as collected from multiple sources.
OPTIMUS PRIME: the bot in charge. You don’t mess with the Prime. This is a custom-built truck design from Western Star, that you can now ride in thanks to Uber for a limited time. Has 2 truck versions in the new film.
BUMBLEBEE: You already know: in case you don’t I’m the yellow vintage 1967 Camaro SS
Chevrolet Camaro 2014
DRIFT: the new kid on the block sporting the blue; former decepticon.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
HOUND: Military style. From Oshkosh Defense.
RATCHET: same ole same. Medical officer; H2 Hummer.
BRAINS: he’s back! Still an Autobot.
CROSSHAIRS: new bot, the green sexy machine; paratrooper.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
GALVATRON: main leader and villain, reborn Megatron.
Freight liner Argosy
STINGER: Spy and a sabotage.
LOCKDOWN: the bounty hunter, not really a decepticon; 700 horsepower @ 8,250 rpm from the 6.5L V12. Aventador LP 700-4
GRIMLOCK: dinobot leader and Prime’s sidekick; T-REX.
STRAFE: assault infantry
SCORN: demolition specialist.
Also Michael Bay has a cool link for updates on his films. Photos copyright of Paramount via various sources.