To celebrate the opening week of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen you could find the original Optimus Prime and Autobot vehicles from the movie outside the Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood cinema in L.A.
Original Optimus Prime and Autobot vehicles from Transformers 2
These actual cars and trucks used in the film were on display from Tuesday June 23 until Sunday June 28, 2009 and it was spectacular to see them in person. This collection of images were photographed on June 23 and 25, 2009.
Autobot leader Optimus Prime in 'truck mode'
Most impressive of all was to see Autobot leader Optimus Prime in his Peterbilt Model-379 truck mode, especially with the iconic Autobot insignia adorning his hood.
Optimus Prime 'Autobot mode' movie billboard
This is the actual truck that drives out the back of a military aircraft at the beginning of the film and then transforms into Optimus Prime robot-mode before he hits the ground.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime truck
Optimus Prime movie billboard on Wilshire Boulevard in L.A.
Enjoy this short video clip of the Optimus Prime truck beside the Cinerama Dome entrance on Sunset Boulevard.
Next up is fan-favourite Autobot and Shia LaBeouf's faithful companion in the movie, Bumblebee, sporting a sleeker look than the first movie in the form of a yellow 2010 Camaro muscle car.
Autobot Bumblebee in 'vehicle mode'
Bumblebee 'Autobot mode' movie billboard
Bumblebee's distinctive yellow 2010 Camaro
The third vehicle on display is a new addition to the Autobot side in Transformers 2. Sideswipe is a super-cool looking Corvette Stingray Concept car.
Autobot Sidewipe in 'vehicle mode'
Sideswipe in 'Autobot mode'
Sideswipe's Corvette Stingray Concept Car
The final Autobot vehicle on display was the GMC TopKick pickup truck belonging to Ironhide.
Autobot Ironhide in 'truck mode'
The future looks uncertain for Ironhide to return in Transformers 3 in this vehicle mode, as General Motors announced they were ceasing production of his truck's model just weeks before Revenge of the Fallen opened in cinemas at the end of June 2009.
Autobot Ironhide's TopKick pickup truck from Transformers 2
Ironhide in 'Autobot mode'
If you liked these pictures, you'll also love this short video clip of Ironhide, Sideswipe and Bumblebee in the courtyard outside ArcLight Hollywood.
Don't forget to check out the original movie costumes from Transformers 2 worn by Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox and Ramon Rodriguez.
Buy the DVD in the USA: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)