Thursday, June 25, 2009

Optimus Prime and Autobot vehicles from Transformers 2...

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
Transformers 2 Autobot Optimus Prime truck movie prop
Transformers 2 Autobots cars at ArcLight Hollywood
Transformers 2 Autobots Bumblebee and Sideswipe cars
Iconic Transformers Autobot symbol
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'
Autobot Optimus Prime truck from Transformers 2Autobot leader Optimus Prime truck side view
Transformers 2 Optimus Prime truck front view
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.
Transformers 2 Autobot leader Optimus Prime truck mode

Optimus Prime 'Autobot mode' movie billboard
Transformers 2 Optimus Prime 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
Original Transformers 2 Autobot Optimus Prime truckOptimus Prime truck side viewTransformers 2 Autobot Optimus PrimeTransformers 2 Autobot Optimus Prime side view

Optimus Prime movie billboard on Wilshire Boulevard in L.A.
Optimus Prime Transformers 2 film billboard
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'
Transformers 2 Autobot Bumblebee Camaro carTransformers 2 Autobot cars Bumblebee and Sideswipe

Bumblebee 'Autobot mode' movie billboard
Autobot Bumblebee Transformers 2 film billboard

Bumblebee's distinctive yellow 2010 Camaro
Transformers 2 Autobot Bumblebee Camaro hood
Transformers 2 Autobot sports carsTransformers 2 Autobot cars detail
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'
Autobot Sideswipe Corvette Stingray car from Transformers 2Transformers 2 Sideswipe Corvette Stingray concept carNew Autobot Sideswipe Corvette Stingray concept car

Sideswipe in 'Autobot mode'

Transformers 2 Autobot Sideswipe concept art
Sideswipe's Corvette Stingray Concept Car
Transformers 2 Sideswipe Corvette Stingray concept car front view
Transformers 2 Sideswipe Corvette Stingray car
Transformers Autobot Sideswipe Corvette Stingray concept car
Transformers 2 new Autobot Sideswipe car
The final Autobot vehicle on display was the GMC TopKick pickup truck belonging to Ironhide.

Autobot Ironhide in 'truck mode'
Transformers 2 Autobot Ironhide Topkick truckOriginal Transformers 2 Autobot Ironhide truck
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
Transformers 2 Autobot Ironhide pickup truck back view
Transformers 2 Autobot vehicles at ArcLight Hollywood

Ironhide in 'Autobot mode'
Transformers 2 Autobot Ironhide concept artIronhide Transformers Autobot insignia

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.


10 comments:

  1. Bumblebee and sideswipe are really hot cars!!!!!

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  2. I totally agree - would love a Stingray Concept myself!

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  3. I LOVE THE TRANSFORMERS!!!!!!!! THEY ARE THE MOST COOLEST THINGS EVER!!!!!! I HOPE THEY MAKE A 3 NOW!!! I LOVE THEM ALL!! BUT I THINK BUMBLEBEE IS JUST SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE AND OPTIMUS PRIME IT SOOOOOOOOOOO ASOME!!!!!!!

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  4. Thanks for the comment - I'm glad I had some photos to share with you!

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  5. Do you know if GMC is planning to build the Corvette Concept, since they just came out with the ZR1 again? cautionwetpaintco@yahoo.com Thanks -Will

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  6. I LOVE TRANSFORMERS!!!! BumbleBee is a BAD!!!! car! best movies ever!

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  7. I love Ironhide's truck form /drools/ They quit making his model :o I hope they don't change it!

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  8. where is that place?

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  9. It was outside the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood in June 2009.

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