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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby El Duque » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:34 pm

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The LA Times has published a new article discussing how Transformers: Age of Extinction will be used to be promote the Chevy Trax in China. The article includes a nice image of the Trax in both vehicle and robot mode, and gives us the characters name.........Trax! The Chevy Trax is Trax.

The "Transformers" franchise is uniquely suited to automotive product placement because many main characters are cars that change into robots. In the film, a Trax transforms into a robot of the same name. The car appears in a portion of the movie that was shot and takes place in China.


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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:38 pm

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This makes the Mexico City display referring to the Chevy Trax as just "Trax" and the Sonic RS as just "Sonic" make more sense.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:41 pm

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El Duque wrote: The Chevy Trax is Trax.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:50 pm

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Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Mkall » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:50 pm

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What's in a name? The real question is, will there be a toy?
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:57 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Well, what'd ya expect from from human scientists? I'm still surprised that one mech they built got the name "Galvatron" of all things. ;)
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:01 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Well, what'd ya expect from from human scientists? I'm still surprised that one mech they built got the name "Galvatron" of all things. ;)


I was expecting "Vehicon". >:oP
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Emerje » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:02 pm

Pffft, everyone knows red Trax is called Road Rage. :P

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:03 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Well, what'd ya expect from from human scientists? I'm still surprised that one mech they built got the name "Galvatron" of all things. ;)


I was expecting "Vehicon". >:oP
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Zeedust » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:18 pm

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I'm hoping it actually turns out to be Tracks. Retrax would also be acceptable, but seems less likely by an order of magnitude.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby BluePhirePB » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:37 pm

The car being sliced in half above is a Chevrolet Malibu

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby BERSEKAEL » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:38 pm

I think is just a reference name, but still, I like the idea of having more than one character for that human remote controled army.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby spongedude93 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:57 am

Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Well, what'd ya expect from from human scientists? I'm still surprised that one mech they built got the name "Galvatron" of all things. ;)


That's assuming the humans name him that and that he doesn't gain sentience and name himself.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Deadput » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:12 am

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Guys it could be a Vehicon that somehow is some what different then the others.


There were some Chinese advertisements/posters that had a silhouetted Trax (before we knew they were the Vehicons) with an also silhouetted dotm Bumblebee and Sideswipe.


So until now i wondered why a single Trax was advertised with those two even if it was only in China.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Megatron Wolf » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:07 am

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Shuttershock » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:06 am

Oh, Trax is it? Well, I'm sure he'll fit right into the story alongside Sonic, Camaro, Bugati and Lamborgini.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Fifo » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:58 am

Is it Autobot or Decepticon?
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Peridot » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:39 am

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Wasn't Skids called Trax, before they gave him a real name?
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby mblase75 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:51 am

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I get that the Corvette was already taken for Crosshairs, but they could have made Trax look at least a *little* bit like his namesake.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:18 am

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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spongedude93 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Well, what'd ya expect from from human scientists? I'm still surprised that one mech they built got the name "Galvatron" of all things. ;)


That's assuming the humans name him that and that he doesn't gain sentience and name himself.
Well, the info we got from CinemaCon hinted at his name being Galvatron in the fight scene with Prime before Lockdown shows up, in which scene Galvatron is being human-operated. So maybe, just maybe, he has that name given to him by the humans.

mirageandjazz1197 wrote:(before we knew they were the Vehicons)
When was it ever confirmed that they were Vehicons?

Megatron Wolf wrote:"cars that turn into robots" see heres the problem its suppose to be the other way around
Not in this case with this dude being a human-made mechanoid created to fight against the real Cybertronian Transformers. This thing is most likely not alive.

Fifo wrote:Is it Autobot or Decepticon?
Neither.

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I get that the Corvette was already taken for Crosshairs, but they could have made Trax look at least a *little* bit like his namesake.
Not when this thing isn't a homage to G1 Tracks. This "Trax" is named for what it is: A drone created from a Chevy Trax.
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:40 pm

Rated X wrote: it makes the movie kind of fake.


Would't want our giant alien transforming robot movie to not be 100% realistic! That would ruin the realism of this historical documentary!
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Deadput » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:06 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:This makes the Mexico City display referring to the Chevy Trax as just "Trax" and the Sonic RS as just "Sonic" make more sense.



The Sonic might be Hot Shot
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Revealed

Postby Peridot » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:31 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote: it makes the movie kind of fake.


Would't want our giant alien transforming robot movie to not be 100% realistic! That would ruin the realism of this historical documentary!

I have it on good authority that the entire purpose of these films is to discredit Transformers sightings*.


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