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Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS

Transformers News: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 7:40AM CDT

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The older model Camaro seen at the Transformers 4 set in the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley has been officially confirmed as Bumblebee! Director Michael Bay's official website has announced that Bumblebee's new vehicle mode is a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS. Check out the official image below.


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Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491340)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 8:28am CDT
Well, halfway didn't see that coming.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491345)
Posted by D-340 on May 30th, 2013 @ 8:42am CDT
Like the 67 Camaro. But Bee? Why go backwards, seeing as he was a new Camaro already. Hmmmmm........
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491347)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 30th, 2013 @ 9:02am CDT
Great. Well. Anyone taking bets on how long this will peg warm and be repainted?
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491348)
Posted by El Duque on May 30th, 2013 @ 9:09am CDT
I'm actually really pumped about Bee's new alt mode, it's one of my favorite muscle cars and the new color scheme is icing on the cake.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491349)
Posted by dragons on May 30th, 2013 @ 9:10am CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:Great. Well. Anyone taking bets on how long this will peg warm and be repainted?


when we get list who is in first wave 8-} its nice to see him in black like to hear bay explain bee downgrade.

hasbro keep bumblebee at one per wave two if you have dont over do it with four per case, / endles of repaints
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491352)
Posted by sdn1337 on May 30th, 2013 @ 9:17am CDT
It would be insane if that rusty car is Ultra Magnus... I wouldn't be suprised considering he was scrapped for the third movie I believe.

I like Bumblbee's new look. Maybe a tad more yellow. A thin line going through the left and right sides of the car will do it for me.

I just want to see the robot modes already! It's definitely going to take a little time though. It would be nice if Bee has a voice in this movie but I don't think that is going to happen. Considering not being able to speak is his new gimmick.

It isn't a big deal to me. We just need more focus on the Transformers this time around.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491353)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 9:34am CDT
El Duque wrote:The older model Camaro seen at the Transformers 4 set in the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley has been officially confirmed as Bumblebee! Director Michael Bay's official website has announced that Bumblebee's new vehicle mode is a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS. Check out the official image below.


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Bad. Ass. Almost makes up for Prime's shitty new alt mode. Almost.

Also, Magnus wasn't exactly "scrapped" from DotM, Sentinel Prime was originally going to be called Ultra Magnus, but then they changed it. They thought Magnus was too much of a goody-2-shoes to be a turncoat.

But if he was that rusty old cab-over? It'd be cool. Personally, I wish it was Grimlock. I really don't want to see a mechanical dinosaur. Not sure why.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491359)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 30th, 2013 @ 10:19am CDT
well thats one step in the right direction, now we just have to hope his tranformation/robot mode is different. Still doesnt make up for Prims horrible alt mode, And i would accept that old cabover as magnus as long as he has his trailer and it looks like magnus. Hopefully its not Galvatron
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491360)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 30th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Also, Magnus wasn't exactly "scrapped" from DotM, Sentinel Prime was originally going to be called Ultra Magnus, but then they changed it. They thought Magnus was too much of a goody-2-shoes to be a turncoat.


Source for why they changed the name?

Shockwave and Megatron were labelled "Blitzwing" and "Cyclonus" in concept art, despite their identity being blatantly obvious. I could see them doing the same for Sentinel.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491365)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 10:49am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Also, Magnus wasn't exactly "scrapped" from DotM, Sentinel Prime was originally going to be called Ultra Magnus, but then they changed it. They thought Magnus was too much of a goody-2-shoes to be a turncoat.


Source for why they changed the name?

Shockwave and Megatron were labelled "Blitzwing" and "Cyclonus" in concept art, despite their identity being blatantly obvious. I could see them doing the same for Sentinel.


Maybe. It was in the extras on the limited movie trilogy set blu ray for DoTM. I watched it when I 1st got it, haven't seen it since. But Sentinel was clearly called Ultra Magnus in pre-production. I recall them saying they changed it so Magnus's "character wasn't tarnished." Or something like that.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491366)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 30th, 2013 @ 10:57am CDT
'Murica!
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491369)
Posted by njb902 on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:10am CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:'Murica!


Is that a word?
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491370)
Posted by shockfreak on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:16am CDT
I don't get why everybodys hating on OP's alt mode. Bay said it would be a massive revamp for all the characters, and optimus got the biggest revamp. I personally think its a great looking mode, and absolutely need to see the robot mode ASAP.

And youll never hear me say this again, but HASBRO, I want a leader Bumblebee.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491371)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:17am CDT
njb902 wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:'Murica!


Is that a word?


More or less. Some redneck came up with the term trying to make the word "America" sound tougher. It's caught on ever since, and it's got it's own little meme and series of jokes & gags.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491372)
Posted by hinomars19 on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
KnightStrike wrote:
As for the rusty old truck, my guess is Bay is using it as the butt of a joke involving Optimus's new alt mode similarly to the whole yellow Volkswagen at the car lot with Camaro Bumblebee in the first movie.


Couldn't help thinking that myself :grin:

Very strange 'Bee has gone 'backwards'...still I guess maybe they are aiming for car enthusiasts? :-? He looks a bit like TFP Cliffjumper though...maybe it's a round-a-bout homage and now 'Bee is kinda like a re-paint of an original Cliff mold? :-B
Hey, it'd be kinda cool of he transformed like TFP Cliff. It'd be closer to that classic Bumblebee transformation and less like Jazz etc. 8)
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491383)
Posted by leokearon on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:46am CDT
Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491385)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 11:49am CDT
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491392)
Posted by leokearon on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:30pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP


Yeah because Shelfwarmers make loads of money :D
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491394)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:37pm CDT
I hate to say it but BB is the best car of the bunch and the most logical of all the cars that we've seen so far in regards to the RID theme. I'm glad they went this route with him instead of amping him up into some super flashy pimped out retardedness.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491395)
Posted by Red 50 on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
Gotta say that old-school Camo is nice.
It has character. That's what I like about old and used stuff. They've seen life. Heck, even both of my leather-jackets are second-handed. That thing looks good for Bee.

I just hope they FINALLY get Bee talking, not through the radio.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491396)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CDT
leokearon wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP


Yeah because Shelfwarmers make loads of money :D


Shelfwarming is not Hasbro's fault; the blame is the stores and retailers for overstocking them with the idea that popular characters sell better than mainline characters.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491397)
Posted by megatronis on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:43pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP


Yeah because Shelfwarmers make loads of money :D


Shelfwarming is not Hasbro's fault; the blame is the stores and retailers for overstocking them with the idea that popular chara
cters sell better than mainline characters.

But hasbros the one that puts out 27 repaints of bee instead of figs the fans want >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491398)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CDT
megatronis wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP


Yeah because Shelfwarmers make loads of money :D


Shelfwarming is not Hasbro's fault; the blame is the stores and retailers for overstocking them with the idea that popular chara
cters sell better than mainline characters.

But hasbros the one that puts out 27 repaints of bee instead of figs the fans want >:oP


Ah, but what if I told you that there are some fans that did want them? ;)
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491400)
Posted by megatronis on May 30th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
megatronis wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
leokearon wrote:Optimus and Bumblebee, so much for new cast


Like Hasbro is going to do away with their prime moneymaking characters in the Transformers franchise. >:oP


Yeah because Shelfwarmers make loads of money :D


Shelfwarming is not Hasbro's fault; the blame is the stores and retailers for overstocking them with the idea that popular chara
cters sell better than mainline characters.

But hasbros the one that puts out 27 repaints of bee instead of figs the fans want >:oP


Ah, but what if I told you that there are some fans that did want them? ;)
:shock: THAT'S NOT TRUE!!!! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE !!
:-? .......
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491404)
Posted by El Duque on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CDT
How about a few more vehicle images from the Transformers 4 set in Monument Park? DailyMail.UK has posted a trio of new images featuring the Autobot crew, including a couple of previously unseen vehicles. The first group shot image includes what appears to be an emergency vehicle (see the barely visible light bar) bringing up the rear and a larger military vehicle in the middle of the pack. All the other vehicles in the shot are confirmed Autobots, could these also be new characters or perhaps just human vehicles. Images mirrored below.

Update: We have a closer look at the large green military vehicle courtesy of Instagram user donnieboy_09.

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Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491405)
Posted by njb902 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Optimus is going to be huge in bot mode. Also could the other large vehicle be bulkhead perhaps?
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491406)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
First-Aid, Ratchet, or Prowl?

As for the military vehicle, I've no idea, other than suggest Brawn or Bulkhead. Maybe even Hound.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491407)
Posted by megatronis on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CDT
njb902 wrote:Optimus is going to be huge in bot mode. Also could the other large vehicle be bulkhead perhaps?

I could see bulk being that..however i think it would work better for a con...but if those pics mean anything i guess he's a bot
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491408)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CDT
One word: OOOoooWWwweeeeeeEE :BOWDOWN:
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491409)
Posted by hinomars19 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:23pm CDT
Prime really could use a trailer or something of sorts at the back just to balance him a bit. He kinda reminds me of G2 hero Op, so just a little bit of something at the back. C'mon, it's a bay movie, surely Optimus packin' a missile could've been accepted :D

Is it too easy for the emergency vehicle to be Ratchet? :-?
The big one being Bulkhead? Hmmm...possible given he's a popular known character of the minute. Not sure I'd like that though. Bulk is easily one of my fave TF characters...so it's worrisome what could get done to him. Although Prime and Ratchet have always been good characters in these movies (what little we get, I know :HEADHURTS: )
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491412)
Posted by Red 50 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CDT
I see that military-truck's driver!

It might be Bulkhead, though I wouldn't bet on it. Brawn would work too. After all, autobots could use a weapons and/or military specialist. After Ironhide's rusty end...
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491414)
Posted by megatronis on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CDT
Hope this pic post..never done it on my phone b4...if it does iwish bee woyld have looked like this
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491415)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:32pm CDT
Red 50 wrote:After Ironhide's rusty end...


Which angers me to no end... :-x
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491418)
Posted by Red 50 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
megatronis wrote:Hope this pic post..never done it on my phone b4...if it does iwish bee woyld have looked like this


Well, as much as I love the fifth gen. Camo, it's actually growing old as Bumblebee. Since this is a reboot-ish thing he could use a new(er) look. And if they pull it off right he might look badass.
There I go again, ever the optimist.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491420)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
Prime looks stupid, I think it's those exhausts that push it over the edge.
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Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491421)
Posted by megatronis on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Red 50 wrote:After Ironhide's rusty end...


Which angers me to no end... :-x


I was the one screaming in the theater IRONHIIIIIIIDE NOOOOOOO 8) OOOOO LIL
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491422)
Posted by Red 50 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Red 50 wrote:After Ironhide's rusty end...


Which angers me to no end... :-x


To be honest they did say the third movie was going to be darker than the last ones. That certainly did the trick. I was shocked, to say the least. Just not in the theatre. F*cking spoilers...
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491424)
Posted by DTR69 on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
Hold on a minute how comes they are using cars other than GM cars for the alt modes.
Bumblbee was made into a heartless camaro, instead of a friendly bubbly VW beetle becuase of the licensing issues. And old american cars ditch function for character, so they should of picked a car with character. Also if bumblbee can change into anything in a second, why is he changing into an old camaro. The thing is, classic cars are rare, so bumblbee beeing one isn't very subtle, neither is that horrible corvette, I can not beleive the word concept is next to it.
If they are now using european cars, they should use an English Range Rover Evoque, the victoria Beckham one at that [never thought I'd say that]. Alot of people love classic American cars, but even more prefer European & Japanese styling, it' s more dynamic and much more functional. Also classic cars are also hated, and that's why there are so many shelf warmers. I've never liked Bumblbee becuase I was never a fan of porsches, and a fat porsche isn't my idea of a dream car compared to a countach. But GM cars have alot of sub companies, so they need to use cars that people are familiar with, and a camaro isn't that world wide spread, but the styling isn't bad. But using an old camaro doesn't make sense.
The Yayron is a step in the right dircetion, but if you want a robot that looks good you need to pick a car that has parts that will enhance its looks. An old american car doesn't have parts that look like they belong on a robot, but an English 4x4 off Roader does. Classic cars are a dumb idea, not only are they rare and therefore not great disguises, they also don't look good as robots, and they are not familar with kids, as us collectors aren't important so I'm told. [even though kids don't care about transformers like we did back in the day]
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491427)
Posted by Janus Prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
I like how this movie is making us speculate, just like the first one. Are they G1 characters? will they be good representations of them? will the toys made out of these designs be cool?... by DOTM we knew the answer to all these questions was "hell no!".
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491431)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:13pm CDT
I predict the big green military truck will be Bulkhead.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491435)
Posted by noctorro on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:19pm CDT
Anybody else have the TERRIBLE feeling they're gonna know about 99% of the movie before it's even on the big screen?

Anybody else feel the frustration of the coming months of unwanted spoilers that everybody anywhere that has anything to do with action figures will post?

No probably not, I think I'm the only one :(


:michaelbay:

Damnit internet, 12 more $%^&!@#!!! months, TWELVE MOAR, and the spoiling already starts.

Bloody Trolls, bloody trolls everywhere :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491438)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:24pm CDT
I love those new vehicle modes, but the sad thing is that one of them have to die. On every movie an Autobot dies. I just hope that's not the case with these Autobots here. :BOT:
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491442)
Posted by Red 50 on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I love those new vehicle modes, but the sad thing is that one of them have to die. On every movie an Autobot dies. I just hope that's not the case with these Autobots here. :BOT:


We'll just have to keep our eyes open for stereotypes with these characters.
movie 1: Jazz - afro-american
movie 2: Arcee(s) - female (okay, that's sexist, but still) and Jetfire - old fellow from the British isles (if I'm not mistaken)
movie 3: Que - yeah, I gots confused with that but it CLEARLY is something.

I'm not evil, just CRAZY!
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491445)
Posted by Sideswipe619 on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
that truck is a pre-beast sludge. has to be
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491447)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
car pics again....
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491455)
Posted by Burn on May 30th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:car pics again....


At this point in the filming, what else are you wanting?
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491458)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 3:50pm CDT
The military truck is the real world alt mode for Beast Hunters Optimus, too funny. Watch the Vette be Springer with a speedboat third mode.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491460)
Posted by shockfreak on May 30th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CDT
in a rumored plot, hound was actually in the movie. I would love to see that big ass truck as hound. that would be great. :)
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491461)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
I think the Vette should be Throttlebot Freeway.
Re: Transformers 4 Bumblebee Confirmed as Vintage 1967 Camaro SS (1491464)
Posted by sdn1337 on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CDT
This has to be most of TF Prime's cast.

OP, Bee, Bulkhead, and Ratchet. It's obvious. The supposed other two characters make a good addition to the cast. Hopefully they look awesome like we want them to!

I used to not like Bulkhead when he was introduced in animated. I felt like he replaced Ironhide.

But now I really like Bulkhead so I'm cool with that! I hope he has his trademark giant chin too!

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