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Friday, May 31st, 2013 1:54PM CDT

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Thanks to MichaelBay.com, we now know that the name "Hound" has been assigned to the large green truck shown in this week's set photos from the filming of Transformers 4. Unfortunately, this is not Bulkhead as many fans had hoped or assumed.

MichaelBay.com wrote:Hound
The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense. High resolution photo: http://bayhem.com/16wz8Oj


Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound

Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound
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Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491681)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 1:58pm CDT
Totally called it (well, more like one of my three guesses). >:oP
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491682)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 31st, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
Good to see a new type of vehicle being represented, but I was hoping this would be revealed as Bulkhead considering how he ties into the past 6 years of media.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491687)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:10pm CDT
:sad: HOW THE HELL IT'S NOT A JEEP WRANGLER FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! :BANG_HEAD:

:michaelbay:

:grin: Now, please show the robot mode and let's hope for at least a voyager toy. :x
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491688)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:11pm CDT
UNfortunately? I'm glad it's not Bulkhead. He's a character that was created to appeal to younger kids who watch the cartoons, not the audience the movies are intended for.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491689)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:11pm CDT
Awesome. I'm very ok with this being Hound. I would prefer the names go to classic characters rather than newbies. It's also very nice seeing the Autobots get something other than sports cars. The RC truck and Laptop were cool though (as alt. modes I mean).
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491690)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote::sad: HOW THE HELL IT'S NOT A JEEP WRANGLER FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! :BANG_HEAD:


I would have preferred it as a Jeep as well. In fact, any type of Jeep would have been fine.

But as I usually say, different continuities, different whatevers. ;)
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491692)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:13pm CDT
NovaSentinel wrote:Something tells me that Bay will have the dinobots turn into vehicles, but have Dino modes instead of robot modes :-? why? because :michaelbay:


Know what? that would be rad as hell! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491693)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote::sad: HOW THE HELL IT'S NOT A JEEP WRANGLER FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! :BANG_HEAD:


I would have preferred it as a Jeep as well. In fact, any type of Jeep would have been fine.

But as I usually say, different continuities, different whatevers. ;)


Someone said that this mode would have suited Bulkhead better. Also, Hound was usually a subtle guy, with his hollogram gimmick and whatnot. Still, I'm looking forward to see how this character will turn out in the movie verse.

Also, this is a great vehicle mode. I'm looking forward for a robot mode.
I also hope for a good toy to go with it.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491695)
Posted by That Bot on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:17pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:UNfortunately? I'm glad it's not Bulkhead. He's a character that was created to appeal to younger kids who watch the cartoons, not the audience the movies are intended for.

Bay himself has said on numerous occasions that the movies are made with kids in mind. That suggests to me that he has a weird idea of what's appropriate for kids and what isn't, but that's beside the point.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491700)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:24pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:UNfortunately? I'm glad it's not Bulkhead. He's a character that was created to appeal to younger kids who watch the cartoons, not the audience the movies are intended for.


Because the movies cater to an audience that likes to see dogs humping other dogs, or "Wheelie" humping a female human's leg?

This is a great alt mode for good ole Bulkhead, and if indeed he was originally created to appeal to younger kids watching cartoons, the live action movies don't necessarily hold characters to their cartoon form.

At least this is another example of having a new character in the Bayverse.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491701)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:24pm CDT
That Bot wrote:Bay himself has said on numerous occasions that the movies are made with kids in mind. That suggests to me that he has a weird idea of what's appropriate for kids and what isn't, but that's beside the point.


I agree: his idea of "for the kids" is definitely twisted.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491703)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
well at least he's a military vehicle, now we just need to hope he looks like hound & not bulhead.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491710)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
A military vehicle Autobot! Finally!! Seriously, how'd it take 4 damn movies for Michael Bay of all people to make a military vehicle a good guy?
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491712)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
I wouldn't be surprised if Hound is just a temporary codename given to throw us off, and he really turns out to be Bulkhead.

Either way, I don't care, I'm just glad it's a green military vehicle.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491713)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:46pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:A military vehicle Autobot! Finally!! Seriously, how'd it take 4 damn movies for Michael Bay of all people to make a military vehicle a good guy?


*ahem*

Image

And let's not forget:

Image

;)
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491722)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 31st, 2013 @ 3:44pm CDT
:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: F#%$&K YEAH WELCOME TO THE LIVE ACTION FILM HOUND!! THANK GOD IT WAS NOT BULKHEAD I HATE BIG AND DUMB :HEADHURTS: ...and i could care less if its not a tiny ass jeep!! Another G1 character for the decepticons to slaughter :CON:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491723)
Posted by ScottyP on May 31st, 2013 @ 3:44pm CDT
I'm glad it's not Bulkhead. I have Bulkhead fatigue. Bulkhead isn't even a particularly interesting character :puts on flame-proof suit:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491724)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:03pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
That Bot wrote:Bay himself has said on numerous occasions that the movies are made with kids in mind. That suggests to me that he has a weird idea of what's appropriate for kids and what isn't, but that's beside the point.


I agree: his idea of "for the kids" is definitely twisted.


How so? Violence in cartoons was considered appropriate for kids in the 90s. Why should it be any different?
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491725)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:08pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
That Bot wrote:Bay himself has said on numerous occasions that the movies are made with kids in mind. That suggests to me that he has a weird idea of what's appropriate for kids and what isn't, but that's beside the point.


I agree: his idea of "for the kids" is definitely twisted.


How so? Violence in cartoons was considered appropriate for kids in the 90s. Why should it be any different?


Exhibit A) Sexual innuendo taken too far (Alice, Wheelie, and one of the first scenes of Dark of the Moon are prime examples).

Exhibit B) Language, to the point where even the ever famous explicative (you know, the "F" one) was uttered by Mikaela when Sam was "killed" in Revenge of the Fallen.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491731)
Posted by Burn on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
I'd like to see these quotes where Bay has said these movies are made with kids in mind.

Is anyone able to provide them?
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491732)
Posted by Slashercon on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
It's nice to see some Hound love in the Movieverse. Even if he might wind up looking...robust. All I know, is that Bay had better include Dingnut and Skyguy :D
(oh, and it's good to be back.)
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491740)
Posted by Dean ML on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:56pm CDT
Really anxious to see the new bot modes.

It'd blow my mind if they presented the TFs as actual characters in the next movie with actual character development. Not hopefuly about that, but I'll enjoy it nonetheless.

As far as the toys are concerned, make him leader class for scale purposes or I'm not interested.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491741)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 4:58pm CDT
Dean ML wrote:As far as the toys are concerned, make him leader class for scale purposes or I'm not interested.


I dunno; it would seem more in scale with the others if he were a Voyager.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491746)
Posted by MenaceRX on May 31st, 2013 @ 5:29pm CDT
Since his overall vehicular build is similar to what Sentinel was I dont have high hopes for the toy. That Voyager and Leader class were total trash imo. I hope they prove us wrong but we ended up with a Voyager class Megatron truck, not a leader like we should have received and a class A P.O.S in Sentinel Prime Leader class. So while fingers are crossed for better results this time out, I wont be holding my breath. I have no doubt it will look amazing in the movie.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491759)
Posted by monuo_ripts on May 31st, 2013 @ 6:00pm CDT
Am I the only one who reads the description to possibly NOT be the name of a new character but just the name of a new vehicle type from a military branch?

EDIT: Also, they may pull that name changing BS like they did with Wheeljack/Que. This could just as easily be bulkhead or someone else a few months from now.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491767)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 31st, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:*ahem*

*snip*

;)


In the movie itself, I mean. The toyline has had quite a few military Bots: Whirl, Powerglide, Guzzle, Breakaway, Springer, Depthcharge, Skyhammer, Air Raid, Flak...

Incidentally, the Landmine mold is one of my favorites from the Movie lines.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491778)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 31st, 2013 @ 7:02pm CDT
not surprised about this at all. bay knows nothing about transformers. wake me when the toys get here.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491786)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 31st, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Awesome!!!! I think this is our first in-film military vehicle Autobot, right (Not counting Jetfire, who was a Decepticon first)?

griftimus prime wrote:not surprised about this at all. bay knows nothing about transformers. wake me when the toys get here.


I smell a geewu-oh, no, it's just you.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491792)
Posted by Capt.Failure on May 31st, 2013 @ 7:50pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:not surprised about this at all. bay knows nothing about transformers. wake me when the toys get here.


Translation:

Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491807)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 8:39pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Awesome!!!! I think this is our first in-film military vehicle Autobot, right (Not counting Jetfire, who was a Decepticon first)?


Outside the film, there's plenty of them. But in the films themselves, yep, just Jetfire.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491811)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 31st, 2013 @ 8:53pm CDT
If you listen you can hear all the rage and butt hurt. Its hilarious. It looks like an awesome hound. Nice to see something other than a million dollar sports car
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491816)
Posted by That Bot on May 31st, 2013 @ 9:08pm CDT
Burn wrote:I'd like to see these quotes where Bay has said these movies are made with kids in mind.

Is anyone able to provide them?

I'm too lazy to try and dig it up, sorry. But I remember reading it in an interview or statement he made regarding either this fourth movie, or the ride, and it was published on Seibertron. It was an offhand remark, not "HEY EVERYBODY I'M MAKING A MOVIE FOR KIDS", but it was there.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491829)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on May 31st, 2013 @ 9:35pm CDT
That Bot wrote:
Burn wrote:I'd like to see these quotes where Bay has said these movies are made with kids in mind.

Is anyone able to provide them?

I'm too lazy to try and dig it up, sorry. But I remember reading it in an interview or statement he made regarding either this fourth movie, or the ride, and it was published on Seibertron. It was an offhand remark, not "HEY EVERYBODY I'M MAKING A MOVIE FOR KIDS", but it was there.


According to the TF1 DVD commentaries, he wasn't really sure what to market the movie as. But during a test viewing, he had a talk with a guy who said it wasn't his cup of tea. Bay then decided, "Okay, I'll make this for kids, then."

Or something like that.

As for the fan service, he was on record in the ROTF DVD commentaries, saying that he met this bunch of kids at a convenience store who, when he asked what they liked about the TF movie, said it was Megan Fox. He expected them to name one of the robots, but they all chose Fox. And it that's what the audience wants, it's what they'll get.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491830)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 9:38pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
As for the fan service, he was on record in the ROTF DVD commentaries, saying that he met this bunch of kids at a convenience store who, when he asked what they liked about the TF movie, said it was Megan Fox. He expected them to name one of the robots, but they all chose Fox. And it that's what the audience wants, it's what they'll get.


Ah, the beauty of puberty. >:oP
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491834)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 31st, 2013 @ 9:52pm CDT
The rusty old truck is kup lol
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491841)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2013 @ 10:10pm CDT
Oddly, I find this meme to be strangely relevant to all the butthurt about Bumblebee switching vehicles on us:

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Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491855)
Posted by Slashercon on May 31st, 2013 @ 11:16pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
As for the fan service, he was on record in the ROTF DVD commentaries, saying that he met this bunch of kids at a convenience store who, when he asked what they liked about the TF movie, said it was Megan Fox. He expected them to name one of the robots, but they all chose Fox. And it that's what the audience wants, it's what they'll get.


Ah, the beauty of puberty. >:oP

So essentially, part of the outcome of ROTF was some brats' fault. ANOTHER ONE OF MY CONSPIRACY THEORIES WAS TRUE!! Professor Slashercon, you have done it again. :DANCE: :-B (Seriously though, who would've thought Bay had a soft spot for the "wants" of kids. Then again, They are fans of a movie he made.)
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491872)
Posted by Muscle Man on June 1st, 2013 @ 12:12am CDT
No way this is Hound, bros. This is Arcee as a militant-lesbo fuel truck... hell bent shooting pee flames on whats left of this rancid Bay-Fest. WHOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491878)
Posted by Muscle Man on June 1st, 2013 @ 12:31am CDT
TF4 Team: "Sir, any suggestions on how we should approach this film?"

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "We're also excited about a new prospect as the love interest for Mr. Funky Bunch...any thoughts?

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "Mr. Bay, we're thinking of possibly doing a small redesign to Optimus...considering the fanboy backlash of his previous design. A new paint scheme maybe?

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "What are you smoking and where might we be able to get some?"

MB:.... .... :michaelbay: ?
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491882)
Posted by Burn on June 1st, 2013 @ 12:49am CDT
Welcome to the site, thank you for contributing to the discussion.

btw, nice signature.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491885)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 1st, 2013 @ 1:04am CDT
Muscle Man wrote:TF4 Team: "Sir, any suggestions on how we should approach this film?"

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "We're also excited about a new prospect as the love interest for Mr. Funky Bunch...any thoughts?

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "Mr. Bay, we're thinking of possibly doing a small redesign to Optimus...considering the fanboy backlash of his previous design. A new paint scheme maybe?

MB: :michaelbay:

TF4 Team: "What are you smoking and where might we be able to get some?"

MB:.... .... :michaelbay: ?


Trying to make it look like Bay isn't an intelligent individual is rather childish of you. A multi-billion dollar earning director isn't an idiot. And secondly, in regards to the bolded statement, fans of a specific franchise are the last people you want making a film or giving suggestions. Fans of a genre definitely (like Del Toro and Pacific Rim), but fans of a specific series? Never.

Examples of films made by fanboys:

The Last Airbender
Dungeons and Dragons
Battlefield Earth
Godzilla '98

Now find the movie out of that list that isn't objectively terrible.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491894)
Posted by guarayakha on June 1st, 2013 @ 1:48am CDT
It'll be kinda funny if Hasbro decided to cut production costs and retools the BeastHunter OP mold for Hound's movie toy :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491895)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on June 1st, 2013 @ 1:57am CDT
I'm just glad Hound IS some sort of military vehicle.

Now show me some robot modes! :twisted:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491903)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on June 1st, 2013 @ 3:18am CDT
Not bad... The truck has some character, and is at least a military vehicle. That's already a miracle by Bay's standards. I doubt any movie hound figure will have me replacing my classics version, but by all means, they should try to get me to.

People don't like the new BB vehicle mode? Why not? This is way better than the crappy current day muscle cars, all bloated and bland. When looks are concerned, BB looks awesome as an old Camaro... Plus he's a transformer, he can probably go faster than any Camaro actually can ;)
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491906)
Posted by quickmixed on June 1st, 2013 @ 4:13am CDT
If I had read this news in '07 I would have been #-o :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:

What a difference 6-7 years makes. Its a cool vehicle. Looking forward to seeing the robot mode. Hopefully some concept designs start to leak in the next few months.
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491907)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 1st, 2013 @ 4:13am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Not bad... The truck has some character, and is at least a military vehicle. That's already a miracle by Bay's standards. I doubt any movie hound figure will have me replacing my classics version, but by all means, they should try to get me to.

People don't like the new BB vehicle mode? Why not? This is way better than the crappy current day muscle cars, all bloated and bland. When looks are concerned, BB looks awesome as an old Camaro... Plus he's a transformer, he can probably go faster than any Camaro actually can ;)


Wow, the day came that I agree with you on something. To be completely honest when I was watching the first film and Megan Fox called Bee's alt mode a "piece of crap Camaro" I just about yelled at the screen. What car nut in their right mind would not like a classic camaro, especially one that's full of highly customizable alien ultratech. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491911)
Posted by mkb128123 on June 1st, 2013 @ 4:22am CDT
has no body noticed the white truck in the last image that looks like primes old alt mode?
magnus maybe?
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491916)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on June 1st, 2013 @ 5:00am CDT
guarayakha wrote:It'll be kinda funny if Hasbro decided to cut production costs and retools the BeastHunter OP mold for Hound's movie toy :HEADHURTS:


Let's not get our hopes up, because this is definitely going to happen. Glad to see I wasn't the only one to see similarities to the M.A.S.K. truck. Hasbro is never going to give up the chance to do a simple remold, why would they? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491931)
Posted by NovaSentinel on June 1st, 2013 @ 8:46am CDT
Hasbro will probably not make Hound a retool of Prime, especially as its an Optimus figure. They have never made on-screen movie characters out of previous molds, and besides, his robot mode may look completely different.
In terms of character, I think he will end up being a generic tough guy, probably a bit bulkier than Ironhide, but not as articulate.
And while Bumblebee's new alt mode isn't a downgrade as such, it does seem a rather odd choice considering that he has been the newest Camaro model around for each of the other films (except the 70s one)
Now for the names of the others! And more vehicles, I wanna see that ambulance...
Re: Transformers 4's green truck revealed as Hound (1491933)
Posted by First-Aid on June 1st, 2013 @ 9:07am CDT
Nice! Finally a big Autobot that isn't a turncoat.

Am I the only one who thinks it would be absolutely brilliant if R. Lee. Irmey voiced him? :twisted: :michaelbay:

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