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Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed

Sunday, June 15th, 2014 10:34PM CDT

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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 Character Name Revealed (1582568)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2014 @ 10:38pm CDT
This makes the Mexico City display referring to the Chevy Trax as just "Trax" and the Sonic RS as just "Sonic" make more sense.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582569)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 15th, 2014 @ 10:41pm CDT
El Duque wrote: The Chevy Trax is Trax.

Plot twist!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582570)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 15th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
Pfft, talk about "uninspired". >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582571)
Posted by Mkall on June 15th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
What's in a name? The real question is, will there be a toy?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582572)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2014 @ 10:57pm CDT
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. ;)
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582575)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
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. ;)


I was expecting "Vehicon". >:oP
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582576)
Posted by Emerje on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:02pm CDT
Pffft, everyone knows red Trax is called Road Rage. :P

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582578)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:03pm CDT
Mindmaster 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. ;)


I was expecting "Vehicon". >:oP
Nah, humans aren't that creative. :P
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582582)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CDT
I'm hoping it actually turns out to be Tracks. Retrax would also be acceptable, but seems less likely by an order of magnitude.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582583)
Posted by BluePhirePB on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:37pm CDT
The car being sliced in half above is a Chevrolet Malibu

Image
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582584)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 15th, 2014 @ 11:38pm CDT
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.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582595)
Posted by spongedude93 on June 16th, 2014 @ 12:57am CDT
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.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582600)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 16th, 2014 @ 1:12am CDT
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.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582602)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 16th, 2014 @ 2:07am CDT
"cars that turn into robots" see heres the problem its suppose to be the other way around
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582606)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 16th, 2014 @ 3:06am CDT
Oh, Trax is it? Well, I'm sure he'll fit right into the story alongside Sonic, Camaro, Bugati and Lamborgini.

Uninspired Product Placement, transform and sell cars!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582613)
Posted by Fifo on June 16th, 2014 @ 3:58am CDT
Is it Autobot or Decepticon?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582630)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 16th, 2014 @ 6:39am CDT
Wasn't Skids called Trax, before they gave him a real name?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582640)
Posted by mblase75 on June 16th, 2014 @ 7:51am CDT
Image

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.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582658)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2014 @ 9:18am CDT
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.

mblase75 wrote:Image

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.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582735)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 16th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
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!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582814)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 16th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
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
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Chevrolet Trax Character Name Revealed (1582853)
Posted by Metro Prime on June 16th, 2014 @ 7:31pm CDT
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*.


*As perpetrated by Sector Seven.
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