New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot

Transformers News: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 8:42AM CDT

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Ever since the principle filming for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon last summer, there's been a lot of speculation on Seibertron.com about the identity of the red Ferrari 458 Italia. Some thought it would be Hot Rod or Rodimus, others thought Sunstreaker or Tracks. Now, with the release of the new, official toy images from Hasbro that were just posted to Seibertron.com, we finally know the identity of this Autobot super car: Mirage! And while he's not blue like his G1 self, we'll hopefully have some of the same characteristics and special abilities we love about the original character.

For now, the only toy we know about for Mirage is the Speed Star car pictured below. However, expect some transforming figures to be revealed as we see more from the toy line.

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Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206941)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on April 9th, 2011 @ 8:45am CDT
Mirage looks aweseome! I hope we get a deluxe figure too, BTW anyone else notic that his mouth looks like Bumblebees?
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206943)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 9th, 2011 @ 8:51am CDT
YES!!!!! NOW THATS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206948)
Posted by Rated X on April 9th, 2011 @ 9:00am CDT
Wouldnt it have made more sense for Mirage to be one of the Nascars ???
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206959)
Posted by amtm on April 9th, 2011 @ 9:27am CDT
So what happened to "red doesn't photograph well"? And why couldn't they just make Sideswipe the red one? Blah. At least the car looks cool. But the face on the package looks horrible. As does the stuff molded on the undercarriage of the toy.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206961)
Posted by dragons on April 9th, 2011 @ 9:41am CDT
i read someplace this car is going to be decepticon :???:

head is littel weird looking maybe its package making look like that on toy may look better
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206990)
Posted by Stockade on April 9th, 2011 @ 11:10am CDT
Im glad the Ferrari turned out to be Mirage instead of Sunstreaker or Hot Rod. Both of these bots doesnt fit that car. Mirage is perfect.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1206992)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 9th, 2011 @ 11:11am CDT
Rated X wrote:Wouldnt it have made more sense for Mirage to be one of the Nascars ???



Yes, it most certainly would have but this is a Bayformer. All common sense and continuity got flushed down the crapper the moment he got his hands on the franchise.

I've been able to accept (grudgingly at times)everything different about the movie-verse so far because I'm not firmly locked into the "It HAS to be like G1" mind-set like a lot of folks are but this particular choice for this particular character...this pisses me off. I'd just as soon he wasn't in the movie at all if this is what they are going to give us for Mirage :BOOM:
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207012)
Posted by No One on April 9th, 2011 @ 11:58am CDT
Okay that red Mirage toy car is fine and all. But it is NOT a Ferrari 458 Italia. Just like some other colored cars in this set do not match anything we have seen before. Two colors of something called Crumplezone? The Ferrari has no hood scoops, and the shape is ALL wrong. It looks more like the new Lotus.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207031)
Posted by Name_Violation on April 9th, 2011 @ 12:51pm CDT
Dammit Bay.

thats it, my childhoood memories are gettin a restraining order against him.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207042)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 9th, 2011 @ 1:12pm CDT
-sigh- Well, 'least he's not bad-looking like the Fallen was after his face was ripped off. Literally. And didn't Bay say ( 8-} Ha, I'm a poet and I didn't even know it(HA!)! 8-} ) that the Ferrari would end up being a Decepticon, and not an Autobot? :???:
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207050)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 9th, 2011 @ 1:26pm CDT
great alt mode for mirage but why red? Yes ferraris main color is red but they do sell cars in other colors, just another tf that would be great if it had a new paint job.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207051)
Posted by OptiMagnus on April 9th, 2011 @ 1:29pm CDT
Uggh...you people drive crazy (watch someone kill me for saying that):

1. The toy is not an actual Ferarri simply because Hasbro didn't want to go to the trouble to get the license from Ferarri so they can cut corners. Remember Sideways and Mixmaster from ROTF?

2. Yes, Michael Bay did say this was a Decepticon before. HOWEVER, unless you've been living under a rock since the announcement of the first film, you would know that Bay has made us aware of a "misinformation campaign" that says things not necessarily true so we go into the movie expecting the opposite of what is eventually presented. But this is not technically lying because he's told us about it beforehand. It's only meant to surprise us.

3. The fact that Mirage is not a blue-and-white race car has nothing to do with lack of common sense. It's called creativity. It's what happens when a new continuity begins in the Transformers universe more times than not. Just because a character shares the same name as one from 1985 doesn't mean he must share all qualities with the older counterpart. A new continuity creates new characters.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207074)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 9th, 2011 @ 2:42pm CDT
OptiMagnus10 wrote:3. The fact that Mirage is not a blue-and-white race car has nothing to do with lack of common sense. It's called creativity. It's what happens when a new continuity begins in the Transformers universe more times than not. Just because a character shares the same name as one from 1985 doesn't mean he must share all qualities with the older counterpart. A new continuity creates new characters.


Yea, but theres got to be a line somwhere, otherwise I could just come up with a comic about a bunch of wierd geeks who go around their town with the same personality flaws and skills with specific tools like knives and electricity and call them wolverine, and storm. The point i'm making is that i'm all down for changing things up, but atleast keep SOMEthing from the old character, visualy... how come bumblebee gets to be yellow? how come prime gets to be blue and red... and the rest can just be any whatever colour looks good for the CAR in vehicle mode, and provides the right assorted colour palette to appeal to the dumbass naive movie goer who needs sub concious colour coding to grab their attention? It REEKS too much of blockbuster movie gimmicks, and that is one prime reason why I'll always dislike Michael Bay for his take on the Movie Franchise.

The car looks cool, but I think this would have been much cooler:

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And It's street legal.
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Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207082)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on April 9th, 2011 @ 2:57pm CDT
Did not expect Mirage, but we'll see what happens. Hopefully he will get some part in the movie and not just 5 seconds like poor Jolt only got.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207084)
Posted by OptiMagnus on April 9th, 2011 @ 3:01pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
OptiMagnus10 wrote:3. The fact that Mirage is not a blue-and-white race car has nothing to do with lack of common sense. It's called creativity. It's what happens when a new continuity begins in the Transformers universe more times than not. Just because a character shares the same name as one from 1985 doesn't mean he must share all qualities with the older counterpart. A new continuity creates new characters.


Yea, but theres got to be a line somwhere, otherwise I could just come up with a comic about a bunch of wierd geeks who go around their town with the same personality flaws and skills with specific tools like knives and electricity and call them wolverine, and storm. The point i'm making is that i'm all down for changing things up, but atleast keep SOMEthing from the old character, visualy... how come bumblebee gets to be yellow? how come prime gets to be blue and red... and the rest can just be any whatever colour looks good for the CAR in vehicle mode, and provides the right assorted colour palette to appeal to the dumbass naive movie goer who needs sub concious colour coding to grab their attention? It REEKS too much of blockbuster movie gimmicks, and that is one prime reason why I'll always dislike Michael Bay for his take on the Movie Franchise.


See? This is the problem. At the same time, you are assuming that this character has absolutely no connection to the original yet you have not yet seen the movie or his CGI model.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207091)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 9th, 2011 @ 3:30pm CDT
OptiMagnus10 wrote:See? This is the problem. At the same time, you are assuming that this character has absolutely no connection to the original yet you have not yet seen the movie or his CGI model.


Well, I'm just going off... Sideswipe... Ratchet... Soundwave... pretty much everyone who isn't Prime, BB, or Megs. I'm sure he'll try to have their personality in there, jammed into the overload of human dialogue, I'm just speaking from the POV of the last movies. And from the face on the package, that isn't a very promising looking head, haha. Looks all too buggish. Bot mode might be pretty cool anyway, and the car is sweet, I just mean it already looks like Bay is using the best "in" to get the seats filled, nice red ferrari coupled with a non so conterversial character as 3rd Season G1 HotRod, but rather the first 2 seasons Mirage. Come on, you gota be a LITTLE dissapointed he's not an F1 car, how sweet is it to see F1 cars driving on street looking roads. Real life kart racing on streets converted to race tracks and the movie 'Driven' are enough for me to know I want to see that again.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207154)
Posted by GEEWUN on April 9th, 2011 @ 7:07pm CDT
WTF
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207165)
Posted by quickmixed on April 9th, 2011 @ 7:21pm CDT
I had my money on Hot Rod all the way. Boy was I wrong.

Im a G1 Mirage fan so I hope they keep some of his character traits in there. But I doubt it will happen. And please dont give him some corny cheesy Italian accent.
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207166)
Posted by sancho's revenge on April 9th, 2011 @ 7:23pm CDT
amtm wrote:So what happened to "red doesn't photograph well"? And why couldn't they just make Sideswipe the red one? Blah. At least the car looks cool. But the face on the package looks horrible. As does the stuff molded on the undercarriage of the toy.


I agree. I dont like this version of mirage. Plus, WTH? Red?
Re: New Images Reveal Name of DOTM Mystery Ferrari Autobot (1207175)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 9th, 2011 @ 7:34pm CDT
so was Bay full of s**t when he said it was too hard to film red
cars so he wouldn't do it with optimus and ironhide but now
we get mirage who is not supposed to be red

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