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New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago

Transformers News: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago

Monday, July 26th, 2010 7:32PM CDT

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New Seibertron member MGRead has brought to our attention the appearance of a new vehicle that has shown up on the Chicago set of Transformers 3. A large Red Jeep 4x4 that looks more suited to off-road combat than urban warfare was driven by on a large flatbed leaving the scene of some mayhem typical of a Michael Bay scene. We know absolutely nothing about this car, or if it's even in the movie at this point, for all we know it could be Michael Bay's golf cart. However it certainly doesn't belong in downtown Chicago on a normal day.

So who do you think it is? Feel free to discuss it here!

Watch the youtube clip here or watch it below.

Credit(s): MGRead; MischiefChavez of youtube

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Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103892)
Posted by UltraPrimal on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:38pm CDT
Cliffjumper!
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103897)
Posted by Forgotten on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:51pm CDT
Hound. 8-} My truck's bigger than that & it stays downtown all the time. :P

seriously I would not be suprised if it was Windbreaker. That's the way Bay thinks.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103901)
Posted by Tristar on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:55pm CDT
guess that explains the big blue thing....that thinks looks like the tires could fit
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103903)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:57pm CDT
maybe Wheelie got a new paintjob and a major upgrade? :P
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103904)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:59pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:maybe Wheelie got a new paintjob and a major upgrade? :P

Ehhhh, probobly not. Maybe Rollbar, or Cliffjumper, or Hound... oh. I got nuthin'
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103915)
Posted by starscreamprime1010 on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:14pm CDT
Totally stumpped.I got nothing... :???:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103916)
Posted by Draejinn on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:14pm CDT
I am really hoping it is Hound.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103919)
Posted by First-Aid on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:17pm CDT
Swindle...heh heh. Just to be weiner...
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103920)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:18pm CDT
First thing I thought of when I seen it was Dirtboss. Interesting looking vehicle though. Could just as easily be Rollbar, Trailbreaker, or Beachcomber.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103921)
Posted by AutobotOutlaw on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:19pm CDT
I hope it NOT Hound, if it is then why can't they ever get colors right on the characters? Hound has to be green, and should be an army Jeep, not that monster truck wannabe. What happened to Bay saying it was hard to use red? Now we have two vehicles in this film that are mostly all red.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103922)
Posted by st4rscr34m on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:21pm CDT
Knowing Bay, this will probably be Perceptor or someone else completely chosen at random name-wise, like Grimlock.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103925)
Posted by CybertronHotShot on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:23pm CDT
Tristar wrote:guess that explains the big blue thing....that thinks looks like the tires could fit
That`s my tought too. :-B
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103928)
Posted by gantzrunner on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:25pm CDT
originally bay said he hated filming red and that's why only prime originally was red. Then we got red rampage. And now possibly two new red tfs.... so while I'm not complaining about tf3 I am bummed that now there really was no good reason for ironhide and sideswipe to not be red :BOOM:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103929)
Posted by adamassc on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:26pm CDT
It's Tantrum, the Predacon as he was in the Binaltech/Alternators line.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103932)
Posted by idaretobestupid on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:30pm CDT
rumble?
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103939)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:39pm CDT
...Brawn? :???:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103942)
Posted by Galvatron X on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:50pm CDT
I hope this is indeed a TF. That jacked-up Jeep would make for a sweet-looking Voyager-class alt mode.

My thoughts on who it is...I don't know!
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103945)
Posted by Autobot Strider on July 26th, 2010 @ 8:51pm CDT
While I would like any Jeep to be Hound (regardless of Bay's colour-switching habits) I don't think this particular vehicle's set-up really suits Hound at all. If he were a military Jeep, then that would be far more suitable. Hell, even if he were a Humvee, or a little Dune Buggy (think Dune Runner) I'd be happy.

But yeah, add my voice to those who've already said "WTF is with all the red?" They avoid it in the first movie because it's hard to film, meaning Ironhide gets a colour swap (I never really disliked Optimus' new look) and then in the second one they did the same thing to Sideswipe... and now they are adding two red vehicles... :BANG_HEAD:

Well, my guess for this Jeep is still Hound, even if it's way off. Second guess would be Trailbreaker, so it's as though he and Ironhide swapped paintjobs. Just for the lulz, I think the Ferrari will be Tracks, because:

1) Red is the polar opposite of blue (or so says I.)
2) They made Sideswipe (originally an Italian car) into an American car, so it makes 'sense' that they would make Tracks (originally an American car) into an Italian one. BALANCE! :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103951)
Posted by MGRead on July 26th, 2010 @ 9:06pm CDT
i find a picture of the same red jeep. it maybe a promo picture. it say it a urban assult vehicle.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103955)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 26th, 2010 @ 9:16pm CDT
Is that ACTUALLY the same jeep? Because is says Rollbar right on the side there. May be a silly question to ask as the picture was obviously photoshopped somehow, but still.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1103958)
Posted by osubot20 on July 26th, 2010 @ 9:18pm CDT
Please be Hound. He is my favorite autobot. :BOT: I don't care if he is red, ironhide is black and sideswipe is silver. Please be hound
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104031)
Posted by RogueDeathangel on July 27th, 2010 @ 1:48am CDT
ALterntors Rollbar was a red repaint of the Hound mold.
So, applying logic I'm gonna stick with him for my guess.

Though Cliffjumper is also very likely.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104052)
Posted by 80sgeek on July 27th, 2010 @ 3:13am CDT
AutobotOutlaw wrote:I hope it NOT Hound, if it is then why can't they ever get colors right on the characters? Hound has to be green, and should be an army Jeep, not that monster truck wannabe. What happened to Bay saying it was hard to use red? Now we have two vehicles in this film that are mostly all red.


First, I agree 100% with the "we can't film red" and now magically they can. But this is Bay we're talking about, he doesn't care who the original character is, what alt mode they had or what color they were. The only character he was mostly true to was BB with his color. This could be his Unicron for all we know. All he cares about is the all ighty oller.

Listen to his commentary on the first film, he says Cullen was all his idea, yet every single quote, blog or interview before they cast him was him not wanting Cullen, that this wasn't a "toy movie".:BANG_HEAD:


gantzrunner wrote: Then we got red rampage.


Rampage wasn't originally red, he was yellow. They only changed him to red in post because the audience was too confused as which bot was kicking which's tailpipe. This is most noted on the horrible recolor in his alt mode prior to the fight.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104074)
Posted by Skowl on July 27th, 2010 @ 5:08am CDT
Looks cool! I'm fairly certain it's going to be a Decepticon. With the Ferrari, we already have one red Autobot - and it appears the good guys like to keep their colour code.

Either way, I'm positive it's at least a TF. I know they claim to be "in disguise" and everything, but when it comes to Michael Bay's Transformers, you can spot them a mile away - they're either the shiny new never-before-seen concept cars, or the sinister death-machines with guns sticking out.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104077)
Posted by Overloaded on July 27th, 2010 @ 5:16am CDT
JetOptimus23 wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:maybe Wheelie got a new paintjob and a major upgrade? :P

Ehhhh, probobly not. Maybe Rollbar, or Cliffjumper, or Hound... oh. I got nuthin'


He will probarly be called Whirl with the way the Autobots are named I mean BB is not a muscle car
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104104)
Posted by G1 Smoketreader on July 27th, 2010 @ 6:20am CDT
It's a little lacking in finesse for a Hound template and I agree Hound should manifest as a military vehicle- Autobot landmine was a perfect chance for that (but Spielberg suggested a five-versus-six-or-seven ratio which I feel contributed to the heart of the Movies' 'missing population and redesigned existing population' problems). Bay would certainly have been exposed to talk about Cliffjumper all these years since his star is Bumblebee, so it could easily be him,tho the wheels would make it too heavy to jump much in the way of cliffs,the look still fits cliffjumpers g1 attitude.I do not have enough faith in the movie creators to believe this is another new Autobot arrival, but considering all suspected/known decepticons in the Chicago fight so far are either in bot mode or toting weapons in public, whereas the Jeep is not(Yet), it may just be an Autobot...
Superficially fitting Autobot names: Brawn,Gears,Trailbreaker/Blazer,Pathfinder,Wheeljack,Mudflap,Swerve,Tracks,Warpath,any number of G2 names,Rhinox,Rattrap.

In terms of Decepticon status, could it be somebody linked to Wheelie somehow?
Superficially fitting Decepticon names: Crumplezone,Swindle/Rollbar,Bonecrusher(again),Bruticus,Lugnut,Rumble,Breakdown...

In terms of third faction mecha it could be an innocently bystanding or parked vehicle hijacked (or hotwired) by someone like Simmons to run over a Decepticon for comic relief,simple cannon/explosion fodder,some kind of Autobot hating (and even Decepticon welcoming) human gang vehicle...

Remember, some Autobots are seen in Chicago photos but are missing from known chase footage so an Autobot group could be working on an objective somewhere in Chicago whilst the others defend the perimeter,run interference or race to provide backup.We have to study filming yet to be done to work out which vehicles appear as what groups since future filming will deal with pre ending scenes.I would be quite happy if this jeep turned out to be a newcomer (scientist with wheels counting as whacky earthling-tech gizmos?) helping the theorised mission group, but for now I suspect it will be a mid-battle powerup by Mudflap.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104152)
Posted by Terra Verticon on July 27th, 2010 @ 8:30am CDT
Autobot Strider wrote:While I would like any Jeep to be Hound (regardless of Bay's colour-switching habits) I don't think this particular vehicle's set-up really suits Hound at all. If he were a military Jeep, then that would be far more suitable. Hell, even if he were a Humvee, or a little Dune Buggy (think Dune Runner) I'd be happy.

But yeah, add my voice to those who've already said "WTF is with all the red?" They avoid it in the first movie because it's hard to film, meaning Ironhide gets a colour swap (I never really disliked Optimus' new look) and then in the second one they did the same thing to Sideswipe... and now they are adding two red vehicles... :BANG_HEAD:

Well, my guess for this Jeep is still Hound, even if it's way off. Second guess would be Trailbreaker, so it's as though he and Ironhide swapped paintjobs. Just for the lulz, I think the Ferrari will be Tracks, because:

1) Red is the polar opposite of blue (or so says I.)
2) They made Sideswipe (originally an Italian car) into an American car, so it makes 'sense' that they would make Tracks (originally an American car) into an Italian one. BALANCE! :KREMZEEK:



In real life: Red cancels Green, Orange cancels Blue, and Yellow cancels purple. Go check out a color wheel.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104237)
Posted by DMSL on July 27th, 2010 @ 11:41am CDT
Wheelie's new altmode hehehe

:lol:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104302)
Posted by deathvalleymachine on July 27th, 2010 @ 1:35pm CDT
I think I figured out who the new Autobot is.......Generation 1 - "Swerve" - Mini-Vehicle, 1986, 2008

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Swerve_%28G1%29

It would be cool that more Autobots arrive on Earth for the final battle.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104369)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 27th, 2010 @ 3:48pm CDT
Sentinel Prime?
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104424)
Posted by MGRead on July 27th, 2010 @ 5:33pm CDT
I found a other video of the jeep. Also found some more pictures. I will upload the picture later but here the link to the video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY5ZXZl-krk[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY5ZXZl-krk

the comments fot this video

Sorry short clip. But here is the jeep I recorder earlier but with the Machine gun on the back of it. I was wondering what the hell the metal thing was on the back when I took the video earlier. Was able to get close and talk to the guy. Wouldn't tell me much but was practicing on the gun. Thing is really nuts.. Got one more video to load up soon.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104429)
Posted by TR3Chicago on July 27th, 2010 @ 5:40pm CDT
I just found this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY5ZXZl-krk it may be hound or rollbar.. Some one tell me?
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104474)
Posted by Highbeam on July 27th, 2010 @ 7:33pm CDT
I wish I could say that was my red Jeepy on the set! I approve of a Jeep featured in the movie, if he is in fact a character! I can't wait until they come to Detroit :grin:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104481)
Posted by Autobot Strider on July 27th, 2010 @ 7:47pm CDT
Terra Verticon wrote:In real life: Red cancels Green, Orange cancels Blue, and Yellow cancels purple. Go check out a color wheel.


Hmm... interesting. Thanks for that.

However, I was thinking more along these lines:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states

or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_vs._Blue

Also, depending on the "colour model", Red's opposite varies. Under a "blue-yellow-red colour wheel" what you say is true, but with the "red-green-blue" colour model, Red's opposite (and thus complimentary colour) is Cyan, which is a shade of blue.

Back on topic:

We all know that Michael Bay's "colour wheel" probably has an arrow that spins in the middle.

MB: "Hmmm, what colour should Cliffjumper be?"
*spins wheel*
MB: "Fuchsia! Perfect!" :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104502)
Posted by Just Negare on July 27th, 2010 @ 8:43pm CDT
CANYONEROOOOO!!!!

Sorry.

I don't think it'd be right to be Hound, I mean, could you see that trying to get closer to nature?

Maybe Beachcomber? We can never guess right with Bay.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104553)
Posted by REGIFISHY on July 27th, 2010 @ 10:53pm CDT
That BETTER not be wheelie, PLEASE DON'T BRING HIM BACK!

With that out of the way, I'm guessing hound, swindle, one of soundwaves minions (Since Bay has to screw up the size as well, OR maybe it's an incredibly obscure one such as ________
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104556)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on July 27th, 2010 @ 11:04pm CDT
Hmmm... Damn, thats one big ass Jeep. :shock:

I'm in agreeance with those that are hoping that this isn't Hound. I too would preffer him to be a military jeep. But to be honest, if it does end up being hound, i wouldn't be to disapointed either. At least Mr. Bay kept him as a Jeep. (that's if he is hound). Time will tell.
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104664)
Posted by Overloaded on July 28th, 2010 @ 4:24am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Sentinel Prime?


Optimus is the last of the Primes remember
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104679)
Posted by G1 Smoketreader on July 28th, 2010 @ 4:46am CDT
Whoever (or whatever) the Jeep is, the weapon seems to to be geared to require an operator,,,I'm starting to get disillusioned with the idea of no more new Autobots but more Autobot hunting factions. Only time will tell... Slim chances Swindle is out there brainwashing humans into organized TF hunting mobs. Would suit his name and at least get another TF into the story...
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104778)
Posted by Bloodlust on July 28th, 2010 @ 8:41am CDT
You're all wrong, it's Shockwave's alt mode :P

Other than that, no clue i won't speculate
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1104947)
Posted by DavidT on July 28th, 2010 @ 3:24pm CDT
The Red Jeep appears to be ROLLBAR as indicated on the front fender and the logo on the back has 'TB' which could easily mean 'ThrottleBot'

new-jeep-is-rollbar-t67934.php

:grin:
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1105592)
Posted by dasauce71 on July 29th, 2010 @ 5:11pm CDT
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Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1107401)
Posted by MGRead on August 1st, 2010 @ 7:31pm CDT
Re: New Red Jeep Spotted in Chicago (1107656)
Posted by Dagon on August 2nd, 2010 @ 10:44am CDT
Just Negare wrote:CANYONEROOOOO!!!!




what if it's the women's version, wasn't it the F series? with the lipstick in place of the cigarette lighter?

But Skowl makes a good point. I know it's a movie, but in real life I would be suspicious of always waxed, concept model cars.

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