Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit

Transformers News: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 6:59PM CDT

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Those of you who saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are sure to remember the scene in which Agent Simmons, Sam, Mikaela, Leo and Wheelie discovered Jetfire in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

There is now a special Transformers ROTF exhibit on display that features many of the props from the movie. It is located at Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum right outside of Washington, DC at Dulles Airport.

TFW2005's curlup recently visited this display and recounted his experiences here.

We have mirrored these images for your convenience.

Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit
Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit

Also of note is an Air and Space Museum presentation later this month. On August 27th, there will be a special lecture entitled Transformers: Cold War Toys for Boys from 12:30 TO 12:45 PM. For more information, click here.

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Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966683)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:14pm CDT
That's awesome! Especially that Wheelie leg prop, I love stuff like that! Is this permanent? And who's the weird colored Jetfire toy?

Also, do they happen to have Jetfire's cane on display? It might of just been astounding CGI work, but I'm pretty sure for some shots in the boneyard, they had a giant bottom half of Jetfires cane that was real, for the shots with the humans, you could see Jetfire's cane in front of them shaking around like he was moving.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966690)
Posted by Blurrz on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:21pm CDT
And that is... a new Jetfire repaint? :?
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966691)
Posted by Archanubis on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:23pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:Is this permanent?

Good question; looks like it's a good reason to go back, and it'd be nice to know how long this thing will be on display.

YRQRM0 wrote:And who's the weird colored Jetfire toy?

Blurrz wrote:And that is... a new Jetfire repaint?

I'm guessing it's a toy prototype.

Hmm, first it's Grimlock in the Natural History Museum in London, now Starscream, Jetfire, and Wheelie have gone to the Smithsonian. Any chance Prime and Megs will be enshrined somewhere soon? ;;)
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966693)
Posted by Hard Hacker on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:25pm CDT
That funkily coloured Jetfire is a hard prototype. Basically, something that shows that the mould works.

Also funky is the sheer amount of stuff.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966694)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:31pm CDT
Multicolored Jetfire is snazzy.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966698)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:41pm CDT
For those of you unfamiliar with the Udvar-Hazy museum at Dulles Airport near DC, there is NO DESERT outside those hangar doors with lots of C-141s sitting outside as portrayed in the film :)

It's almost like they warped all the way to Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona walking out of those hangar doors into the AMARC lot and the boneyard. Still very cool though!
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966699)
Posted by Blurrz on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:41pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:That funkily coloured Jetfire is a hard prototype. Basically, something that shows that the mould works.

Also funky is the sheer amount of stuff.


Poo. I was hoping for a Leader Prime and Jetfire Costco exclusive similar to Costco Prime/Overload scheme;

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Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966701)
Posted by Bumblebeast on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:42pm CDT
What are those wires going into Jetfire ?

Anyways, that exhibit looks a lot like my house :grin:
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966704)
Posted by Delicon on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:51pm CDT
I absolutely love the Smithsonian museums and stuff like this is the reason why.

I make sure to check out the Air and Space Museum every time I am in the DC area.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966709)
Posted by megawhat!! on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:57pm CDT
WHEN THE F**K IS JETFIRE GONNA B IN STORES!!! Good looking jetfire though I jus wish they could of done a better job with its back to make it look like those feathers sticking out know what I mean....WHEELIE LIFESIZE AND TRANSFORMABLE AND RC...THA PERFECT TRANSFORMER!! :)
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966720)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 2nd, 2009 @ 8:45pm CDT
Thats pretty cool. I like how they have both the old and new figures for the characters. That way people can see what TF are suppose to look like. "Here we have the original version of the character, and here is the bayformer gobot version". Is the white Jetfire a prototype or an upcoming repaint? Never seen it before.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966741)
Posted by Superior Prime09 on August 2nd, 2009 @ 9:14pm CDT
Awesome!! hopefully this display/exibit will stay for a couple of years. (yeah when I've lost some weight, have the initive and money.)







Oh and I just saw two Jetfires at my somewhat local Meijers. :grin:
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966744)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on August 2nd, 2009 @ 9:16pm CDT
That makes so happy to see that TF gets aknowledged by the most important museum in the US. (I believe)
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (966757)
Posted by Delicon on August 2nd, 2009 @ 9:34pm CDT
Jetstorm9221 wrote:That makes so happy to see that TF gets aknowledged by the most important museum in the US. (I believe)


Yes, without a doubt.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (967198)
Posted by bronzgunz on August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:06pm CDT
Hmm. This'd be a good time to visit, if only for the awesome SR-71 B-) . Missed it during my last visit to DC... #-o
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (967244)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:50pm CDT
No word in the exhibit on how incredibly bone-headed it was to have them portray the A/S museum in the middle of the desert.
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (967347)
Posted by TulioDude on August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:24pm CDT
These shots make me want even more a leader Jetfire. :D
Re: Transformers ROTF Smithsonian Exhibit (970702)
Posted by Delicon on August 9th, 2009 @ 6:29pm CDT
Has anyone gone to see this since we posted this story?

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