Since we’ve got ALTER-EGO for Loot Crate in June and we’re chock-full of Transformers, it seemed only fitting to test our Looters! How much do you know about the Autobots and their evil counterparts, the Decepticons? Take the test, we’ve got you covered!
1. Transformers isn’t always called by the same name everywhere. In Japan, it’s called “Fight! Super Robot Life Form Transformers!” and that.. is quite a mouthful.
2. The inspiration for Optimus Prime’s distinctive deep tones is none other than classic Western film star John Wayne. Gruff and serious works just fine for our lead Autobot!
3. While Bumblebee is a Camaro in the live-action Transformers movies, he was actually a Volkswagen Beetle in the TV-series. Quite a speedy difference, right?
4. Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime in the cartoon series returned for the live-action movies to keep a bit of continuity for fans. His particpation in the films was announced at San Diego Comic-Con and the crowd went wild!
5. Megan Fox once attended a Linkin Park concert, and the band brought her backstage to discuss their excitement for the live-action movie. Their excitement resulted in a song for the film’s soundtrack, ‘What I’ve Done’ for the closing credits.
6. Speaking of the live-action film, Transformers release date was actually determined long before they had the cast or even the script! Big budget blockbusters, what can you do?
7. In Hollywood, even taglines are sometimes recycled and used among movie studios. ‘Their world. Our war.’ was actually slated to be used for Alien Vs. Predator but was instead used for Transformers!
8. Of every single Autobot and Decepticon, Skyfire is the ONLY one who changed allegiances from one side to the other. That’s a lot of loyalty among space robots.
9. Spike Witwicky, the protagonist in the 1980’s cartoon series, was actually modeled in voice after Luke Skywalker. From a galaxy, far, far away and back again.
10. In the 1986 animated film, the band that sang the two tracks off the soundtrack was listed as ‘Spectre General’ but the band’s name was actually ‘Kick Axe’ which the studio figured sounded a bit too “threatening”. Funny enough, however, the band wasn’t told that the studio renamed them on the soundtrack!