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General Motors hosted a pre-Oscar fashion event this spring at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. The car company showed off some of the vehicles starring in the highly successful Transformers action-adventure movie released last week. Here, Tyrese Gibson, who plays USAF Master Sergeant Epps in the movie, leads a Pontiac Solstice down the runway.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by General Motors
Four GM cars are being used as the basis for Transformers in the film: the Hummer H2, the Pontiac Solstice, the GMC Topkick, and a new Chevrolet Camaro (shown here) planned for 2009.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Paramount Pictures/Hasbro
The Camaro converts into Hasbro's ultimate Transformer action figure--Bumblebee. In toy robot mode, Bumblebee is 14 inches tall and features lights; battle and conversion sounds; and an animated head, arms and wings. It also fires missiles. The head has a sound detection system and responds to noises.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Hasbro
This souped-up Hummer H2 was modified as a rescue vehicle and transforms into Autobot Ratchet. The Autobots are the good guys, as Transformers fans will remember, the mechanical heroes who fight the evil Decepticons.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Paramount Pictures
This GMC Topkick medium-duty truck is also the Autobot Ironhide, the bodyguard of famed Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Can anyone guess which vehicle Optimus Prime--who used to transform into a red semi truck--is officially modeled after?
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Paramount Pictures
Autobot Jazz converts from a Pontiac Solstice in a hardtop format.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Paramount Pictures
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