Life-Size Bumblebee Transforms From Camaro To Beetle In LA

Despite dismal reviews and convoluted plots, the Transformers franchise doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

The latest film in the long-running series is an origin story that focuses on Bumblebee and arrives in theaters next month. In an effort to promote the film, Paramount Pictures used the Los Angeles Auto Show to display a full-size replica of the iconic character.

As you’ve probably noticed by now, Bumblebee is no longer a Chevrolet Camaro. There’s a pretty good reason for this as the film takes place in 1987 and the studio decided to appease fans by honoring the original source material where Bumblebee was a Volkswagen Beetle.

Little is known about the film, but it focuses on Bumblebee who is hiding on earth and takes refuge in a junkyard. Since everyone believes Bumblebee is just a car, he’s purchased by a teenager named Charlie. After driving home, she soon discovers that this isn’t your ordinary Beetle.

What happens next remains unclear, but two Decepticons eventually make contact with the United States government and tell them, if Bumblebee isn’t found, the war between the Transformers might come to earth. The military and the Decepticons then begin to hunt Bumblebee as Optimus Prime orders him to defend earth and the humans living on it.

Since the film is an origin story, it features all-new cast besides Peter Cullen who returns to voice Optimus Prime. He’s joined by newcomers Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.


more photos...
  • Galaxium

    GM can’t afford the to make Transformers an hour+ GM commercial?

    lol jk

    • Perry F. Bruns

      “Prime, I’ve stalled.”

      “Jazz, I know the Solstice is gone, but I told you not to transform into a red Chevy Silverado.”

  • brn

    When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I initially thought it was a remake of Herbie the Love Bug.

  • Nihar

    should be (er) not (e)

  • fgclolz
  • Marty

    Huge budget, but they still can’t design transformers that really transform instead of just magically morphing. Then what’s the point?

  • nastinupe

    Peter Cullen better not die during my lifetime. I swear, he needs to outlive every boy that grew up in the 80’s. I can not live through Optimus Prime dying twice, the first time was already way too traumatic.

Audi Opens Order Books For Twin-Turbo 444HP RS5 Sportback In Europe

Five-door coupe version of the Audi RS5 will arrive in dealers in mid-2019.

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Adds A Dash Of Practicality And Style

All-electric Porsches are coming and the Taycan Sport Turismo might be the best-looking of the bunch.

Production 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Looks Less Futuristic Than Concept

The Sportback is expected to use the same all-electric 402 HP powertrain as the regular e-tron.

Dove Grey McLaren 600LT Spider By MSO Coming To Geneva

McLaren will bring this one-off 600LT Spider to this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March.

Discover How Active Aerodynamics Define The New Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 is packed with innovative technologies, including a Wet Mode.

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Enters Production, European Sales Start In May

The second-gen CLA sits on a new platform and is both sportier and roomier than its predecessor.

TechArt’s New GTstreet RS Is A 759HP Monster That Does 0-62 In 2.5 Sec

TechArt boosts the Porsche 911 Turbo S with an extra 187hp together with a lot of forged carbon .

2020 Volvo XC90 Facelift Breaks Cover With KERS System, New Software

The Volvo XC90 is now available with an advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system.

Aston Martin Says 003 Hypercar Will Compete With LaFerrari And Senna

CEO Andy Palmer said the upcoming supercar will slot between their 488 rival and the Valkyrie.

BMW X1 Fails Pedestrian Detection Test, Doesn’t Even Get A Rating!

IIHS tested 11 SUVs: five received the highest rating, but the X1 hit the dummies in all tests.