Not a day goes by that I’m not thinking to myself, “If I were a character from the Transformers Universe, who would I be?” Obviously, I’d be Hot Rod. But when it comes to the Transformers movie universe, I’m left puzzled, wondering about the nature of my own existence. However, no longer will I have to spend countless hours asking myself this, and neither will you.
GameSpot’s sister site, iDaily, have put together the “Which Transformer are you” quiz, basing all of its results on the big screen adaptation of the cartoons/toy lines. Are you like me, Megatron, someone who is trying to destroy mankind? I guess that’s been my motive all along. Or are you the gentle, yet heroic Bumblebee, and yes, I’m calling you “yellow.”
Obviously, this is all leading up to the first spin-off of the main Transformers franchise, Bumblebee. The new movie is a prequel to the Transformers series, taking place in the ’80s. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Ricardo Hoyos, and Gracie Dzienny. Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight, who you may know from the critically acclaimed animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings.
Back over the summer, we talked to the designers behind the new Transformers toy line at Hasbro, and they told us that making the new toy look like it did in the film as well as making it functional was pretty tough. “You have to make sure the [Volkswagen Beetle] is spot-on, but all those pieces find their way into the parts of his body,” explained John Warden, Senior Design Manager for the company’s Transformers line. “I think it brought a lot of challenges, when we think about the smooth rounded legs of Bee. He’s got a lot of bulk and mass, even though he’s sort of a small bot.”
Bumblebee hits theaters on December 21.