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Transformers and the Iconic Cars

Transformers and the Iconic Cars

'91 Lamborghini DiabloYou might think that the Transformers vehicles are limited to the hot yellow Chevy Camaro, the big semi truck cab, the Hummer, and the Pontiac Solstice. Those who are new to the world of Transformers are often surprised to find out that there are several different versions of the characters that change from recognizable vehicles to powerful robots. These are a few of the most iconic vehicles in the Transformer universe:

Animated Characters Selling Automobiles Over the Years

Animated Characters Selling Automobiles Over the Years

Photo Courtesy of www.biography.com

Photo Courtesy of www.biography.com

Car commercials and animated characters have gone hand-in-hand since car commercials hit the small screen. From Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang to modern anime, animated characters are useful tools for selling cars of all makes and models. These are a few of the more memorable cartoon characters and the cars they sold:

'56 Nash RamblerDisney Characters and 1955 Nash Rambler: Back in the mid-century, Disney characters played big roles in big commercials. Jiminy Cricket actually sang a version of his iconic “When You Wish Upon a Star” song for the Nash Rambler. Pegleg Pete, the mean cat, also was featured in a spot for Nash.

Chevy Nova: The Amazing Cartoon Car

Chevy Nova: The Amazing Cartoon Car

1970 Chevy NovaSome cars make statements in live action movies, while some tend to appear in music videos. For some strange reason, the Chevy Nova has made several appearances in cartoons. The muscle car models from the late 1960s and early 1970s translate well into a tough cartoon car due to the oversized headlights, grille, and angled rooflines.

One of the toughest looking cartoon Chevy Nova models appeared in an episode of Transformers Prime. The jet black car had sleek chrome details and held its own in a street race in the first season of the hit show.

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

77 Pontiac Trans AMMost movies are loved for two reasons: actors who put their all into their roles and stories that plunge into our souls while thoroughly stirring our emotions. Every now and then, there are movies that captivate us for other reasons, like high tech special effects and mind blowing comedic timing. However, there are those occasional movies that suck us in, not for the story or the actors, special effects or comedy, but because they have supremely cool cars.

2012 Camaro – Transformers Special Edition

With the premiere of the third installment of the Transformers movies this week, General Motors announced that buyers can order their 2012 Chevrolet Camaros with the Transformers Special Edition package starting in July.  This special edition package is honoring the Autobot Bumblebee from the movie.