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Here's what you're doing tonight. You're going to your local big box retailer and walking out with a copy of Michael Bay's CG-extravaganza that was one of last summer's coolest ways to waste a couple hours: Transformers. We've all been inundated by the ad blitz, and now the DVD and HD-DVD are in stores now, still warm and offgassing from the pressing plant. You should do your homework to make sure you get the exclusive edition you want, though. Target's got the coolest, a DVD case that actually transforms into Optimus Prime, but Wal-Mart's got the prequel bundled with the film. If you're really hardcore and you need to have both, you'll end up with two copies of the feature. Or you could just go to Best Buy and get the two action figures and be done with it.

If you're in the Hollywood area, you can actually hang out with Bumblebee as he stands guard over the West Hollywood Gateway shopping center. It's an actual prop from the movie, and we think it's a brilliant idea to send Autobots out to promote their own DVD. After all, the life of unemployed Transformer can be tough (see video after the jump). The Hollywood Bumblebee is huge, you'd need Ironhide to tow it around, but you can also enter to win a Bumblebee Camaro when the model goes live in 2009.

[Source: Cinematical, Slashfilm, FilmSchoolRejects]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      What does this have to do with Cars?
        • 7 Years Ago
        GM actually got an amazing deal. The way I have read it GM provided a million dollars worth of cars and engineering (or design or something) to have most of the Autobots be GM cars.

        Compare this to Ford paying 15 million in money (not product and services) to have James Bond drive a rental Mondeo to a casino.

        That is not a bad deal.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ...did you not see the movie?!

        also...autoblog has been talking about this movie for a long time...all the rumors leading up to production, actual production details, all that jazz...this is nothing new
        • 7 Years Ago
        GM paid for the entire movie and the movie features only GM cars and trucks, so I guess it's related somehow.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Or I'm not going to spend any money whatsoever to see a GM advertisement 1.5 hours long that is pretending to be a movie.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Last time I checked...Mustangs weren't made by GM...can anyone say Barricade?
      • 7 Years Ago
      this movie is AWESOME wish i bought it at walmart though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if I win my very own Bumblebee if it will come with calipers?