• Jun 22nd 2009 at 12:30PM
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Beijing Bumblebee gathering - click above for high-res image gallery

Less than one week before Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen goes into wide release in China, fans of the morphing vehicle-turned-robot movie franchise took to the streets of Beijing in full Bumblebee regalia.

What looks to be a well-organized event was put on by website Autohome.com.cn, and it appears that they even managed to get General Motors' Chevrolet division in on the act, with a new Bumblebee-spec Camaro to lead the procession of like-painted fan cars.

We're not sure we'd go with the yellow-and-black stripes treatment on our own rides, but we remain impressed with both the dedication and the sheer variety of cars that have been given the 'Full Bumblebee,' including a couple of new Cruze sedans and a passel of Aveos, a Ford Focus, a Suzuki Swift and an SX4, a Citroen C4 – even a Mark II Volkswagen Golf. Check out the high-res photo gallery after the jump, and be sure to click on the link below for even more shots of the event. Thanks for the tip, Joe!

[Source: Autohome.com.cn via Google Translate]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      welcome, global monoculture.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is quite a waste of time...
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks like fun! I love the variety of cars (and the one with the Hello Kitty seat cracks me up).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how well these cars survive crash testing? [J/K]
      • 6 Years Ago
      And not a single Volkswagen Bumblebee-tle?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Transformers: toys for kids and adults!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I *love* transformers... the original cartoon series, this stuff that Miachel Bay has done, is pretty much a rape of the whole Transformers world.

      Go lookup on google images what the original bumblebee looked like -- looks NOTHING like the one in the movie, doesnt help the fact that the original was akin to a VW beetle.

      Things could have been a lot better if the movie wasnt one huge commercial for GM too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        agreed. besides the nutty kinda of puppy love comedy which can be dismissed cuz it is a family movie for the most part...but yea it definately was a GM fest and looking back now that GM is in its situation now...it probably wasn't the greatest idea.

        but of course movies like F&F 2 were only sponsored by certain cars manufacturers as well, but transformers is/was overkill. I want to see the movie, but another thing I want to be able to seeing the battle scenes and not be subjected to a subliminal blur of action.
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