Michael Bay's Transformers were true enough (for a Bay production, at least) to the original articles in their car and robot states, but their transforming sequences were epilepsy-inducing explosions of cranks and gears that made no sense at all. Admittedly, it didn't stop us from enjoying the first movie.

But the work of a Japanese modeler is what we've been looking for: his Transformer takes us all the way back to the original eightes series when Bumblebee was a Volkswagen Beetle. This is version eight, fitted with 22 servo motors – it even throws punches and does a jig – and we're told that version nine is on the way. We'd like to humbly request that all research on flying cars stops, and every resource be poured into a production version of this right now. Scroll down to check out the video.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      This is absolutely AWESOME! Hat down to the guy who created it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only in my 20s and I already feel old-man-syndrome kicking in. "I remember back in the days, we had to unfold our transformers by hand. You kids don't know how lucky you are"
      • 3 Years Ago
      For definition of "Wow factor" please see video above. Kudos!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs a toy manufacture. Sell a million for Christmas.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want a kit version of this. It's the kind of thing I'd build @ work when I'm supposed to be doing other things.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The reason the movie's transformers look so messy is to add to the realism, OR because, to Bay, the more epilepsy-inducing explosions, the better.
      Bryan South
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought it looked totally bad ass until it started walking. This makes me think though, if you could do something like this to ASIMO how cool and useful it could be. Car mode to get around super quick then walking mode to go up stairs n stuff.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan South
        It is still bad-ass! Keep in mind, it was probably done by a kid (albeit one who will make a great engineer one day), on a small budget, in his parents' house, in his spare time!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool!
      • 3 Years Ago
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hahaha... My wife's prego and on "pelvic rest" per the doctors instructions. I know where you are! Not sure I want a robot though. lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet everyone is expecting me to say something negative here because I usually do, BUT... I can't! This thing is bad ass!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wow, get over yourself.
          • 3 Years Ago
          I was personally on the edge of my seat. I plan my entire day's agenda according to the great social barometer that is stclair5612. We can always hope for negativity on the next blog post. Fingers crossed!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the UAW workers that post here think that stupid MABEL thing connected to a pole is advanced robotics.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet if he made a full sized scale model, it would sell big to the filmakers of the next transformers movie.
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