Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mercedes' Transformer Name Revealed

Update: This is officially debunked by Nelson as the quote mentioned below did not come from him.

Yesterday the admin for MB.com, Nelson, verified the group name of the Nascar vehicles (The Wreckers) and revealed that the alt mode of "Einstein" is the blue Mercedes seen in Chicago with the other Transformers vehicles. At the time, he also corrected everyone that the Mercedes Benz is an E550, not E350 and linked to his picture of the car. Same pic I used for the post yesterday (and now today). However, I do not recall seeing the photo title of "Mercedes E550 "Q" on the set Transformers 3 in Chicago, Il" Not saying it was added later, just that didn't pay enough attention to remember if one was there or not. Main point is the title tells us the name of the character is simply "Q".

Could this be a reference to the omniscient god-like character from Star Trek: The Next Generation? Or the legendary Q (for Quartermaster) from the James Bond films that supplied him with all his gadgets along with sage advice as most memorably played by the late great Desmond Llewelyn? According to TFW2005, it is the latter as they posted "His name is "Q." Like in James Bond. -Nelson-” I wasn't able to find where the quote came from (guess via an email) but the flickr account is Nelson's so that verifies the Q name and I don't see Michael Bay (who ultimately approves the names assuming they clear legal) being much of a Star Trek fan so a James Bond homage is likely. I guess Wheeljack didn't get Bay's approval or legal's (Hasbro sadly allowed a lot of their G1 trademarks to lapse and couldn't retrieve all of them) as he was essentially the quartermaster of the Autobots in the G1 cartoons. Thanks to Chris and Jeff for the link.

31 comments:

  1. Correction I think you mean Mercedes in the title not Ferrari.

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  2. huh????? Q???

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  3. maybe there just calling him "Q" for now so that the real names not overheard/spoiled and in the movie theyll use his official name? maybe im getting this all wrong from when i read it...

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  4. Thanks for the heads-up, made the title correction.

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  5. at least it's not wheeljack

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  6. Q are you serious?

    thats as gay as the fallen being in the last fucking movie....

    God damn bay..... couldn't come up with anything better then "Q"?

    Doc Emmit brown would have at least worked

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  7. ...the Wreckers as NASCAR VEHICLES?

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  8. Q???

    ...

    Really Michael Bay? I mean...really?

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  9. Q??? was that a G1 transformer i never heard of? im confused...

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  10. HERP DERP NOT GEEWUN!!!11!1

    Come on. I think it's a pretty great homage to a great character. Besides, he was kinda like Bond's Wheeljack

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  11. You killing me Bay, you killing me! Of all the characters?

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  12. Maybe it's just a false name like RUSH.

    Or it's a clue. There was an Autobot scientist named Hi-Q in Transformers so maybe that's what they mean.

    But I really hope it's Wheeljack.

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  13. i dont think bay name "Q"the frigging robot you dumb @ss.it probably is a shortcut name for his real name and if is not, there has to be a real explanation for just a "Q" in his name ..and realy who gives a fuck about his name as long he kick some decepticons @ss im ok with just "Q" ...some people are such a cry babies...

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  14. Hi again administrator,

    Someone posted something interesting in on one of the twf2006 boards of what seems like a motorcycle parked next to the twins, "Q" and Bumblebee. Its actually in one of the videos you posted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTnjVVMGnq8

    at 1:20 theres a motorcycle siting to the left of the twins. Maybe its one of the bike sisters(chromia)? or maybe its just some bike. Still its something worth noting I think.

    Thanks for giving me credit in the last post by the way.

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  15. Well if Wheeljack and Mirage are not used for that one, can it be applyed to the Wreckers? The green/white one already looks like Wheeljack even with that wedge shaped form. Mirage being the silver/blue one almost a half formula one and half nascar. The red one not sure, it may get killed off at some point. Yet another Star Trek reference. Redshirt and target. This is still wild guesses.

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  16. Q ? Are they introducing Quintessons too now? Quintessons as Transformers ?

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  17. Are the motorcyle sisters coming back??????????

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  18. TO ADMIN

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/sports/2548698,4_2_JO30_AUTOBAHN_S1-100730.article

    This link has some info on Patrick's character, which is in fact a racecar driver.

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  19. good question. to my knowledge there hasn't been anything on Arcee?

    My guess would be Q is just a placeholder name like someone said above.

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  20. http://legend-of-blackout.deviantart.com/art/TF3-Wheeljack-Concept-1-139013476

    What Wheeljacks head should look like.

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  21. to admin

    http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/Photos/Reportages/PHOTOS-Transformers-3-des-concept-arts-du-film/(gid)/2244969

    TF3 concept art? Stuffs in french so can't understand too much. The first picture to me looks like a new version of the Space bridge from G1 days. I know some of these pictures have been up before. Maybe some are new. If new post, if not sorry for repeating old news.

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  22. To anon @ 8/1/2010 2:54 PM

    That head design is pretty good. Looks better than the Einstein bot, if that truly is intended to be Wheeljack.

    I'd just make the head fins a little wider so they don't get lost and the light bar things a tad bigger and centered more vertically on the sides of his head. Otherwise, pretty sweet!

    If only there was a way to get this idea to bay, maybe someone could try to show it to Nelson..

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  23. jesstimusprime@gmail.com8/01/2010 5:37 PM

    What about the character 'Hi-Q'? He was a G1 science officer which fit's the set photo of his face.

    Makes sense to me.

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  24. http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/Photos/Reportages/PHOTOS-Transformers-3-des-concept-arts-du-film/%28gid%29/2244969

    put this website into google translate.. i just did.. it tells you a lot.. too much to type here, but worth reading no doubt

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  25. One problem with the "Hi-Q" theory... That would mean that there is a Human/nebulon in side it. 'HiQ' was not a robot but a humanoid scientist and wore a suit that changed, much like spike and his exo-suit.

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  26. Martinus Prime8/02/2010 6:34 PM

    I'm also guessing, like some others above, Q is just a placeholder for the name, that will be revealed in the movie, of when the toys come out at the toyfare.

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  27. With the exception of Mudflap, Skids and Jot, Bay seems to be incorporating the Transformers that were crucial in the story plot of War For Cybetron. Einsteins glasses, aka "Q", has me thinking this is really Alpha Trion.

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  28. WDF MICHAEL BAY! WDF KIND OF NAME IS Q! IT BETTER BE WHEELJACK OR SO HELP ME YOU WILL DIE BY THE HANDS OF OPTIMUS AND MEGATRON!

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  29. q wttttttfff

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