Some familiar faces make an appearance in the second trailer for the Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee.
So if you’re not into the toys that could change between vehicle and robot, you’ll probably find that headline rather confusing. G1 or Generation 1 is the name for the first line of Transformer toys released by Hasbro between 1984 and 1992.
These were the models that we had grown up with as children and were hoping to see in the first Michael Bay directed Transformers film released in 2007. Bay didn’t like the look of the original toy Transformers and said,
“I just didn’t want to make the boxy characters. It’s boring and it would look fake. By adding more doo-dads and stuff on the robots, more car parts, you can just make it more real.”
Well, it looks like director Travis Knight, who previously directed Kubo and the Two Strings, has proved him wrong.
In this second look at the film, a girl called Charlie discovers a battered and beaten Bumblebee in his original VW Beetle disguise languishing in a junkyard.
As you’ll see in the trailer, there looks to be a flashback to the war on Cybertron, the Transformers home. Several original G1 Transformers make an appearance including most prominently Soundwave, the robot that transforms into a boombox. Blink and you’ll miss Shockwave with his distinctive shaped head and one bright purple eye.
This film is already looking better than the earlier Transformer films and we can find out if that still holds true at the end of the year.
Release | US: 21st December | UK: 26th December | World: IMDb