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Kormaran Convertible Boat

There are boats, and then the Kormaran, a real-life transformer. It can be configured 6 different ways, including: monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high-riding, fuel-efficient hydrofoil. That's not all, the deck can be flipped open for sunbathing when at rest, or used as a light in "night mode". The vessel is primarily constructed from carbon fiber to help keep its weight at 3,300-pounds. It's powered by 3 water jet drives and a 500-horsepower engine, with a top speed of 44 mph. Continue reading for a video showing it transforming.

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Fab Fours Legend

Just when you thought you've seen it all, the Fab Fours' Legend, a custom Jeep that looks like something from a Transformers movie, shows up. The first thing that caught your eye was probably its 50-inch Alliance off-road tractor tires, and to make room for these tires, the tuners installed Dynatrac Pro-Rock 80 axles and custom bespoke steel fender flares. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Scrap Metal Transformers

The Transformers franchise is a massive success in China, so much so that Yu Zhilin, a farmer by trade, with a background in fine arts, decided to start creating life-sized robots using spare car parts in his free time. Fast forward three years and he's finished his first scrap sculpture with his son Lu Yingyun in tow, and things only got bigger from there. His latest project consisted of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, assembled in their makeshift home workshop. Continue reading to see more build pictures and for additional information.

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Scrap Metal Optimus

Anchalee Saengtai, a skilled Thailand-based artist, is known fo her amazing series of Transformers sculptures made entirely from scrap metal (car parts mostly). Anchalee and her family have been building custom, made-to-order scrap metal sculptures ranging from handheld to over 6 meters tall (20 ft) for over 10-years now. Continue reading to see Bumblebee, Megatron and more.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction may be Michael Bay's fourth and final installment of the Hasbro-based sci-fi franchise, rebooting the series for a new director to take over. It stars Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel) and Jack Reynor (Delivery Man), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Kelsey Grammer (The Expendables 3). We also get a first look at the fan-favorite Dinobots. Continue reading for the trailer and more information.

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Yes, it's true, the Dinobots have been confirmed to appear in Transformers: Age of Extinction by both producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and this new trailer, first shown during the Super Bowl yesterday. This is the first film in the series to not include Shia LaBeouf and also the first to feature an entirely new cast. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. It's set to hit theaters on June 27, 2014. Continue reading for the trailer.

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You know you've stepped into a very talented geek's front yard, when...four larger-than-life Transformers robots are standing near the front door. This person purportedly creates these by hand each year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a spider on hand prank that might surprise you.

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This Transformers "Ravage" 16GB USB Flash Drive is currently being offered at just $13.30 shipped, originally priced at $45.88. Ravage is stealthy, shadowy, operates best alone, and performs most of his actions in the darkness, both literally and figuratively. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on preview.

Notable features:
  • Premium true capacity 16GB drive.

  • Built in flash drive in a transformer body.

  • Transforms from flash drive to leopard in seconds.
[via Amazon]

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Brave Robotics has partnered with Kenji Ishida to develop a real-life transformer robot, that boasts a 3D-printed shell. Similar to the transformers you've seen in movies, this one includes a missile launcher in each arm, along with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera to let users record what's going on. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Think of Drive Suits as a real-life Transformers costume, as in something that transforms from a motorized transportation vehicle of sorts into a robot costume. It's the brainchild of cosplay expert Drew Beaumier. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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