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The majority of the film is set in 1987 California and the state had no motorcycle helmet law until 1st January 1992. To evaluate helmet use in California before and after the introduction of an unrestricted helmet use law on January 1, 1992, observations of motorcycles and their riders were made at 60 locations in seven California counties, twice before ...


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Bumblebee demonstrates a capacity to use radio signals in order to (re-learn) English when his vocal unit is damaged by Decepticon fire and subsequently replaced. Note that this would also strongly suggest that he's not speaking English, but rather his vocal unit is translating spoken Cybertronian into English. Charlie and Memo stared at the radio, then ...


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In Transformers G1 (The original 1984 series) the war on Cybertron was described in Episode 38 "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2" like this: Millions of years ago, Cybertron was a planet of peace...until the Decepticons, lusting for power, began a terrible war. Not designed for combat, the Autobots were overwhelmed and subjugated by their evil ...


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Many of the vehicles the Transformers turned into were highly customized. The most obvious example was Optimus Prime himself turning into a Western Star 5700. Here is how the truck comes "stock": And here is how Optimus customized it: As you can see smoke stacks, front bumper, clearance lights, mirrors, and fuel tanks are all very customized - not just ...


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Because it's not the law. Although many states have some laws requiring wearing of helmets on motorcyles / modes, this is not universally the case. Motorcycle helmet laws vary widely among the states and have changed a lot in the past half a century. Currently (April 2019), 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring all riders (operators ...


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Probably not The intention for the film seems to have changed over time Originally, the movie was conceived as a straight prequel to the 2007 Transformers film, showing Bumblebee's exploits on Earth during the Cold War. Remnants of this concept can be seen in Bumblebee's own prequel comic. However, this concept changed substantially during production, ...


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She's being sarcastic. His decision to turn into a car is clearly not helpful in the situation and nor are his self-pitying actions and feelings (a "shame spiral") after having trashed the place. Stripped of the sarcastic tone, it becomes Charlie: I'm unhappy. The fact that you've decided to feel sorry for yourself and turn into a car is obviously not ...


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According to: Helmets in the USA States began to adopt laws on wearing helmets for bicycle riding in 1987 Moped are technically classified as "Motorized bicycles". The film Bumblebee is also set in 1987. Hence, that law might not have been in effect in that area at the time.


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The scientists don't actually understand how the Spark works, they only know what it does. Note that it doesn't take any real skill to use it; in fact, when Sam is running away with it, he creates a number of feral Transformers by accident when he drops the Spark and it's energy just shoots out. All Sector Seven was able to figure out was that running power ...


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To make a better humanity. Beast Wars Universe (2000) contains detailed background information — supplied by Larry DiTillio, one of the two story editors for Beast Wars: Transformers — regarding the Vok and their experiment: THE VOK EXPERIMENT The purpose of the Vok's experiment was to create a more perfect humanity on Earth. Ever since Prime gave ...


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Hot Rod(Rodimus) exemplifies a lot of car culture both in physical design and the character's personality. Despite being a futuristic car, Hot Rod features a custom flames paint job, a massive spoiler, an exposed engine, and elaborate chromed exhaust pipes. As for personality, the specs on the back of his original toy box describe him as an all-American-...


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Yes. In the Beast Wars story, the sole reason for adopting a beast mode was to protect the Transformers from the high levels of energon radiation present on Earth, which threatened to extinguish their sparks. In the first episode, Beast Wars 1, after crash landing Megatron has the following conversation with his ship computer: Megatron: Tell me there is ...


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In the original cartoon, it's strongly implied and generally taken to be so - although it's never officially stated that she's his daughter. In IDW continuity, however, it is clearly canonically confirmed that Marissa is Flint's daughter and this is something repeatedly broached - albeit, she's one he never knew about until she was already an adult, her ...


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