Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment

December 02, 2009 09:56 ET

The Fans Have Spoken...the First-Ever British Transformer is Born

London's out of action 'bendy' buses put to good use as 'Bendy-Bus Prime' Transformer is created

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) -

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Transformer fans have voted via Twitter and Facebook to see a London 'bendy' bus transformed into one of the iconic characters from the blockbuster smash-hit film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

A whopping 76% majority voted for the bus for its bright red panel exterior and familiar details, such as Oyster card readers and destination signage.

Paramount Home Entertainment teamed up with prop and model-making company, Propshop, whose previous credits include making the original 1989 Batmobile, to create 'Bendy-Bus Prime'. Made from over 100 original bus parts and synthetic materials, the Transformer is a giant 13ft high and 11ft wide.

Despite his intentions to phase out all London bendy buses, Mayor of London Boris Johnson declined to comment.

Paramount Home Entertainment has created 'Bendy-Bus Prime', the first ever British Transformer to celebrate the DVD & Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, out now.

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Additional key stats:
- Over 61,700 fans voted on Twitter 
- Estimated value: GBP 50,000
- Height: 13ft
- Width: 11ft
- Depth: 6ft 
- Number of man hours to make: 650
- Number of parts used: over 100

The battle for Earth continues in the action-packed blockbuster, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, out now on DVD and 3-disc Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN delivers non-stop action and fun in an all-new adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring out-of-this-world heroes in the form of the mighty Autobot, the film boasts some of the most sensational - and complex - visual effects in film history. In addition to audience favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, the film's human stars have returned to help save the world including Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Megan Fox (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People).

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN is out now on DVD & 3-disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy from Paramount Home Entertainment

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