What's more, the Turkish company behind the project clearly has a commercial motive in mind. Check out the Letrons website and you'll find that the "tech and R&D" company is standing ready to build custom Transformers on demand for the wealthy and playful.
The helpful FAQ section issues a few caveats, however. The prototype model called the Antimon (I think) is not actually a drivable vehicle. It's a plus-sized remote-control device -- although it's built from a real vehicle and there's a working electric engine in there. The robot is not able to walk yet, either, never mind repel intergalactic threats. But again, the designers are open to whatever if they can get some funding into place.
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According to the online materials, the prototype model took a team of a dozen engineers about eight months to complete, and the team is already looking at other models of cars for future Transformation. This is the traditional spot for a Michael Bay joke, but we'll just defer to the professionals over at The Onion.
Update: The Letrons team just released a new promotional video that should dispel any remaining hoax theories -- check it out below:
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