Smartphones, 3-D printers, hoverboards – we’ve living in the sci-fi future we always dreamed about as kids, and yet, somehow, nobody’s got it together to make real-life Transformers. How hard can it be to make a car that transforms into a giant robot? Okay, probably pretty hard, but again, we’re living in THE FUTURE here. If we can’t have our jet packs, at least give us this.
Well, a Turkish tech company named Letvision is about to make Transformers fans’ dreams a reality. The company is calling their shape-shifting robots “Letrons,” but let’s be real, they’re Transformers. Their first prototype Transformer starts as a sporty red BMW, then turns into a 12-foot robot that can move its arms, hands, fingers, and head, and shoot off fog and lightning. Oh, and it can connect to WiFi, because sure, why not? You can check out the real-life robot in disguise, above.
Now, before you get too excited, there are some limitations. You can’t actually get in and drive the Transformer while in car form, but you can control it remotely. I’ll admit, I’d be sorely tempted to take it straight to the freeway to freak some people out, but then I’m a bad person.
Letvision plans to sells these puppies to the public, although they’ve yet to decide how much they’ll cost. Let’s hope somebody other than Michael Bay will be able to afford one.