'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' the Dreads SUV Toy Photos

The Dreads are a trio of off-road outfitted Chevrolet Suburban SUVs acting as part of the MechTech crew.
Three new Transformers: Dark of the Moon characters has been revealed today via their action figure incarnations. For those of you who were worried there wouldn't be any subverted racial stereotypes in Michael Bay's upcoming sequel ala Revenge of the Fallen's Mudflap and Skids, worry no more! As The Dreads are a trio of black SUVs who, when they transform, have dreads and speak like Michael Clarke Duncan. These government off-road outfitted Chevrolet Suburbans are part of the MechTech crew, and they sport giant pinchers and a giant gun. You can check out the Dreads in the images below:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Merchandise #21
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Set Photos #125
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Set Photos #124

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.



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  1. Razman Chickzilla

    The Dreads look like G1 Insecticons

    4 years agoby @razman-chickzillaFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wasn't there a user that said that the way the Transformers acted were because of some personality they had??? I'm just saying. But really, I don't care if they did or didn't talk with a ghetto lingo, but then again, when it came to the animated series, Jet Fire had an australian accent so, w/e

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. Dan

    All things like this make me do is resent and detest the movies. Not because of a 'black' thing, or this or that or the other, just because it makes me ask why? Is it necessary to have characteristics like that added to the Transformers? Is it what people want to see? Obviously not, considering the back lash for the last go around, and they 'apologize' (lame, corny... just make a better movie and let that speak for you) for TF2's faults, and look to be repeating the same mistakes. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it won't be that way, but if I know Mr. Baysplosions, then I probably am not. I don't see him changing stripes anytime soon on account of Shia apologizing to the fans.

    And before anyone chews my head off, remember I haven't made any personal insults or anything to anybody here in particular, it is just my thoughts and opinion, and like *ssholes, we all got one.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. JasonKat

    Personally i could care less if this is/was a black thing or not. its not about being racist, or anything. I could care less what those 2 bots were aiming for in TF2. The bottom line..it was just stupid and retarded. Those lil parts in the film were aiming more for lil kids to just laugh and have an open mind about it. However it didnt tie in w the rest of the bots in any way.

    If you actally hate this because of a blk thing then ya ur racist even if u dont admit it. just have an open mind. Pick at it because it was dumb, not because it was blk.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  5. Jimthar

    yeah that was kinda my point too. @joker. im not accusing bay of being a racist or anything but i just think its stupid to have these characters be so overly, stereotypically 'black'. it makes them look stupid in the grand scheme of the movie and nobody really likes it. i dont even think black people like it. jazz talked that way in TF1 and it annoyed me and i was actually GLAD he died at the end so i didnt have to hear him talk anymore. then those asanine twins in TF2 really pushed it over the edge with all that ghetto talk and gold teeth crap. they need to do away with this crap. the transformers have no 'race'. nobody looks at optimus prime or ratchet and says 'oh they're obviously white', and i dont think it should be the other way either. they're robots, not rappers. lets keep it that way.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  6. Joker's Apprentice

    Ok, racist was the wrong word to use. Prejudice is the right one. I don't see why he needs to take "black" sounded characters and protray them like he did in the 2nd film. We don't see him using an Alfa Romeo sports car and have it speak with an Italian or guido accent. All the other characters are not catagorized into a specific race. He got away with it last time, so I'm sure he'll do it again with these new characters. And we all know how everyone felt about the twins in the 2nd movie, it was a joke no one laughed at.

    4 years agoby @lude8282Flag

  7. SoksoV

    @Joker: What the f*ck are you talking about... So does this mean all black actors who played in his movies such as Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Cuba Gooding Jr, Michael Clark Duncun and others are like slave from the 19th century? If he was a racist, first, he wouldn't have a job in Hollywood and 2nd, he would use white actors only. You sir, really don't know the definition of a racist...

    4 years agoby @SoksoVFlag

  8. Summit10

    what is this District 9 in steroids... Bay you got to be freaking kidding me!!!!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  9. Joker's Apprentice

    Micheal Bay has got to be one of the biggest racist Mutha-F'ers out there. The second film had some ghetto ass twin robots, who spoke ebonics and had gold grills for teeth, now we had this damn things? When is Reverend Al Sharpton gonna chime in on this madness. I have a really bad feeling all this new "Dreads" transformers are gonna have a Jamaican accent... In the words of the great Dark Helmet... "What is with you Maan"...Lord help Micheal Bay and his KKK leaning life style.

    4 years agoby @lude8282Flag

  10. JasonKat

    why do they keep making mini transformer that only look 25% to the real thing? why dont they make em "movie masters" bigger w noise, lites. and i dont mean like the bumblebee that sells for 99$ i mean like the size of the batman car, which sold at 24.99, imagin having bigger bots that size w better detail on them, "that toy truck reminds me of the hummer from gi joe" looks kool.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  11. Cartman

    @Bawnianxyz - i tot Dinobots would come,.. hmmmmm. Worst screw up of 2011 is getting ready!!

    4 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  12. Daveactor7

    @Bawn lol agreed.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    How da hell did you guys jump to "dreadlocks" ?

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. HighCaliberINC

    ..how about that suburban being bad-ass as hell ?! who cares about the toys...get more photos of the real ones

    4 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  15. Daveactor7

    @Supes lol

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  16. Dan

    Whatever happened with that promise Shia made bout TF3 being better? Sounds like their upping the ridiculousness with each installment and KABOOOOOM! BLAM! BOOM! Baysplosions!

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Daveactor7

    Ima get a headache with these guys alone in the film....dreadlocks. We've seen dreadlocks on an alien already: Predator

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  18. T.Clark

    Seriously?

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  19. the Narrator

    Lol. And here we go again.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  20. Jimthar

    christ. cant we just have robots that fight? do we have to explore every racial type with them? it just seems like pandering to me whan its really not needed. they did it in the first one with JAZZ and in th second with those awful 'twins'. those were mt least favorite characters in both movies. they just dont seem real to me whan they talk like that. now they have dreadlocks? jesus.....gimme a f*ckin break.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  21. bounded

    random pincers.

    4 years agoby @boundedFlag

  22. Dan

    Nice wording of the article, @Alan, lol.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag