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Want a real-life, full-size Transformer?

Letrons Transformer type prototype robotEver wonder what the computer-generated Transformer robots in the Transformer movies would look like in real life?

A Turkish company has the answer with a fully functional Transformer prototype. Letvision unveiled a prototype called Letrons built from a BMW 3 Series coupe.

In a video, an operator uses a remote control to drive the Letrons vehicle before initiating its transformation. As the BMW slowly unfolds, a robot is revealed and stands tall.

The robot can move its head and arms, but the walking functionality has not yet been developed.