Originally Posted by hypercube
I find it extremely far fetched even in his universe that humans would be able to make transformers, especially after all that business about the AllSpark. Of course it hasn't stopped them from "finding" many "old and unknown" transformers, or disregarding every rule when they want to.
I think the idea they are from/in China, and took their forms from there, millions of years ago or not, would make sense, but no way were they made there.
But hey the french-german supercar transforms into a giant samurai warrior, anything can happen.
My main idea is that they would be "China-affiliated"... I not only base this theory on the designs, or the fact that Chinese firms are funding the movie.. but also from the positive result from Pacific Rim's promo when they ran a poster in China showing off that "China has a Jaeger in this movie".
So maybe the Chinese government didn't make them. But I'm thinking Grimlock being the leader of a team of Chinese Super-Robots (who are good guys!) will appeal to the film's Chinese market chances.
AND it will explain the "Me Grimlock" style of broken English to appease the G1-ers.
Still not too impossible that the dinobots would be made in China.... It would be preposterous, sure... but a throwaway line like "China has unlocked the secrets of the AllSpark shards!" and then the robots come out with broken speech....and having the IQ of a child....
... And as the dinobots act "slow" and "stupid", one of the Chinese scientists serves the punchline: "It's a work in progress."
That's probably in line with the style of the previous films....
Again, not thinking in terms of "does it make sense".. only in terms of "What has Michael Bay gotten away with before?"
The guy has come a long way in that department from the "Will Smith should run with his shirt open even if it makes no sense" gag.