Your car-happy kiddo is all about Optimus Prime. You have all (and we mean, all) of the toys and have the movies (and TV shows) on a constant loop. You’ve seen cars, trucks and even planes ‘transform’.

But, have you ever seen this happen in real life?

Okay, so you’re saying, “No way! That could never happen!” Transformers are totally pretend. They’re the CGI creations of cinematic masterminds, and that’s it. Or, not. Transformers aren’t real, right? That’s what you thought. Until now!

Photo: Letrons
Photo: Letrons

A Turkish company named Letvision is making your kid’s (or your own) dream come true. Yep, that’s right. They’ve created a real Transformer (called Letrons). According to their website they have the “first and only” conversion car of its kind. Um, yeah—how many other real Transformers are there?

Photo: Letrons
Photo: Letrons

So, what does this magic car come with?

A head that transforms out (with 120 degree neck movement), Wi-Fi technology, remote control software, arm and wrist movements, speech and movement integrated interactivity, a full HD screen, LED eyes, real-function steering and of course, total and complete coolness (seriously, it’s a transforming car!).

Photo: Letrons
Photo: Letrons

While these ‘robot-cars’ are made from real autos, they aren’t exactly drivable on the road. They move via remote control, and can maneuver around a closed course. The first model took the Turkish company only eight months to complete. A team of 12 engineers and 4 supporting technicians helped make this fantasy car come to life.

Unlike the movie versions of these fictional creatures, Letrons can’t walk around when upright at this time. That said, the company notes that with proper funding they will be able to eventually add this feature.

The next time your child asks for a new Transformer (even though he already has a full toy box stocked with the robot-cars), just be thankful that he doesn’t know the real ones exist—at least, he doesn’t know yet!

Check out the Letrons video to see these amazing autos in action.

Author

Erica Loop is a mum, parenting writer and educator with an MS in child development. Along with writing for websites such as PBS Parents, care.com, Scary Mommy, mom.me, Modern Mom, education.com and others, she also is the creator of a kids' activities and art blog.

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