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Transformers get gully

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Between these and the iPhone, All City is never going to sleep.

Who knew Megatron and Convoy were so gangsta? First, the Transformers breakdancing video that ended up on YouTube last year. Now Japanese toy company Takarato announces they’ll release six-inch collectible Transformer sneakers for 58.99 a shoe. (You can’t wear them.) Maybe that’s why the “hero” in the upcoming Transformers trailer is wearing a Strokes T-shirt — Michael Bay’s central conflict isn’t man vs. machine, but hip-hop floss vs. Urban Outfitters faux-steez?

Pre-order them here.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2007

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