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The name or term Mirage refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Mirage (disambiguation).

Mirage

Function:

Stealth warrior

Alternate Mode:

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia


Mirage (aka Dino) is a sneaky Transformer and, despite being a loyal Autobot, doesn't respect humans very much. He is armed with a dart rifle, electro-disruptor and the ability to cloak himself. He also possesses two blades forged from the strongest Cybertronian alloys that he wields viciously in battle.

Like the late Jazz, he takes his appearance seriously, and prides himself on his looks. He believes there is no better vehicle mode than a Ferrari — it looks good and is fast, two things that are a must have for Mirage.

Fiction

Dark of the Moon comics

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Mirage and Wheeljack arrive on Earth after the battle of Egypt. In the battle of Chicago, Soundwave rips his head off.

No, really. HE WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TRANSFORMERS.
I want to tell you about the Transformers!

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Dark of the Moon film

Voice actor:Francesco Quinn (English)
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Some time after Operation: Firestorm and the demise of the The Fallen, Dino arrived on Earth in the Xantium with Que, Roadbuster, Topspin and Leadfoot, joined the NEST team with the form of a red Ferrari 458 Italia

Dino joins an attack on an illegal nuclear plant located in the Middle East along with Bumblebee, Que, and Sideswipe. Driving along the entrance road, he smashes through the barrier, transforms and tells the guards to stand down as the other Autobots moved to destroy the plant.

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Dino later returned to base with the other Autobots and was ordered to bay 37 for weapons assessment. Once that was done, he was standing next to Optimus Prime after he stayed in his vehicle mode and refused to talk to anyone. Dino said that Prime wasn't talking to anyone today. He then witnessed Optimus' conversation with the United States government about Apollo 11's true mission: To investigate a crashed ship with the previous Autobot leader Sentinel Prime inside.

He was also present when Optimus reactivated Sentinel Prime. And when he lashed out at Optimus from being in stasis for so long, Dino and the others rushed over to see what's happening, Optimus then tells Sentinel Prime he is home.

Later, when the Dreads attack the Autobots on the highway, Dino transforms and leaps into the air and uses his whips to latch onto the Dread, Hatchet. With some difficulty, he manages to kill Hatchet by pulling over onto a car traveling the other way on the free-way. Sideswipe then tells Dino that he will finish off the other two.

When the Autobots leave Earth, Starscream shoots down the Xantium, which held Dino and the others. However, it is revealed that the Autobots hid in a booster pod that safely fell back to Earth before the Xantium was destroyed.

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Dino joins the final battle in Chicago, where he, alongside Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Que, and Ratchet, has been captured by Soundwave, Barricade, and other Decepticons. However, Dino manages to escape the Decepticon clutches thanks to a distraction by Brains and Wheelie. He later participates in the final charge, battling several Decepticons with his arm blades and survives the battle. Dino is seen at the end of Dark of the Moon walking with the other Autobots walking toward Optimus after he killed Megatron and Sentinel, but he stays back with the Wreckers while Ratchet, Sideswipe, and Bumblebee join Prime. Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon comic

Dark of the Moon novelization

{{note|Mirage's role in the story remains largely the same as in the movie

He assists Sideswipe and Bumblebee in taking out the Dreads, and stows away in the Autobot shuttle along with the rest of his team. They arrive in Chicago to take on the Decepticons, and he helps Sam and Bumblebee fight off Shockwave and his Driller.

Age of Extinction film

After the battle for Chicago, Harold Attinger's CIA taskforce "Cemetery Wind" began hunting down the Autobots in addition to the remaining Decepticons on Earth. Mirage received a message from Optimus Prime, instructing all Autobots to flee for their lives.

Five years later, Optimus questioned Mirage's absence, to which Hound replied that it was uncertain if anyone else evaded Cemetery Wind. However, Mirage was not listed as "deceased" by Cemetery Wind, however, it is not known whether he was alive at the time of the events film Age of Extinction, or not. Age of Extinction

Dark of the Moon video game

Xbox 360/PS3 version

Chapter III
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Mirage goes on a mission to retrieve Sideswipe after he was captured by Decepticon patrols while he was on a reconnaissance mission on an ancient Cybertronian space port in South America. He is injured by Starscream and is left with no weapons but his blades. He is able to sneak through Decepticon patrols using a cloaking field, and manages to get his weapons and vehicle mode back. He is later assisted by Bumblebee and battles a Decepticon Enforcer and frees Sideswipe, but the group has to fight numerous waves of Decepticons until Major Reynolds' NEST aerial strike team arrive and demolish all Decepticons before moving to stop the launch. They tried to stop Starscream from launching a Decepticon ship into space, but fail and Starscream retreats.

Nintendo DS version

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Dino

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The name or term "Mirage" refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Mirage (disambiguation).
Dino is an Autobot from the live-action film seriescontinuity family.
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"The cast was... full."

A vigorous warrior, Dino (aka Mirage) is always among the first on the battlefield thanks to his impatience. His peers would call him either bold or reckless, depending on who you ask. Luckily, none of them deny that his electro-disrupter—which enables him to become invisible and create holograms of himself—is of much use to the Autobots.[1] Additionally armed with a dart rifle and a pair of curved blades, Dino is a sneaky robot not to be underestimated.

Whenever he's not invisible, he can usually be seen with his combat partner, Wheeljack. To accompany his Italian accent, he transforms into a red Ferrari 458 Italia.

Alright, Mirage, looks like it's just you and me for a while.

No, human. It's just me.Mirage quickly lets Reynolds know he's not his buddy, Dark of the Moon: The Game

Fiction

Movies

The seven movies are the primary component of the live-action movie continuity family. Their events should be taken as canon for all other pieces of fiction listed below, unless otherwise specified.

Dark of the Moon film

Voice actor:Francesco Quinn (English, Italian), Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese), Zhang Yaohan (Chinese), Salvador Reyes (Latin American Spanish), Gonzalo Abril (Castilian Spanish), José Augusto Sendim (Brazilian Portuguese), Karl Schulz (German), İsmail Yıldız (Turkish)
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He sounds Italian. After this we'll wage war with Italy!

Dino joined Que, Bumblebee and Sideswipe on a mission to take out an illegal nuclear weapons site in the Middle East. They were able to penetrate the base with ease thanks to Que disguising himself as the car of the country's Defense Minister, but Dino transformed to robot mode the instant they were through the barrier and, blades flashing, politely requested that the human guards lie on the ground while the Autobots went about their destructive business.

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Ja, hey there.

Not long after, as the Autobots regrouped back at NEST's Washington headquarters, Dino informed Charlotte Mearing that Optimus Prime was in a bad mood over the discovery of a piece of Cybertronian technology he had found in Chernobyl, and wasn't talking to anyone, let alone her. Later, after the former Autobot leader Sentinel Prime was retrieved from the moon and reactivated, Dino observed his explanation of how his pillars were key to controlling the Space Bridge, a teleportation device Sentinel had designed that was crucial to the Autobot war effort.

Dino and Sideswipe joined Bumblebee, Sam Witwicky, Seymour Simmons, and Dutch in following up on a lead to explain why humans were being killed by Decepticons. Dino and Sideswipe arrived at Sam's apartment in time to witness an argument between him and Carly, although completely unaware that Carly's car was in fact Soundwave in disguise. After the humans determined that the Decepticons were targeting Sentinel for his ability to control the Space Bridge, Dino helped to escort the ancient Autobot back to base. While on the highway, they were attacked by the Dreads, who had come to take Sentinel. During the chase, Dino dug his blades into Hatchet, and steered him into the firing line of the other Autobots before hurling him into oncoming traffic to finish him off, Dino arrived at the base with Bumblebee while Sideswipe and Ironhide finished off the rest of the Dreads. However, when they got there, Sentinel betrayed the Autobots, killed Ironhide, and took his pillars, revealing that he made a deal with Megatron to enslave mankind to rebuild Cybertron.

NEST and the Autobots pursued Sentinel Prime to Washinton D.C. Despite Optimus attempt to stop the ancient Autobot, Sentinel activated his bridge and brought an army of Decepticons through from the moon set up by Megatron. Dino arrived with Sideswipe, Bumblebee, Lennox and some NEST soldiers but were far outnumbered. As the Decepticon army ripped Washington apart, Optimus ordered the Autobots to retreat.

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The big yellow cheese in front of the big red cheese.

Dino and the other Autobots were forced to leave Earth when the turncoat Sentinel Prime coerced the human governments to exile their protectors. As it was leaving Earth's atmosphere, the Autobot's ship, the Xantium, was destroyed by Starscream, and Dino was presumably killed along with his fellow Autobots. However, knowing that Sentinel and the Decepticons wouldn't honor their promise that humanity would not be harmed, the Autobots hid themselves into the boosters of their ship, and safely splashed down to Earth before the ship was destroyed. Dino and the Autobots rejoined their human allies from NEST and Sam Witwicky on the outskirts of Decepticon-controlled Chicago, now the center stage for Sentinel Prime and Megatron's plan to bring Cybertron to Earth.

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Wait! I forgot my wallet, can you let me go now?

Dino and the Autobots drove down the streets heading to the pillars when a Driller commanded by Shockwave attacked the group. They managed to take shelter in a nearby building while they prepared for the next phase. After the NEST team had been equipped with new Boomsticks and Grapple gloves, the Wreckers provided a distraction for Shockwave allowing Dino and his companions enough time to get away.

Soon, four Autobots were captured by Decepticons commanded by Soundwave and Barricade. Bumblebee was soon after captured as well. As Dino struggled against his captors, the human traitor Dylan Gould convinced Soundwave to execute the Autobots, starting with Que. Dino and the others would have suffered the same fate as the Autobot scientist if not for the timely intervention of Wheelie and Brains, whose commandeered Decepticon mothership rained down fighters on Soundwave's forces, allowing the Autobots to turn the tables and destroy their captors.

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Me first, me first!

Freed, Dino and the others joined NEST and the United States Army in an assault on the building with the pillars, where Dino went hand to hand with Decepticons between him and the pillars. At one point in the battle, Dino's left arm was badly wounded, limiting his fighting abilities.[2] Eventually, the control pillar activating the space bridge was destroyed by Bumblebee and Ratchet and the Decepticon forces were destroyed. Now, with Earth truly their home, Dino approached his battle-worn comrades at the battle's end. Dark of the Moon

Mirage's involvement in the preceding events, or events mostly similar, were also chronicled in the novels Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Junior Novel, the comic mini-series Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Adaptation, and the storybooks "Autobots Versus Decepticons", "Optimus Prime's Friends and Foes", "Bumblebee's Best Friend", "Dark of the Moon: Action Pop-ups!", and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mix & Match". In an early version of the script, which was kept in the novelization, Dino/Mirage was decapitated by Starscream. In another early version, which was kept in the comic book adaptation and the junior novelization, he was executed by Soundwave, rather than Que/Wheeljack.

Age of Extinction film

Five years after the Battle of Chicago, Mirage[3] was not listed as "deceased" by the CIA taskforce, Cemetery Wind.[4]Age of Extinction

Rise of the Beasts film

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Rise of the Beasts

IDW movie comics

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When Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee were being menaced by Decepticons after their small companion Brains, Mirage and Wheeljack arrived for the save. Mirage taunted and injured Sonar while cloaked, and demanded the remaining Decepticons bring it on as he revealed himself. Rising Storm #2

Using his invisibility to his advantage, he fought the Decepticons together with Bumblebee and Wheeljack until Optimus Prime arrived with reinforcements from NEST, during which he tricked Bludgeon into shooting Storm Surge and pestered Tankor. Rising Storm #3

Mirage's luck ran out when Shockwave arrived on the scene and blasted him and Wheeljack, leaving them terribly injured. Ratchet could save their lives, but was unsure if they'd end up looking the same after his repairs. Rising Storm #4

Toy bios

With his incredible talent for stealth, Mirage would be the ultimate spy. However, he would much rather be in the thick of a fight, moving silent and invisible through a melee to strike where the enemy is weakest. Cyberverse Mirage

Games

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - The Game

Voice actor:Dave Wittenberg (English), Jorge Teixeira (Castilian Spanish), Guillaume Lebon (French)

Xbox 360/PS3

Mirage is available to use in multiplayer with a shotgun primary weapon and cloaking as his ability. He is able to perform melee attacks faster than other characters, linking them together in a chain attack.

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You ruined my vacation!

Sideswipe went missing after being tasked with investigating Decepticon activity in Central America, and Mirage was tasked with the mission of finding Sideswipe and completing the investigation. Along the way he encountered Starscream, who tried kill Mirage with mines, but failed. Starscream instead threw Mirage off a bridge into a ravine and believed him to be dead.

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Fly away little rocket, fly away.

Mirage survived, but his weapons and transformation systems were damaged, leaving his camouflage system the only one he could use. He managed to sneak past all the Decepticons on patrol and discovered the entrance to an ancient Mayan temple which had Decepticon markings all over it, suggesting the Mayans built their temples on top of Decepticon technology. The NEST team sent weapons and repairs for Mirage deep within the jungle where he eventually met up with Bumblebee. The two Autobots then made their way through the ruins and battled a Decepticon Enforcer on top of a temple. After defeating him, Mirage freed Sideswipe from captivity, but came under fire from other Decepticons, when NEST Major Reynolds sent air support and aided the trio.

Sideswipe suspected that the ruins were built over some sort of Cybertronian space port, and the Autobots made their way deeper into the ruins, where Starscream was trying to launch a Decepticon ship into space. They battled Starscream, but were unable to prevent the launch. The Decepticon second-in-command retreated. Mirage reported this to Optimus who began to track it. Dark of the Moon

Autobots/Decepticons

Mirage found Ratchet in a state because the Decepticons were up to something at a NEST construction site, and they kept creating diversions to keep the Autobots away. Mirage went to investigate and found Lockdown running around. After tangling with the Decepticon once, Mirage was again interrupted by Ratchet with the news that Lockdown had infiltrated an Autobot base and interfered with the communications system, requiring Mirage to go around fixing the satellite dishes. After Starscream stole a piece of Mechtech with a tracking system in it, the Autobots traced him to Siberia, and Mirage scouted out the area while fighting Decepticons. Dark of the Moon: Autobots/Decepticons

Toys

Dark of the Moon

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Be thankful that I even got a toy.
  • Mirage (Cyberverse Legion, 2012)
    • Series / Number:2 / 008
    • Accessories: Blaster
Part of the second wave of Series 2 Cyberverse Legion Class toys, Mirage is a redeco/retool of Revenge of the FallenLegends ClassSideways, transforming into an unlicensed mock Audi R8. The retool was principally to give him hands and 3mm ports capable of holding Cyberverse weapons, such as his translucent red "blaster", a sword which can sort of be used as a blaster when turned around. The "blaster", in the same colors, was carried by Cliffjumper and Ratchet, while differently-colored versions were each used by Quickblade Bumblebee and the single-release redeco of Knock Out.
The United States market release of Mirage used the template for the Transformers: Prime-based Series 2 Cyberverse Legion Class packaging style but lacked the "Prime" moniker. The multilingual European market packaging, meanwhile, retained the Prime title, thus arguably making it a separate character.
The original version of this sculpt was also used to make Override, while the retooled version was also used for Age of ExtinctionStinger.

Movie Advanced Series

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Be thankful that I got a toy that scales.
  • Autobot Dino (Deluxe Class, 2014-06-21)
    • ID number:AD16
    • Accessories: Armblades
Released in June 2014 in Japan, Movie Advanced Series Deluxe Class Dino is a red redeco and retool of Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Class Sideways. He features Automorph action during the conversion from car to robot mode. When the front bumper is pressed, his front pair of wheels automatically flip underneath the hood, and his robot abs flip down. There is also some Mech Alive: you can see internal gears moving in his fore-arms when moving his arms, as well as a turning disk on each of his elbows. On his right arm is a spinning "saw" blade. Like the Legion Class figure, He transforms into an unlicensed approximation of an Audi R8.
In addition to his new, movie-accurate head sculpt, Dino also comes with removable arm blades to simulate the ones he had in the movie. The original version of this sculpt was also retooled into Revenge of the FallenDead End.
(Yeah, we're not sure how this got made either).

Movie Edition

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Be thankful that I have not been forgotten.
  • Autobot Dino (Tiny Turbo Changer, 2018)
Released as part of the third series of Tiny Turbo Changers, "Autobot Dino" is a red redeco of the Hot Rod toy released in series 2, sharing the same deco pattern from the original mold.
(And we thought we would never see a new toy of Mirage again).

Studio Series

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Be thankful!
  • Autobot Dino (Deluxe Class, 2021)
    • Hasbro ID number: 71
    • TakaraTomy ID number: SS-66
    • TakaraTomy ID number: July 31, 2021
    • Accessories: 2 arm blades, "High Speed Chase" backdrop
Studio Series "Autobot Dino" is the first toy of the character to be a new mold, transforming from a robot accurate to his appearance in Dark of the Moon into a genericized pseudo-Ferrari similar to his vehicle mode in the Dark of the Moon video game. The vehicle mode design is due to the Ferrari toy license being exclusively held by Maisto at the time of release.[5] He comes with two arm blades and a cardboard backdrop display depicting the Dread chase scene from the film.

Merchandise

3D Battle-Card Game

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He seems familiar, but I can't place the face.
  • Mirage (2007)
Mirage is a 26-point "Common" piece in the 3D Battle-Card Game. Constructed of punch-out pieces from randomly-packed plastic cards (two full robots per pack), he can be assembled into his car mode (model undetermined), or into a rather stumpy robot mode. His twin blaster-weapons can be mounted on his arms (their nominal placement) or on his shoulders.
He uses the same construction as the Barricade, Earth mode Bumblebee, and Swerve cards. This style is similar to the one used by Cliffjumper, Jazz, and Smokescreen.
Though his card is clearly based on the AlternatorsMirage toy, he's not remotely as obvious about it as the Cliffjumper and Smokescreen cards are. While all the parts are in roughly the same place as the Alternators toy, the detailing is very much in line with the movie aesthetic, featuring a lot of shifted panels and extensive mechanical greeblies.

Speed Stars

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He'll be seein' red.
  • Mirage (2011)
    • Series:Trans Scan
    • Number:2 of 3
Mirage is one of three "die-cast" cars in the Trans Scan Series. In car mode he's mostly translucent red plastic and his robot mode is sculpted underneath. Due to licensing reasons noted below, his alt mode is just an approximation of a Ferrari 458 Italia instead of the actual vehicle.
His assortment got a very limited release, showing up at stores like ShopKo and HEB Grocery. Despite this, Mirage and the rest of the Speed Stars did get a very wide release in Mexico.
Like a number of Speed Star vehicles, there are differences between the figure shown on the cardback and the finished product. The cardback depicts him using a solid black robot mode template of the type used in the previous film... complete with Decepticon faction symbol above his head rather than a screw, raising some definitequestions concerning whether or not the robot mode was meant to be used with Mirage in the first place, and if it was why such a symbol was chosen. The final product switched to a silver robot mode template that now has the screw over his head, but the robot mode itself is unchanged, paint apps and all.

Notes

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  • Even though early toys, contemporary media, and his Age of Extinction playing card[3] refer to the character as "Mirage", this page is named "Dino" because that name is the one used on-screen in the Dark of the Moon film and has resurfaced years later with recent toys.
    • Dino's name pays tribute to Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari. Hasbro's greatest competitor Mattel had an exclusive license for Ferrari toys at the time of the film's release.[6] Therefore, Ferrari did not want their product placement sporting the name of a Hasbro toy's trademark,[7] explaining why the character is never called "Mirage" in the film.
  • Call sheets for Dark of the Moon referred to Dino/Mirage under the early working name Enzo, a reference to Dino Ferrari's father Enzo.[8] Another working name for the character was Rush.[9]
  • Much like his on-screen name, Mirage's Italian accent had to be approved by Ferrari, who wanted him not to have a cheesy Hollywood "Italian" accent.[10]
  • In Dark of the Moon, Dino sports an Italian/European Union license plate (registered in the province of Catania), "CT 41401", in vehicle mode.[11] The colors are (deliberately) incorrect, though: Instead of black text on a white background, with a European "blue band" containing the European flag (a circle consisting of twelve yellow stars) on the left and a second blue band containing a yellow circle on the right, Dino's plate is essentially a negative monochrome version, with silver text on a black background, silver bands on both sides, a European flag consisting of twelve black stars on the left and a black circle on the right. In addition, this plate uses an outdated numeration system for Italian license plates, which was replaced in 1994 with an "AA 000 AA" format related to the car registration, which omits any explicit reference to the place of origin.[12]
  • The "cardboard head on a stick" prop used for Dino during the shooting of the movie (a common method used for the movies to give the actors something to react to) can be spotted in the final edit of Dark of the Moon.[13]
  • Attinger's playing card of Dino/Mirage was revealed in a prop auction for the Transformers film series held in 2019.[14]

Foreign names

  • Japanese:Mirage (ミラージュ Mirāju), Dino (ディーノ Dīno)
  • Mandarin:Huànyǐng (幻影, "Mirage"), Dino (迪諾 Dínuò), Kǒnglóng (恐龙, "Dinosaur")

References

Sours: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dino
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Transformers Studio Series 71 Deluxe Transformers Dark of the Moon Autobot Dino

  • STUDIO SERIES DELUXE CLASS: Deluxe Class figures are 4.5-inch collectible action figures inspired by iconic movie scenes and designed with specs and details to reflect the Transformers movie universe, now including The Transformers: The Movie!
  • 4.5-INCH SCALE AUTOBOT DINO: Figure features vivid, movie-inspired deco, is highly articulated for posability and comes with 2 blade accessories
  • BIG SCREEN INSPIRED: Figure scale reflects the character’s size in the world of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Figure and packaging are inspired by the iconic High Speed Chase scene
  • 2 ICONIC MODES: Figure features classic conversion between robot and sportscar modes in 27 steps. Perfect for fans looking for a more advanced converting figure. For kids and adults ages 8 and up
  • REMOVABLE BACKDROP: Removable backdrop displays Autobot Dino figure in the High Speed Chase scene
  • Sours: https://www.target.com/p/transformers-studio-series-71-deluxe-transformers-dark-of-the-moon-autobot-dino/-/A-80117579

    Mirage

    Alt Mode

    Ferrari 458 Italia (Dark of the Moon),

    Porsche 964 RS (Rise of the Beasts)

    Status

    • Deceased (in IDW Comic Adaptation of DOTM)
    • Unknown

    First Appearance

    Dark Of The Moon

    other actor(s)

    David Wittenberg (Dark of the Moon: The Game)

    Mirage(a.k.a Dino) was an Autobotwho transformed into a red Ferrari 458 and possessed a wide range of infiltration skills. It isn’t known how he died but his voice actor Francesco Quinn died of a heart attack a week after Dark of the Moon’s release. It’s unclear whether he survived attacks by Cemetery Wind before the events of Transformers: Age of Extinction.

    History[]

    Rising Storm[]

    At some point after Operation: Firestorm and the demise of The Fallen, Mirage arrived on Earth with Wheeljack, and joined the N.E.S.T. team with the form of a red Ferrari 458 Italia.

    When Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee were being menaced by Decepticons after their small companion Brains, Mirage and Wheeljack arrived for the save. Mirage taunted and injured Sonar while cloaked, and demanded the remaining Decepticons bring it on as he revealed himself. Using his invisibility to his advantage, he fought the Decepticons together with Bumblebee and Wheeljack until Optimus Prime arrived with reinforcements from NEST.

    Mirage's luck ran out when Shockwave arrived on the scene and blasted him and Wheeljack, leaving them terribly hurt. Ratchet could save their lives, but was unsure if they'd end up looking the same after his repairs.

    Dark of the Moon: The Game[]

    Note: This game serves as a prequel to Dark of the Moon, but is not in continuity to the IDW comics.

    Sideswipe went missing after being tasked with investigating Decepticon activity in Central America, and Mirage was tasked with the mission of finding Sideswipe and completing the investigation. Along the way he encountered Starscream, who tried kill Mirage with mines, but failed. Starscream instead threw Mirage off a bridge into a ravine and believed him to be dead.

    Mirage survived, but his weapons and transformation systems were damaged, leaving his camouflage system the only one he could use. He managed to sneak past all the Decepticons on patrol and discovered the entrance to an ancient Mayan temple which had Decepticon markings all over it, suggesting the Mayans built their temples on top of Decepticon technology. The NEST team sent weapons and repairs for Mirage deep within the jungle where he eventually met up with Bumblebee. The two Autobots then made their way through the ruins and battled a Decepticon Enforcer on top of a temple. After defeating him, Mirage freed Sideswipe from captivity, but came under fire from other Decepticons, when NEST Major Reynolds sent air support and aided the trio.

    Sideswipe suspected that the ruins were built over some sort of Cybertronian space port, and the Autobots made their way deeper into the ruins, where Starscream was trying to launch a Decepticon ship into space. They battled Starscream, but were unable to prevent the launch. The Decepticon second-in-command retreated. Mirage reported this to Optimus who began to track it.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon[]

    Mirage joined Wheeljack, Bumblebee and Sideswipe a mission to take out an illegal nuclear weapons site in the Middle East. They were able to penetrate the base with ease thanks to Que disguising himself as the car of the country's Defense Minister, but Mirage transformed to robot mode the instant they were through the barrier and, blades flashing, politely requested that the human guards lie on the ground while the Autobots went about their destructive business. Not long after, as the Autobots regrouped back at NEST's Washington headquarters, a Human introduced Mirage as Dino, Mirage informed Charlotte Mearing that Optimus Prime was in a bad mood over the discovery of a piece of Cybertronian technology he had found in Chernobyl, and wasn't talking to anyone, let alone her. Later, after the former Autobot leader Sentinel Prime was retrieved from the moon and reactivated, Mirage observed his explanation of how his pillars were key to controlling the Space Bridge, a teleportation device Sentinel had designed that was crucial to the Autobot war effort.

    Mirage and Sideswipe joined Bumblebee, Sam Witwicky, Seymour Simmons, and Dutch in following up on a lead to explain why humans were being killed by Decepticons. Mirage and Sideswipe arrived at Sam's apartment in time to witness an argument between him and Carly, although completely unaware that Carly's car was in fact Soundwave in disguise. After the humans determined that the Decepticons were targeting Sentinel for his ability to control the Space Bridge, Mirage helped to escort the ancient Autobot back to base. While on the highway, they were attacked by the Dreads, who had come to take Sentinel. During the chase, Mirage dug his blades into Hatchet, and steered him into the firing line of the other Autobots before hurling him into oncoming traffic to finish him off, Dino arrived at the base with Bumblebee while Sideswipe and Ironhide finished off the rest of the Dreads. However when they got there, Sentinel betrayed the Autobots, killed Ironhide and took his pillars, revealing that he made a deal with Megatron to enslave mankind to rebuild Cybertron.

    NEST and the Autobots pursued Sentinel Prime to Washington D.C. Despite Optimus attempt to stop the ancient Autobot, Sentinel activated his bridge and brought an army of Decepticons through from the moon set up by Megatron. Mirage arrived with Sideswipe, Bumblebee, Lennox and some NEST soldiers but were far outnumbered. As the Decepticon army ripped Washington apart, Optimus ordered the Autobots to retreat.

    Mirage and the other Autobots were forced to leave Earth when the turncoat Sentinel Prime coerced the human governments to exile their protectors. As it was leaving Earth's atmosphere, the Autobot's ship, the Xantium, was destroyed by Starscream, and Mirage was presumably killed along with his fellow Autobots. However, knowing that Sentinel and the Decepticons wouldn't honor their promise that humanity would not be harmed, the Autobots hid themselves into the boosters of their ship, and safely splashed down to Earth before the ship was destroyed. Mirage and the Autobots rejoined their human allies from NEST and Sam Witwicky on the outskirts of Decepticon-controlled Chicago, now the center stage for Sentinel Prime and Megatron's plan to bring Cybertron to Earth.

    Mirage and the Autobots drove down the streets heading to the pillars when a Driller commanded by Shockwave attacked the group. They managed to take shelter in a nearby building while they prepared for the next phase. After the NEST team had been equipped with new Boomsticks and Grapple gloves, the Wreckers provided a distraction for Shockwave allowing Mirage and his companions enough time to get away.

    Soon, four Autobots were captured by Decepticons commanded by Soundwave and Barricade, with Ratchet joining them soon after. As Dino struggled against his captors, the human traitor Dylan Gould convinced Soundwave to execute the Autobots, starting with poor Wheeljack. Mirage and the others would have suffered the same fate as the Autobot scientist if not for the timely intervention of Wheelie and Brains, whose commandeered Decepticon mothership rained down fighters on Soundwave's forces, allowing the Autobots to turn the tables and destroy their captors.

    Freed, Mirage and the others joined NEST and the United States Army in an assault on the building with the pillars, where Mirage went hand to hand with Decepticons between him and the pillars. At one point in the battle, Mirage left arm was badly wounded, limiting his fighting abilities.[1] Eventually, the control pillar activating the space bridge was destroyed by Bumblebee and Ratchet and the Decepticon forces were destroyed. Now, with Earth truly their home, Mirage approached his battle-worn comrades at the battle's end.

    Five years after the Battle of Chicago, Mirage was not listed as "deceased" by Cemetery Wind meaning that he ran away from Cemetery Wind.[1]

    Transformers: The Last Knight[]

    there is a scene where Roadbuster, is playing with Mirage, but unfortunately that is uncredited ; nor confirmed since Topspin is in a different scene.

    However, While Leadfoot is confirmed to be dead on-screen, Attinger's card deck uses does not list Leadfoot as deceased. And this means only one, Attinger's card deck was made at some point prior to Leadfoot's execution[2]. Given this it is meant that Mirage was alive at the time of when he ran away.

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts[]

    Coming Soon (To Be Added)

    Weapons[]

    • Blades
    • Grappling Hooks
    • Invisibility (mentioned only in video game)
    • Sniper Rifle (appears only in video game)
    • Assault rifle (appears only in video game)
    Dino Arm Blades DOTM
    Dino's Hook DOTM

    Dino's Grappling Hooks

    Gallery[]

    To see more images go to: Mirage/Gallery

    Mirage Stealth Force Mode

    Ferrari F430

    2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

    Ferrari 458 Italia

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    As Ferrari 458 Italia

    Blades

    Blades

    Trivia[]

    • In the original script from DOTM, Mirage died instead of Wheeljack. Novel and comic adaptations kept this concept.
    • Unlike his film counterpart, the video game say the console has Mirage turn invisible.
    Sours: https://michaelbaystransformers.fandom.com/wiki/Mirage

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    Mirage (Transformers)

    Mirage is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. Mirage is one of the single most re-used names in the Transformers series, and is almost entirely synonymous with characters possessing Formula One racing car alternate modes. The first Mirage was introduced in 1984 as an Autobot spy.

    1984 The Transformers

    Transformers character
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    Classic Mirage toy
    NameMirage
    Autobot, sometimes Decepticon
    SeriesTransformers: Generation 1
    Transformers: Generation 2
    Machine Wars
    Transformers: Alternators
    Transformers: Universe
    Transformers Classic
    Transformers: Timelines
    Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy
    English voice actorFrank Welker
    Japanese voice actorTakuro Kitagawa
    Information
    Alternate modes Cybertronian car, 1979 Ligier JS11-FordFormula One racer, Various other F-1 racer styles, 2004 Ford GT, Cobra Ferret
    Function Spy
    Motto "Who and what I am, I hide from my enemy."
    "Can you keep up with my speed?"
    Partner Optimus Prime and Red Alert
    Rank 7
    Sub-group Autobot Cars, Go-Bots, Basic Vehicles, Deluxe Vehicles, Spy Changers

    Some might say that Mirage (Ligier in Japan, Mistero in Italy, Miragem in Portugal) was created with a silver sparkplug in his mouth. On Cybertron, he was one of the planet’s elite upper class, preferring to spend his days hunting turbo-foxes instead of involving himself in conflict. When that became unavoidable, Mirage enlisted with the Autobot forces, although he is often unsure about his motivations for doing so, which leaves his fellow Autobots finding it hard to trust him – a problem not helped by the fact that Mirage can rarely hide that he is often unwilling to fight directly, or his contempt for the “commoners” he is now forced to interact with. He has no lost love for Earth, and would happily return to his old life on Cybertron if he could.

    Although unwilling to fight, Mirage is a superior hand-to-hand combatant, and a skilled sharpshooter, having honed his talents hunting game on Cybertron. He is armed with a rifle which fires explosive, armor-piercing darts, but the most important piece of his arsenal in his function as a spy is his shoulder-mounted electro-disruptor, which can bend photons to make Mirage invisible, or appear to be where he is not, or even alter his physical appearance, hence his name.[1][2]

    Mirage is sometimes a combiner who forms part of Betatron or Optimus Maximus.

    Reception

    In the [email protected] podcast for July 9th, 2009 Henkei! Deluxe Electro Disruptor Ligier was selected as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

    Mirage is one of the favorite Autobots of IGN.[4]

    Animated series

    The animated series opted to present Mirage’s desire to return to Cybertron as a genuinely sad longing, rather than as a result of any great dislike of Earth; and his unwillingness to fight was portrayed in "More than Meets the Eye" more as a semi-pacifistic nature. This shaped him into a more gentle character, not especially like the snob suggested by his profile. His actions immediately after the Transformers’ reactivation on Earth in 1984 were heroic ones, working with Hound on a plan to dupe the Decepticons, and using his invisibility powers to sneak aboard the villains’ space cruiser as it launched, sabotaging it from within and forcing it to crash back to Earth.

    Be it as a result of his own desire not to engage in combat or not, Mirage’s role in the Autobots’ battles on Earth was a distinctly minimal one, leaving him confined to the background on the battlefield, or not present at all. In early 1985, however, the spotlight shone on Mirage again when Cliffjumper suspected him of disloyalty. The discovery of a Decepticon installation in a sector Mirage had recently observed caused Cliffjumper to leap the incorrect conclusion that he was a traitor to the Autobots, having concealed the information. After a battle with the Decepticons, Mirage risked the trust of his comrades by sneaking away to perform a plan of his own, framing the Decepticons for stealing Energon Cubes from the Insecticons. Spotted carrying the cubes by Cliffjumper, Mirage’s guilt seemed all but confirmed, and before he could reveal his innocence, he was captured and brainwashed by one of Bombshell’s mind-controlling cerebro-shells. Under Bombshell’s control, Mirage led the Autobots into an ambush, but at the battle’s end, the assorted manipulations were revealed and Cliffjumper apologised to Mirage.

    Towards the end of the year, Mirage was among the team of five Autobots who disguised themselves as the Stunticons, with Mirage’s alternate mode making him the perfect choice to masquerade as Drag Strip. Penetrating the Decepticons’ camp, the Autobots ran into trouble when the real Stunticons arrived, trying to prove their identities by forming Menasor. With a combination of Windcharger’s magnetic powers and Mirage’s illusion-creating ability, the Autobots were able to appear as Menasor too, but the deception was soon revealed, though they were still able to thwart the Decepticons’ plans.

    Mirage was absent from the events of 2005 and 2006 without explanation; however, a storyboarded scene from The Transformers: The Movie featuring Mirage was cut from the finished film. In the removed scene, amidst the transformation of Autobot City, Mirage shot the InsecticonBombshell as a corridor Mirage was in retracted, before the corridor was then blown up by Megatron. Whether or not this would have killed Mirage is not made clear, though some fans believe that since there was a high body count, his death is still likely.

    Books

    Mirage was featured in the 1985 Transformers audio books Autobots' Lightning Strike and Megatron's Fight for Power.[5]

    Mirage appeared in the 1986 Ladybird Books story Decepticon Hideout by John Grant.[6]

    Comics

    Dreamwave Productions

    Dreamwave Productions’ 21st Century re-imagining of the G1 universe presented a Mirage much closer to the cold, snobbish character his tech specs originally suggested.

    As ever, when the civil war on Cybertron broke out, Mirage eventually sided with the Autobots, and even maintained his allegiance to them when the two warring forces split off into several smaller factions following the disappearance of Optimus Prime and Megatron. During this period of unrest, when The Fallen attacked the Autobot base in order to capture Blitzwing, Mirage was among the Autobots who tried to stop him.

    As one of the Autobots on the Ark, Mirage participated in the battles on Earth, awakening in 1984 and developing a loathing of the planet. It was no doubt a relief for him to head back to Cybertron in 1999 after the Autobots defeated and captured the Decepticons, but when an act of sabotage caused their craft to explode shortly after leaving Earth, Mirage was among the Transformers who were able to avoid having their bodies appropriated by the terrorist, Lazarus. He was reactivated by Optimus Prime in 2002 and participated in the ensuing battles against the Decepticons that culminated in a nuclear explosion above San Francisco.

    The following year, when Shockwave arrived on Earth to arrest Prime and Megatron’s forces as war criminals, the Autobots were naturally resistant to the idea. Mirage was among a squad who monitored Shockwave’s movements on Earth, but upon discovering that Ultra Magnus was under Shockwave’s command, surrendered himself and the others, recognising this as his chance to return to Cybertron. When Optimus Prime then overthrew Shockwave, who was revealed to possess sinister ulterior motives, Mirage was among the Autobots who voted to stay on the planet rather than return to Earth, even though he had discovered that Shockwave had divided up his old estate and holdings amongst others.

    Fun Publications

    When Needlenose was being interviewed by ANN he mentioned givng a new lavender and green alligator paint job to a Mirage.

    Classicverse
    The Autobots confront Megatron in Fun Publicationscomics

    Classic Mirage's biography was featured in issue 13 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.

    In the story Crossing Over by Fun Publications Mirage was among Autobot troops of Optimus Prime who responded to the sighting of Megatron and arrived in time to save the dimensional traveling Autobot Skyfall from Megatron's wraith.

    In the Transformers: Timelines story "Games of Deception" Mirage was captured by the Decepticons and rescued.

    Rhetoricverse

    In the Renegade Rhetoric stories Mirage's spark was used in the creation of the Renegade Puzzler combiner Jig Saw.

    IDW Publishing

    There was a Spotlight issue on Mirage. This story addresses Mirage's conflicted loyalties, raising the prospect that Mirage is either insane, or has swapped places with a Mirage of different loyalties from an alternate time-line. While there has been no conclusive evidence either way, the events of "All Hail Megatron" seem to indicate that Mirage is simply conflicted about his loyalties, and not from an alternate time-line.

    Mirage was on the Autobot Orbital Command Hub in Spotlight: Blaster. He was present when Blaster was recovered and returned to the Autobots.

    In "All Hail Megatron", Mirage is accused by several other Autobots of being a traitor. Despite a lack of hard evidence, and his protests of innocence, Mirage was beaten and severely injured by Ironhide (issue 8). During the beating, Mirage's faction sigil, (printed on his chest), was damaged, mirroring art from the "Spotlight: Mirage" special. Despite waiting to have the sigil restored, Mirage apparently remained loyal to the Autobots, saving Ironhide's life in battle. (issue 10.)

    Marvel Comics

    Following the awakening on Earth, Mirage immediately made clear his desire to return to Cybertron, even going so far as to question where his loyalties lay, if a different alliance would allow him to return to his home world. Attacked by Ravage in an early battle, Mirage attempted to reason with him, seeing no reason that two Transformers should fight, viewing co-operation as the best way to get back to Cybertron. However, when he clashed with Ravage for a second time, and had his arm severed by the Decepticon’s fangs, Mirage came to the realisation that only by fighting on the side of the Autobots did he truly stand a chance of returning to the world he loved.

    Mirage did not play any major role in battles which immediately followed and managed to avoid being among the ranks of the injured following the Autobots’ climactic clash with Shockwave.

    During the UK-only story 'Crisis of Command', Mirage hawkishly supported Prowl's party who advocated exploiting the Creation Matrix to animate dedicated war machines. However, Mirage and Hound (a bitter opponent of this ethically questionable strategy) put aside political differences to combine their special abilities and capture the Decepticon spy, Ravage.

    He remained largely absent from combat situations until the Underbase-empowered Starscream threatened the world; attempting to defend New York with a large number of his fellow Autobots, Mirage was deactivated by the Decepticon. His damaged body was stored in a stasis pod on the Ark, until he and his fellow fallen comrades were brought back online through the power of nucleon.

    After the end of their original Transformers comic book series, Marvel continued the story with its Transformers: Generation 2 series a few years later, accompanying the toyline of the same name. In the comic, Mirage was among a team led by Grimlock onto the Twilight, the flagship of the second-generation Cybertronians led by Jhiaxus. Overwhelmed by the troops on board, the Autobots were captured but eventually mounted an escape attempt. The first to rush into battle, Mirage was destroyed by a flamethrower to his neck; his death was soon avenged in battle by Ironhide.

    Games

    Mirage is one of the light blue robots in the 2010 card game Monopoly Deal Transformers.

    Toys

    • Hasbro Transformers Autobot Car Mirage (1984)
    The toy that was to become the Autobot Mirage was originally designed by Koujin Ohno in 1982 and released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara.[7] Mirage transforms into a Ligier JS11-Ford Formula One racing car, which is the origin for his Japanese name. He bears the racing number 26 – denoting the vehicle as that which was driven by Jacques Laffite in the 1980 season – and sponsorship logos for "Citanes", a reference to the cigarette company, Gitanes. It was announced at Botcon 2005 that the mold for Mirage's original toy, first released in 1984, has been lost, meaning that the toy cannot be reissued like many others have. However, Chinese manufacturers have used Reverse Engineering to remake the Mirage mold, making knockoffs of it along with the original packaging.
    • Generation 2 Go-Bot Mirage (1995)
    A new incarnation of Mirage was introduced to the toyline in 1995 - still a racing car, Mirage was now part of the smaller, simpler line of Go-Bots figures, and shared his mold with another figure named Double Clutch.[8]
    The figure was later repainted into a new Spy Changer Mirage for the Robot in Disguise toyline (see below) and then brought back in new colors as the original Mirage for the Transformers: Universe line.
    • Generation 2 Autobot Car Mirage (unreleased)
    A recolor of the Generation 1 toy was considered for the Generation 2 line, in pink and green. Concept art and a hand painted prototype were created, but the figure was never made.[9]
    • Machine Wars Basic Mirage (1997)
    In 1997, the small Machine Wars toyline was released exclusively in KB Toys stores, and featured a new Mirage figure with a spring-loaded transformation and the traditional racing car alternate mode(now a Champ Car), shared by the line’s Prowl figure. The lack of any supporting fiction for the line leaves its place in continuity hard to define, but Mirage’s bio-card makes it clear that the figure represents a new version of the G1 character, presenting him to possess the same personality, ability and function - the only difference is his new motto, "Can you keep up with my speed?"
    The figure was repainted as Skid-Z for the Transformers: Robots in Disguise anime and toy line.
    • Robot Masters Basic Rijie (2004)
    The original Mirage returned in 2004 as part of the new Japanese-exclusive toyline, Transformers: Robot Masters. Released as Rijie (an alternate romanization of Ligier, Mirage's Japanese name), the figure was a recolor of his Machine Wars toy, recolored to resemble the G1 incarnation of the character, and the toy's profile - which spun out of the animated series at a point prior to The Transformers: The Movie - made it clear that this was the original Mirage, still wielding his electro-disruptor and possessing his invisibility powers.
    • Alternators Mirage (2006)
    2006's Transformers: Alternators toyline, featuring updated versions of classic G1 characters with modern vehicular alternate modes, 1:24 scale and complex transformations, introduced a new versions of Mirage, who transforms into a Ford GT with a Michigan license plate. Although the American toyline offers no supporting fiction for the Alternators toys, the line's Japanese counterpart, Binaltech, has featured a growing storyline, a new chapter released with each toy, making it clear that the Alternators/Binaltech timeline branches off from the animated series continuity prior to Transformers: The Movie. However, with the line currently stalled in Japan, it seems unlikely that a new chapter of the story will be written to precisely explain the specifics of Mirage's acquisition of his new form, or any of its special features, any time soon. Fan made sticker sheets have been produced to make Alternators Mirage look more like his Generation 1 version. A red version of Mirage's Ford GT mold, identified as Hot Rodimus has been issued in the Kiss Players toyline, with a new head sculpt and a number of additional accessories.[10]
    • Universe Spy Changer Mirage (2006)
    Released in mid 2006, a re-package of the transparent green recolor of RiD Spy Changer Mirage made it out at discount stores as a Universe toy. According to the bio on the box this toy was now representing Generation 1 Mirage. This is only fitting since the mold was previously used for Generation 2 Mirage.
    This toy shouldn't be confused with the first Universe Mirage, who was a repackage of the Armada Mini-Con Mirage in the Universe line.
    • Classic Deluxe Mirage (2006)
    The original Mirage received an upgrade in 2006 in the Transformers: Classics line. This Deluxe class car came out in the second wave of the Classics line. Instead of having advertisements from Ligier on it, this Mirage advertised Witwicky Sparkplugs on his spoiler, a reference to the human character from the original Transformers animated series, Sparkplug Witwicky. This toy was designed by Alex Kubalsky.[11] The transformation of this Mirage is very faithful to the original toy.[12]
    The mold for this figure was also used for UniverseDecepticon Drag Strip[13] and Transformers: Allspark BattlesDecepticon Fracture.[14]
    • Timelines Deluxe Mirage (2007)
    A version of the Classics Deluxe figure remolded in translucent blue plastic was given out at BotCon 2007 for free to preregistered guests. This represents Mirage as he turns invisible.[15]
    A reproduction of this toy was released by Chinese toy company CHMS.
    • Henkei! Henkei! C-04 Deluxe Ligier (2008)
    The Japanese version of the Classics Deluxe figure by Takara Tomy is repainted in more Generation 1-accurate colors with chrome parts.[16]
    • Gentei! Gentei! C-04 Deluxe Electro Disruptor Ligier (2009)
    A Million publishing mail-order exclusive remold of the Henkei Deluxe figure in black and transparent plastic.[17]
    A reproduction of this toy was released by Chinese toy company CHMS.
    • Machine Wars Deluxe Mirage and Deluxe Thundercracker (2013)
    Mirage is recolor of Classic Deluxe Mirage. Thundercracker is a remold of Revenge of the Fallen Dirge.
    A BotCon 2013 exclusive set.
    • Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Mirage (2015)
    A recolor of Combiner WarsDrag Strip.
    • Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Decepticon Mirage (2020)
    This toy was repurposed by ToyHax into Shattered Glass Mirage.
    Reproduction clear Generation 1Mirage toy in box
    • Generation 1 Zhong Jin Clear Mirage
    An unlicensed reproduction of Generation 1 Mirage done in mostly clear plastic made by Chinese toy company Zhong Jin.
    • Generation 1 Zhong Jin Red Mirage
    An unlicensed reproduction of Generation 1 Mirage done in mostly red plastic made by Chinese toy company Zhong Jin.
    • Generation 1 Zhong Jin Translucent Black Mirage
    An unlicensed reproduction of Generation 1 Mirage done in mostly translucent black plastic made by Chinese toy company Zhong Jin.

    See also: G3 Trailer

    See also: Gear of War

    See also: Invisible (DX9Toys)

    See also: Sphinx (Mastermind Creations)

    Gallery

    • Optimus Maximus with Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Mirage as his arm

    • Betatron with Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Mirage as his leg

    • Reproduction red Generation 1 Mirage toy

    • Reproduction translucent black Generation 1 Mirage toy in car mode

    1999 Beast Machines

    The first truly new, different character to bear the name of Mirage appeared in the 1999 Beast Machines toyline, a portent of the frequent reuse the name would soon receive. A member of the evil Vehicons, with the requisite (albeit stylised and alien) racing car alternate mode, this Mirage did not appear in the accompanying animated series, but was characterised as an experiment by Megatron in bridging the intelligence gap between Vehicon drones and their generals.

    Mirage’s biography presents him as a trickster who enjoys playing cruel pranks on his comrades, making him unpopular with his fellow Vehicons. He is not particularly smart and would be entirely useless without Megatron's own supervision and orders. He possesses the power of teleportation, able to appear from nowhere to attack his foes, and is armed with a plasma blaster and dual missile launchers. Interestingly, with the exception of his weaponry, Mirage’s biography is a carbon copy of that of the G1 Decepticon, Skywarp.

    3H Enterprises

    The Mirage Vehicon drones, as well as the original, made a cameo in the BotCon "Wreckers" comic. The original Mirage appeared being sent by Megatron to investigate a transwarp anomaly - which in reality bore the forces of Primal Prime. Mirage was caught up in a battle with the Wreckers, and he and Apelinq were sucked into the anomaly. While Apelinq survived, Mirage's fate is unknown.

    The Mirage drones appeared under the command of Quake and Blastcharge. They battled the Wreckers, but were largely destroyed in the ensuing battle.

    Toys

    • Beast Machines Basic Mirage (1999)
    Beast Machines Mirage features pressure-launching missiles, and was later repainted and released in as part of the Robots in Disguise line, as an Autobot named Mirage GT (see below). The box art for the Mechatron vehicle also depicted Mirage as piloting it, though this was never seen in any fiction.
    Plans existed to remold and redeco the toy into the Autobot bounty hunter, Devcon, to be released as an exclusive for a future BotCon. By extension, the toy would have been a Transformers: Universe figure, but plans were abandoned when 3H Enterprises lost the license to the hold the convention. Although the toy was not produced, the character did appear in the Transformers: Universe - Wreckers comic series.

    2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise

    The parallel universe of the 2001 line, Transformers: Robots in Disguise introduced another new Mirage, known as Counter Arrow in the original Japanese version, Car Robots. Mirage is the fastest of the Spy Changers, which makes him the best choice for spying on the enemy – he’ll be in and out before anyone is the wiser. As an excellent marksman, he is fittingly armed with a sniper rifle, and, like the other Spy Changers, possesses optical camouflage powers that can make him appear invisible and is able to drive over any surface, including water, and even upside-down

    Animated series

    Mirage made his debut with the rest of the Spy Changers rescuing a plutonium generator from the clutches of the Predacons. His most focal role, however, proved to be an unintentional homage to G1 Mirage's own biggest role, when the other Spy Changers inaccurately suspected Mirage of betraying the Autobots to the Predacons.

    After an incident where Mirage, fearing collateral damage, allowed the Predacons to get away, the others on the team accused him of failure. A furious Mirage walked out, realizing the Predacons had put a bug on him. His best friend Ironhide attempted to talk him out of it, but snapped and punched him when Mirage threatened to join the Predacons, much to the listening Predacons' delight. Slapper, Gas Skunk and Darkscream soon approached him, and he seemingly joined up with them. Mirage called the Spy Changers to Megatron's latest weapon, ostensibly to lure them into a trap. He managed to communicate his true intentions to the other Spy Changers, and they destroyed the laser. A guilty Ironhide demanded Mirage hit him to even things out between them - but Mirage simply prodded his friend, claiming they were now even before challenging him to a race back to base.

    Fun Publications

    "Ask Vector Prime" later revealed that the Mirage featured in the animated series-or at least a variation of him-would later become the toy line exclusive "Mirage GT." His change in appearance was facilitated by a temporal anomaly clone of Beast WarsMegatron, who invaded Cybertron and joined forces with the villainous Cryotek in a bid to conquer it. Mirage was rebuilt as a Vehicon, but through the Genetronic Translink System was able to control his form even after his Spark was stolen from him by this Megatron. After Megatron's defeat, Mirage GT was recruited to travel back in time as a guide for Optimus Primal in pursuit of Cryotek, and there joined the Elite Guard. Together they would face numerous threats, most often Jhiaxus and his Destructicons but also villains like the Elder Gods. [19]

    Toys

    • Car Robots Spy Changer Counter Arrow (2000)
    A redeco of the toy previously released as Generation 2 Mirage released as part of the Car Robots line in Japan by Takara. Instead of a standard Autobot logo on his chest it features a heat-sensitive rub-symbol of the logo.
    • Car Robots Jusco Clear Counter Arrow (2000)
    A Jusco store exclusive of Counter Arrow redone in clear blue and green plastic.
    • Robots in Disguise Spy Changer Mirage (2001)
    A slight redeco of Counter Arrow, particularly change to a painted Autobot logo to his chest.
    The toy, originally sold in a two-pack with Ironhide and packaged with a Tiny Tin.
    • Kaybee Clear Mirage (2001)
    A Kaybee store exclusive with clear plastic replacing the white, representing Mirage as he turns invisible.
    • Kaybee Clear Mirage Recolor (2001)
    A Kaybee store exclusive with green and blue (the opposite of the Jusco Counter Arrow) clear plastic replacing the white, representing Mirage as he turns invisible. This toy was later repackaged in the Transformers: Universe line as a new form og Generation 1 Mirage.
    • Car Robots Super Counter Arrow (2003)
    A red recolor of Counter Arrow available only in blind packaged boxes in Japan which represent Counter Arrow powered up by Ultra Magnus. Addly, this and all following Takara versions of Counter Arrow would have the painted Autobot symbol added by Hasbro for Mirage.
    • Car Robots Clear Super Counter Arrow (2003)
    A recolor of Super Counter Arrow available only in blind packaged boxes in Japan which represent Counter Arrow powered up by Ultra Magnus and going invisible.
    • Robots in Disguise Mirage GT (2002)
    A yellow/black redeco of Beast Machines Mirage as an Autobot named Mirage GT, sold in a three-pack with Nightcruz and Scavenger (also repaints of Beast Machines vehicon toys). The toy was exclusive to the Robots in Disguise line, not having been a part of Car Robots and hence the character did not appear in the animated series.

    2002 Transformers: Armada

    The alternate universe of Transformers: Armada introduced another Mirage (known in Japan as Indy) in 2002, this time a member of the diminutive Mini-Con faction and one third of the Race Team, alongside Dirt Boss and Downshift. In the early days of the war, his skills in stealth and speed lead him to prefer running and hiding to fighting, but upon witnessing the atrocities of war, he viewed his cowardice as the worst crime of all, and stepped up to a command position in hopes of doing something about it. Although smart, observant and direct, Mirage still carries with him the guilt from the earlier part of his life, when he ignored his principles in favor of his own self-preservation.

    Animated series

    As a Mini-Con, Mirage possessed no given personality in the Armada animated series, communicating only in bleeps and spending most of his time onscreen in the merged form of the Skyboom Shield as the Autobots and Decepticons battled for ownership of it and the other Mini-Con weapons.

    Mirage appeared in episode #49, called "Alliance." He is among the Mini-Cons assisting the Autobots and Decepticons evacuating from Cybertron when it was attacked by Unicron.

    Dreamwave Productions

    Mirage remained without any characterisation until Dreamwave Productions produced the character profile above, which presented Mirage to be the leader of the Race Team. Like his G1 progenitor, Dreamwave presented Armada Mirage to possess a light-bending invisibility power, capable of rendering himself and other objects imperceptible, which he used in defence of the Mini-Con's moonbase in the Dreamwave comic book storyline.

    In Transformers: Armada #9-11 by Dreamwave Productions the Race Team were among the Mini-Cons survived crashing on Earth's moon. Under the leadership of Dualor they built a fortress there and defended it from an attack by Megatron, Starscream, Thrust and Cyclonus. Once Megatron overpowered the base the Mini-Cons escaped to Earth.

    Mirage appeared among the Mini-Cons in issue #18 of the Transformers: Armada comic book who aided Over-Run using the Mini-Con Matrix in the defeat of Unicron.

    Mirage was brought to the Speed Planet under the protection of Hot Shot, where he quickly overcome his sadness at his separation from Downshift and Dirt Boss when he discovered the planet's perfect raceways. Now he and Hot Shot are a nearly unbeatable racing team.

    Cybertron story

    Mirage ended up on the Speed Planet, where his damaged body was found by Override who recognized his potential and took him in. Repaired by her, Mirage became her willing parter, helping her win race after race. Upon discovering that Mirage's team-mate, Downshift, had been captured by Speed Planet native Dirt Boss (no relation to the Race Team member), the team have dedicated themselves to hunting down the villain and rescuing Downshift.

    Toys

    • Armada Race Team Mirage (2002)
    Packaged with Dirt Boss and Downshift as the Race Team, Mirage's mold is based on an earlier figure, Swindle – the transformation of the toy is identical, aside from an additional waist swivel, but every piece is molded differently – and, naturally, transforms into a Formula One racing car. He can combine with the rest of the Mini-Con Race Team into the Skyboom Shield.
    Mirage was recolored in green and black to become the Japanese exclusive figure, Topgear, available only with the third DVD volume release of the series. His teammates were also released in such a manner, as "Midship" and "Tailside", and together, the "Speed Chaser Team," as they were dubbed, could combine into the "Magnawing," and featured in the Linkage manga included with the DVDs as servants of Unicron.
    The original version of Armada Mirage (and the rest of the Race Team) was repackaged individually with a collectible Tiny Tin.
    • Armada Road Assault Mirage (2003)
    The Race Team was later redecoed in red and white as the Road Assault Team. In Japan, Mirage was later redecoed in blue and white.
    The Road Assault Mini-Con Team was repackaged with the Space Team as a discount six pack of Mini-Cons under the Energon label. These toys were identical to the Armada version.
    A recolor of Armada Mini-Con Mirage in a Tiny-Tin was released as a promotional item inside the boxes for Hot Shot and Override as a Wal-Mart exclusive promotion. While this seemed like a novel way to keep Mini-Cons in the Unicron Trilogy toy and story lines, neither Cybertron’s Hot Shot, nor Override had Mini-Con powerlink points on them.

    Transformers: Energon

    Despite occupying the same continuity as Transformers: Armada and its Mirage, Transformers: Energon introduced its own Mirage (named Shockfleet in Japan) in 2004, an upgraded version of the lumbering Decepticon battleship, Tidal Wave. Unusually for a character bearing the name, he transforms into a high-speed gunboat. This Mirage has proved himself as much a threat on land as he is on water, turning destruction into an art form.

    Animated Series

    Main article: Tidal Wave (Transformers)

    Mirage first appeared in "Unicron Unleashed", where he lead a large force of Terrorcons down to Cybertron as a distraction to allow Shockblast to sneak in with the main force. The plan worked and Unicron was restored to functionality. He later helped to defend Unicron from the Autobots and followed Megatron into the rift in space that had opened up during the crisis.

    Mirage eventually became a comic relief character, serving as Megatron's lapdog, and later becoming a bumbling henchman, along with Snow Cat and Demolishor. His loyalty to Megatron/Galvatron proved to be his downfall in "The Sun", where he followed Starscream and Galvatron into an energon sun and died, burning up in the intense heat.

    Transformers

    Mirage is among the characters which appeared in the Transformers 3D Battle Card Game by Wizards of the Coast. He is a blue and white Ford GT almost identical to his Alternator form, with exception to the movie-style exposed facial robotics and joints.

    Toys

    • Transformers 3D Battle Card Game Mirage (2007)
    Mirage is among the characters which appeared in the Transformers 3D Battle Card Game by Wizards of the Coast. He is a blue and white Ford GT almost identical to his Alternator form, with the exception of movie-style exposed facial robotics and joints.

    Shattered Glass

    Transformers character
    240px
    Shattered Glass Mirage
    NameMirage
    Autobot
    SeriesHenkei
    Information
    Alternate modes F-1 racer
    Partner bumblebee,sideswipe
    Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles

    An evil mirror-universe version of Mirage serves as one of Optimus Prime's Autobots in the Shattered Glass universe. Mirage is a former bank robber who was experimented on by Ratchet. He is now permanently partly transparent.

    Fun Publications

    Mirage gets interviewed by Andromeda in Around Cybertron #6.

    Toys

    • Henkei Deluxe Electro Disruptor Liger
    A recolor of Classic Mirage. This toy was repurposed as Shattered Glass Mirage.
    • Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Deluxe Decepticon Mirage (2020)
    This toy was repurposed by ToyHax into Shattered Glass Mirage.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Mirage appears in Transformers: Dark of the Moon as a red Ferrari 458 Italia. In the film, he is known as "Dino" and he speaks in an Italian accent. He also wields two wrist blades that can be detached onto a length of cable.[20]

    Development

    Film concept art of Sentinel Prime by artist Josh Nizzi named the character who would become Mirage as "Rush".[21]

    Books

    Mirage appears as a character in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel. In it, he is decapitated by Starscream. His remains were used by Soundwave to taunt Bumblebee, Ratchet, Wheeljack, and Sideswipe before preparing to execute them.[22]

    Comics

    IDW Publishing

    Mirage appeared in the graphic novel version of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Here, his head was ripped off by Soundwave during the Decepticon occupation of Earth, taking Wheeljack's place as the Autobot who gets executed.

    Films

    Mirage appears in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, where he is referred to as "Dino." and serves as one of the main Autobot characters. He first appears at the Nuclear facility with Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Que/Wheeljack. He is seen at the Washington D.C nest base and informs Charlotte Mearing that Optimus is in a bad mood. He later appears when he battles Hatchet on the highway and kills him with help from Bumblebee and Sideswipe. He is among the Autobots that are exiled from Earth on the Xantium - and though having been thought to have been killed by Starscream, he escapes with along with all the other Autobots.

    Mirage participates in the final battle and is among several other Autobots who are being held captive by Soundwave, Barricade and several other Decepticons. After witnessing the death of Wheeljack and the Decepticon ships raining down on them, Mirage escapes and battles the Decepticons whom held him captive. Mirage is one of the surviving Autobots at the end of the film, alongside Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Sideswipe, and the three Wreckers.

    After the battle for Chicago, Harold Attinger's CIA taskforce "Cemetery Wind" was tasked with hunting down the surviving Decepticons on Earth, but also hunted down the Autobots as well. Mirage received a message from Optimus Prime, instructing all Autobots to flee for their lives. Five years after the Battle of Chicago, Mirage was not listed as "deceased" by Cemetery Wind, indicating that he may have survived the organization's Autobot hunt and is currently in hiding.

    But even if he survived, presumably soon he being killed by TRF because he never showed up again.

    Games

    Mirage is a playable character in the Dark of the Moon video game. The level starts with Mirage having to avoid Starscream on a highway in South America. During his mission, he meets up with Bumblebee and Sideswipe and together they pursue Starscream and try to foil his attempts to launch a rocket into space. Despite defeating Starscream in the end, the rocket however successfully launches.

    Toys

    • Dark of the Moon Speed Stars Mirage (2011)
    A diecast car of Mirage. It is part of the trans-scan line of the Speed Stars vehicles for the third film.
    • Transformers Cyberverse Legion Mirage (2012)
    A remold of Revenge of the Fallen Legends Sideways with an added weapon. This toy is to be made available with waves of Transformers: Prime Cyberverse figures.
    • Age of Extinction Movie Advanced Series Deluxe Autobot Dino (2014)
    • Dark of the Moon Masterpiece Deluxe Dino (2017)
    A unofficial screen-accurate figure on Alien Attack Toys. This toy is a Deluxe figure with about 15cm robot height, rubber tyres, ABS+ Die cast material, due to arrive by 4th quarter of 2017.

    Aligned continuity family

    Transformers character
    MiragePrimetoy.jpeg
    NameMirage
    Autobot
    Series Transformers: Robot in Disguise (2015)
    Information
    Alternate modes Audi R8

    Books

    Mirage appears in Transformers: Retribution When Optimus Prime and the others were captured by the Quintessons, the remaining Autobots aboard the Ark contemplated their next move. Sunstreaker mentioned Mirage as part of a strike force he would assemble to rescue the big guy and their friends. As Sideswipe flew the Autobot spaceship through the Quintesson artillery, Mirage, Sunstreaker, and the rest of Strike Force Zero dropped from the ship to reinforce their fellow Autobots, who had already broken free and engaged the Sharkticons.

    Animated series

    Following the restoration of Cybertron from the Great War, Mirage was one of the many Autobots blacklisted by the new High Council for being a supporter of Optimus Prime.

    Toys

    • Cyberverse Legion Mirage (2011)
    A redeco/retool of Revenge of the Fallen Legends Class Sideways, he transforms into an unlicensed mock Audi R8.

    Transformers Animated

    Transformers character
    NameMirage
    Autobot
    Information
    Alternate modes Cybertronian race car
    Function Spy
    Motto"Now you see me, now you don't!"

    Mirage appears in Transformers Animated, though he was never shown in the animated series. His appearance is based on his Generation 1 counterpart, along with his ability to turn invisible. Cliffjumper distrusts him due to this power, and because he was an outspoken critic of Ultra Magnus' and Sentinel Prime's polices.

    Fun Publications

    Mirage made a cameo in The Stunticon Job, taking place after the events in the cartoon series, attending The Motor Master's stunt convoy show.

    Kre-O Transformers

    Transformers character
    NameMirage
    Autobot
    SeriesKre-O Transformers
    First appearance "Last Bot Standing"
    Information
    Alternate modes Race car
    Function Autobot Hand-To-Hand Fighter
    Gender Male
    Partner Kreon Mirage and Race Driver

    Mirage is an Autobot spy, and is based on the Generation 1 version of the character.

    Fictional biography

    Some call me the best AUTOBOT spy ever assembled. I guess I am pretty quick. And I don't know of any other KREON characters that can match my stealth and cunning... Does that make me the best ever? I don't know. I'll let history decide. All I can do is keep risking my life day in and day out…

    Favorite Pastime: Watching the KRE-O Grand Prix with my fellow AUTOBOTS.

    Most Prized Possession: My rubberized, detachable, ENERGON infused race wheels.

    Person You Most Admire: Brick, James Brick, secret agent.

    Animated series

    Kreon Mirage appeared in the animated short "Last Bot Standing."[23]

    Kreon Mirage appeared in the animated short "Bot Stars."[24]

    Kreon Mirage appeared in the animated short "The Big Race."[25]

    Games

    Kre-O Mirage appears in the flash video game Kre-O Transformers Konquest. In this game Kreon Optimus Prime attempts to avoid bombs and collect parts to rebuild Kre-O Ratchet, Mirage, Prowl, Oprimus Prime and Bumblebee.[26]

    Toys

    • Kre-O Transformers Mirage (2011)
    A Lego-like building block kit of Mirage with 119 pieces to assemble in either car or robot mode. Comes with 2 Kreon figures of Mirage and a human race driver.

    References

    1. ↑Bellemo, Mark (2007). Transformers Identification and Price Guide. Krause Publications. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-89689-445-7. 
    2. ↑Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc.. p. 110. ISBN 1-4053-0461-8. 
    3. ↑Vangelus (July 9th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/249490-wtf-tfw-51-july-9-2009-a.html. 
    4. ↑http://movies.ign.com/articles/992/992629p1.html
    5. Autobot's Lightning Strike. Ladybird Books. 1985. ISBN 0-7214-0895-8. 
    6. Decepticon Hideout. Ladybird Books. 1986. ISBN 0-7214-0989-X. 
    7. ↑Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. p. 115. ISBN 1-4402-1282-1. 
    8. ↑Brereton, Erin (2006). Transformers: The Fantasy, The Fun, The Future. Triumph Books. p. 22. ISBN 1-57243-983-1. 
    9. ↑http://www.tf-1.com/articles/other_frame.php?art=g2mirage
    10. ↑http://mastercollector.com/articles/reviews/tfcons-review.htm
    11. ↑PingMag - The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” » Archive » Transformers’ Toy Design
    12. ↑Grimlock image
    13. ↑TFW2005.com - Decepticon Drag Strip
    14. ↑TFW2005.com - Fracture
    15. ↑TFW2005.com - BotCon Stealth Mirage
    16. ↑TFW2005.com - Henkei Rijie
    17. ↑TFW2005.com - Rijie (Electro Disruptor Version)
    18. ↑Lenburg, Jeff (2009). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Third Edition. Infobase Publishing. p. 657. ISBN 978-0-8160-6599-8. 
    19. ↑https://www.facebook.com/AskVectorPrime/posts/722214847910488
    20. ↑Automodifiedesign.com - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Car List
    21. ↑http://gods-of-art.com/transformers-3-concept-art
    22. ↑Michael Kelly (2011). Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel. Ballantine Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0-316-18629-2. 
    23. ↑http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7sVJOl-eMw
    24. ↑http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRMBgjktWPQ
    25. ↑http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvzTuyfctN4
    26. ↑http://www.hasbro.com/kre-o/en_GB/play/details.cfm?R=D811F020-5056-900B-108E-35F4CF2DAD32:en_GB

    External links

    Sours: http://wikialpha.org/wiki/Mirage_(Transformers)
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