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'Transformers' By the Numbers

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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The eternal struggle between Autobots and Decepticons has ranged the universe wide and spanned over a dozen animated TV shows and countless toy lines from Hasbro, the toy company that gave birth to the "Transformers" concept.

But one thing that's NOT countless is the number of live-action movies there have been based on our most-beloved transforming robots: three.

The third part in Michael Bay's trilogy, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," will contain more Bay-os (say it like "chaos") than anything else the incendiary director has ever exploded onto the silver screen. We fully expect to be pulling chunks of flaming granite out of our popcorn. But before Optimus Prime and his fearless band of mechanical marvels put a cap on their saga, take a look at just how much goes into making all that rubber burn.

500,000 - How many dollars the two GM Chevrolet Camaro concept cars cost individually on "Transformers."

200 - Estimated number of cars wrecked on the first movie.

10,108 - Number of separate parts contained in Industrial Light and Magic's computer model of Optimus Prime, compared to roughly 60,000 for all robots in the first movie.

28 - How many feet the full-scale Optimus Prime would stand if he actually existed in real life, but he doesn't. Sorry.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Paramount

38 - Average number of hours it took ILM to render one frame of film for visual effects.

40 - Number of transformations in the first film.

130 - Peak temperature during the four months it took to construct sets at the White Sands location near Alamogordo, New Mexico, for "Revenge of the Fallen."

600 - Gallons of gas used during the biggest explosion on the second film, the largest in movie history with main actors involved. The blasts resulted in fireballs measuring over 300 feet in the air. It was nicknamed "MOAB," or "Mother Of All Bombs."

2 - Number of big, dangling robot balls on Devastator in "Transformers 2," which is two too many as far as we're concerned. They should have warned us by calling the movie "Transformers 2 Ballz."

420 - Number of effects shots churned out by ILM in the first movie, as compared to 552 in the second. Effects supervisors swear the number is misleading since the complexity of shots in "Revenge of the Fallen" far exceeded the first.

14 - Number of featured "hero robots" in the first film, compared to 45 for the second.

5 - How many times bigger the Devastator model was than Optimus Prime, which caused several animators' computers to crash during post-production.

Michael Bay directing Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Paramount

10 - Number of Americans that have been let inside Russia's KGB headquarters in the last three decades, one of which is Michael Bay. The director claims the head of the KGB is a big "Transformers" fan, helpful information if you're captured by their agents.

27 - Number of years the "Transformers" brand has existed on this Earth, having been officially launched by Hasbro in 1984 for what fans refer to as Generation One (G1).

89 - Our best count of the number of times Shia LaBeouf says the word "No" in the first movie.

4000 - Approximate number of annual attendees at BotCon, the official yearly event for "Transformers" fans held since 1994.

2000 - Estimated number of YouTube videos featuring the Sam Bush song "The Touch" from the 1986 "Transformers" animated movie -- but this one is still our favorite.

1,546,007,008 - Number of dollars earned worldwide by the first two live-action "Transformers" films, not including DVD or merchandise revenue.

4 - Number of months screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Ehren Kruger spent sequestered in a hotel by Michael Bay in order to finish the "Revenge of the Fallen" screenplay. The trio's efforts were rewarded with a 2009 Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay.

- Number of explosions it will take to satisfy Michael Bay's lust for filmed explosions. That's an "infinity" symbol, by the way.

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