Video: Soviet Transformer trounces capitalist Bumble Bee

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Automotive manufacturers love the idea of placing their products in Hollywood films simply because there is no better marketing for a car than action heroes like James Bond or Bruce Wayne driving it.

One of the finest ever examples of this obvious ploy was the starring role the Chevrolet Camaro played in the Transporters films. No hero required here; Bumble Bee was a character in its own right, and in a stroke it made the American muscle car instantly recognisable around the globe.

This homemade video is unlikely to do the same for the humble VAZ 2106 – a box-on-wheels left over from the Soviet car maker era – but that just adds to the charm of this three minute Russian 'blockbuster'.

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