FirstSpear TV

Kitting Out “Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon”

Ever wonder how all of that cool kit you see in the movies gets there? One of the ways is through the efforts of our friends at Tactical Pro Shop. One of our favorite things about Tactical Pro Shop is that they insist on authenticity and won’t settle for knock-off products. What’s more, their work with Director Michael Bay demands the highest caliber of authenticity. His movies might be fiction, but the equipment has to look right. I spoke with Tactical Pro Shop’s honcho, Matthew Kime about their involvement with these films, “Michael Bay hires professionals that, like himself, demand cutting-edge technology and gear.”

He went on to specifically discuss their involvement in “Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon”, “We started this project in Feb. 2010, so we had to be very proactive regarding where things are heading, plus integrate conceivable pieces of tech that this ‘elite’ unit would have had developed for their mission.”

Above you can see the use of Fastmags from ITW Military Products. This is the kind of thing we are talking about. “Our strong relationship with our brands really helps us accomplish what would be extremely difficult to accomplish otherwise, our film customers really understand and appreciate our ability to get things done,” said Kime when we asked him about the integration of the latest technologies into film.

Here’s another example of this concept. This screenshot from a “Transformers 3” trailer depicts actor Josh Duhamel’s character Major William Lennox in a Chem-Bio suit in the A-TACS camo pattern. Here, Matt Kime describes the choice, “ATACS was an obvious choice when the request came for something that would work well in an urban environment, and the fact that it had not been seen before on film was a big plus.”

Tactical Pro Shop not only works with Hollywood to provide the best and brightest tactical equipment but also offers their services to you. Be sure to check them out.

Tags: , , , ,

6 Responses to “Kitting Out “Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon””

  1. Tintin says:

    Weirdly, it is called “Dark of the Moon,” not “Dark Side of the Moon.” Don’t know why.

  2. Mike D says:

    I really enjoyed that article. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Jay P says:

    Matt K supports our unit and has a great working relationship with us. He carries high end gear from Tyr Tac and Eagle that other shops do not and regularly seeks out innovative products from small companies that retail outfits do not have access to. He is the answer to many gear problems.

  4. wwyhunter says:

    Among the flashing images of gear, I think I also saw a Mystery Ranch 3-day Assault Pack in the film.

  5. David says:

    Neat article, is there any more detail as to what exactly some of the gear was? Always a sucker for fancy looking gear.

  6. Eric says:

    Tintin, considering “Dark Side of the Moon” is the name of a Pink Floyd album so they probably wanted to create some kind of differentiation between the movie and the album.