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Robert "Bobby" Bolivia owns and operates Bolivia's Finest Quality Used Cars and Petting Zoo. A car salesman of the tackily dressed, Hawaiian-shirts-'n'-sporty-hat-preferring, always smiling, overly friendly, back-slapping, smooth-talking, horsehockey-spewing variety, he claims that a driver doesn't choose the car, it's the car that chooses its driver.
His favorite cars are the kinds that come from Alabama. He's also not afraid to sell cars that mysteriously appear on his lot, despite not possessing the proper legal paperwork and records of the vehicle being sold.
|“||Let me tell you somethin', son: A driver don't pick the car, nuh-uh...the car picks the driver. It's a mystical bond between man and machine.||”|
—Bobby Bolivia to Sam Witwicky, Transformers
Transformers (2007 film)
When Sam's father promises to buy him his first car, he takes him to Bobby Bolivia (much to Sam's chagrin). After telling his mechanic Manny to remove the heat-stroke-afflicted clown from the sidewalk because he's scarin' "white folk", Bobby feeds the father/son pair his "mystical bond" line and takes them on a tour of the lot.
Bobby agrees to sell Sam a mysterious "custom faded paint" Camaro he's never seen on his lot before for $4000, a thousand less than his made-up-on-the-spot asking price... but only after the windows of every other car on the lot are mysteriously shattered by a high-pitched noise.
Bobby's mammy lives in sight of his car dealership, and apparently he has wronged her in some way. Their relationship is summarized by her flipping him off and him wishing he had a rock to "bust her head with."
Transformers: The Movie Storybook
Bobby wears pink. He still hugs customers. His mother's never going to be a grandmammy, is she?
Transformers the Game (console)
- Voice actor: ???
After Bumblebee beats the Decepticons to Bolivia's car lot, Sam and his father arrive to buy a new car. Bobby tries to sell them an old blue beater, but the tires mysteriously pop and deflate. Sam chooses the alien robot in disguise, and Dad begins negotiations.
Later, while leading Sector Seven from the Autobots, Jazz destroys the fuel pumps at Bobby Bolivia's car lot, causing an explosion which obliterates most of the lot. Here's hoping Bobby wasn't in there at the time.
- According to an article on Edmunds.com, all three 1976 Camaros used in the film were purchased for under $6000 individually, with one of them costing even less than $2000. That one didn't run.
- In the comics adaptation of the movie, Bobby is 'fro-tastic.
- Buying your first car at Bobby's car lot makes you family. He insists on being called "Uncle Bobby B". Frightening.