From their humble beginnings as a toy line that literally had a cartoon created for the explicit reason of being a 22-minute commercial for said toys, it's clear that Transformers has, as a franchise, become more than meets the eye (and I'm sorry, but I couldn't leave that pun just sitting there).
Love or hate the movies, the first three Transformers live-action (erm, with a heavy does of CGI of course) films have grossed over 2.6 billion dollars worldwide, and with very little competition for Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth chapter looks to do very well in the box office, at least for its first few weeks.
Well, you know when you've truly hit the public collective consciousness when you have even real estate blogs talking about your little pop culture phenomenon. That's what Movoto.com did, deciding to figure out how much Metroplex, the living base of the Autobots, would cost to build in the real world. Check out the infographic below with full information on how they figured it all out, and for you tl;dr folks out there, start saving up for about 6 and a quarter billion dollars now.