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Where can I get the ‘Transformers’ popcorn bucket 2023?

There are two collector's dream items available for purchase this weekend.

Optimus Prime
Image via Paramount Pictures

It’s time to roll out to your nearest theater and into a showing of the latest installment in one of the most phenomenal film franchises of all time: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

The Transformers films have captivated audiences of all ages and circumstances, from those who grew up watching the cartoon versions of our favorite Autobots and playing with the kind of toys that look like a truck or car in one moment, and a robot who will help save the world in the next.

World-saving robots might not initially sound like the kind of film you’d find emotionally captivating, but that in itself is one of the beautiful discoveries fans make as they sit down for the movie, even those that audiences would deem lackluster at best.

With quotes like “Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing,” and “We can be heroes in our own lives, every one of us, if we only have the courage to try,” it’s no surprise that many fans walk out of a theater having seen Transformers feeling more inspired than they might have initially anticipated.

So if the Transformers franchise is your favorite, and you’re in the market for some new merch, two major theater chains are offering something just for you. There are special edition popcorn buckets to celebrate the release of Rise of the Beasts, and they’re a must-have for any collectors in the Transformers realm.

So, what are the Transformers popcorn buckets, and where exactly can you get your hands on one? As usual, we’ve got you covered.

What is the Transformers popcorn bucket?

Alongside significant film releases, many theaters will have special edition cups and popcorn buckets to help commemorate the theatrical moment in time. While your local theaters may be offering something special, two major chains are celebrating in a big way. The Transformers franchise has inspired two really awesome popcorn buckets for the latest movie debut, an Optimus Prime Truck and the helmet of the Autobots leader himself.

In addition to holding your popcorn, one of the special buckets is also a drink holder, so if you’re sitting in a theater this weekend and suddenly see your neighbor drinking out of an Optimus Prime semi, don’t think twice about it! In fact, it might just be the next best thing. Move over, bucket and cup combos; why not combine them into one?

If the semi isn’t your style, the Prime collectible tin is also a must-have for anyone who has ever wished to purchase a vehicle and stumble upon an Autobot of their own.

Where can you buy the Transformers popcorn bucket?

You’ll have to visit both chains to get your hands on each bucket, but you can write it off as a great adventure and call it an afternoon. The Optimus Prime semi is available at AMC theaters, while the Autobot helmet can be purchased at your local Cinemark. If you can’t make it to opening weekend, Cinemark also allows fans to buy the Optimus Prime helmet online.

In addition to popcorn buckets and cups, AMC also has several t-shirt options with your favorite Transformers on them, and of course, we fully intend to buy anything with Bumblebee or Optimus Prime on it.

With a killer soundtrack and the introduction of new characters in the realm, you won’t want to miss Transformers: Rise of the Beasts this weekend — and don’t forget to grab your popcorn buckets while you’re there.

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Ashley Marie

Ashley Marie is a staff writer, beat leader, Disney fanatic, and Yellowstone expert. When she's not filling her friends in on all the entertainment news they can handle, she's drinking her go-to Starbucks order — a caramel macchiato, thank you — and wishing she was at Disney World or spending time at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. With a focus on positivity and kindness in journalism, Ashley has been writing for a decade and hopes to keep bringing you articles for decades to come.