Image of the day: Track the geek-tastic evolution of TRON's iconic light cycles

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Jul 4, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT (Updated)

Though the original TRON film didn't do gangbusters at the box office, it did go on to become a cult hit and inspire sci-fi stylings for the past few decades — not to mention a long-awaited sequel a few years ago.

Though all of the film’s visuals were awesome, it’s the action set pieces framed around the light cycle races that really blew our minds. The evolved version of those uber-bikes also made for some of the most memorable scenes in 2010’s TRON Legacy, so they at least doubled down on what worked.

A nifty new infographic takes a close look at how the light cycles — as well as a handful of other TRON vehicles (see: those awesome tanks) — evolved over the years, and it’s amazing to see the different effects side by side. Even very (very) dated, those original 1982 designs are still extremely cool.

Check out the graphic below and let us know your favorite TRON vehicle:

(Via The Geek Twins)

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