We have a video mirrored from the Chinese Youku streaming video service that gives us a look at the full process of transforming the new Masterpiece Hot Rod. As expected from the older photos, a majority of the car shell is compressed within the torso and backpack. Once everything is unfolded, it seems the front wheels won't even touch the ground due to some leftover robot elements under the car. Otherwise it seems like everything comes together solidly for both modes. Keep reading to check out the embedded video.
While TakaraTomy is region-locking their weekly Beast Wars videos on YouTube, ironically they're not
apparently doing so on Japanese streaming site NicoVideo. This week, after the Beast Wars recap, QTransformers Arcee shows off the grayscale prototype of MP Beast Convoy! The video can't be embedded, so keep reading to see screengrabs and a link!
The Hasbro Studios Shorts Youtube channel has posted a quick trailer today to promote the return of Robots in Disguise. While we're not sure when season 2 will be premiering, the video does set up the premise of expanding the search for Decepticon fugitives on Earth. While there's not much more specific info given than that, we do get a look at a number of quick clips from (most likely very early) episodes of season 2. We can probably expect to see more teaser content as we get closer to the show's return. Keep reading to check out the video!
Hasbro Studios has posted two new short videos to preview the upcoming seasons of Robots In Disguise and Rescue Bots! The RID video is a recap titled "Meet The Autobots" and (re)introduces the expanded cast going into Season 2 - including Windblade, Drift, and Optimus Prime. The Rescue Bots Season 4 Trailer also focuses on an expanding cast, including new female Rescue Bot, Noble. Embedding has been disabled for these videos, so keep reading for links!
Following up from the in hand photos of Deployer Overload earlier today, we have a twenty second toy commercial featuring the Cyclone-type Mini-Cons and Overload, from the official Hasbro Youtube Channel. The video offers a quick demo overview of the behavior of the Cyclone Mini-Cons, along with a brief animation of Overload transforming at the start. Keep reading to take a look at the video, embedded below!
TakaraTomy has posted a new video - narrated by QTransformers Arcee! - to announce the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars! It seems largely to be a recap of the series, but an "event" is promised - and we've got a spiffy new 20th Anniversary logo. Keep reading to be confused!
We've spent most of this year talking about Titan Class Devastator, and it's no stretch to say that it was the big news item of 2015. With TakaraTomy's version of the set released earlier this month, it's safe to say The Year of Devastator is just about over with. So it feels appropriate that we get to close this chapter with a new video from youheidx, showing in stop motion form the unboxing, transformation, and combination of the Unite Warriors version of the Constructicons in to Devastator, giving us one last fun look at the toys that captured so much of our attention. Click through to watch.
David Kaye - voice of Megatron throughout Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and the Unicron Trilogy and the only person to voice the character more than Frank Welker - has posted his annual Christmas greeting to fans of the show. This year's video is a recitation of Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," which even if you don't know by the title you will likely recognize if you've been out shopping in the last month. Keep reading to see, and check out Mr. Kaye's YouTube channel for the past four years' worth of Megatron greetings as well!
The TF Upgrader Facebook page has shared a short animation that seems to show how the upcoming MP Ironhide figure will transform. We're not sure where it originally comes from right now, but the video demonstrates a reasonably involved but not terribly complex looking process to coax a cartoon-like robot out of a complete vehicle form. The process shown will of course also apply to Ratchet, offering an insight to both figures. We've converted the animation to video, which you can check out embedded below!
TakaraTomy is releasing boxsets of the Legion-class RID Transformers - just in time for Christmas! - and has posted some of those fun how-to transformation videos for the sets! TAV34, Team Bee vs. Megatronus, features Bumblebee and Megatronus plus Sideswipe and Strongarm! TAV35, Autobots vs. Decepticons, pits Optimus Prime and Grimlock against Steeljaw and Underbite. Keep reading to see!
The latest work from harrisloureiro has just been posted to Youtube. This time the skilled stop motion animator presents a fight between Warpath, as played by Badcube's Wardog, and Astrotrain using DX9's Chigurh. We're always really happy to see new works from this producer, and this latest video certainly does not disappoint - except maybe that the video doesn't run longer! We have it embedded below, so click through and enjoy!
Cartoon Network's official Youtube channel has posted a pair of new videos showing scenes from what looks like it will be an early episode of the show's second season. Both tie in to varying degrees with toys revealed in the recent batch of preorders, with Overload and his new Mini-Cons. One clip features Fracture meeting the "Cyclone" Mini-Cons, while in the other, Sideswipe teaches Jetstorm and Slipstream an important lesson. We have both videos embedded below, keep reading and check them out!
TakaraTomy has posted a new round of how-to videos for transforming recent and upcoming Transformers Adventure figures! Topping the list is the recolor of the Japan-exclusive TAV33 Optimus Prime Supreme Mode, which also has a new 15-second ad spot. Also up for viewing are transformation videos for both halves of the TAVVS05 set, Jazz Battle Mode and Drift Origin Mode, as well as TED-15 Big Sideswipe! Click through to watch all the videos!
Twitter users @Chohenken and @herakuwa, along with YouTuber chang hocchi, have posted photos and videos from the Transformers Lab roadshow in Japan! New images and footage of TAV29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode, TAV30 Battle Grimlock, TAV33 Optimus Prime Supreme Mode, as well as snapshots of MP-28 Hot Rod and MP-29 Shockwave! Keep reading to see it all!
A video has been posted showing the process of upgrading Combiner Wars Devastator with parts from a testshot of the X2Toys add on. Interestingly while providing almost entire new forearms and hands, the kit still calls for the original wrist plates to be used with the new parts. Otherwise everything seems a simple matter of snapping pieces on during the combination process. The video was originally posted to the Miaopai service, but we've mirrored it to Youtube for easy viewing. Click through to watch!
The previously announced QTransformers plushes have an ad up on YouTube... and they talk! (in Japanese!) You can ask Optimus Prime about a subject, and just like on the QTransformers
anime, he'll struggle to come up with a decent joke involving that word. And it seems the TV trio of Lockdown, Prime, and Bumblebee can all talk to each other! Keep reading to see the ad.
TakaraTomy has posted a slew of new How-To videos for upcoming Transformers Adventure products! Included are TAV29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode, TAV30 Battle Grimlock, TAV31 Black Shadow, TAV32 Rumble & Frenzy, TAVVS04 Stepper, TED-13 Drift, and TED-14 Fracture. These are quick, fun little videos that show you how to transform the toy while giving you a decent look at them to boot. Click through to see them all!