The official Transformers Twitter has posted a brief video of the cast & crew of Transformers: The Last Knight
hard at work in Detroit. ...well, mostly. Director Michael Bay is waiting on actor Mark Wahlberg to wake up from a brief nap. Hey, gotta take that downtime while nothing's exploding at you, right? Keep reading to see the video!
Actress Laura Haddock announced via Twitter video that she will be joining the cast of Transformers: The Last Knight
! The British-born actress is perhaps best known as Meredith Quill, the mother of Star-Lord and maker of hit soundtrack mix tapes in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
. In the video, Haddock expresses her tongue-in-cheek enthusiasm for working opposite Optimus Prime. Keep reading to see!
Also from Youtuber FUN FUN, we have another pair of videos shot during TFND's hands on event with the soon to be released Titans Return toys that happened this weekend. We had a few photos to hold us over, but now we get to see a quick run through of the transformations from vehicle to robot for both Highbrow and Chromedome! The two figures also get a quick show off of major points of articulation, which work out about how you'd probably expect. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of these two soon, but in the meantime keep reading to see both embedded videos!
Thanks to Youtube user FAN FAN who was part of the TFND hands on event this weekend, we've got some quick demo videos of more upcoming Titans Return toys! First up we have videos showing both Sentinel Prime, and its wave 2 recolor Astrotrain. Both toys get put through a transformation demo including all three modes, though not without some surprising difficulty being shown in executing the rather simple conversions. It's also a good chance to see the general articulation level of this mold pair, making for a good first look at these in hand. Keep reading for both videos embedded below!
Shawn Denner has posted a quick video clip on Instagram showing a new vehicle spotted at a current filming location for Transformers: The Last Knight
. The Mercedes truck is piled high with... let's be kind and call it "salvage". The dirtied nature of the vehicle and its cargo of junk leads to immediate thoughts it might be Wreck-Gar or a similar Junkion-inspired character, though it's entirely possible it's not even meant to be a robot character at all - time will tell! You can see the video clip embedded below, along with a few stills taken from it.
Some people will just not stay dead. Michael Bay has posted another teaser to Instagram, this time boasting the return of the one and only Megatron! How will this happen this
time, and what will he think of his copy-self, Galvatron? We won't know for a year, but keep reading for the embedded video and a look at the second disturbing robot face produced in support of Transformers: The Last Knight!
If trying to track down Groove for May Mayhem has you a bit down, the official Transformers Facebook page wants to help! Today they've shared a stop motion video they've created featuring Groove living up to his name. The dance might be a little more engaging if not held in silence as it is, but he's sure making a go of it! Even though the special release Deluxe was in very short supply for the May Mayhem event, it looks hopeful for more to turn up a little later this year for anyone who didn't have a chance. Meanwhile, keep reading to check out this quick video!
Actress Isabela Moner just posted a video to Twitter confirming that she will appear in the upcoming, as-yet untitled Transformers 5. Moner, 14, is best known for her work on the Nickelodeon tween comedy 100 Things To Do Before High School
. In the video she gives a tongue-in-cheek description of Transformers as "like, little robots or something?" Congratulations to Ms. Moner, and keep reading to see the video.
Paik4Life has posted a video to Youtube showing off the testshot build of MMC's Carnifex figure that was on display at Cyber City Con last weekend. This long awaited figure based on IDW's interpretation of Overlord is shown off in robot and vehicle forms, though the transformation was not allowed to be filmed. However, the video gives a good overview of this huge figure, showing off its articulation and details in particular. We have that video embedded for you, so click through to watch it!
Kids Logic has once again provided us with a review sample - this time for their gigantic Mecha Nations Devastator! This SD figure is taller and wider than a Voyager class Transformer and has a ridiculous amount of detail, articulation, and even an infrared remote feature! Click through to see for yourself!
The video series Super Power Beat Down
has pitted Optimus Prime (the movie version to be specific) against the most technologically advanced superhero on Earth: Iron Man! This unofficial video plays out a battle between the two titans, but leaves the end result up to the voting public. Who is the winner? You'll have to watch through to the end to find that out - keep reading to see the video!
YouTube channel Madame Pom News has posted a new Rescue Bots clip from the next episode showing the introduction of Quickshadow! Voiced by Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who
), Quickshadow... well, she explains herself in the video, so if you don't mind Spoilers
for this week's episode of Rescue Bots, click through and see for yourself!
While at Botcon we naturally spent as much time as we could spare down at the Hasbro booth to see all the fantastic new and upcoming toys to look forward to. Besides snapping hundreds of photos of all the displays over the course of the weekend, we did a set of display case overview videos as well. The displays were split in two groups, one featuring Titans Return and Platinum, the other Robots in Disguise and licensed merchandise, with Combiner Wars crossing between both. We've split the videos accordingly, and you can watch both embedded below right now!
In a throwback to G1 and the Microchange toys that preceded it, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra has announced a new collaboration with Hasbro that sees Soundwave becoming a tablet! Namely, the Mi Pad 2, a tablet popular enough in China to supplant Apple's iPad. The new Soundwave features a 30-step conversion from its painstakingly authentic 7mm thick (nonfunctional) Tablet Mode. The price is set at approximately $20 USD. Keep reading for photos and a video!
A video clip has been going around Facebook today, and despite what the April 1st date here might lead you to think, this one isn't a silly prank. The video is a demonstration of what the builder called "The Transformer", a remote control car that turns in to a walking, moving robot all under its own power. The video demonstrates all of these functions, plus gives a general overview. Sound familiar? This video is from March 2015, and a few weeks after this was posted, we reported on Grant Imahara tweeting about a robot of the same design at the RoboGames. We have the new clip embedded below, so go take a look!
The Transformers Facebook page has posted a new video showing off Titans Return. The minute long video is a fast-moving showcase of some of the early product assortments, including the first round of Titan Master heads, Voyagers, Leader Blaster, Soundwave and Powermaster Optimus, plus Fortress Maximus. Perhaps most notably, we see what may be Galvatron's finalized deco, and it probably isn't what you're expecting. We have the video embedded below, as well as numerous screencaps, so keep reading to have a look!
Coming by way of Taiguer on Facebook, we've got a really entertaining video tonight. It seems that for a recent auto show, Kia Motors Corporation developed quite a display piece: a fully transforming vehicle! The SUV is seen to split its panels and (very) slowly rise to a standing posture. The "vehicle mode" is of course just an SUV shell around the movable frame, but it's interesting how the final result bears more than a little resemblance to early Diaclone car robot designs. We have the video embedded, so click through to check it out!
The Transformers Official YouTube channel has posted a short clip of Optimus Prime from RID Season 2! Intended for Australia, the promo seems to have no region lock and features Optimus Prime showing off the abilities he learned in the Realm of the Primes... like temporarily changing into environment-appropriate
camouflage! We've embedded the clip for you below - click through to see it!