It's an interesting time we live in where a mix of Youtube, consumer-accessible 3D printing, and people who are good at building things who also still love the toys from their childhood can all come together and show us something really cool. In today's example, we have a 15 minute video showing the design and construction of a giant replica of Optimus Prime's rifle, estimated by the builder to be about 50% of its "real" size. And it has lights and sounds! At four feet long it looks more like an Optimus Prime bazooka, but it's a cool process to see take place. We've got the video embedded below, and you'll definitely want to check this one out!
Hollywood wants to love the the fans, they really really do. But they don't seem to know how when they keep putting too many humans in robot movies. Five movies on, they have literally run this franchise over a cliff. Knights, Unicron horns and even Cogman couldn't save them, It made $500 Million, but raked in a lot the slag with it. The legendary fan force that is Screen Junkies. Takes aim at TLK with their barrel fusion-cannons. Leaving a steaming pile of bashes, laughing all the way.
In a presentation video likening the subjects of its nominations to toxic waste, the Razzies, AKA the Golden Raspberry Awards
, have announced their nominations for the worst of 2017. As you might expect, Transformers: The Last Knight
indeed has been nominated, tying Age of Extinction
with nine nominations. That's the record for the franchise! Keep reading for specifics on the nominations along with an announcement video for the three top categories.
TakaraTomy has published a new video to their website detailing the transformation of the Star Wars Powered By Transformers
Darth Vader TIE Fighter! The figure looks good and looks to have a decently involving but not difficult transformation. We can't embed the video here, so click through for a link!
Transformers At The Moon
is continuing to release their collection of original G1 audio recordings, this time moving onto the episode "A Plague of Insecticons"! As is typical of these tapes, you've got the late Wally Burr providing voice direction - and a number of lines that didn't end up in the final episode. Keep reading for the video and a transcript!
Sunrise doesn't last all morning, but Tatsunoko can keep going for a pretty long time at 8fps it seems like. The final episode of Titans Return
, "All Things Must Pass," is now up on go90. Keep reading for a link to the episode!
It's been a little while, but the TF @ The Moon team has once again released some lost studio recording audio from the G1 cartoon for everyone to enjoy. The latest samples come from The Ultimate Doom part 3, and the followup episode Countdown to Extinction. Of special note, Countdown to Extinction features a few Optimus Prime lines done by a fill-in in place of Peter Cullen, who sounds a lot like Chris Latta to us. These lines were obviously never meant for broadcast, and are another rare inside look at some of the technical side of the making of the old cartoon. Both videos are embedded below and are definitely worth a listen!
As the new year begins, old business nears its end. In this case, the penultimate episode of Titans Return,
the middle leg of Machinima's Prime Wars Trilogy
cartoons. This is titled "The Consumed" and we haven't watched it yet. If you want to, it's up on go90 now! Keep reading for a link.
Just in thanks to youtuber counter656. We have this new promo he put together of a stop motion video featuring Optimus Prime, Hot Rod, and Overlord. Watch as Optimus Prime and Hot Rod fight to keep the Matrix of Leadership out of Overlords hands.
This video was commissioned by Machinima to promote its new show, Transformers: Titans Return. The Transformers toys seen in the video were provided to me by Machinima for free. Read on to see the video showdown, below.
Meanwhile, this is what Hasbro thinks of people in our age group: Episode 8 of Titans Return
, Machinima's adult-oriented Transformers animated series, is up on go90 today! This episode is entitled 'In Good Hands,' and that's all we know because we haven't watched it yet. Keep reading for a link!
The other day, Optimus Primal voice actor Garry Chalk
gave his first-ever Christmas address - getting into a tradition that Beast Wars
Megatron actor David Kaye has upheld for many years now. Today, Kaye responds with his own How The Grinch Stole Christmas
song adaptation! But where Chalk went with the classic from the 1966 animated special, Kaye went to the live-action film for "Where Are You, Optimus?" Keep reading to see!
For many years now David Kaye, voice actor for Beast Wars
Megatron, has released an in-character Christmas address or recitation on YouTube. Finally, after all these years, Optimus Primal voice actor Garry Chalk responds! Singing "You're A Mean One, Megatron," Chalk riffs on "Mr. Grinch" and reveals a side of his repertoire as a performer that there was little room for in Beast Wars
: he's quite the singer. Click through to see - and hear!
The seventh episode of Titans Return
by Machinima, Run For Our Lives
, is now up on go90! Who's running for their lives and why? If you want to find out, keep reading to get a link to the episode, as go90 doesn't allow embedding!
Shared on Facebook by Bruce Dong, we have a first look in hand video for MPM-5 Movie Masterpiece Barricade. The video itself is not the highest quality or honestly the most clear demo of the toy, but the presenters do run through things like the moving parts, installing the spinning blade accessory weapon, and naturally, spend several minutes on the transformation. The video is in Chinese, as is so often the case with these early looks, but you can pick up the basics. We've also taken a few screencaps so you can check out some of the details more thoroughly. Keep reading to find it all in the full article!
Debuting at Tokyo Comicon, Casio has posted a 30-second Japanese TV spot for their G-Shock line of watches featuring Optimus Prime! It's a pretty nice CG model and an entirely new design - but the ad is short and mostly shows the transformation along with Prime punching a meteor. Keep reading to see!
It's time! Machinima's Titans Return
series, the sequel to their much talked-about Combiner Wars
cartoon, has begun its run on go90 with two episodes, "Aftermath and Rebirth" and "Our Heroes Respond." What's changed and what's as you'd expect from watching Combiner Wars
? Only one way to find out: keep reading for links to the episodes!
Machinima has posted the trailer for the Titans Return
miniseries to their Facebook page today. The series, which stars Wil Wheaton, Jason David Frank, Peter Cullen, and more - follows up on the Combiner Wars
miniseries - and visually looks about the same so far. This trailer also gives us a hint as to Starscream's ultimate fate... keep reading to watch!
Newly added today to Hasbro's Youtube channel, the entire series of Machinima's Combiner Wars is freely available to view. With Titans Return debuting via go90 in North America in just about two weeks, this is an opportunity to catch up to the story before it resumes in this year's show. At an average of about five and a half minutes per episode, if you've never watched it before, we can definitely promise it will be an experience that lasts about 47 minutes. We've embedded the series playlist in the full post, so click through if you want to give it a watch!