We've seen all kinds of Transformers made from just about everything, not a toy. Somewhere, someone is always tinkering with a new idea and it seems this latest one takes the cake, literally! Thanks to Youtuber, russellmunro, who has posted this video from a 6 year old's birthday party featuring an Optimus Prime birthday cake that actually transforms. What a nice surprise! Read on to see the clip and a little behind the scenes on how it was done.
Hasbro has released a new short clip from the second part of Robots In Disguise's first season! Titled "Optimus Prime in Battle" and/or "Optimus Prime Prepares," what it shows is far closer to the first title - but we don't want to give any further details away. We can't embed the video, so keep reading for a link to the video page of the official Transformers website!
The Transformers Official YouTube channel has posted a commerical for Combiner Wars Defensor! Done in the enhanced stop motion style of the previous Superion ad, the commercial features some really nice little touches, like Groove bouncing slightly on Defensor's chest as the combination is completed. Click through to watch!
The winter holidays are right around the corner (sorry parents, didn't mean to frighten you), and it's about time we started seeing ads for the toys that retailers will be pushing for that shopping season. Today we've got an ad for Super Bumblebee - which amusingly enough actually portrays the character as gigantic next to Decepticon Steeljaw. No scale? No problem. Click through and watch!
The episode title translated pretty cleanly this time! ...though it's possible the better translation might've been Adults-Only
. This week's QTransformers stars Decepticons Soundwave, Starscream, Shockwave, and of course Megatron, as they discuss Kiss Players. Luckily, the episode seems largely safe for work. Click through to see!
Voice actors Frank Welker (Megatron) and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) are brought together for Texas Comicon 2015 in a single panel to answer questions but also crack jokes and have everyday conversation with each other as the voices of Transformers Megatron and Optimus Prime. Hope you enjoyed the video that you can watch below now.
Ever wondered about the new kinds of Transformers introduced past 1986? Pretenders? Headmasters? Powermasters, or Godmasters as they're known in Japan? So does Lockdown. Drift helps lay out the post Season 3 Japanese TV series in this week's episode of QTransformers II, and while Lockdown is typically confused, Bumblebee seems to think it's all just one big bizarre adventure. Click through to see the episode (in Japanese without subtitles)!
Recently we pointed you to a stop motion review from the Japanese Youtube channel youheidx, and today we're happy to be able to show another of youhei's productions, this time featuring the Kabaya Seacon kits. The video shows an abbreviated assembly for each figure, giving individual overviews, and them demonstrates transformation and combining. It's probably the most fun look you'll get at this round of candy toy models, so definitely keep reading and take a look at the embedded video!
The iSpot.tv website has posted a commercial for the Mini-Con Deployers and Mini-Cons! Most recently seen during Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network, if you want a look at how Drift & Fracture work and how they're being advertised to kids, read on to see the embedded video!
TakaraTomy has posted eighteen
new transformation videos to YouTube, including some for as-yet unreleased figures! Most noteworthy is the complex and feature-packed TAV21 Optimus Prime! Keep reading for that video, plus TAVVS03 Phantomjaw, TAV25 Runabout and TAV26 Override and a link to TakaraTomy's YouTube channel for the rest!
This week's episode of QTransformers II is titled something like "The Road To Explaining The Movie Very Well," and it will probably not surprise you to learn that this week's fourth `bot is none other than Rodimus! Since it's in Japanese there's no telling for most of us just how
well they explained The Transformers: The Movie
...but Lockdown doesn't seem to respond to their explanations very well. Click through to watch!
YouTuber Silver Knight has posted a TV spot from Brazil for the RID Happy Meal toys! Besides featuring a pretty nice CGI Bumblebee, the ad features the four choices available: the Sideswipe and Grimlock toys from the US promotion, and Bumblebee and Optimus Prime facemasks. In fact, I'd say they're more tiaras based on how they work. Click through to watch the ad!
This week, it seems like everyone on the QTransformers II animation team had the week off except for the poor background designer, as the animation is even more limited than usual. We assume the writers also took off and let a Capcom PR writer take over, as this episode seems to be Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Lockdown, and Tracks sitting around talking about how much they like the Sengoku Basara series of video games. Keep reading and you'll see what we mean!
It's Monday, so that means it's time for another episode of QTransformers II! This week, the Decepticons seemingly lament not being as popular as the Autobots, and an amusingly deep-voiced Starscream has some ideas about that. Click through to watch!
A video was posted to Weibo by a user we haven't been able to identify just yet, showing a somewhat large figure based on Beast Wars Dinobot. Going by the way it's designed, we're assuming this is the work of an unofficial group, but right now any conclusion is complete speculation. The video is now mirrored to Youtube for easier viewing, and we've got it embedded below, so click through and take a look.
Walruslaw has posted a copy of a promo video for the large Transformers Adventure Optimus Prime to Youtube. Featured are the voice clips and an example of the toy's light up elements. Due to be released later this month, the toy is also shown with an assortment of weapons that other Adventure series toys can use. As for how this works as a scale representation of Optimus to the Warrior Class toys... best not to dwell on such things. Click through to check out the video.
While some companies have been behaving better than others when their SDCC-exclusive trailers get leaked to the internet, Hasbro Studios has cut to the chase and just released their RID promo reel themselves! Some familiar faces from the toyline and other Transformers universes are on display, but bear in mind that there are also some Spoilers
as you click through to watch the video!
It's that time again! The new episode of QTransformers II is up, and this week's episode seems to be about how to tell the G1 Autobots From the G1 Decepticons. Poor Lockdown wasn't there, so Optimus and Bumblebee are trying their best to explain it to him. (As always, in Japanese.) Click through to see!