DLE has posted the fourth episode of the QTransformers animation to YouTube! Titled "Mystery Of Stage Bosses," it seems (to we non-speakers of Japanese) to feature a discussion on the weird, slightly dull stage bosses of Transformers: Mystery of Convoy
and its QTransformers smartphone remake. Keep reading to see the video and be confused!
The Transformers official Youtube channel has posted two new videos for the upcoming Robots in Disguise cartoon, spotlighting Optimus Prime and new character Fixit. Each video is about a minute long, and Fixit's video definitely gives more character focus while Optimus Prime's is more the form of an inspirational message than highlighting the traits of the character. Click through to see both embedded videos.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending January 17th, 2015.
Includes the latest news from Clonedroid, Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, FansProject, Gigapower, Mastermade, Mastermind Creations, Play With This Too, TFC Toys, Ultimate FansToys, Unique Toys, Warbotron and X-Transbots.
MADLAW is Function X 5, not Function X 15, as I state in the video.
The latest episode of the QTransformers animation is up on YouTube! There's... not a lot to recommend this one to non-speakers of Japanese unless you like watching Autobots fantasize about a bird pooping on a person, and the person then being hit by a meteor. But if you want to puzzle over that
one, keep reading to see!
The second super-chatty episode of the QTransformers animation has hit YouTube! The episode is titled "Mystery of Reliable Kusoge" - "Kusoge" is a Japanese gaming term that is more or less shorthand for "crappy game," and Mystery of Convoy definitely applies. In the episode, Optimus Prime suggests the alternate designation of "Murige" - "Impossible game" - citing games like Ghosts N' Goblins/Ghouls N' Ghosts as (animated!) examples. Keep reading to see the episode!
Dreamlink Entertainment has posted the first episode of their QTransformers animation on YouTube! It's... something that you're not going to get much out of if you're not fluent in Japanese, but there's a few interesting visuals throughout the 4-minute talking-head animation, and it ends with a QTransformers commercial that gives us a better look at the little toys. Keep reading to see it for yourself!
Hasbro has posted a series of video clips previewing Robots In Disguise! Seven short clips in all introduce us to Team Bumblebee, both collectively and individually, as well as the Decepticon escapees that they'll be hunting. Keep reading for more details and and to see videos!
While we've featured fan-created stop motion toy videos here before, we have something pretty amazing this time. In an amazing show of ambition, we have a nearly episode-length movie (over 17 minutes) featuring original plotting and character voice work. The creator notes in the description that this is the product of a year and a half of work, and knowing how stop motion works, we certainly believe it! Click through and check out this astonishing piece of fan-made media, embedded below.
By way of YouTuber Gokai Jolt and Autobase Aichi, we've now got video of the opening credits of RID2015! At 20 seconds, the opening credits are short and to the point, taking as little as possible out of the show's runtime so that the rest can be devoted to story. Also of note is that animation and comics writer Adam Beechen is listed as one of the people who developed the show for television. Keep reading for the video!
The official Michael Bay Dot Com Vimeo channel has been updated with a new behind the scenes production video titled: "Transformers 4: Bay On Action." Following "The Final Touches" video clip, this one continues with the Bay working behind the scenes on the fourth, and said to be last of the Transformers movies he directs. Read on to watch now.
Still need convincing to buy Masterpiece Ultra Magnus? TakaraTomy has you covered, as they've just uploaded a full stop-motion demonstration of the toy, showing its transformation and both modes along with the full lineup of modern Autobot Masterpieces. It's an extremely compelling advertisement for the toy, and a great way to see its scale relative to the toys most likely to be displayed with it, including its use as a car carrier. Click through and check out the embedded video!
The Q-Transformers, the super-deformed figures based on the mobile device adaptation of Mystery of Convoy, will soon star in an animated series, and we've got a first look at the opening sequence. We don;t have details available at the moment, but the roughly 45 second opening may suggest a show following a ten minute episode structure in a shared timeslot. Click through and check out the video, cleaned up and provided by walruslaw.
Our friends at The Spacebridge have offered the fandom a holiday gift and uploaded to Youtube a copy of a promotional VHS tape released preceding the Japanese premiere of Transformers: The Movie in 1989. The video contains the trailer for the movie, including all of its early-animation goodies like Diaclone-colors Ultra Magnus. The nearly 20-minute video also features TV openings, toy commercials, and more. Check out the embed below to enjoy some classic Transformers advertising fun!
Discovery Family has posted a clip from next week's episode of Rescue Bots! According to the synopsis, Colonel Quarry forces Doc to build more robotic dinosaurs, resulting in the conversion of Chase, Boulder and Blades to Rescue DinoBots! Keep reading for a link to the clip!
Bryce Malek, who served as story editor for the first two seasons of the original Transformers cartoon, filmed a short movie showing his workplace at Marvel Productions. Part of the video shows Malek looking over a draft script of The Immobilizer, here titled "The Molecule Immobilizer". While this doesn't offer a lot besides Malek's attempts at basic cinematography, it's an interesting and rare chance to see behind the scenes where the scripts for Transformers were created. Click through and check out the embedded video!
The official ILMVisualFX Youtube channel has posted a new video featuring ILMs visual effects work for Michael Bays Transformers: Age of Extinction. See a prevideo of what is said to represent a fraction of the work created by over 400 artists, scientists, and engineers working with a world-class production team. Including the films Visual Effects Supervisor, Scott Farrar, who was honored with the Hollywood Visual Effects Award on November 14, 2014.
This is a Transformers concept by Andrew Mercer who started working on this concept back in 2011. Knowing that 2014 was the 30th anniversary year, he thought this line would be a cool way to celebrate the rich history of the brand. Figures that could reformat between different Generations in the same way they could Transform from robot to vehicle. Transformat = Reformat + Transform.
Today we celebrate the birth of Combiners in Transformers, for on December 15th, 1984 heavy Metal War premiered, and with it came the debut of Devastator who would be just the first of many teams of combining Transformers. It's appropriate this occasion falls just as Combiner Wars is beginning to reach fans around the world. If you're still waiting to find the toys, then relive the episode that started it all with Radio Free Cybertron's Transformers Rewind segment featuring Heavy Metal War, embedded below!