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!
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!
"Autobots, you have the power to combine!"
The official Transformers YouTube channel has posted a new TV spot for Combiner Wars! While the only CG featured is of the Superion from last year's ads, the live action footage highlights Sky Reign as he prepares to do battle with Bruticus. Click through to watch it!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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)!
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!
Seibertron has posted to their YouTube channel footage from the Hasbro Panel showing a Combiner Wars promotional video. It's narration ofver a film clip made entirely of existing images and footage from Transformers: Devastation and IDW's comics, but a date is given of 2016, suggesting this is a very early preview for the Hasbro/Machinima Combiner Wars animated series. Keep reading to see!
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has video of FansToys' Grenadier! While Third Party toys are forbidden at BotCon proper, there's a dealer room across the street at the St. Charles Hilton where this figure was being shown off! Keep reading to have a good look for yourself!
YouTuber masainjapan2008 has posted an 11-minute video showing TakaraTomy's presentation at Tokyo Toy Show 2015! For a good look at MP Ironhide & Optimus Primal, Unite Warriors Devastator and all the new Transformers Adventure items, keep reading to watch!
Yu Ting An on Youtube has uploaded a set of short videos featuring Platinum Edition Trypticon, showing the toy's motor-driven actions and electronic light up features to all still be completely functioning. As well as giving us good looks at the toy out of package, we can see Trypticon walk, and activate the communication and radar dishes in city and battlestation modes. Finally, the last video demonstrates the small vehicle launcher. This looks like a top notch reissue. Click through to check out all the videos!
"...did Megatron just turn into a gun!?"
The "Kids React To" YouTube series has posted a video of kids seeing the G1 cartoon for the first time. The responses vary a lot, and some will probably make you feel extremely
old, but some are pretty insightful - like the kid who says all the movie Transformers just look like "evil-looking robot guys." Keep reading to see the video!
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