Hasbro Transformers Designer John Warden returns with a few more updates on Transformers Official Youtube Channel. Following the Combiner Wars Menasor and Superion videos, we have what are being billed as Transformers Australia Superion and Menasor. Not a lot new here, with a quick overview of the two, followed by more focused clips for each of the teams. Read on to see all three clips for more details.
From the Youtube channel harrisloureiro who we've featured in the past comes another outstanding work of stop-motion toy animation. Transformers Generation features lots of Masterpieces and comparable third party figures in a 15 minute battle sequence that's unbelievably fluid and natural. Reportedly taking six months to complete production, this is worth every moment of your time to check out. Click through to see the embedded video - you'll be glad you did!
Hasbro Transformers Designer John Warden is back on the Transformers Official Youtube Channel today in a pair of new videos talking about the first two complete combiners in Combiner Wars, now that waves 1 and 2 are out in full force at US retail. While they're more sales pitch than design insight, they still have some interesting bits. And look close in the background for a cameo by G1 Computron that, like Devastator and Defensor before it, may well foretell another team on the way! Keep reading to see both embedded videos.
USA Today has posted a story on the growing number of women in Transformers at all levels, and accompanying the story is official art and a clip of Windblade's upcoming appearance in Robots In Disguise as well as kinda
spoiling the name and makeup of the Fan-Built Combiner. Keep reading for the info!
The BotCon website has posted a set of images teasing the Cybertron's Most Wanted figure set. Shown are five pair of identical robot hands holding placards, presumably part of a set of cropped mug shots. Besides the figures' titles - "The Thief," "The Muscle," "The Loose Cannon," "The Boss," and "The Bounty Hunter" - the placards contain several numbers that may or may not provide some insight as to the figures or characters being used in the set. To accompany this, Fun Pub has posted a video to YouTube revealing the identity of "The Thief." Keep reading to see for yourself!
This week's episode of QTransformers is up, and our guest-bot this week is Jazz! ...or Meister
, which seems more appropriate as the episode revolves around Optimus Prime and Bumblebee taking on more G1ish forms and Japanese G1 names of Convoy and Bumble. Keep reading to see!
Seibertron has posted a full video walkthrough of the Robots In Disguise exhibit to his YouTube channel! Clocking in at close to 40 minutes, the video captures aspects of the exhibit that hadn't been shown in detail before, including more prototypes, test shots, and design sketches. Keep reading to see!
The Caution, Low Sign Youtube channel has posted a pair of videos shot at Toy Fair earlier this month. One features Long Haul, the structural core of Devastator and shows off the toy's articulation followed by a demo of Devastator's arm becoming a missile battery. The second video is another look at Ultra Magnus, starting with the Minimus interaction we've seen, but ending with John Warden commenting about 1/144th scale elements on the toy and how he wants to find ways to incorporate that even more going forward. Click through to check out both embedded 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.
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!
Turned off by the chromed parts of Generations Jetfire? If you don't want to pay extra for a chrome-free Takara release, you may not have to resign yourself to just living with it. Cheetimus of Cheets' Tweaks has posted a video showing an easy and relatively safe method to remove vac metal chrome from plastic using two commonly available chemical products, first removing the clear red paint layer, then dissolving the chrome itself until bare plastic is all that's left. Check out the video embedded below!
Rovio has released a new video spotlighting Angry Birds' mascot character Red decked out as Optimus Prime for the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers game. While previously the name "Optimus Red" was trademarked, it seems as though Rovio and Hasbro decided not to mix their trademarks that
closely. Also worth mentioning is that the video features another snippet of music by The Transformers: The Movie
composer Vince DiCola! Keep reading to see and hear for yourself!
The QTransformers promo video that we reported on last week has hit YouTube, and in addition to showing off the G1 Sideswipe and Prowl figures and annoucing an anime it also
reveals the existence of a QTransformers smartphone remake of one of the first and most unplayable Transformers video games, Convoy no Nazo
(The Mystery of Optimus Prime). Reimagined as a runner, you'll run infinitely from left to right while attacking such creative bosses as a giant Decepticon emblem. Keep reading to see the video!
BaCon got a chance to talk with Jerry Jivoin of Hasbro and talk about their plans and design work for 2015's Combiner Wars theme for Generations. Jivoin talked with fans at SDCC for about fifteen minutes, and talked about not just the combiners, but Windblade, IDW, and lots more. Thanks to Jerry and Hasbro for their time, and you can see the video by clicking on the title!
The Official Transformers YouTube channel has released a new Designer's Desk video focusing on Generations Voyager Hound. In it, Toy Design Manager John Warden talks about combining weapons, customization, and the technology that makes Hound's ammo-belt arms and luxurious robot beard possible. Click the title to see the video!
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