Counter656, one of the best stop motion toy video makers around right now, has posted a new video. This short, said to have taken 20 days and 3000 photos to produce, features Optimus Prime taking on the Stunticons in a fantastic battle sequence, leading up to the formation of Menasor turning the tables. As you probably know by now, we love our stop motion videos around here, and we're excited to have a new one to bring your attention to! Click through to watch, we've got it embedded below!
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!
With a fresh SDCC exclusive Devastator in hand, I decided to record a quick unboxing video as a preview while production of full reviews gets underway. In this video, I take an overview of the packaging itself before pulling Devastator out and giving my first impressions on the biggest combiner toy ever. The reviews will follow soon, so in the meantime click through and check out our preview video!
This evening, the official Transformers Youtube channel has added a trailer-style video for Combiner Wars Devastator. ...Without showing the toy at all. A collection of G1 animation clips and various pieces of art make up the just-under-a-minute video, throwing this more in the realm of teaser-trailers. But given the date, there's a good chance this is part of a buildup to the street date for preorders, believed to be July 1st. We've embedded the video if you'd like to have a look, meanwhile stay tuned for more updates!
There more news than meets the eye for the Transformers: Devastation game that has been flowing out E3. Here is somthing that goes under the hood from the PlayStation.Blog featuring interviews Robert Conkey and Producer Activision Kenji Saito – Director, PlatinumGames Atsushi Kurooka – Producer, PlatinumGames.
They talk about Transformers: Devastation at PlayStation's E3 2015 Live Coverage show and address many of the questions and concerns that have been raised online. Watch video for lots of insights and new details on game play.
Transformers Hong Kong has posted a slick new Combiner Wars commercial to their Facebook page, showing Superion and Menasor squaring off in a CG sequence that looks nearly good enough to be stop-motion! We can't embed the video, so keep reading for the link to see it for yourself!
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.
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