Youtuber Yukio, who pointed out some of the defects with his version of Encore God Fire Convoy in his previous video, has decided to keep his purchase instead of returning it and took upon himself to repair the poor quality stricken reissue. You can see his instructional video below.
So it's generally accepted that Transformers: The Last Knight
One-step Changers (known as Speed Change Transformers
in Japan) aren't the most impressive of figures. But, what about one that is made from the ground up by one person, entirely out of cardboard?
Thanks to DIY Japan
on YouTube, we can now answer this question: it is much, much cooler. Click through to see the video!
It is only a matter of time till the fans step in and do things as we would like to see them. Sorry Robot Chicken, the jokes and potty humor are worth a laugh, but THIS is serious! Thanks to The Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer channel on Youtube in collaboration with OptimusTimelord's Masterpiece ReAnimated channel, we have a glorious look at the original Transformers Season 1 Intro. Re-made as a stop motion animation using actual toys! This is so delicious, you will want to watch the video below, again and again.
Thanks to YouTuber, Yukio. Those of you pondering the purchase of the Encore God Fire Convoy. Will want to watch this video. It demonstrates and verifies defects of the Encore God Fire Convoy that have been floating around the internet. Glad I didn't jump on this one. I'll stick with my original. Watch the in Japanese language video below that shows off most of the problems with this set.
New up on Hasbro's Youtube channel is a 15 second TV spot for the Studio Series lineup. The short ad focused less on the toys themselves, instead pushing the diorama background elements and the idea of recapturing moments from the movies. Representatives from each price point made appearances even if not really called out. This release coincides with Hasbro Toy Shop stocking the remainder of wave 1 this afternoon, including some restocks of the Deluxe figures. However as of time of writing, Voyagers and Leaders were all sold through. Click through to watch the video clip!
Just up on their official YouTube channel. TakaraTomy have posted a new promotional video for their Star Wars Powered By Transformers series of crossover action action figures. The Japanese language video offers an official look at the Darth Vader TIE Advanced X1 figure as well as the Han Solo with Chewbacca Millenium Falcon toy. Watch the video below for the full look.
Transformers At The Moon
has posted the latest in their series of deleted audio and extended scenes from the original 1984 The Transformers
cartoon series! This time, they've got over ten minutes' worth of dialogue from "Heavy Metal War," featuring the first appearance of the Constructicons. Keep reading to see the video along with a transcript of the dialogue.
The results are in for the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards. Transformers: The Last Knight
carried nominations in several categories, surely to the surprise of no one who was actually paying attention. But despite all its charms, TLK was up against some tough competition, especially from the incredibly ill-conceived Emoji Movie. The results can either be seen as an affirmation of victory over anyone trying to highlight its flaws, or a crushing blow that it wasn't even bad enough
to win here, but The Last Knight
walked away without taking a single raspberry. If you're interested in the complete results, you can check out the video below.
Its not every day we get a new animation from the folks at Robot Chicken. They've made a handful of wonderful shorts featuring many of the beloved, Generation 1 characters. This time, we get the fan favorite, Beast Wars Megatron. Voiced by none other than David Kaye himself. The video also features Scorponok and a somewhat rare non-show Maximal character, Polar Claw.
It's an interesting time we live in where a mix of Youtube, consumer-accessible 3D printing, and people who are good at building things who also still love the toys from their childhood can all come together and show us something really cool. In today's example, we have a 15 minute video showing the design and construction of a giant replica of Optimus Prime's rifle, estimated by the builder to be about 50% of its "real" size. And it has lights and sounds! At four feet long it looks more like an Optimus Prime bazooka, but it's a cool process to see take place. We've got the video embedded below, and you'll definitely want to check this one out!
Hollywood wants to love the the fans, they really really do. But they don't seem to know how when they keep putting too many humans in robot movies. Five movies on, they have literally run this franchise over a cliff. Knights, Unicron horns and even Cogman couldn't save them, It made $500 Million, but raked in a lot the slag with it. The legendary fan force that is Screen Junkies. Takes aim at TLK with their barrel fusion-cannons. Leaving a steaming pile of bashes, laughing all the way.
In a presentation video likening the subjects of its nominations to toxic waste, the Razzies, AKA the Golden Raspberry Awards
, have announced their nominations for the worst of 2017. As you might expect, Transformers: The Last Knight
indeed has been nominated, tying Age of Extinction
with nine nominations. That's the record for the franchise! Keep reading for specifics on the nominations along with an announcement video for the three top categories.
TakaraTomy has published a new video to their website detailing the transformation of the Star Wars Powered By Transformers
Darth Vader TIE Fighter! The figure looks good and looks to have a decently involving but not difficult transformation. We can't embed the video here, so click through for a link!
Transformers At The Moon
is continuing to release their collection of original G1 audio recordings, this time moving onto the episode "A Plague of Insecticons"! As is typical of these tapes, you've got the late Wally Burr providing voice direction - and a number of lines that didn't end up in the final episode. Keep reading for the video and a transcript!
Sunrise doesn't last all morning, but Tatsunoko can keep going for a pretty long time at 8fps it seems like. The final episode of Titans Return
, "All Things Must Pass," is now up on go90. Keep reading for a link to the episode!
It's been a little while, but the TF @ The Moon team has once again released some lost studio recording audio from the G1 cartoon for everyone to enjoy. The latest samples come from The Ultimate Doom part 3, and the followup episode Countdown to Extinction. Of special note, Countdown to Extinction features a few Optimus Prime lines done by a fill-in in place of Peter Cullen, who sounds a lot like Chris Latta to us. These lines were obviously never meant for broadcast, and are another rare inside look at some of the technical side of the making of the old cartoon. Both videos are embedded below and are definitely worth a listen!
As the new year begins, old business nears its end. In this case, the penultimate episode of Titans Return,
the middle leg of Machinima's Prime Wars Trilogy
cartoons. This is titled "The Consumed" and we haven't watched it yet. If you want to, it's up on go90 now! Keep reading for a link.
Just in thanks to youtuber counter656. We have this new promo he put together of a stop motion video featuring Optimus Prime, Hot Rod, and Overlord. Watch as Optimus Prime and Hot Rod fight to keep the Matrix of Leadership out of Overlords hands.
This video was commissioned by Machinima to promote its new show, Transformers: Titans Return. The Transformers toys seen in the video were provided to me by Machinima for free. Read on to see the video showdown, below.