Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Transformers The Movie 30th Anniversary - With today marking 30 years since the release of The Transformers: The Movie, the fine folks at Shout! Factory (from whom you may Preorder the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the movie by clicking here) posed a question: how did this movie capture a special place in the hearts of millions and kids of the 80s? We'll explore the answer to this by carefully looking at the characters, themes, and imagery of the movie with a bit of input from the Seibertron staff along the way.
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars: First Exclusive Stills From Show

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars: First Exclusive Stills From Show

Machinima Transformers Cartoon - Machinima has been hard at work producing the Combiner Wars series and it looks as though we are starting to see some fruits of the labor. With tips coming in from member ScottyP and Sabrblade we have a new Entertainment Weekly article concerning the new series, which includes some new images from the show. The images feature the likes of Windblade, Starscream, new character Maxima and Menasor. The article also mentions that a prelude series will begin next Tuesday, June 28, and will set the stage for the actual series.
Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory

Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory

TFTM 30th Anniversary - Just moments ago, we received a press release from our good friends at Shout! Factory. They will be releasing the fan-favorite Transformers The Movie on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13th, 2016, just in time for the 30th anniversary of this film. This is the first time that Transformers The Movie has been released in the US since 2006 and the first time ever that it will be released on Blu-Ray in the US. Special features or specifics about the film (such as full screen or widescreen) have not yet been released but we'll keep all of you posted as information becomes available. View the full press release from Shout! Factory by clicking here.
Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Beast Wars - This list was seriously a labor of love. It seems the Transformers were introduced to me at the perfect stages of my life. G1 was a toy commercial, great for the first 5 years of my kiddie life. But Beast Wars with it's more developed stories and themes came out in 1996, and I was just old enough to really appreciate it. But enough of this, there's a lot of words coming at you so let's get started!
Hasbro's "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Returns to Cartoon Network for Season 2

Hasbro's "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Returns to Cartoon Network for Season 2

RID Season 2 Press Release - Hasbro Studios, the LA-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc., has announced that the Autobots and Decepticons will be returning to Cartoon Network in Q1 2016 for season 2 of the popular Hasbro animated television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise. The Autobots fight to save Earth from a new faction of escaped Decepticon prisoners by assembling a rogue team of unlikely Autobot heroes, season 2 of the Hasbro animated series will see the return of a more confident, battle-tested Bumblebee as the key leader alongside comrades Grimlock, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Fixit, Wingblade and Drift. Check out the pics and press release here.

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 8 FINALE REVIEW

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 8 FINALE REVIEW

Posted September 23rd, 2016 at 12:45am by Bronzewolf - 12,661 views

Seibertronians, it is time. It certainly has been a journey full of ups and downs, curves, and many, many problems. But like all other journeys this one must come to an end. The curtains are starting to close. It is time. Time to review the final episode of Machinima's Combiner Wars series. We start with Windblade. She is floating in a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-style afterlife dream sequence. A voice wakes her. She realizes it belongs to metroplex. He tells her that the titans - Read More

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 7 REVIEW

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 7 REVIEW

Posted September 21st, 2016 at 5:44pm by Bronzewolf - 15,993 views

Welcome, Seibrtronians, to the Combiner Wars Review Extravaganza! In a celebration of the Machinima Combiner Wars series and it's conclusion, I'll be posting episode 7's reivew and then, later today (or potentially tomorrow), I'll share my review of the finale (along with some final final thoughts) as well! It'll be one big day of celebration and thanking primus it's over. Let's look at Episode 7. We open on Cybertron once again, and see Starscream has finally formed into his "Combiner - Read More

Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale

Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale

Posted September 20th, 2016 at 11:47am by Hellscream9999 - 18,725 views

Fellow Seibertronians, Transformers Combiner Wars animated series finale is finally here, the episode entitled S1:E8 Destructions Dawn can be viewed on the go90 site for US viewers. So now that the show is finally complete, what are your final thoughts on the series? Let us know what you think in the comments - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Stop Motion Promotion Part II

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Stop Motion Promotion Part II

Posted September 17th, 2016 at 1:11pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 24,623 views

Remember that Youtube stopmotion video that showed off Devastator and Windblade, sponsored by Machinima? Well, part 2 has finally been released! Part 2 of this Combiner Wars stop motion battle features Devastator and Victorion, locked in epic battle to the end! You can check out the video below, and you can head on down to the comments section to let us know what you think! - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 7 'Darkest Hour' Now Online

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 7 'Darkest Hour' Now Online

Posted September 13th, 2016 at 9:29am by Dr Va'al - 26,864 views

Another Tuesday, another episode of the Machinima Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series: Episode 7 - Darkest Hour - shows out more about Starscream's plan, the Enigma of combination, and how Windblade, Optimus and Megatron deal with everything else going on. For US viewers, you can stream the episode here - for some non-US viewers, there will be a YouTube upload later today on the official Machinima channel here. Join the discussion in the Energon Pub, and pop back to Seibertron.com - Read More

Menus and Bonus Features for Transformers: The Movie from Shout! Factory

Menus and Bonus Features for Transformers: The Movie from Shout! Factory

Posted September 12th, 2016 at 2:47pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 26,260 views

Seibertron.com has gotten a hold of the Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-ray sets and has now fired up the ole Blu-ray set to try out the movie. Upon checking out the Blu-ray disk, there are a couple of interesting things to note. The menu screen for the Blu-ray version of the movie shows off Optimus Prime and Hot Rod, with Optimus showing off the matrix and all its glowing energy. It also has the Decepticons and Unicron in various positions in the background. But the most - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Posters, by Srisuwan, Grant, Antoin, Guidi

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Posters, by Srisuwan, Grant, Antoin, Guidi

Posted September 12th, 2016 at 4:07am by Dr Va'al - 18,230 views

We sort of missed on these when Machinima first shared them last month, but they seem to be making the rounds again via social media and artists sharing them - so we thought to highlight their existence again! Check out below four promotional pieces of art for the animated series Combiner Wars, featuring some of the major players in the show, as imagined by Guido Guidi, Chris Antoin, Keron Grant, and Skan Srisuwan! Click on any image to download it in higher resolution. - Read More

Robots in Disguise 2015 Season 1 Episodes 1-13 on UK Netflix

Robots in Disguise 2015 Season 1 Episodes 1-13 on UK Netflix

Posted September 11th, 2016 at 7:34am by Kurona - 16,107 views

American fans have been enjoying the luxury of having the recent animated series Robots in Disguise on paid subscription service Netflix for a while, but as of recently their British counterparts can enjoy the same - half of Season 1 has been uploaded to Netflix in the UK, with likely the rest of the series coming eventually. So any British fans that have Netflix and have been wanting to give the recent series a shot, now's your - Read More

Transformers: AR Guide Mobile Game REVIEW

Transformers: AR Guide Mobile Game REVIEW

Posted September 09th, 2016 at 4:44pm by Bronzewolf - 23,936 views

Seibertronians, thanks to user Collectotron, we've been alerted to a brand new Transformer Augmented Reality mobile game that has seemingly slipped under our radar, called Transformers AR Guide. It's based on the new Robots in Disguise animated show, and is developed by Red Frog Limited LTD. I've decided to look a little deeper and try it out for you! NOTE: What I will be reviewing is the trial version of the game, meaning some features will not/can not be covered in this article. I will - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Victorion Design by Andrew Griffith

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Victorion Design by Andrew Griffith

Posted September 08th, 2016 at 3:54am by Dr Va'al - 17,366 views

After yesterday's Devastator concept lineart from IDW artist Andrew Griffith for Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series, we also have another of his designs - courtesy of his Twitter account - for a gestalt character: the fan-made combiner Victorion, from the Torchbearers/Rust Renegades team! Check out our gallery of the toy here, and a review of her first appearance in IDW right here, then compare Sara Pitre Durocher's concepts to the art by Griffith - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator Design Image By Andrew Griffith

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator Design Image By Andrew Griffith

Posted September 07th, 2016 at 6:14pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 17,100 views

With Machinima's Combiner Wars series in full swing, and considering the big green guy himself has made his appearance in the show, it would only be right for someone to tweet his original design art! IDW Artist Andrew Griffith was nice enough to Tweet his original design for Devastator, which is heavily based on his Combiner Wars toy. There were some modifications made to the big green wrecking machine prior to his appearance in the series, but it is nice to see what he was supposed to look - Read More

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 REVIEW

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 REVIEW

Posted September 07th, 2016 at 5:18pm by Bronzewolf - 19,564 views

Hey, Seibertronians! It's Tuesday again, and that means- wait, what? Why- What do you mean it's not Tuesday?! No, there's no way...It's...Wednesday?! What?! How did...? Wow, Labor Day really messed me up. Well, I guess we should just jump in to the breakdown, then. I don't want you to have to wait any longer. Episode 6 starts off immediately where 5 ended, with Rodimus in the hands (quite literally) of Devastator. His voice oddly sounds like an Autotuned mess here, but I don't know - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 'A War of Giants' Now Online

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 'A War of Giants' Now Online

Posted September 06th, 2016 at 11:26am by Dr Va'al - 20,065 views

As it's a Tuesday, we have a new episode of the Machinima animated series Transformers: Combiner Wars! The sixth episode is titled A Warof Giants, and is currently available for US viewers via Verizon's go90 streaming service here and some non-US viewers via the Machinima official YouTube channel - embedded below. Coming later, our regular review of the episode, so keep your optics tuned on - Read More

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 16 & 17 Titles Revealed

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes 16 & 17 Titles Revealed

Posted September 05th, 2016 at 9:55am by Dr Va'al - 16,244 views

After yesterday's news on the continuation of animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, in Canada for now at least, we have two more listings for episodes 16 and 17 of the second season (and not the third as once thought) via Zap2it. Check them out below! Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Pretzel Logic Original Airdate: 9/24/2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Mighty Big Trouble Original Airdate: - Read More

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Episodes 14 & 15 Airing in Canada from September 10th

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Episodes 14 & 15 Airing in Canada from September 10th

Posted September 04th, 2016 at 6:05am by Dr Va'al - 21,066 views

Digging through the scheduling for Canadian TV channel Teletoon, it looks like the second half of the second season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise will start airing next Saturday 10th September, with episode 14 'History Lessons' and episode 15 'Strongarm's Big Score' a week after that. Are you looking forward to the animated series' return? Join the discussion in the Energon Pub! 1:30 PM Transformers: Robots in Disguise (CC) S2 Eps #14 History Lessons 1:30 PM Transformers: - Read More

Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers

Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers

Posted August 31st, 2016 at 12:28pm by Kurona - 13,920 views

Over the last few weeks, Machinima's Combiner Wars series has been uploaded to the relatively new Go90 service for US viewers, while non-US viewers got the episodes on Youtube a few hours later. However, if any US viewers are having problems with Go90; it seems Machinima planned all along to later release the episodes on Youtube for US viewers anyway! Embedded below is a 10-minute episode that combines Episodes 1 and 2, available for US viewers but not for European or Canadian viewers who - Read More

Review of Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 5 "Homecoming"

Review of Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 5 "Homecoming"

Posted August 30th, 2016 at 6:01pm by Bronzewolf - 20,409 views

Guess what day it is! It's Tuesday, and that means one more installment of the new Machinima Combiner Wars Series. Spoiler Alert: It's good, again. I know, I know, two good episodes in a row? What is this? Have the pigs finally taken flight? I'm serious. I actually enjoyed this one. I really liked it. It worked with the 5 minute time slot perfectly. But we're jumping the Ion cannon here, let's take a few steps back, start looking to the skies for aerial swine, and break the new episode - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video

Posted August 30th, 2016 at 2:11pm by Kurona - 17,134 views

Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Mr Skram, we have a new Youtube video relevant to the recent animated Combiner Wars Machinima series - a stop-motion battle featuring Windblade, the Constructicons and Victorion by youtube user counter656, sponsored by Machinima. Perhaps most notably, it shortly contains a yet-to-be-seen clip of the actual series before the stop-motion battle starts. Check it out below and tell us what you - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 5 'Homecoming' Now Online UPDATED

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 5 'Homecoming' Now Online UPDATED

Posted August 30th, 2016 at 9:21am by Dr Va'al - 16,276 views

New week, new Tuesday, new episode of the Machinima animated series Transformers: Combiner Wars! The fifth episode is titled Homecoming, and is currently available for US viewers via Verizon's go90 streaming service here. Later today, we will update this story with the Machinima official YouTube link, which works for viewers outside of the US - though not all regions, somehow. Also coming later, our regular review of the episode, so keep your optics tuned on Seibertron.com! UPDATE: YouTube - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Promotional Top Ten Characters Video

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Promotional Top Ten Characters Video

Posted August 24th, 2016 at 9:42am by Kurona - 19,242 views

Fellow Seibertronians, in the wake of the release of Combiner Wars Episode 4 just yesterday; Machinima's Youtube Channel has put out a promotional Top Ten Combiner Wars characters video, as can be viewed below. Most notable about this is that due to not actually having ten characters yet to make a full top ten list out of, the list includes Devastator and Victorion; hence giving us never-before-seen clips of future episodes, including Victorion landing on a structure and Devastator - Read More

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 4 REVIEW

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 4 REVIEW

Posted August 23rd, 2016 at 11:29pm by Bronzewolf - 21,387 views

Seibertronians, are you excited? The next episode of the Machinima Combiner Wars series is up, and it's good. Like, properly good. But it's still not without it's faults. Let's break it down: We open with a dusty Colosseum-style arena. We see what is obviously the Constructicons fighting a mysterious figure, which is revealed to be Megatron himself. He beats them all quickly, and demands another challenger. Our First Look at Megatron Prime arrives, saying he's not here to fight, along - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Ep 4: Unforgotten Now Available to Watch

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Ep 4: Unforgotten Now Available to Watch

Posted August 23rd, 2016 at 9:45am by william-james88 - 21,021 views

The 4th webisode for Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series is out now. It is titled Unforgotten and features Optimus, Windblade, Megatron and three of the constructicons. Anyone in the US can watch it here. A youtube video is also available for most fans outside the US to - Read More

In-Hand images of Transformers The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray sets from Shout! Factory

In-Hand images of Transformers The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray sets from Shout! Factory

Posted August 19th, 2016 at 11:50pm by Seibertron - 27,297 views

Courtesy of our good friends at Shout! Factory, we now have a couple copies of the Transformers The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray sets in-hand. One is the premium Steelbook version, the other is the regular Blu-Ray version. The regular version features a reversible cover so that you can transform your set to feature either the Japanese poster artwork from the movie or the newly commissioned Livio Ramondelli cover. Both sets include a Digital Download code so that you can watch it in - Read More

New Gallery: Rescue Bots Rescan Series Quickshadow

New Gallery: Rescue Bots Rescan Series Quickshadow

Posted August 19th, 2016 at 8:20am by Bronzewolf - 18,602 views

Seibertronians, after featuring Beast Machines Tankor and Thrust and then part of Club Subscription Service's Mayhem Attack Squad, Seibertron.com continues our gallery stream with Quickshadow, the all-new, all original female Rescue Bot who's making her first appearance in toy form! Check a selection of images from the gallery below, and then feast your eyes on the whole thing by clicking on any of the images or here! Transformers Rescue Bots Quickshadow (59 images) - Rescue - Read More

EXCLUSIVE CLIP from Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-ray!

EXCLUSIVE CLIP from Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-ray!

Posted August 19th, 2016 at 1:04am by Bronzewolf - 29,679 views

Seibertronians, our very good friends over at Shout! Factory have given us an exclusive clip from their 30th Anniversary Blu-ray relase of Transformers: The Movie to share with you! Relive the seconds-long reign of Starscream before Galvatron crashed the party in this new featurette! Check it out below. Still want some TF:TM news? Take a peek at when the staff of Seibertron.com paid a touching tribute to this classic film here! What do you think of the enhanced color and detail in this - Read More

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 3 "The Duel" Review

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 3 "The Duel" Review

Posted August 16th, 2016 at 2:38pm by Bronzewolf - 27,416 views

Seibertronians, it's Tuesday. That means that Machinima has released the next episode of their Combiner Wars series. It also means that it's review time! So sit back, relax, grab a mug of Hot Energon, and let old Bronzey tell you a story. We open with Optimus Prime this time(bit of a change of pace there), and he's standing in an old hangar with Windblade. The hangar appears to be on an Asteroid or moon, as it's overlooking the entire planet of Cybertron. Windblade and Optimus are standing - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 3 'The Duel' Now Online UPDATED

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 3 'The Duel' Now Online UPDATED

Posted August 16th, 2016 at 9:14am by Dr Va'al - 23,455 views

Episode 3 'The Duel' of the Hasbro / Machinima animated series Transformers Combiner Wars is now available to watch via the Verizon go90 app - and shortly for most non-US fans on the Machinima YouTube channel too! UPDATE: If you are a non-US viewer, the episode should now also be available for you, check it out embedded below. Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for an episode review soon - and read through our thoughts on episodes one and two in the meantime, - Read More

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Interviews: Amy Johnston / Maxima, Producer Eric Calderon

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Interviews: Amy Johnston / Maxima, Producer Eric Calderon

Posted August 14th, 2016 at 3:05pm by Dr Va'al - 19,453 views

Via a number of different sources, we have some behind the scenes tidbits concerning the Machinima Transformers: Combiner Wars animated short series, currently airing on go90 and the Machinima YouTube channel every week. The first is an interview with Amy Johnston, the voice of Maxima in episode 1 'The Fall', via ComicBookMovie. Snippet below, and full piece here! CBM: How did you get involved with Combiner Wars? Amy Johnston: "I got involved with Transformers: Combiner Wars through Bat - Read More

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 2 Review

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 2 Review

Posted August 09th, 2016 at 1:20pm by Bronzewolf - 37,465 views

Seibertronians, it's review time! As reported on earlier, Machinima's Combiner Wars series now has a second episode, and it's now online! After a less than satisfactory first episode, this episode will really tell the fate of the series. Yay or Nay? Let's break it down to find out. We start on Cybertron this time, as apposed to Caminus in the first episode, and we quickly change to a shot from what I'm assuming is Starscream, as it cuts back and we see him flying just a moment later. - Read More

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 2 The Council Now Online

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 2 The Council Now Online

Posted August 09th, 2016 at 11:30am by william-james88 - 40,312 views

The second episode of the Machinima series Transformers Combiner Wars is now online. It is titled "The Council" and features Starscream and Rodimus. You can watch it here if you are in the US or right below in the embedded youtube video if you are outside the US. Let us know what you think of it in the ongoing discussion on the - Read More

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