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Thundercracker vs Windblade and Bumblebee- New clip from Transformers Cyberverse Animated Series

Transformers News: Thundercracker vs Windblade and Bumblebee- New clip from Transformers Cyberverse Animated Series
Date: Saturday, August 11th 2018 6:09pm CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: ZeroWolf | Credit(s): Survivefan23 from Seibertron, Angelina Pax from YouTube

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Thanks to fellow Seibertron user Surivivefan23, we've been informed that a new clip from the Transformers Cyberverse Animated series has been placed on YouTube, courtesy of YouTube user Angelina Pax.

The clip shows Windblade talking to Bumblebee, asking about his memory. The yellow bot cannot remember anything other than being able to do doughnuts. It's worth pointing out that apparently at this point, he can only talk through his radio, like in previous incarnations of the character, most notably his live action movie counterpart. With Windblade getting no further answers out of bee, Thundercracker attacks and looks to over power Windblade till Bumblebee steps in...

Check out the clip below!



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Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986 #transformersthemovie86

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986 #transformersthemovie86
Date: Wednesday, August 8th 2018 11:01am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Movie Related News, Event News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

August 8th, 2018

The world-renowned animated feature THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits theaters nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27, but today we're remembering the day this movie first debuted 32 years ago in theaters on August 8th, 1986. You can purchase tickets at FathomEvents.com.

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

Join us to celebrate THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE by going down memory lane and share with your fellow Seibertronians and us about your nostalgia obsession for this movie. If you share your thoughts on social media, be sure to use #transformersthemovie86

Moreover, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. Please check out this teaser video on the before and after comparison.



It's your turn to introduce this iconic film to a new generation of fans! We hope to see you and friends at the theaters on the evening of September 27th!

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event, a special presentation from Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios, and Shout! Factory.

When: September 27, 2018 (7:00 p.m.)
Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. This special one-night event will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature. Fans will also glimpse at a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE movie, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs "The Touch" and "Dare." Fathom attendees will also receive a poster of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (quantities limited, while supplies last).

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, and Frank Welker.

Transformers News: Remembering the day The Transformers: The Movie first debuted in theaters on August 8th, 1986

The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Transformers News: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events
Date: Wednesday, August 1st 2018 6:14pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Movie Related News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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FATHOM EVENTS, HASBRO STUDIOS AND SHOUT! FACTORY TO BRING THE CLASSIC ANIMATED FEATURE THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE TO MOVIE THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 27 ONLY

Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles as UNICRON

Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2018 – Brace yourself to relive the excitement and nostalgia of the thrilling action battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS from the 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie on the silver screen! The world-renowned animated feature film THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The film has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD.

Transformers News: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature, just months before BUMBLEBEE, the new live-action feature film set in the year 1987, hits theatres everywhere in December 2018.

This special event is a collaboration between Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory, and it will also provide moviegoers with a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE feature film, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs “The Touch” and “Dare.” Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 500 select U.S. movie theatres. A complete list of theater locations will be available at Fathomevents.com.

You can sign up for this screening at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-transformers-1986-movie-event?utm_source=seibertron&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=transformers&utm_term=partner+%28seibertron%29

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.

Tickets for THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will go on sale on Friday, August 3rd and can be purchased online or at participating movie theater box offices.

The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?

The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince Dicola and Ed Fruge.


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.


About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com



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The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW

Transformers News: The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW
Date: Sunday, July 29th 2018 7:20pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Go90

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After a slight delay through the SDCC madness, we have reached the final episode of the entire Machinima Prime Trilogy of cartoons. It's been over two years in the making, and it's finally come time to take a look at the culmination of all those previous episodes. It's been a wild ride from start to finish, with a few ups and certainly a few downs. We are getting a bit ahead of ourselves, though, because we have one more episode to look at before the entire series draws to a close. Let's do that now, and make sure to read to the very end for more of my final thoughts on the entire trilogy. Join me as I break down, in our final Prime Trilogy review ever, The 10th epsiode:

Saga's End


Strap yourselves in, it's going to be a long one.
(The following review contains spoilers for the Prime Wars trilogy. There are A LOT this week. Proceed...on your way to oblivion.)

The episode picks up where the last left off, with Rodimus, with his newly upgraded form, in a heated battle with Optimal Optimus at the Well of Sparks.
Megatronus turns his attention towards the main cast, and turns the requiem blaster towards Megatron. At the last moment, out of nowhere, as Megatron is about to be blown to bits, Predaking drops from the ceiling on to Megatronus.

Transformers News: Re: The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW
Preda-ex-machina

Predaking demands to know where the Engima of Combination is, but he never explains why. Megatronus engages him, and it gives a moment for Windblade and Grimlock to help Optimal Optimus. They hold Rodimus down as Optimal removes the Matrix of Chaos from within him.
As we switch back to watch Megatronus battle Predaking some more, we get a strange point-of-view shot from Predaking's perspective. It's a neat concept, but it doesn't come across very well, as we only see Predaking's arms for a split second, and everything else in the several-second long shot looks like a mistakenly placed empty frame. I even had to watch the scene a few times to make sure that's what they were trying to get at.

Transformers News: Re: The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW
Heart Stopping Action!!!

We also get flashbacks to the first episode of the entire trilogy, when Windblade sliced through Menasor like butter, as Megatronus just tears Predaking's head clean off with little to no struggle in the next scene. You know, this giant combiner that was winning in a fight against Volcanicus just a bit ago. Him.

Transformers News: Re: The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW
FATALITY

He then chucks Predaking's decapitated head at Megatron, who responds with an "Oh Shit", which is really strange in my opinion, to hear from Megatron's mouth.

I haven't really addressed the swearing that has really more or less suddenly appeared in this portion of the Trilogy, with "Ass"s and "Damn"s scattered all through the past 10 episodes, so I'll share my thoughts now. While I am 100% behind a more adult or mature focused Transformers show, this series seems to think that making Megatron say "You're starting to piss me off" several times is the way to do it, instead of a darker setting or more complex story lines. The words feel even stranger to hear because, as I said, none of the other seasons really had swearing this bad or frequent. It seems like the show runners sprinkled some curse words here and there this season as a cheap and easy way to make the series seem more "Adult".

This isn't to say I'm against swearing at all, either. Far from it. I think it can actually be used to punctuate emotional moments and make a character's personality distinct. But you can understand my suspicion that this series' use of it wasn't exactly for storytelling purposes.

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GIVE ME YOUR FACEEEEE

Solus Prime, still flickering into existence using power from the Well of Sparks, makes the projection of herself gigantic, and picks Megatronus up and out of the battle with Megatron. She envelops him, dragging him down into the well, causing a column of new sparks to launch out in to the universe from the well, which Perceptor remarks will create the next generation of Transformers.

The heroes' problems aren't over yet, as the Matrix of Chaos, while having been removed from Hot Rod, is still searching for a new host. It finds Megatron, who was one of it's bearers in the past, and starts to be enchanted by the evil object. As he tried to fight it, he realises that the only way to stop it from just going and finding another host is to destroy it completely - Megatron included. Optimal Optimus readies the Requiem Blaster, and aims it at Megatron. As the realization falls over all of the cast that this is what must be done, they say their final goodbyes and thank yous to the former Decepticon leader.

As Megatron raises the Matrix of Chaos, Optimal Optimus primes the Requiem Blaster, and fires. Megatron is vaporized.

Transformers News: Re: The Less-than-grand Finale: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 REVIEW
One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. But until then there must be no tears, no regrets. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me I am not mistaken in mine.

Perceptor analyses the ground in front of him, and confirms that while the Matrix took the majority of the force, no trace of Megatron remained.

But the cast doesn't have much time to morn, as the one and only Optimus Prime crawls out of the Well of Sparks, because this cartoon isn't in the business of breaking new ground. Yes, of course the precious Autobot leader has to come back to life, and, on top of that, of course he has to upstage the death of the character that led the team through the majority of the trilogy. The show had successfully created a touching, emotional, impactful moment with the death of Megatron, and totally ruined it by saving Optimus Prime. Even if he had waited a beat or two longer to crawl out of the Well, it would have not only allowed time for Megatron's death to reach it's full emotional potential, but it would have made Prime's reveal more impactful.

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IT'S ALIVE

Prime explains that he was reanimated through some confusingly illogical process regarding his connection to the Matrix of Leadership. But he says that everyone else who was killed by Megatronus can't be brought back to life.

After the dust settled, we see Prime and Optimal in what appears to be the Sanctorum again. Optimal promises Prime that he'll return the Matrix, but Optimus refuses. Instead they wrap up the character arcs in a not-so-tidy fashion. Windblade has become the city speaker for all titans in the universe, along with Emissary, while Hot Rod is still recovering. Grimlock has gone to morn Sludge with his fellow dinobots, and Perceptor is now the guardian of the Enigma and the Requiem Blaster.

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EXPOSITIONNNNNNNN

And, as the two Primes continue to walk away, lurking in the shadows is the one who started it all, Starscream.

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*Roundabout by Yes plays*

And on that bombshell, it's time to end.

That's it. This over two year long saga has come to a close. Looking back on it, was it really that bad? Was it really that disappointing? Did it deserve the hate it received? Well...I personally think so. This show started and ended with consistent problems, ones I've harped on, sometimes painfully so, before. Blocky, generic mouth movements, stiff animation to the point only one character (in a shot of many) was moving at a time, the occasional bad voice take, editing, etc. And while many, admittedly, were improved upon with each consecutive season, I think they dedicated too much of their increased budget on celebrity cast members than what was needed to fix the flaws, and new ones began to pop up. Continuity problems, notably, were one that severely impacted this season's first half of episodes. Characters being thrown one direction, and waking up in the complete opposite direction, for example. And, as an interesting side note, with the death of this show comes the death of it's host streaming service, Go90, as it's parent company announced it would be shutting down the platform tomorrow.

The plot as a concept was enjoyable, with many characters that we've never seen interact in Transformers media before thrown together. It was a fun thing to see, Overlord fight with the Mistress of Flame, Optimal Optimus fighting basically what was Nemesis Rodimus Prime.
To be fair, the show started with a disadvantage, premiering right as it's "Tie in" toy line was coming off the shelves, with the second season following the same unfortunate pattern. And while this could be written off as another fault of the show runners, or Machinima, I think that was a slight of Hasbro's part. Out of the creators' control.

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Art was one of the absolute highlights of the show

Positives for me looking at the entire series as a whole were the art style/color palette, and the score. I've talked about both before, and, aside from the animation at times, it was a very pretty show to look at. It was at it's best when it cuts to a sweeping open shot of the universe, or a building with many colored lights. It felt very futuristic and modern, and I think they nailed the aesthetic they were looking for. I honestly think it's one of my favorite /looking/ Transformers shows of all time. The character models and designs are great, and, if they had been animated better and given better lines, most characters would also be some of the best iterations we've seen. As it sits, only one character from the trilogy holds that title in my mind...

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It was that smile. That damned smile.

Megatron. Probably the most universally praised part of the entire three seasons. As such, I won't dwell very long. Perfectly capturing what a post-war Megatron would be, the show runners, character designers, and voice actor, Jason Marnocha, killed it. With a ridiculous amount of personality and wit, he is, hands down, one of the best new interpretations of Megatron we have ever seen.

And, ultimately, I think he's so good, that that's how the show will be remembered. Not for it's terrible pacing, or emotional moments that didn't really land, or Slug disappearing randomly. I think it was a show that started out with a disadvantage and hype it couldn't live up to (what show really could live up to "The Game of Thrones of animation) and, through a series of missteps, became fatally flawed. Despite a few diamonds in the rough here or there, I think, at risk of sounding like a fanboy keyboard warrior, but as a Transformers fan, we should hold ourselves to a higher standard.

And that's it. Thank you so much for not only reading this review of the finale of Power of the Primes, but all of my reviews over the past 2 years. I really can't express enough how thankful I am for your support of them, your memes based off them, or your discourse (whether you agreed or disagreed with me). I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. They were a lot of fun, and I loved writing comedy-based pieces to share with you guys. Stay tuned for some more Seibertron articles looking back on the Machinima cartoon courtesy of myself and William James 88 in the coming weeks. Thank you again!!!

Transformers: Prime and Rescue Bots Are Being Removed From Netflix

Transformers News: Transformers: Prime and Rescue Bots Are Being Removed From Netflix
Date: Thursday, July 26th 2018 8:27pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Digital Media News
Posted by: WreckerJack | Credit(s): lifehacker.com

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We have some sad news that Transformers: Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots seasons are being taken off of Netflix. Thanks to a tip from That_Guy we have a list from lifehacker.com that tells us which shows are going to be taken away. The list specifically mentions Transformers Prime seasons 2-3 and Transformers Rescue Bots seasons 2-4 are leaving August 16th. This most likely means that the first season of both of these shows will stay. If you do not want Netflix to remove these shows there is something you can do to help. Use the Netflix Request feature to tell them what shows you are interested in watching.

Transformers News: Transformers: Prime and Rescue Bots Are Being Removed From Netflix

Transformers Cyberverse to Air in Fall 2018 on Cartoon Network, plus Season 1 Clip

Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse to Air in Fall 2018 on Cartoon Network, plus Season 1 Clip
Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2018 8:00am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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From the Second Quarter investor conference with Hasbro, which took place in the past couple of days, we have some news regarding the Transformers Cyberverse animated series and its broadcasting future: according to the remarks transcript on the Hasbro page, it is confirmed to be airing this fall on Cartoon Network, following the steps of Robots in Disguise and its later Combiner Force incarnation!

What do you make of this news? To flesh out the conversation, make sure to also check out a clip from an episode of season 1, shown at the San Diego Comic Con panel (starts at 20:40 minute mark)!

We continue to execute our multi-screen content strategy for TRANSFORMERS, with new product innovations supporting each of our unique stories. In addition to our feature film TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE coming in December, we have a new kid-targeted animated series, Transformers Cyberverse, this Fall airing on Cartoon Network.

We also continue with our fan-targeted Power of the Primes series and preschool targeted Rescue Bots series with all new content and product innovation. Our animation studio is producing both the
TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE and RESCUE BOTS series.



Transformers: Animated Seasons 1&2 Streaming Free Online!

Transformers News: Transformers: Animated Seasons 1&2 Streaming Free Online!
Date: Monday, July 9th 2018 3:52pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Digital Media News
Posted by: WreckerJack | Credit(s): vudu.com

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If you missed out on watching Transformers Animated or just want to watch it again Vudu.com has Season 1 and Season 2 online for free and legal viewing. Transformers Animated has been highly regarded as one of the best Transformers series with a good mix of action and humor as well as story telling. It is a must for any Transformers fan to check out.

Please enjoy the show and feel free to chat about it on the boards. Please keep in mind that since this series came out about ten years ago so not everyone has seen it and the use of spoiler tags is encouraged if you wish to discuss the plot.

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The Final Countdown: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 9 REVIEW

Transformers News: The Final Countdown: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 9 REVIEW
Date: Sunday, July 8th 2018 1:37am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Go90

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Well, this is it. It's the final Tuesday for Machinima's Power of Primes cartoon, and we have just more episode to catch up on before we can cover the Finale that dropped earlier today. The battle for three ancient Transformers relics continues, so read on as we take a closer look at episode 9, Megatronus Unleashed.

(Note: The following review contains spoilers fro the Power of the Primes cartoon and the Prime War trilogy)

We start exactly where 8 left us, with Rodimus Cron having just been upgraded by Unicron, standing at the entrance to the Well of Sparks, having turned against his former ally Megatronus.

Rodimus takes the first shot, and Megatronus kinda just stands there.
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Real nail-biting action there, guys. Well done.

This episode also brings the return of one of my personal gripes with the last few episodes of the previous show:

SPLIT FRAMES!!!!

*lightning flashes*

If you read any of my reviews for the previous show, you know these were sloppily put into the series in what felt like a last minute decision. They just suddenly started popping up, and didn't really feel like the flowed well with the rest of the series. The animators/screenwriters apparently decided to bring them back in this show, as they rear their ugly heads once again.
Now, this is not to say that sudden editing/tonal shifts in a show can be a bad thing. It's a slippery slope, yes, but they can sometimes work out. The cinematic shots in a previous episode were one of the biggest highlights from this show for me. They looked really cool, added something to the story, were well executed, and while they weren't there from day one, they were a welcome change. The split frames are none of those things. They feel awkward, give the show bad pacing, and leave room for some strange animation for the character that isn't currently speaking, but is forced on screen anyway.

Aside from the fact that they didn't even bother to animate his mouth, Rodimus' upgraded form suffers from some desperately bad audio mixing. He sounds muffled and distorted, and you can only hear bits and pieces of his dialogue. Between the overly loud music and Rodimus' sound difficulties, it makes this scene, and a majority of scenes after it, difficult to understand.

I don't just want to nitpick, though, so let's get on with the story. Rodimus and Megatronus finally clash, and the pay off for this scene is about as exciting as you'd expect. But, to give the show it's due credit, it is more engaging and action packed than previous episodes, with some really cool imagery thrown in for good measure. The filmography and color palette combine in certain shots to great effect. It's actually one of the most satisfying fight sequences the entire trilogy has produced.

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Bane was more understandable than this.

The Autobots are finally released from their pillars of fire as Megatronus is distracted in the battle. They immediately set to work dismantling the Infinity Gauntl-sorry, the relic machine. Optimus Primal works on the Matrix of Leadership, and discovers it's calling to him. He removes it from the machine as the rest of the relics are released. This, of course, sets the target of both Megatronus and Rodimus on Primal, as they both want it for themselves. Grimlock and Windblade get blown away off the machine, and Grimlock wonders how they're alive. Windblade explains it's because Megatronus is getting weaker, although they've been shot by Megatronus several times before with no damage, so this revelation doesn't land with the power that the screenwriters I think intended. It would have been nice to see this shown in some way, make his blasters start to fizz out, make him look physically tired, etc.

Megatronus charges up a super attack as Solus begs him to stop, even though all the relics have been detached from the frame, so it isn't clear how she's still being powered. Just as the blast is about to hit the heroes, Optimus Primal uses the Matrix to protect them. Despite this, Megatronus continues the barrage in frustration. The Matrix has chosen Primal, however, and starts to transform him. For some reason, a shot of Perceptor is overlaid through this entire shot, and it's not really clear why. He's not exactly important to this scene or Primal's transformation. Or, at least, not more important than any other cast member. It doesn't help that Perceptor doesn't change his facial expression through the entire shot.

Transformers News: The Final Countdown: Machinima Power of the Primes Episode 9 REVIEW
Isn't it nice to have this emotionless face slapped on top of what should be an emotional, vital scene?

The Matrix turns Primal into Optimal Optimus, fully connecting him to his Power of The Primes toy. Almost immediately he gets tackled by Rodimus Cron, who beats him to the ground. This is the second awkwardly long punching sequence in the series, where a character who should be able to at least fight back against whoever is beating them up, just get repeatedly punched in the same 1-2 motion. It gets to be strange and could have been solved by quicker editing.

Primal finally throws Rodimus off of him, but Rodimus recovers, and the battle continues into the next episode.

Transformers News: The Final Countdown: Machinima Power of the Primes Episode 9 REVIEW
Can you imagine trying to explain this screenshot to someone who hasn't seen any TF show since Beast Wars?

As the series (and the trilogy) gets in to it's final moments, it feels a bit like they're trying to throw in everything they were mandated to but couldn't fit in prior. The inclusion of Megatronus' apparent grand scheme doesn't really fit, especially with the events of the previous shows. Megatronus' different attack moves are, and have been, a highlight. It gives a nice creative piece in the show, and it's honestly fun to see everything this Transformer god can do. The imagery of the Megatronus/Rodimus fight is great, as well. The pacing felt especially bad in this episode, however, and it's sad to see that the majority of it could have been solved by simple editing. As far as the actually concept of the show goes, while I can see it being a potentially controversial choice to have Optimus Primal to step into the Prime position to some, I personally have no problem with it, and enjoy just the ridiculousness of the mash up of some of these characters. We'll see how it all wraps up with the last episode!

If you haven't seen this episode yet, you can find it on the Go90 platform. Go check it out and then come back and tell me what you thought of it in the comments below. Do you agree or disagree? Please let me know! Thanks for reading, and I'll see you soon when I take a crack at the finale!

Transformers G1 Production Arts Revealed, Some Now up on Ebay

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Production Arts Revealed, Some Now up on Ebay
Date: Wednesday, July 4th 2018 2:09pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Collectables, Contests
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): James Eatock

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Thanks to an email from James Eatock, we have news that there are now several original G1 Production Art pages that have been posted by Eatock himself, and that now several are up for auction on Ebay! These original Production arts feature characters that showed up in the Sunbow cartoon, and feature some pretty neat things, such as the 1983 (you did read that right) design for Bumblebee and the original art for Mirage, before his show look was finalized and changed fairly significantly.

Most of the art pieces are just for show now, but there are 6 pieces that have currently made their way to Ebay, and include shots of Prowl, Ravage, and some scenery used in the show. The current auctions also include over 200 other art pages from other shows, are available and up for Auction on Ebay, with all the auctions ending on Sunday.

Check them out some of the highlighted Transformers art below, and let us know what you think of these Production art pieces, and if you intend to bid on this historical pieces that are on Ebay, or may make their way to Ebay soon!

Optimus Prime first color guide
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkQNj01Dg5H ... realgeek77

Megatron first color guide
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkSxjGmDJ9q ... realgeek77

Soundwave first color guide
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkTLRIqDq-G ... realgeek77

Initial Mirage character model
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkiIAxJFrAN ... realgeek77

Shohei Kohara Optimus Prime
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkvHFGIjReO ... realgeek77

Bumblebee 1983 concept
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkxrEfIDgu9 ... realgeek77

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Production Arts Revealed, Some Now up on Ebay

Here I present a never-before-seen concept illustration (circa 1983) of the Autobot BUMBLEBEE by Marvel Productions! :) - Included in the huge batch of Marvel Productions' Transformers artwork I acquired were a bunch of concept illustrations which appear to be the EARLIEST renditions of certain characters - These illustrations were definitely created in-house at Marvel Productions, and were definitely based on the toys - HOWEVER, it would appear that the artist was taking HUGE liberties with their robot forms - Those I've shown these illustrations to agree that it's quite possible that they relate to the shelved pilot-script that Jeffry Scott wrote titled "A Robot's Best Friend Is His Dog"... #transformers #transformersg1 #optimusprime #megatron #hasbro #animation #japanimation #cartoons #1980s #80scartoons #80stoys #retro #vintage #actionfigure #actionfigures #bumblebee

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Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 'Saga's End' Now Online

Transformers News: Machinima Transformers Power of the Primes Episode 10 'Saga's End' Now Online
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 11:30pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Machinima

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In case you missed the news, we've finally arrived at the final issue of the final chapter of the final part of the Prime Wars trilogy animated series from Machinima - that's right, Power of the Primes has reached its tenth episode, currently available on both streaming service go90 (for US territories) and their official Tumblr page here.

Give it a look, let us know what you think, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

The final battle between Megatronus and the Transformers leads to unforeseen consequences that will have a startling impact on Cybertron and the entire Transformers universe.



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