Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed

Monday, September 21st, 2015 2:47am CDT

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We may or may not have a new lead on the upcoming Machinima animated Transformers Combiner Wars series, via writer Eric Calderon on Twitter. Calderon is the creator of Megas XLR, along with F.J. Desanto and George Krstic, who are also mentioned in the tweet - and all it does is point to the NYCC 2015 Transformers Generations panel. Writers confirmed? Speculate away below!



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Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727644)
Posted by King Kuuga on September 21st, 2015 @ 2:53am CDT
For some reason the tweet doesn't show up in forum view. Anyway, I look forward to this panel for pointing us in the direction of the future of Generations. Maybe this is the event the Titan Wars backdrops were meant for from Botcon?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727682)
Posted by o.supreme on September 21st, 2015 @ 9:08am CDT
NYCC would definitely be the place to drop some news. Can't wait!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727707)
Posted by RAR on September 21st, 2015 @ 10:59am CDT
I think as the Bubble has burst more or less on Combiner Wars the new show might either be a short Combiner Wars lead into Titan Wars with the main bulk being Titan Wars or they might scrap the Combiner Wars bit and just call it Titan Wars but maybe use some Combiners in it too.

That may depend on how quickly and completely Hasbro wants to kill Combiner Wars off and how close to release the cartoon is - also what quality it is - if it's cheap rubbish then I would be saying it's more likely Combiner Wars - if it's better quality then Titan Wars.

Another possibility is a cheap flash style or primitive CGI Combiner Wars series of shorts followed by a proper or at least more Elaborate content for Titan Wars.

The mood music I get from Hasbro though might mean that the next Cartoon will be something else entirely - so I don't see them getting anything out quickly if they had decided to make a proper Titan Wars TV show - which I suspect by the public apathy to RID-15 They won't. hence all the rumours of a Live Action Movie derived cartoon being in development
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727708)
Posted by o.supreme on September 21st, 2015 @ 11:18am CDT
Not sure about that, since CW has a lot of product slated for 2016 (Bruticus, Sky Reign, Victorian, Betatron??). If the animation does tie into TW, I would not be disappointed, but CW is far from dead. I know at BC last year, basically animalistic combiners were out (Predacons, Terrorcons, Seacons), but with the IDW-verse expanding into new planets, including a Beast Wars themed planet who knows. Also I'm a little disappointed that hasbro is ignoring Monstructor. Since he was the *first* combiner in the IDWverse, I'd love to see a proper take on him, something on the scale of Devastator, as opposed to the vastly undersized toy that was produced during the original series.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727735)
Posted by .... on September 21st, 2015 @ 1:18pm CDT
Maybe this show will answer some of the questions about CW Cyclonus. :-?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727807)
Posted by MaverickPrime on September 21st, 2015 @ 4:14pm CDT
The creator of Megas XLR will be involved?!? :shock: HELL YEAH!!!! :APPLAUSE:
I'm in, I'm sooooooooo in! :michaelbay:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1727808)
Posted by MaverickPrime on September 21st, 2015 @ 4:14pm CDT
The creator of Megas XLR will be involved?!? :shock: HELL YEAH!!!! :APPLAUSE:
I'm in, I'm sooooooooo in! :michaelbay:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732888)
Posted by Va'al on October 9th, 2015 @ 8:15am CDT
During the Hasbro panel at NYCC2015, of which you can see our gallery here, Machinima and IDW took the stage to give some further detail on the upcoming animated series for Combiner Wars. The biggest selling point for the Seibertron.com team is that it will be a Japanese anime-style series, with a focus more on the adult side of the fan base. No artwork or trailers were shown in slightest, and we expect all of the missing information to be revealed at the next Toy Fair. In the meantime, check it out embedded below!



Some highlights:

  • Main speaker is Eric Calderon, producer on Aeon Flux and Afro Samurai among others; he underwent 'Transformers boot camp' to understand the franchise.
  • Windblade will be the main character/perspective, as was for the comics
  • Not really a children's cartoon, something not really attempted previously
  • Trying to appeal to new and old fans alike
  • The series will be standalone, using previous fiction as sources rather than basis
  • 'Combiners have to fight each other'
  • IDW editor John Barber talks briefly about Titan Returns, and the re-emergence of Sentinel Prime from the IDW continuity
  • Barber, James Roberts and Mairghread Scott will be on writing duties again, creating one overarching story
  • Full updates and news in the IDW panel
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732900)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 9th, 2015 @ 8:43am CDT
Windblade will be the main character/perspective, as was for the comics

im out
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732908)
Posted by Autobot N on October 9th, 2015 @ 9:06am CDT
Well, I was never a huge fan of Windblade, but if this series gives me Combiners fighting all Pacific Rim-style, then I'm in.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732911)
Posted by o.supreme on October 9th, 2015 @ 9:23am CDT
They had me at " Japanese anime-style series". Since this story will not involve any humans (hopefully if it is loosely based on IDW combiner wars), then the style should be *hopefully* closer to Toei, who I consider to be the pinnacle of animation when it comes to Super Robots/Mecha, and not so much the goofier looking anime, or even worse, U.S. companies trying to mimic anime, studio 6C being the exception however, they have produced some pretty awesome stuff.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732936)
Posted by MagnusLabel on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:23am CDT
Um...they're really working hard to make Windblade become the star of The Transformers, like hanging 'round with titans, combiners, leaders, beasties, etc. Someday (maybe within a year or 2), she can climb to the top and become the face of the entire franchise.
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Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732938)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:38am CDT
MagnusLabel wrote:Um...they're really working hard to make Windblade become the star of The Transformers, like hanging 'round with titans, combiners, leaders, beasties, etc. Someday (maybe within a year or 2), she can climb to the top and become the face of the entire franchise.
As long as the live action movies exist, she'll never usurp that position from Bumblebee. >:oP
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732940)
Posted by o.supreme on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:43am CDT
MagnusLabel wrote:Um...they're really working hard to make Windblade become the star of The Transformers,


No just typical Hasbro. They did it with Drift, now they are doing it with Windblade. -Put *said* character in Every Comic, Animated Series, Movie & Toys possible.*
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732943)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:48am CDT
So apart from starring Windblade, still no real info yet?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732946)
Posted by Va'al on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:55am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:So apart from starring Windblade, still no real info yet?


Nup. We will have to wait for more from other panels, or Toy Fair and various releases.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732949)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:59am CDT
I wonder what Japanese studio they're using?

please be Trigger please be Trigger please be Trigger
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732952)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2015 @ 11:02am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I wonder what Japanese studio they're using?

please be Trigger please be Trigger please be Trigger
I wouldn't be surprised if it was Polygon considering Hasbro Studios's present relationship with them in their making both the Prime and RID 2015 cartoons.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732955)
Posted by o.supreme on October 9th, 2015 @ 11:13am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:please be Trigger please be Trigger please be Trigger

Remember these are robots, not humans. You want a studio that has a reputation for doing Robot/Mecha themed anime well. as far as I can see, Trigger has never done one.

Sabrblade wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if it was Polygon considering Hasbro Studios's present relationship with them in their making both the Prime and RID 2015 cartoons.

This seems more likely, but I'd love to something new in the mix, as long as it was highly detailed, and not "overly styled" like some of the animated series in recent years
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series - Possible Writers Revealed (1732959)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 9th, 2015 @ 11:23am CDT
This sounds like it could be fun. Though I'm more interested in what IDW have planned and how they plan to resurrect Sentinel Prime

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