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

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

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 2:11pm CDT

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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 think!

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Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820100)
Posted by Survivefan23 on August 30th, 2016 @ 2:48pm CDT
For some dumb reason. My computer won't let me view YouTube videos on this site. I need a link from now on.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820102)
Posted by Mr Skram on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:01pm CDT
Survivefan23 wrote:For some dumb reason. My computer won't let me view YouTube videos on this site. I need a link from now on.


Here ya go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P8VRCw87x0
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820104)
Posted by Braker on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:28pm CDT
Sad that this looks better than the actual show...
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820105)
Posted by Survivefan23 on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:29pm CDT
Thanks.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820108)
Posted by Tyrannacon on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:31pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Megatron and Starscream are leading the way for me. Rodimus is good now too, but those first 2 are the best so far. I love this Megatron


Definitely agree with this. I loved Megatron and Starscream in this last video and this Megs is definitely an awesome one as always.

Mr Skram wrote:"Combiners are going to ruin everything" several moments later "omg we have to use the enigma!!!"
I laughed heartily when she did her little taptaptap with the hammer. :lol:

This show is like some beautiful fever dream. So inconsistent and nonsensical but I can't stop watching.

Also, dunno if anyone's seen this but I just found it while bouncing around from vid to vid on Youtube.



Talk about your toys coming to life on screen, eh?


I enjoyed that. Definitely not bad. Looked good to see the toys being animated via stop motion and what not.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820112)
Posted by X3ROhour on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:42pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:Computron was created by Grimlock?

I've never been able to come to terms with this.


Even if Grimlock just has a speech impediment,
In no way can he pull that off.

What am I missing?
Savant syndrome?

Tell me! 8-}

The G1 episode it happened in featured an accident where Grimlock got a ton of information and intelligence flown straight into his brain. He later created the Technobots and, to go back to his status quo, transferred the intelligence to them and Computron and went back to his usual self.

I watched it.
I get it.
Like Bulkhead's Synth-En?

Ok.
;)^
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820113)
Posted by X3ROhour on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:44pm CDT
Me likey.

Want more.

:saint:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820120)
Posted by X3ROhour on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:48pm CDT
That Bot wrote:I feel like the only person on this website who doesn't have any issues with the animation framerate. It seems fine to me.

It's alright and pretty.
Ain't no TF Prime!
But beggars and choosers!

;)^
:))

(:|
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820121)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 30th, 2016 @ 3:50pm CDT
It dawned on me earlier today why Megatron's personality in this show has been so entertaining. It's because he's not acting like G1 Megatron. Instead, he's acting like Cy-Kill! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820135)
Posted by firefox91 on August 30th, 2016 @ 4:14pm CDT
Wow! That fan-made video blew my expectations away. It was fantastic, excellent work!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820173)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 30th, 2016 @ 5:38pm CDT
The fan-made video was ok, except for the way the characters waddled around. There was a "better" version made, with optimus fighting Maketoys Giant, but the creator replaced that version (containing the g1 cartoon music and no speaking) with an awful dubbed version (complete with muffler speech that doesn't fit the actions on screen), so I won't bother giving the url.

As for the official episode, it's still not available in Japan (and I've just given Machinima an earful as they officially claim everyone else can access it at YouTube, which is simply not true), plus those who can't have official sites (China, etc) to view it on. Machinima needs to have a disclaimer listing all the countries that AREN'T supported and/or ensure those countries are either supported at YouTube or given official outlets. In the meantime, a Google search for an online YouTube downloader/streamer will solve any problems temporarily.

Anyway, this episode was awful, as usual:

- Noone considered that CONTROLLING sentient combining beings was unethical. Not even Rodimus.
- Animation was terrible.
- The way that silly female character kept tapping her hammer on the ground, like an immature child was hilariously out of sync with the show's tone.
- The ease with which Rodimus, like every other character, is able to be killed by having his arms ripped off. They should have called the show "Hero Mashers - Our Sparks are in our Limbs".
- etc.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820174)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 30th, 2016 @ 5:41pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:- The ease with which Rodimus, like every other character, is able to be killed by having his arms ripped off. They should have called the show "Hero Mashers - Our Sparks are in our Limbs".
- etc.

Pretty sure he did not die. there was no indication that he did or would have yet
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820175)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 30th, 2016 @ 5:42pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:Computron was created by Grimlock?

I've never been able to come to terms with this.

...Tell me! 8-}


--Watch the Original Series episode "Grimlock's New Brain" it's pretty straight forward.


;)^
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820178)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 30th, 2016 @ 5:47pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:About the Mistress...I assume the hammer she has is the Forge of Solus Prime, though I cannot find anything to confirm that, so I may be wrong, it may just be a facsimile. In any case... did it seem almost humorous to anyone else whenever she tapped her "forge" on the ground, the lack of weight it seemingly had really took away from her credibility. I mean if you are going to slam your staff down to get someone's attention, do it right...

https://youtu.be/8Qtgm5g5Gyo 0:42 ;)


speaking of Mistress! i wonder what her alt mode is :-?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820180)
Posted by Bronzewolf on August 30th, 2016 @ 5:59pm CDT
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 down.

We open with Starscream reflecting on the death of Menasor and Computron, as the remains of both combiners have been delivered to the Council's tower from Caminus. The former decepticon feels directly responsible for the death of Computron, as he was the one who sent the combiner to take Menasor down, when he should have just done it himself. This is the kind of exposition I want. Something that challenges our previous perceptions of these familiar characters. By doing this, we subconsciously realize how different this world or continuity is, and how much those characters have changed. The Starscream we know would never mourn or regret the loss of an Autobot. This is not to say that some of the more random mood swings of other characters (ahem, Windblade) fall into the same category. Challenge our perception, but have it make sense in context.

Rodimus argues it wasn't Starscream's fault, and that he did the right thing.


Meanwhile, we see Optimus sneaking around the council's building, and Windblade is jumping from the rooftops. Megatron seems to just waltz in, which is kind of one of my favorite moments from the episode. I love the "Don't Care" attitude that Megatron has in the series. It seems he, Windblade and Optimus are all ready to mobilize. He suggests that they just go in and kill the entire concil, destroy the enigma. Windblade's on board, but Optimus naturally won't allow that to happen.

Image
You just know he's humming the Mission Impossible theme
The council watches them approach through security cameras. The Mistress is afraid they've come to finish the job and kill them all, and it seems Starscream agrees. Rodimus knows Prime wouldn't do that, but Starscream argues Megatron would. Here's one of two main problems I have with this episode (I know, I know, "Only two?" Hold on, we'll get there): Rodimus says that they "have no forces that can stand in their way". What? Why? Why does the council, the leaders of all of Cybertron and Caminus have no security force? At a time of war, no less!!! They're the leaders of multiple planets! There should be tons of guards there normally, but in a time of civil unrest, you shouldn't even be able to sneeze without a dozen guns being pointed at you.

Aaaaaanyway, they again consider using the Enigma to control all combiners, this time to stop Optimus and co. The enigma sure has a lot of different powers... I'm bugged that it's sort of becoming a Dues Ex Machina (heh, more like Dues Ex Machinima, amirite? -badumtiss-) device for the series. Got a problem? Any problem at all? Use the enigma! Next comes this week's clunkiest line, delivered by Rodimus. The combiners wouldn't stop "Prime. Nothing stops him once he's set on a course. And that's doubly true for Megatron." This line just suffers from bad writing, plain and simple. There's about 15 better ways that line could have been written, 13 of which excluding the word "Doubly", which just sounds odd anywhere, in any setting.

Image
The Council

Starscream and Rodimus want to try for a peaceful resolution first, given how they don't know if it would actually control the combiners well enough. They don't have enough time do make a decision, however, as the attackers rush the main building. The Council goes to a ledge to greet them, as Prime explains they're not here to fight, just to destroy the Enigma. The Mistress tells them no, and also gives us problem #2. It's an issue with the sound effects again, as The Mistress tries to be menacing and intimidating by smacking her staff on the ground, but the sound given is so small and quiet, the attackers probably didn't even hear it. It's laughable. It's like a toddler getting all huffy and upset, crossing their arms and saying "It's not funny!" You can't take it seriously! So, just like with the gun in Episode 2, the sound effects fail again.

Image
KNOW YOUR PLACE, CITY SPEAKER! *tink* *tink*

Megatron tries to pander to Starscream, but doesn't do a very good job of it, telling him he's too stupid to handle the power of the enigma. Starscream accuses Megatron of only helping because he wants the Enigma for himself. Megatron jumps and takes a shot at Starscream. The council runs inside, and Optimus, Windblade, and Megs start taking out the castle's defense cannons. Windblade gets a creepy, ominous warning from a disembodied voice. "Don't let this happen" it says. Who is this? We don't know, but it'll be interesting to find out.

Image
Use the Force, Luke

Starscream survives the shot from Megatron, and is concerned about the attackers. Rodimus says no one is going to die, but then it's revealed the constructions have made their way to Cybertron, too. They combine to form Devastator and break through the Council room's floor, taking Rodimus with them, tearing his arm off triumphantly.

This moment actually made me gasp. It was so unexpected, and with a character I absolutely didn't expect to die, that it actually evoked some emotion. For once this series achieved not only a satisfying cliffhanger, but it achieved a near-perfect mix of talk and action for it's 5 minute run-time. The characters were good, the writing was a lot better than what we've seen in the past, and the animation seemed to be more accurate and smoother than normal. It had a great, unexpected twist, and it actually has me looking forward to the next episode for once. This is by far the best episode yet, and the template I hope they follow to a T for the rest of the series. I can really sum it up in three words: I enjoyed it. The previous episodes haven't really been "Enjoyable" per se, and I'm not the first person to point that out by any means, but this one was. They struck such a good mixture of all the good things from past episodes, and got rid of almost all the bad things. I wish it had been this good from day one. I think we all would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Image
The Jolly Green Giant, after tearing another life form in half

Haven't seen the episode yet? Well, then, what da heck are you doin' here, lettin' me spoil the whole thing for ya'? Getchaself over to GO90 to watch it in the U.S., or check out our announcement article here for possible alternate viewing options. And, as always, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820182)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 30th, 2016 @ 6:07pm CDT
Man even though the Constructicons have no arm articulation that stop motion video makes them look awesome. I kinda want an official series that's completely stop motion.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820188)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 30th, 2016 @ 6:53pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:- The ease with which Rodimus, like every other character, is able to be killed by having his arms ripped off. They should have called the show "Hero Mashers - Our Sparks are in our Limbs".
- etc.

Pretty sure he did not die. there was no indication that he did or would have yet


Even without dieing, and taking into account the strength of Devvy, it seemed that Roddy, line everyone in this show, is built like a Hero Masher.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820208)
Posted by Ms. Trebuchette on August 30th, 2016 @ 8:37pm CDT
Seems like Devastator never heard how fragile MP-9 can be. Those arms come right off!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820243)
Posted by R0cl9nk on August 30th, 2016 @ 10:31pm CDT
I freaked the hell out. Granted the five minute format doesn't allow for as much of an impact as say the Transformers 1986 Movie. But when Hot Rod - my favorite Autobot behind Optimus and Bumblebee - got taken down, my jaw dropped.

Do you think it was Primus that disabled the turrets and said, "Don't let this happen." or someone else? I doubt it was Devastator.

Bronzewolf wrote: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 down.

We open with Starscream reflecting on the death of Menasor and Computron, as the remains of both combiners have been delivered to the Council's tower from Caminus. The former decepticon feels directly responsible for the death of Computron, as he was the one who sent the combiner to take Menasor down, when he should have just done it himself. This is the kind of exposition I want. Something that challenges our previous perceptions of these familiar characters. By doing this, we subconsciously realize how different this world or continuity is, and how much those characters have changed. The Starscream we know would never mourn or regret the loss of an Autobot. This is not to say that some of the more random mood swings of other characters (ahem, Windblade) fall into the same category. Challenge our perception, but have it make sense in context.

Rodimus argues it wasn't Starscream's fault, and that he did the right thing.


Meanwhile, we see Optimus sneaking around the council's building, and Windblade is jumping from the rooftops. Megatron seems to just waltz in, which is kind of one of my favorite moments from the episode. I love the "Don't Care" attitude that Megatron has in the series. It seems he, Windblade and Optimus are all ready to mobilize. He suggests that they just go in and kill the entire concil, destroy the enigma. Windblade's on board, but Optimus naturally won't allow that to happen.

Image
You just know he's humming the Mission Impossible theme
The council watches them approach through security cameras. The Mistress is afraid they've come to finish the job and kill them all, and it seems Starscream agrees. Rodimus knows Prime wouldn't do that, but Starscream argues Megatron would. Here's one of two main problems I have with this episode (I know, I know, "Only two?" Hold on, we'll get there): Rodimus says that they "have no forces that can stand in their way". What? Why? Why does the council, the leaders of all of Cybertron and Caminus have no security force? At a time of war, no less!!! They're the leaders of multiple planets! There should be tons of guards there normally, but in a time of civil unrest, you shouldn't even be able to sneeze without a dozen guns being pointed at you.

Aaaaaanyway, they again consider using the Enigma to control all combiners, this time to stop Optimus and co. The enigma sure has a lot of different powers... I'm bugged that it's sort of becoming a Dues Ex Machina (heh, more like Dues Ex Machinima, amirite? -badumtiss-) device for the series. Got a problem? Any problem at all? Use the enigma! Next comes this week's clunkiest line, delivered by Rodimus. The combiners wouldn't stop "Prime. Nothing stops him once he's set on a course. And that's doubly true for Megatron." This line just suffers from bad writing, plain and simple. There's about 15 better ways that line could have been written, 13 of which excluding the word "Doubly", which just sounds odd anywhere, in any setting.

Image
The Council

Starscream and Rodimus want to try for a peaceful resolution first, given how they don't know if it would actually control the combiners well enough. They don't have enough time do make a decision, however, as the attackers rush the main building. The Council goes to a ledge to greet them, as Prime explains they're not here to fight, just to destroy the Enigma. The Mistress tells them no, and also gives us problem #2. It's an issue with the sound effects again, as The Mistress tries to be menacing and intimidating by smacking her staff on the ground, but the sound given is so small and quiet, the attackers probably didn't even hear it. It's laughable. It's like a toddler getting all huffy and upset, crossing their arms and saying "It's not funny!" You can't take it seriously! So, just like with the gun in Episode 2, the sound effects fail again.

Image
KNOW YOUR PLACE, CITY SPEAKER! *tink* *tink*

Megatron tries to pander to Starscream, but doesn't do a very good job of it, telling him he's too stupid to handle the power of the enigma. Starscream accuses Megatron of only helping because he wants the Enigma for himself. Megatron jumps and takes a shot at Starscream. The council runs inside, and Optimus, Windblade, and Megs start taking out the castle's defense cannons. Windblade gets a creepy, ominous warning from a disembodied voice. "Don't let this happen" it says. Who is this? We don't know, but it'll be interesting to find out.

Image
Use the Force, Luke

Starscream survives the shot from Megatron, and is concerned about the attackers. Rodimus says no one is going to die, but then it's revealed the constructions have made their way to Cybertron, too. They combine to form Devastator and break through the Council room's floor, taking Rodimus with them, tearing his arm off triumphantly.

This moment actually made me gasp. It was so unexpected, and with a character I absolutely didn't expect to die, that it actually evoked some emotion. For once this series achieved not only a satisfying cliffhanger, but it achieved a near-perfect mix of talk and action for it's 5 minute run-time. The characters were good, the writing was a lot better than what we've seen in the past, and the animation seemed to be more accurate and smoother than normal. It had a great, unexpected twist, and it actually has me looking forward to the next episode for once. This is by far the best episode yet, and the template I hope they follow to a T for the rest of the series. I can really sum it up in three words: I enjoyed it. The previous episodes haven't really been "Enjoyable" per se, and I'm not the first person to point that out by any means, but this one was. They struck such a good mixture of all the good things from past episodes, and got rid of almost all the bad things. I wish it had been this good from day one. I think we all would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Image
The Jolly Green Giant, after tearing another life form in half

Haven't seen the episode yet? Well, then, what da heck are you doin' here, lettin' me spoil the whole thing for ya'? Getchaself over to GO90 to watch it in the U.S., or check out our announcement article here for possible alternate viewing options. And, as always, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Promotional Stop-Motion Windblade vs. Devastator video (1820398)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 12:26pm CDT
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 already got the episodes through youtube. Have a watch below and tell us if the two flow well into each other!



It's also worth noting that the Youtube videos released weekly for non-US viewers still didn't work for some areas outside the US. So far we have been able to ascertain that this new link works for US viewers and not for Europe, Canada or Asia; but feel free to confirm what other countries this new video may or may not work for!

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