Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series

Transformers News: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 10:43am CST

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We now have our first trailer for the new Chinese Transformers X Nezha show. Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade breaks down the new characters we see, which come from different parts of Chinese mythology and literature including the The Return of the Condor Heroes. We should be getting a full reveal of the accompanying toyline tomorrow so stay tuned for that.



Sabrblade wrote:
All of the new characters are figures of Chinese mythology adopting robot forms.

Nezha is obviously the small boy deity who becomes the red car bot.

The winged pink fembot is Xiaolong Nü, female protagonist of the 1959 wuxia novel The Return of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong

The evil purple fembot/woman with the big headdress is Shi Ji Niangniang, based on her appearance in the 2003 Chinese animated series The Legend of Nezha, in which she was the main antagonist.

The big yellow bot is Lei Zhenzi, whom we've already seen in toy form.

The skinny green bot is Tu Xingsun, whom we've also already seen in toy form.


We have the poster too, found on Facebook.

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Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046622)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2019 @ 11:38am CST
I forgot to also mention that Nezha, Shi Ji Niangniang, Lei Zhenzi, and Tu Xingsun are all figures in the 16th-Century Chinese novel The Investiture of the Gods.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046625)
Posted by Black Hat on December 11th, 2019 @ 12:02pm CST
I have to be honest, Nezha looks rather a lot like a Chinese Sari Sumdac, which would be less of an issue if he weren't...well, a he. :lol:

It's an interesting idea, combining Transformers and classic Chinese characters, though my complete lack of knowledge of these particular individuals means I can't really comment on how well it's pulled off. Myself I'd rather have Chinese mythological characters rather than these somewhat more contemporary ones, just because mythology and Transformers mix well, Chinese mythology is rather cool, and the idea of a Chinese flavoured Go! would be neat.

With the exception of totally-not-Lego Megatron (Legotron?) and Nezha himself, the designs are kinda "eh" though. Which is a shame, because traditionally Chinese aesthetics IMO lend themselves rather well to mecha in general, especially when they draw influence from ancient armour and the geometric patterns of traditional art. I dunno, seems like a bit of a missed opportunity.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046635)
Posted by Stargrave on December 11th, 2019 @ 2:53pm CST
It’s like a call back to Brainmasters. I’m not big on Cyberverse designs but I could see that feature adapted to the WFC in a fun way. Like Micromasters could hop in a larger Transtector or something.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046636)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 11th, 2019 @ 3:03pm CST
I think this looks fantastic. I love the mixing of culture and folklore into the Transformers for a fresh take on things... not to mention some views of another beautiful part of the world. (That was another reason I loved G1. That show was always popping around to new, exotic locations.)

I hope we can get access to this cartoon somehow... and the toys.

Can anyone repost the photos here in the thread? I missed the green one being revealed.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046639)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 11th, 2019 @ 3:22pm CST
Disregard above request. Found post with the three pack.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046642)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on December 11th, 2019 @ 3:55pm CST
Wonder if this is actually part of the Cyberverse continuity. If it is, it looks like it takes place in between Cyberverse Season 1 and 2. Hopefully this won't be as trippy as that Chinese Gods cartoon.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046645)
Posted by o.supreme on December 11th, 2019 @ 4:25pm CST
The Nezha animated film made 700M in China alone, and will only be knocked off the top 10 world wide box office films list in the last few days of 2019 (likely due to Frozen II and Rise of Skywalker)

With that said, I'm amazed how a Chinese animation studio company can so closely mimic Boulder Media's animation style for Cyberverse (it actually looks a tad better if I'm being honest). While I cant speak to the plot, it will prove interesting to see if this will boost the popularity of Transformers in China, which could potentially mean big things for Hasbro Asia.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046647)
Posted by Emerje on December 11th, 2019 @ 4:37pm CST
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wonder if this is actually part of the Cyberverse continuity. If it is, it looks like it takes place in between Cyberverse Season 1 and 2. Hopefully this won't be as trippy as that Chinese Gods cartoon.

Does Cyberverse air in China because I'm getting some serious Transformers Go! vibes from this.

Emerje
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046651)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2019 @ 5:21pm CST
Emerje wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wonder if this is actually part of the Cyberverse continuity. If it is, it looks like it takes place in between Cyberverse Season 1 and 2. Hopefully this won't be as trippy as that Chinese Gods cartoon.

Does Cyberverse air in China because I'm getting some serious Transformers Go! vibes from this.

Emerje
Well, it is a direct imitation of Cyberverse's art style and character designs.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046673)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 11th, 2019 @ 7:47pm CST
its almost like cyberverse meets Xiaolin Showdown
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046714)
Posted by william-james88 on December 12th, 2019 @ 8:46am CST
As we said yesterday, the Nezha toys would be revealed today. And indeed, they have, on the Chinese site TMall. We see the Nezha mech which is basically him in giant robot form. The smaller Nezha figure can fit inside. This mold's transformation is based on the Cyberverse Spark Armor Bumblebee toy but with a different look entirely. The toy is 160 Yuan ($24 USD). We also have an image of this toy in its box, which is very similar to the Cyberverse packaging, making this a subline. The in package image comes from INCHIKIBANCYO on Twitter. These toys and show are only intended for Chinese audiences so there is no current plan for a release outside of that country.

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Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046715)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2019 @ 8:48am CST
I guess that settles it. The title of this series is officially "Nezha: Transformers". Time for a thread title change. ;)
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046720)
Posted by carytheone on December 12th, 2019 @ 9:39am CST
I don't know anything about the source, but I like what's going on with the toy. The kid riding inside of the bot is pretty cool. So in the cartoon, does the kid become the bot? Also, is this figure a retool of one of the Bee figures? Looks similar, but I'm not really up on the Cyberverse stuff. Cool looking figure ;)^
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046721)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2019 @ 9:56am CST
carytheone wrote:So in the cartoon, does the kid become the bot?
Yes. That kid is a deity.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046733)
Posted by william-james88 on December 12th, 2019 @ 10:36am CST
carytheone wrote:I don't know anything about the source, but I like what's going on with the toy. The kid riding inside of the bot is pretty cool. So in the cartoon, does the kid become the bot? Also, is this figure a retool of one of the Bee figures?


This is answered with great precision in the article ;)
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046734)
Posted by carytheone on December 12th, 2019 @ 10:41am CST
william-james88 wrote:
carytheone wrote:I don't know anything about the source, but I like what's going on with the toy. The kid riding inside of the bot is pretty cool. So in the cartoon, does the kid become the bot? Also, is this figure a retool of one of the Bee figures?
This is answered with great precision in the article ;)
IDK seems a little sloppy. But then again, I can't read canadian Image
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046735)
Posted by Seibertron on December 12th, 2019 @ 10:54am CST
Sabrblade wrote:I guess that settles it. The title of this series is officially "Nezha: Transformers". Time for a thread title change. ;)


All set!
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046736)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2019 @ 10:56am CST
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I guess that settles it. The title of this series is officially "Nezha: Transformers". Time for a thread title change. ;)


All set!
;)^

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Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046751)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 12th, 2019 @ 12:31pm CST
I like the concept but the design for that kid is awful.
Re: Trailer for Chinese Transformers X Nezha Series (2046753)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2019 @ 12:42pm CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:I like the concept but the design for that kid is awful.
It's based on his design from the 2003 Chinese animated series The Legend of Nezha.

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