If you're a fan of 80's pop culture and nostalgia (a realm which "Transformers" firmly resides in) then you'll want to watch "Kung Fury"! This insane, silly and hilarious mash up of influences pays homage to 80's movies, video games and more! What does this have to do with "Transformers" you may ask? Just watch and you'll see at least one pretty obvious homage to the 80's obsession with transforming robots. Warning: The film does contain "horror movie" level violence and profanity.
Customizing action figures is a time honored art among action figure collectors, and Transformers are no exception. Over the last few years some very talented customizers have created incredible repaints and retools based on existing sculpts (see the work of Cheetimus for amazing stuff). Recently another customizer came onto my radar.
This weekend various fans began reporting that some of the latter releases from "Age of Extinction" began to make their way to Ross stores! These include Junkheap, based on the garbage truck seen in the film, Vehicon (based on the vehicles used by Cemetary Wind) and High Octane Bumblebee (based on Bumblebee's retro look in the film). Up until recently these figures had only seen release in certain markets such as Hong Kong.
The Fine Bros are a comedy group that have made a series of videos focusing on having one group react to something they normally wouldn't see. Their latest shows kids (roughly within the target demographic group for Transformers ages 7 through 12) looking at old Transformers and their reactions. More after the video embed.
If you've enjoyed the rather cute and odd animated web series of "Q Transformers" Takara Tomy has good news for you! The online program will be continuing into a second season starting July 6. Even better? New characters will be introduced including Starscream, Shockwave and Soundwave! These reveals come courtesy of the official "Q Transformers" web site.
Lio Convoy takes his responsibility as the Supreme Maximal Commander seriously. Trying to maintain the balance of power between Maximals and Predacons takes both diplomacy and strength. Fortunately for Cybertron, he has both in abundance! Today's review brings you a look at Lio Convoy from the Transformers Collector's Club!
TF Yuki is at it again! It appears the Takara offices have received a new batch of "Transformers Adventure" packaged samples and he has shared a bunch of new photos including an army of Insecticons, Lockdown in package and One Step Changer Bumblebee. The Bumblebee is really quite a dramatic departure from his US counterpart, showing of a ton more paint applications than his "Robots in Disguise" release. The Insecticons sport the "Adventure" symbols on their chests while Lockdown gets a box instead of a card due to his size.
Many G1 Transformers toys have been reissued over the years, however one big one has been largely ignored - until now! Thanks to the awesome folks at Cybertron Philippines fans now have their first look at the upcoming "Platinum Edition" reissue of Generation One Trypticon! This new box features incredible artwork showing the Decepticon terror attacking some poor Autobots. The photos also show the toy inside the box and the back.