Friday, July 13, 2018

Two New Decepticons Join Bumblebee Movie

Here is a first look image from Entertainment Weekly of two of the Decepticons joining (probably) Starscream in Bumblebee.

The one in red is named Shatter and is voiced by Angela Bassett (Mission: Impossible: Fallout, 911) with a Plymouth Satellite alt mode.

The blue one is Dropkick, voice by Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), with an AMC Javelin alt mode.

Of note is it seems the look of the robots retain the Bay-verse detailed aesthetic while adding just a touch of G1 with more a "human" look in shape. Thanks to John for the link.
“The two main villains are Decepticon muscle cars,” says director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings).

“When the cast is too big, and you have a finite amount of time, there’s only so much you can do to create an investment in them,” Knight says. “This is a more personal, intimate, and character-driven story, so it felt right to keep the villain plot relatively simple and contained. If you keep things lean, you can add a lot of other stuff on top of it that makes it more enjoyable.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Transformers: The Movie Complete Storyboard

If you are a fan of Transformers: The Movie from 1986, you may find the website TF Raw interesting. The blog has managed to collect the entire storyboard for the movie with around 1600 hand drawn images and notes. Due to how animation was done then, the storyboards are actually very details as they were often used as the "animation" of the movie before the actual work was done to save time and money. If anything it makes for a walk down memory lane. Besides breaking the storyboards into sections, if go to bottom of post you can also download the PDF and CBR versions of the file. The storyboard set can be found here. (via All Spark)

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Bumblebee Heading to San Diego Comic-Con

In a first, a Transformers movie panel will be at the San Diego Comic-Con. Previously the Bay-verse movies were released before SDCC so there was no promotional value in doing one. The Bumblebee panel will be held on Friday, July 20 from 5-6pm with Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight at the panel to promote the movie. Its not clear if this is a panel exclusively for Bumblebee or more a part of an hour long Paramount panel to promote other movies including Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Hopefully the panel will mean a trailer or additional footage will be made available to the public. Hopefully someone will record a video of the panel to post here.

Transformers: Power of the Primes Conclusion

It is the end of the line for the Prime Trilogy (and go90) as the final episode of Transformers: Power of the Primes is now online.
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
Saga's End: US Viewers - go90

If missed any of the Prime Trilogy you can find them at Go90's Transformers Page (for now) and Tumblr.

Update: Hasbro and Machinima have posted the Prime Trilogy on Youtube. Here are the links to the playlist for each:

Combiner Wars | Titans Return | Power of the Primes

Friday, June 29, 2018

Power of the Primes Cartoon Home Shutting Down

Verizon has announced that their go90 streaming platform will shut down on July 30, 2018. In the United States the platform was the home to the Prime Trilogy of computer animated cartoons from Machinima. The final episode of the cartoon series airs next week so fans will have a fairly short window to see the end of the trilogy. Verizon didn't indicate what will happen with their content once the service shuts down but I wouldn't be surprised if a significant chunk of it winds up on YouTube. The main takeaway from US Transformers fans is if you want to check out the Prime Trilogy, you only have a month to do it..
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