Saturday, February 22, 2020

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege Trailer

Today at the New York Toy Fair, Hasbro and Netflix the revealed the first teaser trailer for "Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege". The six episode season, 22 minutes each, will cover the final hour of the War for Cybertron. Since chapter 2 is called "Earthrise" safe to assume what it leads to. The new series will be supported with 10 Wal-Mart exclusive repaints in white packaging that will be released throughout the real and each will come with a piece of Teletraan-1. currently no release date on the series but the toys are expected in Wal-Mart in early April. Trailer and press release below. As for Toy Fair news, head over to to see the next six months or so release for the Earthrise waves of Transformers.



LOS ANGELES, CA – Feb. 22, 2020 – Netflix and Hasbro, Inc., in partnership with Rooster Teeth, today released the first teaser trailer for Chapter One of the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY, premiering on Netflix. The Series raises the stakes of the Autobot and Decepticon war with Chapter One having six, twenty-two minute episodes, complete with a new animation look and style that presents the TRANSFORMERS bots like you’ve never seen them before. The TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY plunges us deep into events that live at the heart of this legendary franchise, with SIEGE shining a spotlight on a critical timeframe in TRANSFORMERS history on Cybertron.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Transformers, Beast Wars and More Streaming

With the news that Paramount has tasked someone to write a potential Transformers: Beast Wars script, it seems like a good time to watch the series. TUBI has complete series run of Transformers G1, Transformers: Beast Wars, and more available to watch for "free". Best I can tell you do not even have to sign up to the website to watch. You will have to put up with periodic commercials.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Paramount Orders Two New Transformers Scripts

The drought is finally over. More then a year after the successful release of Bumblebee, Paramount has finally decided to move ahead with the Transformers franchise. The studio has ordered 2 separate scripts from the series, one from James Vanderbilt (Independence Day: Resurgence, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2), the other from Joby Harold (Army of the Dead, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).

Deadline is reporting the Vanderbilt script is focused on Transformers: Beast Wars while Harold script is set in the Bumblebee universe. Beast Wars was (later) determined to be both a sequel & prequel to the 1984 Transformers series that focused on animal alt modes with characters clearly based on classic G1 characters set in Earth's distant past that has become a cult favorite thanks to some excellent writing and characterization once got through a bumpy first half of season 1. Season 2's The Agenda 3-parter basically blew the doors off of what a Transformers cartoon could be if the writers are allowed to be creative enough and actors given a chance to really play to their strengths. I would say when fans like myself think the movies fall short, we are mentally comparing it to such story arcs because we know without a doubt that Transformers can be better because we have seen it.

Now does this mean both scripts will be made? Honestly I doubt it. They are probably testing the waters the cheap way (aka a script and why pre-production exists) to see if can get something that they can attempt to expand the universe while having a more a traditional Transformers story waiting in the wings if it doesn't look like it will work out. After the long delay I feel safe to assume that whatever writers' room efforts from three or so years ago have been trashcanned. The Bay-verse is probably done to with the writers being allowed to ignore or use whatever they see fit from that universe without worrying about continuity. This also means we are probably at least six months away from any official green light and more than a year and half away from any potential release. Still good news to hear the next phase of live action Transformers is finally moving forward.
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