Last week I wrote about Woobots, the wooden robots that transform into wooden vehicles, currently the focus of a successful Kickstarter campaign. This week I play with them.
They’re robots. They’re vehicles. They’re kindling. I guess that makes Bamloff’s line of wooden transforming robots triple changers. Either way, WooBots are very cool.
Trypticon. Omega Supreme. Scorponok—three of the biggest Transformers toys ever made. Hasbro wants to bring one of them back, and it’s up to fans to decide. This is not going to be easy.
This is not a screenshot. It is not a piece of two dimensional fan art. This is a fan-modded Optimus Prime action figure. Seriously.
I was a little worried about not being able to get my hands on Transformers: Devastation until launch day. After playing for five minutes, everything is just prime.
Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. If you have a question for the postman, you can email me, but you can also leave it in the comments of this article, and I’ll try to round them up for next week’s column.
The results of the Autobots Vs. Decepticons Splatoon event are in, and obviously someone’s been paid off. Splatfest? This is bad comedy.
I didn’t make it to Comic-Con 2015, but there was no way the show was going to pass without taking a pass at some of Hasbro’s Transformers exclusives, including the return of the original Decepticon combiner terror, Devastator.
Transformers: Human Alliance was an OK arcade shooter that came out a couple of years ago. It was a pretty standard lightgun affair. This new special edition of the game, only available in Japanese arcades, is anything but standard.
Must have been a hell of a challenge to build this custom Optimus Prime with LEGO bricks on a scale like this. It’s the movie version of the leader of the Autobots, but that’s excusable, since it’s not just a huge truck, but a fully transformable model.
Here’s our first look at the toy version of Victorion, the first all-female Transformers combiner. Fans voted on her name, gender, modes...color scheme. Maybe this fan voting thing isn’t so great after all.
A new trailer for Platinum’s upcoming Transformers: Devastation game will give gamers of a certain age flashbacks to their childhood. It’s still hard to tell if this game is much more than an arena brawler, though there do seem to at least be some transformation-based moves. For PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4.
Jurassic World is now on track to beat the box office records of both Avengers films, and it has a shot at beating Avatar. This is terrible, awful news for anybody who loves movies. Not because Jurassic World is a horrible movie—it’s actually pretty fun. But because this means a lot more pandering sequels.
As a wise ape robot once said, “the seeds of the future lie buried in the past.” This weekend at Botcon Hasbro revealed its upcoming Transformers releases for 2015 and early 2016, and its filled with familiar faces.
“All I want to do/is see six robots turn into/a giant woman.” Hasbro’s Fan Built Combiner poll culminates in the creation of Victorion, the most together combiner team Transformers has ever seen.
Leaked this weekend via website and retail listing, Platinum Games’ Transformers: Devastation is officially a real thing, and it looks just prime.
Over at Pure Xbox they’ve secured what they say are leaked screenshots for a soon-to-be-announced Transformers brawler from Activision. Maybe, maybe not—all I know for certain is the shots depict a game I’d love to play.
Two of the biggest problems with Hasbro’s nostalgia-fueled Combiner Wars Transformers line so far were a helicopter named Alpha Bravo and a pickup truck named Off-Road. Thanks for filling in, guys—your replacements have arrived.
Who needs CGI animated cartoons and movies when stop-motion Transformers battles can be this good?
Once upon a time there were two Decepticon leaders. One was officially Megatron, or as close to Megatron as Hasbro could get these days. The other was Apollyon, the third-party creation from X-Transbots.