In the first of four prelude videos leading to the Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series, Autobot leader Optimus Prime recalls how he ended the last great war. Here’s a hint: one stands, one falls.


The Autobots and Decepticons are no more at the beginning of Machinima’s official animated Transformers series. Fearing the escalating power of both sides of the conflict, Optimus Prime gathers his forces for one final battle in this motion comic vignette.

We;ll see three more installments of the prelude series leading up to the series’ August 2 launch. Each will focus on a different character (or combination thereof), establishing the state of the Transformers universe leading into the Combiner Wars. It’s not good, which is excellent.

Here’s what’s coming up:


  • Victorion, a Combiner born from the magic of the ‘Enigma of Combination’, describes her anger with this new state of affairs and proclaims her intention to save the Transformers galaxy from the chaos created in the aftermath of disbanding the Autobots and Decepticons.
  • Starscream, no longer the villain we once knew him as, is now a member of a great ‘Council’ along with The Mistress of Flame from the planet Caminus and Rodimus Prime. The burden of responsibility is heavy on the three due to the destruction and loss of life from the ongoing Combiner Wars.
  • Windblade, once an official ‘City Speaker’ to the gigantic ‘Titans’ is tired of the bureaucratic non-action of the Council, who seem to sit idly while her people and her cities on Caminus perish. She decides that the only way to end the Combiner Wars is to take matters into her own vengeful hands.

I can’t wait to see what they do now that they’ve finished delivering the obligatory Optimus Prime catchphrases.