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Episode Review: Transformers S01 Ep04 Transport to Oblivion

“Lookoooooouuuuuut………..Decepticon” The episode opens with a narrated recap about how our heroes ended up on earth. As this happens, we see Cliffjumper come out of the ark and mistake a rock formation for a Decepticon, highlighting the Autobots ongoing anxieties over the threat of their enemies. Ironhide, Cliffjumper and Prime debate whether or not the […]

Bumblebee Movie First Trailer Released

In advance of the upcoming live action Bumblebee spin-off movie set to hit cinemas this December, Paramount have released the first teaser trailer. The movie is a prequel to the five existing Michael Bay films and is set 20 years before the original films in 1987 with a lone Bumblebee hiding on Earth disguised in […]

The Changing Shape Of Transformers Video Games

Transformers gaming has changed dramatically over the years. Since the release of the first game from Ocean Software in 1985 for the Commodore 64 and Spectrum, we’ve seen a diverse range of titles release for almost every contemporary platform of that era. While the games themselves have changed with the times, often being limited to […]

Episode Review: Beast Wars S01 Ep04 “Equal Measures”

Years ago, when I first watched this episode of Beast Wars, I still had no interest in Transformers at all. I had been bought – and given away – a solitary toy, watched most of G1 during school holidays as a teenager but didn’t feel any real connection to it so Beast Wars really had […]

Will The Transformers Franchise Join The VR World?

It seems as if everyone is jumping on the VR bandwagon. With Sony’s PlayStation VR becoming a runaway success, most mobile platforms having VR software available for them, and an increasing number of PC games supporting one or more of the popular VR systems it seems only natural that Transformers will become the latest in […]

The More Traditional Side Of Transformers Gaming

It doesn’t matter what aspect of Transformers drew us into the franchise – whether it was the toys as a child growing up, the comics, the movies or the television shows (in my case in particular Beast Wars) – it feels as if there’s a constant need from Hasbro to ensure that the brand is […]

Episode Review: Transformers S01 Ep03 “More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3”

“Prime, can you hear me?” More Than Meets the Eye Part Three concludes the introduction to the epic war between the Transformers. When we left our heroes in part two, Prime was left tumbling down the mountainside by an explosion after he had sent his counterpart Roller into the mine to see what had happened […]

Episode Review: Transformers S01 Ep02 “More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2”

“There’re two things I really hate Brawn…….fire and water……” More Than Meets the Eye Part Two continues the introduction to the epic war between the Transformers. As we re-join the action, the Autobots and humans from the oil rig are floating in the water, some of them trapped as the oil rig burns. The Autobots […]

G1’s Most Controversial Episode?

Animated television shows in the 1980s often followed a few basic formulae. Some were genuinely intended to entertain viewers and – through advertising or re-runs – make money for the studios that produced them such as the various Marvel shows of the time. Others wereintended to inform and educate in a way that would entertain […]

Episode Review: Transformers S01 Ep01 “More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1”

“Prime told me there’d be days like this” More than Meets the Eye Part One serves as an introduction to the epic war between the Transformers. We learn that the Transformers are a unique race of robots who live on the planet Cybertron. Early on in the show, the scene is set as we see […]