Posts Tagged ‘G1’

Why Is G1 Still Going Strong In 2018

It’s expected now that pop culture franchises are accompanied by a swathe of spin-off merchandise and related products attached to the brand. Whether it’s books, comics, toys, video games – you name it, you can find it. However, in many cases these licensed products take an interesting turn as they themselves spawn their own spin […]

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Transformers Movies – A New Era?

It’s been over 30 years since Transformers made their debut on the big screen. It was 1986 when the animated film, The Transformers: The Movie hit screens around the world. For fans of the toys, comics and cartoons it revolutionised the franchise and marked the beginning of a new era. We saw countless characters killed […]

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Second Bumblebee Movie Trailer Released

A couple of days ago, Paramount unveiled the second full-length trailer for December’s upcoming Bumblebee movie and once again it’s reinforced our gut feelings that we’re in for a treat as finally we’re getting the type of live action movie that we’ve hoped for since 2007. There’s more shots revealing the character development this time […]

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 […]

A Collector’s Life Part 2: Transform and Move On…

Recently we launched a new series of articles spanning all three of our websites, kicking off with the first instalment on the Infinite Frontiers site – A Collector’s Life Part 1: What Makes Us Collect Things? While I looked at what drives the passion of collectors, I only touched briefly on the diverse range of […]

My Favourite… Character – Rodimus

When presented with as open-ended a question as “describe your favourite something-or-other to do with Transformers”, one can find their mind quickly becoming as blank and featureless as the void Unicron was so fond of back in the old Marvel days. And so, after a good deal of back-and-forth and trying to be all clever-clever […]

Combiner Wars – Legends Class Powerglide Toy Review

When I was a kid, I had one Transformers VHS tape. It contained two episodes that I watched over and over again because that’s all I had until a few years later when my step-brother came along with more. Those two episodes were season three’s ‘Call Of The Primitives’ and ‘The Girl Who Loved Powerglide’ […]

We’ll Always Have G1

Hot on the heels of Simon Plumbe’s excellent article about the Bay movies: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/michael-bay-ruined-childhood/ I coincidentally decided to show the first Transfomers Bay movie to my friend’s son today, and it was fascinating to see how he reacted to the movie. When I originally watched the movie, I was surrounded by people who were already very […]

Michael Bay Has Ruined My Childhood

“Michael Bay, you’ve destroyed my childhood!”. It’s a common phrase (or something far worse that I’m not willing to repeat here) that’s seen online every couple of years each time a new live-action Transformers movie is released, either cinematically or when it makes its way onto home video. There’s no getting away from the fact […]