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The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December’s Blockbuster Genre Movies

In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a cinema again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favourites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant sincerity that bound them together. Read More >>

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How Bumblebee’s 1980s Setting Turned It Into Every Transformers Fan’s Dream

Everything about Bumblebee is totally 1980s, from its time period and music to its first generation Transformer designs and so much more. As they tell it, director Travis Knight and writer Christina Hodson both knew that setting the newest Transformers instalment in the decade when the Transformers actually rose to popularity made sense for many reasons, even if their choice of era didn’t make the powers that be quite happy. Read More >>

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IDW’s Transformers Reboot Is Going Back to Where it All Began

War? War never changes. But in the case of the war for Cybertron, it’s more like it never really goes away. Read More >>

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Meet Bumblebee’s Triple Changing Decepticons in 2 Exclusive Videos

Over the course of five live-action Michael Bay Transformers movies, fans have seen a good portion of the characters and oddities that make the franchise so popular. Hell, we’ve even seen the planet killer Unicron. But one thing we haven’t officially seen yet are triple-changers, Transformers that can change into more than two forms, and those are coming to the latest film in the franchise, the ‘80s-set prequel Bumblebee. Read More >>

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Self-Transforming Robot Takes Us a Step Closer to Actual Transformers

The path toward humanoid robots capable of transforming themselves into trucks, dinosaurs, and airplanes is now a bit shorter, thanks to the invention of a modular robot that can alter its physical form to match the needs of a situation. Read More >>

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I Want This Custom Bluetooth Soundwave Boombox, Even if It Doesn’t Transform

Optimus Prime and Grimlock were among the most popular Transformers characters from the original animated series, but Soundwave, who spoke like he’d swallowed a synthesizer, was undoubtedly every kid’s favourite. I still have the original toy, but as an adult, I want this custom Soundwave-shaped boombox even more. Read More >>

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The Newest Bumblebee Trailer is Packed With Other Transformers

There’s no way that Paramount’s upcoming Bumblebee movie could have worked without a bunch of other Cybertronian Transformers worked into the mix and the latest trailer shows off just how many of them are due to get in on the action. Read More >>

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Wizards of the Coast Is Making a Transformers Card Game

The company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering is adding another card game to its tabletop roster, only it’s slightly less weird than fantastical loot-happy heroes or elemental-plane-hopping monsters summoners. It’s about those giant robots in disguise that you know and love. Read More >>

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Transforming Dino-Cassettes Join a Retro ’80s Bumblebee For This Comic-Con Exclusive

It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold Camaro and a pair of rare dinosaur cassette bots. Read More >>

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The First Bumblebee Trailer Is a Heartfelt Blast From the Past

The first trailer for the Bumblebee movie is finally here and against all odds, it actually looks rather charming for a Transformers film about a robot that can’t really speak. Read More >>

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Transformers: The Last Knight Is Over-Stuffed and Completely Insane

Remember 10 years ago when director Michael Bay took the simply designed cartoon Transformers of the ‘80s and made them into ultra-complex, shiny beings with so many moving parts they made no sense? Well, what Bay did to the Transformers themselves is what he’s done to the fifth film in the franchise, The Last Knight. Read More >>

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Mark Wahlberg Is Probably Done With the Transformers Movies

Shia LaBeouf left after three films, Megan Fox two. And now it seems like it’s possible the latest Transformers star, Mark Wahlberg, won’t be around for much longer. Read More >>

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The Transformers Spinoffs Are Sending Bumblebee to the ’80s and Other Robots to Ancient Rome

Yes. You read that right. A movie about Transformers in Ancient Rome. If they do not fight for the entertainment of the masses in the Coliseum, it will be a travesty. Read More >>

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The New Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Just Goddamn Bonkers

Okay, look. I need to ask something: Transformers franchise, are you okay? Because this... thing you’ve unleashed upon the world feels like you’re not. Are you entering your angsty teen years? Is that what all the swords are about? Read More >>

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The Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Appropriately Insane and Over the Top

Say what you want about the Transformers movies, and we all have, but there’s no denying they deliver spectacle on a level unto themselves. That trend looks like it’ll continue with the fifth film, Transformers: The Last Knight. Read More >>