Machinima's Combiner Wars - Official Trailer

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  1. herugrim

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    Looks like a low budget version of Cybertron. Second hand voice actors don't sound great either.

    Still it looks better than any transformers cartoon I've seen in over ten years, sad as that is.

    What really bothers me is that it took them so long to make something so low budget. Did they get caught up in production rights or something? None of the figures featured in this are in production anymore. Why didn't this come out with Devastation? Dragging their heels like this is only going to kill the success of the product.

    I'll still check it out because I grew up a G1 fan so this is all candy to me, but I was hoping it could build to something more instead of shooting itself in the foot.
     
  2. Slimaximus

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    Aww much better
     
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    Wow, that was some stilted animation, voice acting, dialogue....just all around unfortunate and unpleasant to behold.
     
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    My son is excited. We have been collecting these toys for 18 months and we are finally getting a cartoon to go with it.
     
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    The voices are a bit off putting, but they'll just take time to get used to. The animation feels a bit behind the curve when compared to the gorgeous work that was done during the TF Prime era, but it is what it is and I'll deal. Otherwise, this series looks promising. Loads better than RID and 1k better than those early motion comic previews.
     
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    I honestly don't think it looks as bad as everyone is making it out to be. If people could sit through the horrid animation of Energon and Cybertron, than this should be even easier because this looks better than that. However I'm not digging Optimus' voice at all.

    I can't wait for the series to start, I even got Toonami vibes from the trailer. Has this been confirmed to be full 30min episodes yet?
     
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    That... was not a good trailer. Some of the 'puns' or phrases were cringe worthy. Seriously, I know "more than meets the eye" is a series tag line and all, but does it need to be used constantly? The music was a bit grating but I don't know if that's trailer music or a soundtrack from the actual show.

    BUT

    I think the show itself looks pretty good :)  The animation is about what I expected for this sort of project and I've got no complaints about the voice acting. If it means getting more animated projects based off of IDW comics then I'll support this as best I can.
     
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    Heh, I couldn't take it seriously with Screen Junkies / Honest Trailers guy doing the voiceover. I kept waiting for a smartass punchline the whole time.
     
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    Voice cast?
     
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    meh, it looks okay, certainly better than nuRID, but I wish they could have put just a bit more effort into this.

    Character models look good, but the animation and voice-work is pretty bad.
     
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    Any hope I had for this show is now gone. I mean, I will try my fucking hardest to go into this with an open mind. And I mean TRY. But this just looks...bad.

    The stilted mid 2000s cartoon network animation, the bland voice acting, THE FUCKING EDGE.

    This show feels like it is trying way to hard to pander to people who want "mature" transformers.
     
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    the interns
     
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    I like Windblade and her voice. The rest of the voice actors are ehh.
     
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    I heard over on Seibertron that each episode is only 5 minutes long? If so thats pretty lame.
     
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    This is what i got for a press release emailed to me...

    VOICE TALENT

    · ANNA AKANA, Victorion. With her 1.8M followers across YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, Akana is a social media powerhouse. As an actress, she has had roles in Marvel’s Ant Man, Hello, My Name is Doris, and Freeform’s The Fosters.

    · JON BAILEY, Optimus Prime. Otherwise known as the “EpicVoiceGuy,” Bailey is perhaps most recognizable as the current narrator of Honest Trailers.

    · CHARLIE GUZMAN, Menasor. Known best to his 2.6M YouTube subscribers as, “DashieGames,” Guzman has made a career out of gameplay videos. He’s built his impressive fan base by taking games like Grand Theft Auto and Mario Kart, and adding comedic commentary to his gameplay.

    · RICKY HAYBERG, Computron. Ricky is an actor, writer, and the host for Machinima’s franchise show, ETC.

    · AMY JOHNSTON, Maxima. Best known for her work with the production company, Bat in the Sun, Johnston has also cameoed in Machinima’s recent Street Fighter: Resurrection series.

    · JASON MARNOCHA, Megatron. Marnocha is an actor and writer known best for his work on Throne of Atlantis, Deathstroke: Arkham Assassin, and Justice League War Abridged.

    · LANA MCKISSACK, Mistress of Flame. McKissack is perhaps most well known for her YouTube channel, thanks to her comedy sketches. She also has an extensive list of acting credits that includes Four Rooms, The Magic Pearl, and The Passing.

    · BEN PRONSKY, Rodimus Prime. Pronsky is a voice actor with various TV and video game credits. He’s provided the voice to characters in shows like Aldnoah.Zero, and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and for games such as Dynast Warriors 8 and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die.

    · PATRICK SEITZ, Devastator. With over 200 credits to his name, Seitz has provided voices for a variety of well-known films, TV shows, and video games. His work includes Inside Out, Monsters University, and Resident Evil: Damnation.

    · FRANK TODARO, Starscream. Todaro is a voice actor with various video game credits. They include, Shardlight, Technobabylon, and LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2 where he was the voice of the Buzz Lightyear.

    · ABBY TROTT, Windblade. Trott is a voice actress with credits that include the TV series The Seven Deadly Sins and Miss Monochrome, as well as the video game Killer Instinct.
     
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    Here's the rest of the release...

    CREATORS

    · ERIC CALDERON, Executive Producer. With over 20 years in animation, Calderon has developed more than a dozen animated TV series, including Afro Samurai with Samuel L. Jackson on SpikeTV.

    · FJ DESANTO, Writer. As a development and production executive for over 20 years, Desanto has played an integral role in the Batman franchise and for films like Constantine and The Spirit. He has also served as a writer for DC Comics, Boom Studios, Archaia Entertainment, and Shopro Books. Desanto currently serves as President and Head of Development for Silver Fox Entertainment.

    · GEORGE KRSTIC, Head Writer. Krstic’s 20+ year writing and producing career has spanned comedy and action animation with big franchises like, Clone Wars and Speed Racer, as well as stylish originals like MTV’s Downtown and The Five Killers. He is also the creator of the Cartoon Network series, Megas XLR and writes for comics and major video game titles.

    · TATSUNOKO PRODUCTION Japanese production company, Tatsunoko, serves as one of the legendary story-telling forces in Japanese anime and hero culture. They’re known for creating worldwide classics such as Speed Racer and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets).

    ABOUT TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS

    Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight episode digital series introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction.

    The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners. Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 million years in the making remains?

    ABOUT MACHINIMA

    Machinima is the most notorious purveyor and cultivator of fandom and gamer culture. The FIRST! Many2Many programing service (M2M), we create, curate and celebrate the best fandom and gamer content across multiple video platforms. As one of the largest online video platforms in the world, Machinima programs to a community passionate about video games, animation, movies, TV, and the other endless forms of pop culture. With a focus on scripted, topical and gaming programing, and a talent network of thousands of programmers, Machinima reaches over 150M viewers each month.

    ABOUT HASBRO

    Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer products licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at Hasbro Official Website | Hasbro Toys, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
     
  19. JS1026

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    Eh, I'm not impressed.
     
  20. MengHao

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    So Defensor, Superion, and Bruticus are not included?

    Oh and Anna Akana was the hot reporter falcon was talking to on Antman at the end