Hasbro, the toy company-now-play brand, has partnered with the online gamer and video platform to produce a new animated series based on its Transformers: Combiner Wars line.
Combiner Wars is a storyline that has been playing out across Hasbro’s toys and IDW comic books for the past year and the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Devastation.
Insiders say it’s the first time these many synergistic elements have been combined by Hasbro to tell an overall story.
Additionally, Habsro is giving something a segment of its large Transformers audience has been demanding for years, namely an animated series aimed at an older audience.
“Our audiences are huge fans of the toy, comics, movies and video games, and for us to continue the legend with the Combiner War is a unique story-telling opportunity,” said CCA Daniel Tibbets.
Said Hasbro’s senior vp of the Transformers franchise, Tom Warner: “(Machinima is) the perfect partner to help launch a totally new kind of Transformers animation—one that, for the first time ever, is specifically designed for the teen and adult fans who’ve grown up loving the Transformers brand.”
Without going to deep into the complexities of the Transformers universe, Combiner Wars saw groups of Transformers be able to combine into one giant robot, known as a Combiner. Superion and Menasor were among the new robots that held the fate of the Transformers’ homeworld Cybertron in their hands.
Successful machinima series (Red vs Blue, Freeman's Mind etc) tend to be nicely goofy and irreverent, but can turn on the drama taps when appropriate (season enders and such). I'm quite excited to see what comes of this!
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
It is a cartoon. It will be watchable on Youtube. Youtube can be watched on computers, on some videogame consoles (depending on your subscription terms for the consoles online services), on tablets and on the mobile telephones of those people who are more gadgeted up than myself.
Machinima appears to be some sort of commercial concern who take their name from a term that was originally used to describe animated films made by hacking the editing tools in videogames to make them do things that they weren't originally meant for. ("Red vs Blue" is one of the more famous examples).
Short version: It's a cartoon, that can be watched on the Internet.
The whole thing should be a story about the CW line but no a story that introduce the line with the combined forms being something seen at the end. The cartoon series should end with FortMax being called in with the Masters.
According to tfw2005, they have just announced that the scripts have been finalised.
Uuuuuh good timing guys!! Unless there's a million episodes I guess so there's already ones far along in production, but I was under the impression it was going to be a handful. (70 mins total apparently)
And I'm pretty sure the entire thing will be some CGI fight scenes and 'witty' soundbyte dialogue so I have no idea how it could have taken this long.
So its 8 * 7 minute episodes & it took them 6 months to write. Must have had writers block. But it might be that they had to write the episode so that it could be animated quick - which could mean that it just looks like a toy advert.
Preview image show stinkblade is going to be the main character, that could mean scott is writing it (we can expect some amazing stories then with the characters not being the same character from one minute to the next) but no word on that is true but would explain why he new IDW comic was delayed by 3 months if she was busy writing the CW cartoon. Now what is the go90?
Just seen some US fan comments & they don't link windblade either
Should someone just check the line? It's combiner wars & we only have Metropex (Titan) & windblade - both who just happen not to be part fo the CW toy line only listed. Ok, Hasbro could use this to try to sell Metroplex toys.