TRANSFORMERS! MORE THAN MEETS YOUR EVIL GLOWING RED EYES!
The best toys to come out of the â€˜80s are still going strong after twenty-five years. Letâ€™s take a look at whatâ€™s on the shelves right now, shall we?
The most recent animated series, appropriately called Transformers Animated
, which currently airing (reruns) on Cartoon Network. Unfortunately, it was revealed at this years Botcon that the recent third season is the showâ€™s final one, and the TFA toyline is going on hiatus as retailers have stopped ordering the figures to make room for the movie figures. But donâ€™t worry, weâ€™ve been promised that all those awesome Animated figures that have been shown off WILL be available for us to buy sometime in 2010. Show your appreciation to Hasbro by giving them your money.
Along with Transformers Animated, there is Transfomers Universe
, which is a toy-only line of Transformers, generally focusing on re-imagining Generation 1 characters but throwing in occasional favorites from other TF franchises as well. This line is also going to be on hiatus as retailers fill their shelves with movie figures, but if youâ€™re lucky you can find some on the shelves still.
Which brings us to the movie.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
has just come out and has already been savaged by critics worldwide. But we, the consumer whores, know that we go to this film for one thing and one thing only, robots beating the snot out of other robots! And there is a lot of robots beating the snot out of each other. The toyline is currently filling toy shelves everywhere, so go out and buy your favorite Transformer who had one line and was on-screen for two minutes while youâ€™re picking up your Leader-class Optimus Prime and your Baron Ransack von Joy.
But what is next
, for the Transformers franchise, you may ask? How can they reinvent the already fucking awesome concept of robots turning into vehicles yet again and keep us entertained? Sources indicate they are considering three different directions to take the Transformers franchise after the buzz from the new live-action film cools down. Iâ€™ve put these behind spoiler tags so as to shield those spoiler-free Nazis from griping.
Hams-formers! Hamsters in disguise!
Sailor Cybertron and the Autoscouts! Fighting against the evil Queen Megyltron!
Like Generation 1, only with phallic symbolism everywhere and all the Transformers needing kisses from lolis to power up! Waitâ€¦ shitâ€¦
THE TF WIKI!
All links in this OP point to the Transformers Wiki
, the brainchild of David Willis, author of Shortpacked! and other webcomics, and one scarily huge Transformers fan. If you want to know something about Transformers, look there, or ask us and weâ€™ll look there for you.