Last month we published another round-up of the very best that Transformers Twitter had offered up over April, and so we’re back with a follow up for May! Yes, we’ve scoured the very depth of robot-related cyberspace to bring you the finest content available, all summarised below in the handy form of a typical Friday Countdown – here are 38 Transformers tweets from May that need to be seen!
The state of my floor. pic.twitter.com/5P6IsVtwU9
Any Transformers collector will tell you that it can potentially be a messy business if you let it get out of hand, but why not turn that mess into art? The cover of #205 from the original Marvel UK Transformers comic is quite iconic (featuring some wonderful Andrew Wildman artwork), and this seems like a fitting homage.
Mpm Jazz g1 color repaint by kiradk41 pic.twitter.com/VVXhOzNyzV
— capcomkai (@capcomkai) May 3, 2020
Twitter user, capcomkai often posts unusual figures and amazing customs of movieverse-inspired toys, and this incredible take on MPM Jazz is great evidence of that! How we wish this was released at retail!
A mail truck commission pic.twitter.com/aqVrDSxusv
— GerbyGabs (@GabbyGerbs) May 5, 2020
GabbyGerbs is an artist who regularly does Transformers-related commissions, and this piece of artwork featuring a transforming mail truck particularly caught our eye! Lovely work.
Prototype Sideswipe's Jetpack with ER Prime compatibility (he arrived today!)
Still need to design the actual jet nozzles though. This was just a test to see if it worked
— Lazy Eyebrow (@LazyEyebrow) May 7, 2020
Anyone who’s picked up MP-44 Convoy will know that it comes with a rocket backpack that can also work on MP-12 Sideswipe in a homage to the original G1 cartoon pilot episode, More Than Meets the Eye. Well LazyEyebrow here has gone and made one that works on Earthrise figures instead! Very nice.
— 白斎 (@omochasouko02) August 19, 2019
The Turbomaster leader, Thunderclash seems to be getting a lot of love of late, and this wonderful custom version of POTP Optimus Prime shows you exactly what we mean!
— CHRIS (@Chris_Lukina) May 9, 2020
Some more stunning TF artwork for you here, with amazing clean lines and pencil work! Chris regularly publishes robot-related work, so be sure to check it out.
My friend just made ArBee 😁 pic.twitter.com/zn6wlHexK9
— ☢ Atomic Heartbeep 🖤🤖 (@Drachensturm711) May 11, 2020
This last month saw a lot of Arcee focus, especially with the new Masterpiece figure on the way, but having seen this attempt all I can say is that I know need this G1 Bumblebee custom more than anything else I’ve ever seen.
One Shall Yee, one shall Haw! pic.twitter.com/TNZiATwH8i
— Iron Raptor Trying to Exist (@iron_raptor) May 12, 2020
There’s nothing quite like a spot of creative robot photography to make us chuckle, and this one definitely did the job!
— James Marsh (@Jamesotron) May 12, 2020
Another Arcee tweet and this one is some cracking artwork from talented chap, James Marsh! That is a big ol’ gun indeed.
My Pal, Jerry Paris, who some might know from his work on Bughunters with c&vg or possibly from Marvel Uk transformers work, did this commission for a fan (and it's extraordinary) if you like it you should head over to facebook https://t.co/sHm8hGhfmX and friend him! pic.twitter.com/oHxYP8peI3
— PJ Holden (@pauljholden) May 13, 2020
Jerry Paris of course completed the artwork for the very first cover of the original Marvel Transformers artwork, and it’s since become one of the most admired pieces amongst the fandom. Well here’s a more recent commission of his where he recreated it! Amazing.
— Jims (@_wilsonjim_) May 13, 2020
Oh and speaking of Jerry Paris, here’s an incredible original copy of his work for Transformers #3. Just lovely.
The majority of humans in Transformers shows in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/zjldNeknYm
— Out of Context Omni Productions Transformers (@NoContextOmniTF) May 13, 2020
It’s funny because it’s true.
— おされコウベ (@osarekoube) May 14, 2020
I get that it’s supposed to be a sombre occasion that’s being depicted but I still had to chuckle at how creative this pic is. Magic.
A double Cover Recreation post today.
Part 1: Cover Recreation of The Transformers (Marvel UK) #300
"Rhythms of Darkness!" (Part 3 of 4)
Original Cover art by @StazJohnson
— Kevin Gorman (@kgorman1979) May 14, 2020
Kevin regularly publishes his own digitally recreated versions of original Marvel comic covers, all featuring his own robot photography. This version of Marvel UK #300’s iconic cover certainly caught our eye this month!
Make it stop, please!
— Thew (@toygrind) May 15, 2020
That’s a big bird! STLife makes amazing larger-than-life 3D-printed Transformers, and here’s Thew having great fun with everyone’s favourite robo-buzzard.
Nice eBay get: a transparency of Thunderwing intended for packaging, print etc. A prototype that looks nothing like the final. Not sure if this image was actually used in the wild. pic.twitter.com/GavwjafVDp
— John DeLuna (@ThatJohnD) May 18, 2020
This is something unusual – the original Thunderwing toy clearly went through lots of changes during production, as evidenced by this photo of the prototype (that turned up in a couple of catalogue scans at the time).
This Ebay listing is far too 2020 pic.twitter.com/SgZlTukqhv
— Dan Ghile (@Aquatic_Dan) May 19, 2020
— Geordie MacAskill (@ThePrimo100) May 20, 2020
Digibashes of potential MP recolours are always good, and this version imagining MP-13 Soundwave as a Commodore Datassette machine certainly tickled our fancy!
— TFNple Phoenix (@TemplePhoenix) May 19, 2020
Twitter was absolutely awash with “my plans” memes this month, and whilst there were some good attempts it was this one of Ironhide vs Megatron that really nailed it on the head. So to speak.
— おおにしるい (@marble_v_) May 20, 2020
Some more fantastic artwork now and this incredible rendition of the Combaticons in stylised glory is really something to see!
While @tfnationltd is cancelled, we at @ToyFu332 will continue to fundraise for the charity Mary's Meals. This MASK Rhino custom will be for sale in the summer! Really really pleased with how it came out!!! pic.twitter.com/ENT3uS3N5H
— Blueshift (@RockLordsRock) May 20, 2020
Blueshift is a member of legendary UK Transformers-outfit, ToyFu, who regularly do a lot of work in support of Mary’s Meals. It may only be loosely TF-related but this rather astounding MASK Rhino custom is definitely worth a look!
This is ultra magnus pic.twitter.com/4gZ9iEXata
— Losineko but with a c (@Locineko) May 21, 2020
This MTMTE issue…This issue made me fall in love with the fandom. And I love how this tatto came out❤️ pic.twitter.com/Nq28qKF1BC
— Erika Skerzz Ω🤍 (@ErikaGSkerzz) May 21, 2020
There are loads of examples of creative Transformers tattoos out there, but this is one of the best we’ve seen.
@LeoChiola @rodimusprimal @SixoTF @raginnation @Hasbro @IDWPublishing @NoContextTFs @transformers @TFanPage101 @seibertroncom Hi guys, just finished making this, I'm a big fan of your channels/tweets/books/art/websites…and wanted to share my work with you all. #Transformers pic.twitter.com/lwANgdhoSk
— Gabriel Choquette (@Sezuko704) May 21, 2020
Some cracking artwork here, as both Soundwave and Blaster have rarely been recreated in such meticulous detail! I think that’s everyone!
— 坂本ハヤトAHC11ありがとうございました！ (@hayatoron) June 7, 2019
This tweet features some photos from back when Takara first launched their Victory line, presumably from around 1989 or so. Whilst the pics themselves are of general interest, what really captured our attention here is the repainted version of G1 Skystalker that never actually made it to market! That blue, white and red colour scheme looks great – shame it never happened.
— 📸 Kの⑨番🍹 (@k9_1445) May 22, 2020
What can we say – this is some great stop-motion work!
Well I never.
There is a lot of repaint potential in Siege and Earthrise that still needs to be squeezed out! pic.twitter.com/e8Uf8ffj1U
— Charlie G: TFNation 2021 Countdown Has Begun! (@thing2099) May 22, 2020
Once again these are some wonderful digibashes. That New Rodimus especially stands out!
— ホウガ (@greencolorstone) May 25, 2020
Kinda hungry now. Is it time for pudding?
— おおにしるい (@marble_v_) May 24, 2020
This is from the same artist who did the Combaticon work above, and seeing how ol’ Buzzsaw doesn’t get nearly the attention he deserves it just had to be included!
And for my next trick…@SixoTF 's recent article has got me to pick up an old project. The goal is to make the design as close to 1:1 as I can. I'll print a deluxe sized one for my desk, but the files will be free when I'm done so people can make him whatever size they want pic.twitter.com/2kNhPqVyPR
— Sam's Forge (@Sam_Makes_Toys) May 25, 2020
Last week’s Countdown was certainly a popular one, and it’s great to see some wonderful efforts such as this to bring those old unproduced toys to life! Can’t wait to see how this pans out.
— AnalogueWeb (@RandallSpence) May 26, 2020
It’s often interesting to see collections centered around one specific character, as this line-up of one-eyed Shockwave toys proves.
Today's #Transformers #preproduction piece is actually two items the paintmasters for the #motorvators #Flame and #Lightspeed.
hand-painted over the Japanese figures and used in internal presentation by Hasbro UK to Hasbro Europe. pic.twitter.com/l8hHUV5k7G
— Transformers Toys (@transformertoys) May 26, 2020
You may have noticed how much we love seeing random production curios from days gone by, so these hand-painted samples of the Takara Brainmasters definitely delighted. They were evidently used as part of a presentation to Hasbro Europe as part of going on to be released as the Motorvators.
My girlfriend had a blanket made for me as an anniversary gift. She said it has my two favorite things in the world, our cat and my Transformers collection. I love her so much for this. pic.twitter.com/NIl1GWieQj
— JoeBot (@TFJoeBot1) May 26, 2020
Find someone who makes you a blanket of your Transformers collection (and your cat). That’s love!
— Graham Thomson (@itsgrahamtho) May 26, 2020
A tweet from Graham never fails to make us smile.
Jazz was my first Transformer (a long, long time ago…!) and he’s been my favourite ever since. There was no way I could get through lockdown with out making my own.
100% Cardboard. 100% Hand made. 100% keeping him! pic.twitter.com/opAf8DDr1v
— Steve Cook (@SDC_MisterJazzz) May 26, 2020
Last month we brought you a tweet from Steve Cook showcasing some of his amazing cardboard models and now he’s back with his latest effort – Jazz! Where does he keep these things, anyway?
— Hasbr0mniverse (@hasbr0mniverse) May 27, 2020
And finally it’s this niche but interesting representation of Grimlock from some early Action Master promotional artwork, showing that the line’s original name was “Action Heroes”. But why is Grimlock a Decepticon?
So that’s our list. Did we miss any other great Transformers tweets?