In what is fast becoming a bit of a monthly thing, we’re back again after having sifted through every nook and cranny of the Transformers Twittersphere to bring you a helpful round-up of the very best content on offer. No doubt we missed many fantastic efforts along the way, but there should be more than enough below to get you smashing that like button. Enjoy!
Hasbro Transformers G1 Megatron – pre-rub (1984).
I'd never realised that Megatron was the first Transformer toy that Hasbro (assumed) designed a stickersheet for. All other '84 releases had adapted Micro Change Series or Diaclone sheets, but Megatron had all new stickers added. pic.twitter.com/WQ0i0zx7D8
— Maz @TFSquareOne #GCWO (@TFSquareOne) May 29, 2020
Maz is well-known in the fandom for being a knowledgeable old love when it comes to all things pre-Transformers and early G1. No surprise then that he regularly drops little tidbits like this about toys from days gone by, and this one was definitely interesting to learn.
The fire in your heart is growing
You can fly if you try leaving the past behind
Heaven only knows what you might find
DARE!#pixelart #pixelanimation #transformers #IndieGameDev #ドット絵 @TFormers @TFsource @tfwiki pic.twitter.com/jVIGvd2ZQU
— Stan Chou | Transformers Artist (@ArtistStan) May 30, 2020
Put your sound on and give this one a bash for a retro-styled kick in the nostalgia nuts! I DARE you.
People talking about Transformers
— Solartron! – Transformers and so much more! (@Solar_Transform) June 5, 2020
The best memes are always the classics.
— 【公式】トランスフォーマー情報局 (@TF_pr) June 8, 2020
A lot of people are going quietly crazy with excitement for the upcoming Earthrise Scorponok release, and this picture finally unveiled the first look at what many have been waiting to see – the new Titan lined up next to previous efforts, Fortress Maximus, Trypticon and Metroplex. It didn’t disappoint.
Do you ever stop and think.
Man, Transformers Animated was outstanding. The voice cast, the story, the characters, the animation and design work.
Everything about the series was too good to be true and we had it, we were very lucky to have it.
— Sami Sadek (@Skullgrin140) May 17, 2020
Yes, we do. All the time.
— マガロック (@hGYI06yPOyfqAFr) May 16, 2020
It’s strangely satisfying to see so many of the various TF franchise logos from over the years all lined up like this!
Getting there fam. pic.twitter.com/Zfuz0jXfij
— Counterpunch (@ME_Counterpunch) June 12, 2020
I don’t think anyone ever tires of seeing other people’s collections and this is just an almighty example of why! Hats off.
How 'bout some comparison between promotional and final TF:TM footage? 🙂
For starters, this shot was greatly trimmed down and the funky space background was replaced: pic.twitter.com/tRdXWXZU0G
— D.M (@DaGrimBo) June 10, 2020
It’s worth checking out this whole thread as there is some excellent insight into how the 1986 animated Transformers movie was edited at the time.
working on the review for SS38, which was filmed 2 or 3 weeks before surgery, which at this point is 5 weeks ago. I forgot I made this transformation and enjoyed how fluid it was, so now you can enjoy it too! pic.twitter.com/fT9B3DZYwR
— Lazy Eyebrow (@LazyEyebrow) June 12, 2020
This is the first of several stop motion entries on this list (it was a good month for it) and Studio Series Optimus Prime is looking smooth indeed!
— Jordan Tseng (@JordanTseng1) June 11, 2020
The recent Bumblebee movie figures from ThreeZero have been nothing short of *stu-huh-nning* and this incredible effort shows them off wonderfully!
One more day to go, I won’t be woken up so early in the morning …..
— Jordan Tseng (@JordanTseng1) May 29, 2020
Yep, it’s by the same person as the one above, but this was just too good not to share! HOW CUTE?
Beast Wars fans are in their element with the recent Masterpiece releases right now, and a big part of that is how well the toys capture the look and feel of the TV show from back in the day. This tweet is simple in concept but magnificent in execution, and ably shows why they’re such hot stuff.
— 安國一将 (@Kazumasa_yskn) June 13, 2020
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
— 石川よしのぶ (@Ishikawa_sunday) June 12, 2020
Creative Transformers photography like this will never go out of style!
— Chris QQ (@chchchch_1) June 14, 2020
OK, I LOLed.
HZ studio tlk bumblebee custom with magnetic and painting by kiradk41! Just like it in the movie! So cool pic.twitter.com/j7Anie2cJJ
— capcomkai (@capcomkai) June 15, 2020
We’ve mentioned capcomkai on this list before as they regularly highlight some outstanding customs and other wonderful toys, and this is no exception! Amazing work.
It had to be done really. pic.twitter.com/9YxWsm9h0r
— Kit #GCWO (@tikgnat) June 16, 2020
On reflection, it did indeed have to be done.
The points of posability pic.twitter.com/g8V3LAz17X
— Brian Johnson (@TFanPage101) June 17, 2020
I gotta tell ya, this is *oddly* satisfying.
Important scale information regarding Studio Series Devastator: pic.twitter.com/VAt9zdvbY2
— Llama God (@TheLlamaGod) June 19, 2020
Awwwwwwwwww, so cute!
— @TheClutterdDesk (@TheClutterdDesk) June 20, 2020
TheClutterdDesk drops another wonderful custom with Pointblank looking mighty fine!
Transformers crossovers are all the rage right now, so these incredible custom jobs have never been in better company! Maybe it could even happen for real one day, who knows?
Brutal, absolutely brutal.
— AnalogueWeb (@RandallSpence) June 24, 2020
Kabaya is a Japanese confectionary company who have a long history with Transformers tie-ins, right back to the beginning of the robot franchise. The Kabaya Laserwave miniatures in this line-up are from 1985, and it’s very satisfying to see them all together at last! Well done!
— 石川よしのぶ (@Ishikawa_sunday) June 24, 2020
I have a real soft spot for photography that recreates on-screen scenes this effectively. Superb.
I decided to switch their roles.
— Nathaniel Prime (@nathaniel_prime) June 24, 2020
What could have been! It does indeed looks like it was fun to make, although I bet you were shattered afterwards. No?
Ghostbusters, Back to the Future… IT COULD HAPPEN. Especially if the Hasbro designers become so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they don’t stop to think if they should.
— Dan Ghile (@Aquatic_Dan) June 25, 2020
And finally, here’s a simply terrific custom effort that’s worth a share! It’s a repaint of G1 Chromedome, made to look like Toxin, who began life as a TFCon comic book character. There’s a bit more backstory to the whole thing, but Dan is incredibly proud of his deep knowledge of Transformers lore so I’m sure he can explain it better than me. It makes use of an unofficial Headmaster known as Headrobots Cobra, which itself was based off an old, unproduced Generation 1 design (and has also been produced as a TFCon exclusive). Confused yet? It’s still awesome.
So that’s our list. Did we miss any other great Transformers tweets?