COUNTDOWN: 350 ‘perfect shots’ to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1986 Transformers movie (part 1)

In case you missed it, this week saw the 35th anniversary of the 1986 animated phenomenon, The Transformers: The Movie being released in cinemas! Yes, it was only three-and-a-half decades ago that dreams were shattered, imaginations were rocked and a generation of Transformers fans got to witness their childhood hero biting the dust on the big screen.

The film has come in for its fair share of critique over the years since, although it remains a firm favourite amongst those of us with a soft spot for the robots in disguise, and one of the most celebrated aspects of it all is the visuals! In its mere 85-minute runtime, the film treats us to a wealth of incredible imagery, a lot of which feels unique to this day. So this week, we’re going all out and celebrating the movie’s gorgeous looks with 350 ‘perfect shots’! Let’s crack on with part 1…

 

#350: The opening moments

 

#349: Interior workings

 

#348: Lithone

 

#347: Lithone civilians

 

#346: Kranix & Arblus

 

#345: Lithonian scientist

 

#344: The destruction begins

 

#343: It’s Unicron!

 

#342: Unicron approaches

 

#341: Unicron in full size

 

#340: Tractor beam

 

#339: Feeding time

 

#138: “Get to the ships!”

 

#337: The bridge collapses

 

#336: No escape

 

#335: Munch!

 

#334: Nourishment

 

#333: The opening titles

 

#332: Laserbeak watches the Dinobots

 

#331: I spy

 

#330: Ironhide looks into the monitor

 

#329: “…my circuits sizzle!”

 

#328: Optimus Prime

 

#327: “But, Prime!”

 

#326: “Your days are numbered now…”

 

#325: Heading to the shuttle

 

#324: Transformation

 

#323: Jazz

 

#322: Moon Base One

 

#321: Moon Base Two

 

#320: Bumblebee & Spike

 

#319: “Hey, Ironhide!”

 

#318: “Will do, Spike!”

 

#317: Commencing countdown

 

#316: “5… 4…”

 

#315: Ready for launch

 

#314: Ignition

 

#313: Mission complete

 

#312: “Welcome, Laserbeak!”

 

#311: Starscream takes offence

 

#310: Soundwave plugs in

 

#309: “More than you imagine…”

 

#308: Brawn’s surprise

 

#307: “Die, Autobots!”

 

#306: First shot

 

#305: A stunned silence

 

#304: Prowl’s end

 

#303: Down for the count

 

#302: Van bros in action

 

#301: Rapid fire

 

#300: Decepticons taking cover

 

#299: Firing back

 

#298: Big shot

 

#297: “Almost too easy”

 

#296: “The real threat”

 

#295: “You’re an idiot, Starscream”

 

#294: The Decepticons take control

 

#293: “Heroic nonsense”

 

#292: Gone fishing

 

#291: Hot Rod

 

#290: “Look at the size of it!”

 

#289: “It’s a whopper, alright!”

 

#288: “Talk about dull, Daniel”

 

#287: “If you’re gonna ride…”

 

#286: “…ride in style!”

 

#285: Daniel sits back

 

#284: Approaching the city

 

#283: “Let’s stop here!”

 

#282: “A little to the left”

 

#281: Crash!

 

So that’s part 1! We’ll be back for part 2 tomorrow.

TTFN

About Sixo

Transformers collector from the UK, collecting vintage G1/G2, CR/RID, UT & Masterpiece/3P. Find me at twitter.com/SixoTF or on YouTube at youtube.com/SixoTF

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