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Hold All the Horses, LEGO Has Made a Transforming Optimus Prime

Those mad geniuses at LEGO have pulled off another miracle. They’re producing an Optimus Prime LEGO set that fully transforms from robot to truck. And not by disassembling the model and rebuilding it. They found a way transform him without taking anything apart; and it’s similar to the original toy transformation as well!

Roll freakin’ out!

Oh man, what a joy to behold. You can check out more pictures and information at the official LEGO site. I’m buying this baby as soon as I can — and I already just spent a bunch of money on that LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West! C’mon, LEGO! Cut me some slack!

But yeah, this baby looks gorgeous. The detail is fine, the cool factor is through the roof and the fact that it can transform is unbelievable. Some knock-off brick brand made Transformers a couple of years ago. And here comes LEGO to show them how it’s really done.

LEGO Optimus Prime comes out on June 1, only a couple of weeks away. I’ll be out of town on that day, so I’ll have to hope I can snag a copy sometime later. The whole thing is going to cost $170, which is fine by me. Just give me transforming LEGO Optimus Prime!

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There’s a Fancy New Transformers Cartoon This Month!

Don’t get me wrong, there have been fancy new Transformers cartoons coming out every couple of years now. But this new one is going to be especially fancy, and produced by Rooster Teeth, a company I enjoy. The new cartoon is going by the insanely complicated name of Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Siege.

I can’t be sure, but I think this cartoon is going to be more focused on serious storytelling. So it’s not another kid-based show, which is why I think this might be worth watching. We’ll find out for sure on Netflix on July 30!

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How a Bunch of Movies Should Have Ended

Sometimes when I’m coming up with things to post on my blog, I collect a bunch of fun YouTube videos to save for a rainy day. Today is that day. So let’s run through a bunch of How It Should Have Ended videos!

First up is the one for Bumblebee, which is pretty fun! I enjoyed the movie, and this video is fun and clever with the absolute perfect ending. The girl totally should have stuck around with Bumblebee!

Pretty fun. Great voice work stuff in that one. But they should have pushed it one step further and had Hailee Steinfeld team up with Shia LeBeouf!

Anyway, here’s the one for Shazam! In which I start to notice a disturbing trend…

Is this “How It Should Have Ended” or is it “let’s just make a bunch of jokes”. They completely threw away their own premise! And it gets even worse with the one for Aladdin!

What is going on?! Granted, it’s an alternate ending to the movie, but really it’s just the creators riffing on a random plot thread from Aladdin. They do a perfectly fine Robin Williams impression, but it’s just a bunch of jokes about the Aladdin premise, not a bunch of clever alternate possibilities for the ending.

They’re losing track of their own selves!

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Bumblebee Likes Collecting Wayward Children

There’s a new trailer for the upcoming Bumblebee spin-off movie, and it’s clear now that Bee likes collecting wayward young people. He just bounces around, hiding in car lots until some new young person buys him as their first automobile. It’s weird.

Bumblebee the movie also features classic versions of Transformers characters, which should make some people happy. Lets focus on that instead.

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So They Really Went and Made a Bumblebee Spin-Off

I never saw the last Transformers movie, the one with the King Arthur stuff. I loved the first movie, but every other one has been trash. I thought we all knew this. Of course, we also knew that they still made a lot of money.

So here’s a spin-off starring Bumblebee! It’s really going to exist!

Looks fine to me. Weird coming of age story starring Bumblebee. If that’s the movie you want to make, more power to you!

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