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The Transformers: Combiner Wars Cartoon Has Its First, Mind-Bogglingly Cool Trailer

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The first trailer for the much-anticipated new Transformers cartoon has rolled out at Comic-Con, offering a first look at the Machinima-made series. The verdict: man the show can’t get here quick enough.

[Update 1: The video works now!]

[Update 2: No, seriously, the video works now. Unless they mess with it again. Arrgh.]


If you’re unaware of the toyline/comic/other products of the same name, Combiner Wars focuses on the giant Transformers made up of several regular Transformers, which were arguably always the coolest part of the series. But there’s also an intriguing setting: as the trailer indicated, the Autobot/Decepticon war is over, and everyone’s back on Cybertron. A triumvirate of Rodimus Prime, Megatron’s former lieutenant Starscream, and the Mistress of Flame (she’s basically a Transformer Melisandre) rules Cybertron, and then an ancient artifact surfaces which allows Transformers to combine into bigger robots, and things go completely to hell. I have zero problems with any of this.

All eight episodes of the digital series will premiere August 2 on go90.

Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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OKay... is the janky animation because of the video (was there something wrong earlier?) or because its janky animation?

I mean, it looks fine, great even, when paused... but is it meant tobe playing at like 15-20 frames per second?

It was really distracting....