As seen in a couple of our Transformers posts, this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Robots in disguise and the brand and franchise seem to be stronger than ever! Not only do we get awesome items like the 25th Anniversary, but fans are also fortunate enough to have the Transformers Animated series and an upcoming sequel to the hugely successful film. And speaking of which, let’s check out the trailer (and not just Megan Fox–Or Shia LaBoeuf, over whom many do seem to be swooning):
But live-action isn’t all there is, and some of the die-hard fans still resent what Michael Bay has done to their favourite Autobots and Decepticons. So for those who are only slight purists (we have nothing for those who accept nothing but Gen 1), there’s Transformers Animated.
In the spirit of the original series, we see pairings of man and machine united against the evil Decepticons, but this time played out in a style that’s dynamic, unique to the series and definitely visually stunning. It took some time for me to warm up to the show, but the current storylines are stellar and I have a feeling it’ll be around for quite a while longer.
Naturally, since toys are where it all because for the Transformers, I should also mention the massive collection we’ve got over in our online store. You can head over there to check out the entire line, but here are a couple shortcuts to the specific sections to speed up your search for that one special robot…