Rejoice, G1 Transformers fans! I’ve been going on about the new CGI-based Transformers series, Transformers: Combiner Wars, rendered in a fashion closely resembling the classic animation we found so gosh darn endearing the 1980s. I told you about it HERE, when we announced the show’s production and release date (s). Then, I talked about it HERE when a prelude to the series introduced Victorion, a brand new Combiner Transformer essential to the series.
Basically, if you’re telling me this is the first time I said anything, I would call you a LIAR!! Anyway, Transformers: Combiner Wars debuts August 2nd over Facebook, Youtube, and go90, and we’re finally getting a look at the dang thing thanks to the heart-stopping, pop-culture news deluge occurring right now at the San Diego Comic-Con. Yep, Hasbro Studios and Machinima just released the first official trailer for Transformers: Combiner Wars: LOOK UP! PRESS PLAY (>)! NOW, PRESS PLAY (>) AGAIN!
The story? Apparently, the Autobots have FINALLY won the battle on (and for) Earth, driving those diabolical Decepticons back to the…uh…back to a place that I hope is no more hospitable than HELL! Anyway, they won, and they’re off to Cybertron. Of course, there’s no time to celebrate, since things go pear-shaped immediately after making planet-fall. Look, the official synopsis can present this more eloquently than I…
ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL, FAR MORE ELOQUENT SYNOPSIS…
“Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight episode digital series introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction.
The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners.
Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 millionyears in the making remains?”
ANNA AKANA, Victorion
With her 1.8M followers across YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, Akana is a social media powerhouse. As an actress, she has had roles in Marvel’s Ant Man, Hello, My Name is Doris, and Freeform’s The Fosters.
JON BAILEY, Optimus Prime
Otherwise known as the“EpicVoiceGuy,” Bailey is perhaps most recognizable as the current narrator of Honest Trailers.
CHARLIE GUZMAN, Menasor
Known best to his 2.6M YouTube subscribers as,“DashieGames,” Guzman has made a career out of gameplay videos. He’s built his impressive fan base by taking games like Grand Theft Auto and MarioKart, and adding comedic commentary to his gameplay.
RICKY HAYBERG, Computron
Ricky is an actor, writer, and the host for Machinima’s franchise show, ETC.
AMY JOHNSTON, Maxima
Best known for her work with the production company, Bat in the Sun, Johnston has also cameoed in Machinima’s recent Street Fighter: Resurrection series.
JASON MARNOCHA, Megatron
Marnocha is an actor and writer known best for his work on Throne of Atlantis, Deathstroke: Arkham Assassin, and Justice League War Abridged.
LANA MCKISSACK, Mistress of Flame
McKissack is perhaps most well-known for her YouTube channel, thanks to her comedy sketches. She also has an extensive list of acting credits that includes Four Rooms, The Magic Pearl, and The Passing.
BEN PRONSKY, Rodimus Prime
Pronsky is a voice actor with various TV and video game credits. He’s provided the voice to characters in shows like Aldnoah.Zero, and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and for games such as Dynasty Warriors 8 and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die.
PATRICK SEITZ, Devastator
With over 200 credits to his name, Seitz has provided voices for a variety of well-known films, TV shows, and video games. His work includes Inside Out, Monsters University, and Resident Evil: Damnation.
FRANK TODARO, Starscream
Todaro is a voice actor with various video game credits. They include, Shardlight, Technobabylon, and LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2 where he was the voice of the Buzz Lightyear.
ABBY TROTT, Windblade
Trott is a voice actress with credits that include the TV series The Seven Deadly Sins and Miss Monochrome, as well as the video game Killer Instinct.
Tatsunoko Production animates the 3D series from executive producer Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai), lead writer George Kristic (Clone Wars, Megas XLR), screenwriter F.J. Desanto (The Spirit).