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This Transforming Lego Optimus Prime Must Be Bending the Laws of Physics

Half of me wants to believe that this amazing Lego version of Optimus Prime (the Michael Bay movie version) that can actually transform into a robot is legit. But the other half of me is having a hard time believing that Ralph Savelsberg didn’t just hire Industrial Light & Magic to help fake these photos with CG. » 7/19/15 12:58pm 7/19/15 12:58pm

This Humanoid Robot That Transforms Into a Car Is Actually Being Built

Roboticists have started work on a Transformer-style humanoid robot that morphs into a car that can drive nearly 40 mph. Not a toy—a human-sized transforming machine. Kinda pie-in-the-sky idea, but a Japanese company is throwing a heap of money into building this thing. » 6/15/15 4:17pm 6/15/15 4:17pm

Inside The Writers Room Of The New Transformers Movie

While director Michael Bay might not be known in film circles for his nuance or profound cinematic leaps forward, one thing is undeniable: his films resonate. Transformers grossed $319 million, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossed over $400 million and was second only to Avatar in box office gross for 2009.… » 6/07/15 3:01pm 6/07/15 3:01pm

Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/24/14 4:19pm 12/24/14 4:19pm

Paramount Thinks Transformers 4 May Be The Best Picture Of The Year

Because they've just taken out an ad asking the Academy to consider the movie about giant robots blowin' shit up for Best Picture, as well as pretty much every other available Oscar. Transformers 4 was the least egregiously awful movie in the franchise, but does that achievement make it Oscar-worthy? I say thee nay. » 12/09/14 10:14am 12/09/14 10:14am

How A Small, Open-Source Automaker Got Their Car In Transformers 4

Local Motors marketing guy Buddy Crisp pulled off a great get convincing Michael Bay and friends to put the Rally Fighter off-roader in Transformers 4: My Big Fat Robot Wedding Strikes Back. Here's what Crisp had to say about his car starring in the (second?) most successful film franchise based on a toy. » 7/03/14 2:40pm 7/03/14 2:40pm

Transformers: Age Of Extinction: The Spoiler FAQ

Did you watch Michael Bay's newest cinematic aberration this weekend and come away confused? Our patented Spoiler FAQ has the answers to every question you have about the Transformers: Age Of Extinction! (Yes, including the one about statutory rape, since Michael Bay decided to bring it up.) » 7/01/14 2:13pm 7/01/14 2:13pm

This Transforming, Driving Busker Is The Best Transformer Ever

Most Transformers are terrible, because they're really great, but then they're not real, because they're a cartoon, or a toy, or components of a Michael Bay film made entirely to sell toys. But this transforming busker that actually drives around is the best Transformer ever, because it brings Transformers to life. » 5/17/14 10:13am 5/17/14 10:13am