The Menzi Muck may look like a real-life Transformers robot to some, but it’s actually a Swiss-built excavator that moves on legs rather than tracks, thus giving it the nickname of a spider excavator. It’s designed specially for the steep Alpine terrain in Europe. Despite how it looks, operating one of these machines is quite simple, as the driver only has two joysticks and foot pedals to control the excavator with. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hasbro, Inc. partnered with Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment today to reveal the first-ever Transformers-Back to the Future collaboration, starring the all new GIGAWATT. This new time-traveling Transformers Autobot commemorates 35 years since the groundbreaking adventure film, Back to the Future, took audiences back in time. Read more for a 20 things you might have missed in Back to the Future movies video and additional information.
Netflix and Hasbro have teamed up with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to fans around the world in an all-new original series to launch in 2020 – complete with a new animation look and style that presents the robots like you’ve never seen them before. It begins in the final hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, which has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
If you’ve been a lifelong fan of the Transformers series, then the simple transforming toys you grew up with probably just didn’t cut it, that is until you see Robosen Robotics’ T9. It’s touted as the world’s most advanced programmable robot, and rather than require you manually transform it, this toy automatically converts from robot to vehicle. Plus, it boasts bipedal walking ability in robot form, a race function in vehicle form, programmable/code development, and robot control/commands by either voice or via app.
This follow up to the 2018 release of the Transformers Optimus Prime G-Shock Collection for their 35th anniversary, G-Shock and Transformers have teamed up again for this holiday season. It’s based on Master Nemesis Prime, a Decepticon created by Unicron, and comes complete with a matching figure capable of transforming from bot into a watch pedestal. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Casio teamed up with toymaker Takara Tomy to create a special edition Transformers G-Shock watch to celebrate the 35th anniversary of G-Shock, and the 35th anniversary of the Transformers, in 2019. Available in two different models, the DW-6900TF-SET, which includes a transforming Optimus Prime figure, and G-Shock DW-6900TF-4. If you pick up the former, the chest area of Optimus can be used to house the watch. One more cool feature is that the Autobot emblem magically appears when the EL backlight is activated. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Thailand-based KreatWorks specializes in transforming scrap metal and other recycled materials into incredible sculptures, like the Bumblebee you see above. Don’t have the money or space for a massive piece? They also can make you a mini sculpture of everything from Darth Vader to Wall-E. One caveat: if you want the former, each large sculpture takes one artist approximately 45-60 days to complete. Continue reading for more pictures.
Real-life transforming robots are nothing new, but this is the first one we’ve seen that can actually transform with people inside. Standing 3.7-meters tall, this two-seater robot, dubbed “J-deite RIDE”, can transform from car to robot in 1-minute, and walk at a speed of 100 metres per hour or drive on its four wheels. “The robots I’ve seen in animation movies since childhood all had this kind of look and they transform into or combined with each other to become something else with people on board. So I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot,” said Brave Robotics chief executive officer Kenji Ishida, who initiated the co-project with Asratec. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the ten best Marvel movie moments.
Air Hogs’ Robo Trax All-Terrain Tank goes anywhere and can transform into a robot at the push of a button, all for $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $74.99. Equipped with thick treads, it can handle rock, gravel, grass, sand, and other types of rugged outdoor terrain. When in robot mode, the Robo Trax can stay upright while rolling over uneven terrain thanks to its auto-balancing technology. Two missile bays deliver serious firepower for tough battles, while a 100-foot wireless range makes the vehicle suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
Think of Trakthor, as a transforming tractor concept that is fully electric. It is capable of disassembling itself into smaller, more agile units, and then reassemble into a larger model that can be used for heavy duty operations. The chassis enables each wheel to unlatch and roll around obstacles independently, while autonomous technology means they can traverse varying terrains and complete separate tasks without human input. Continue reading for more pictures and information.