Best 5 ways to stream Transformers and other cartoons

Well, this is an article that just does what it says on the tin: I’m going to tell you where to look for streaming all kinds of cartoons, including, but not limited to, Transformers G1 cartoons and beyond. You see, I want to make it up to you for telling you that I liked the Michael Bay Transformers films. So instead of having you search all over the web for good things to watch, I’ll tell you where to go for some good ol’ fashion binge watching. Some are even free, so if you’re feeling flush after that, you can try and see how to find an online casino in uk; you never know!

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Will The Bumblebee Movie Be A Box Office Flop?

We’re less than two months away from the release of the Bumblebee movie. It’s been a few years now since the last cinematic release in the Transformers universe. The Last Night, while profitable, was a disaster for Hasbro and Paramount making a fraction of previous films in the franchise. While early signs are good for Bumblebee in terms of the quality of the film, does it have the potential to be a new blockbuster?

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I like the Michael Bay “Transformers” films… and I’m not alone

I know the title can be a bit controversial with you lot, as you are hard-core G1 fans. But hear me out before you shoot me, OK? I grew up in the 80s and 90s, like some of you. But I don’t have as many fond memories from the Transformers cartoons. The reality is, I was way more into Athena no Seinto and Robotech than I was into Transformers. I did watch a few episodes here and there, and that’s why when I saw the first Michael Bay Transformers movie, I did not cry “THIS IS AWFUL”. I honestly liked it. The whole moral stuff and character development from the cartoons passed me by when I was young, so the fact that they were not present in the films didn’t bother me. A bonus is that I own the film on YouTube thanks to one of their online promos they did a few years ago when they gave it away for free.

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Game Review – Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash

While computer and console games can be quite diverse, the same can’t be said of mobile gaming. Most are casual titles intended for quick gaming sessions or on-the-go play. There are countless match-three games or time management titles everywhere you look. Others proclaim to be deep and engaging, often RPGs or combat oriented. Instead, these are often simply ways to part players from their money as in-game purchases become a necessity for progression. And then there are the endless runners… Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash falls into that category.

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Why Is G1 Still Going Strong In 2018

It’s expected now that pop culture franchises are accompanied by a swathe of spin-off merchandise and related products attached to the brand. Whether it’s books, comics, toys, video games – you name it, you can find it. However, in many cases these licensed products take an interesting turn as they themselves spawn their own spin off products. And Transformers, as you would expect, has been no stranger to them.

With Transformers though, it would seem that the merchandise has evolved and developed something of a life of its own and even influenced the shows that spawned them…

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Transformers Movies – A New Era?

It’s been over 30 years since Transformers made their debut on the big screen. It was 1986 when the animated film, The Transformers: The Movie hit screens around the world. For fans of the toys, comics and cartoons it revolutionised the franchise and marked the beginning of a new era. We saw countless characters killed off, new ones introduced but for Hasbro themselves it marked the first step in what was to become an extended love affair with the cinema and the riches that Transformers movies would bring them…

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Second Bumblebee Movie Trailer Released

A couple of days ago, Paramount unveiled the second full-length trailer for December’s upcoming Bumblebee movie and once again it’s reinforced our gut feelings that we’re in for a treat as finally we’re getting the type of live action movie that we’ve hoped for since 2007.

There’s more shots revealing the character development this time but most importantly we get to see more of the other bots in the film and this is what has really got people talking as the look of all of the other characters are based on their original G1 designs including Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Ravage! Whether these are appearances in flashback sequences or not is unknown but it’s great to finally see the classic look acknowledged in more than just the look of Bumblebee.

Of even greater surprise was the sound effect used for Ravage’s transformation in the trailer. The original sounds used for the 80s animated series. Whether this has been used as a placeholder sound effect just for the trailer or if it is in the final movie or not isn’t clear but it’s a wonderful touch and hopefully it’s in to stay.

You can watch the full trailer below and we’d love to know what you all think.

As someone who had little interest in the five previous movies, I have to say that this is one I am genuinely looking forward to. From the trailer at least it seems to have captured the spirit of G1 while retaining enough action and adventure to satisfy modern cinema-going audiences. That should ensure that it will be a box office hit keeping the studio happy as well. Personally I think it’s going to be the most accessible of all six films to date, will avoid the misogynistic tendencies of previous movies and should avoid the toilet humour in them as well and will be all the better for them.

Think we’re going to be in for a wild ride.

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We Want YOUR Transformers News!

We’re working to expand the roles of all three of our websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages and as part of that we felt that it was time that some of our websites had a major increase in their news coverage.

It’s something we’ve generally limited here on the Auto Assembly website but we want to change all that and with YOUR help. We want to reach out to publishers, creators, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, artists, writers, toy companies… absolutely anyone involved in the development of anything transformers related as we’d love to cover your work and upcoming products here on the site.

If you send all your news announcements, press stories and images to us at and we’ll strive to get as many of them published as we possibly can.

For anyone interested in helping us with this, we may be looking at adding one or two news writers/editors to our team as well so get in touch at the above email address if that’s something that might be of interest to you too.

“Shadows rising” represents the first new Transformers game in years

From the earliest days of the Commodore 64 back in the 1980s, computer and video games have been an essential part of the Transformers world. The forthcoming release of the live action Bumblebee spin off has brought the welcome news that it will be accompanied by an all new video game. However, this is not something you are likely to be able to download to your phone or play on your PC – at least, not initially.

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Episode Review: Transformers S01 Ep04 Transport to Oblivion


The episode opens with a narrated recap about how our heroes ended up on earth. As this happens, we see Cliffjumper come out of the ark and mistake a rock formation for a Decepticon, highlighting the Autobots ongoing anxieties over the threat of their enemies. Ironhide, Cliffjumper and Prime debate whether or not the Decepticons are gone for good.
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