Our news team is at the Machinima Panel now for the Transformers Combiner Wars cartoon, giving us updates on what’s what with info on the cartoon and a Q&A session following that. Take the jump to read the full rundown of information.
11:10 PST – The show will be focus around Windblade and its from her point of view
They geared the show for adults but it’s for everyone
Wanted a deep and sophisticated show
They wanted to respect the legacy but also introduce new characters.
Wanted something for all the fans, someone that love G1, someone that knows the movies, or a kid that’s just getting into it.
11:15 PST – Playing trailer (same from this morning)
New character, Maxima
Maxima is Windblade’s right hand bot
She’s a combiner hunter
11:20 PST – Gets some of the voice actors from YouTube talent
Entire show is produced in Japan
11:25 PST – They like Windblade because of anime tie ins
11:30 PST – Clip of Episode One
Windblade and Maxima Fighting Menasor
No toys, panel members are talking about what stood out to them
John liked seeing the toys come to life
11:35 PST – All of them are saying how much they like seeing everything come
Q: Any guardians on cybertron? Omega? Why are their females?
A: Wait and see. No real explanation, maybe a descendent of Solus.
Q: Blu Ray release?
A: Not sure right now. It will be free on go90. U.K. Will have Vimeo and YouTube.
Q: How was performance of deluxe groove? Will we get a shuttle blast off?
A: Make sure to get every version. They knew groove would be a slam dunk, not sure how it’s really doing. Too early to say about blast off.
Q: To Abbey (voice of Windblade), any inspiration for Windblade?
A: Kill Bill
Q: Will combiner wars show familiar character rising and falling like the G1 movie?
A: Trying to retain emotional context. Things will change over the show. They didn’t want to make it too too dark. Trying to keep the g1 tone. Episode 4 has a really big Easter egg.
Q: Why are combiners more intelligent? Everyone’s personality together or a new one!
A: Wanted to give them a purpose and meaning.
Q: Scramble city function?
A: Wait until episode 8.
Q: SS voice actor to Megatron: How does it feel to fail?
A: Retirement is great, time to hang out and play Pokemon Go.