Machinima have announced that they will be following up their Combiner Wars web series with two further series, based on the so-called “Prime Wars” trilogy. As expected, the Combiner Wars animation will be followed by a Titans Return animated series – and this will be followed by the third part of the trilogy, Power of the Primes. It is reported that Combiner Wars Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon will return to oversee both of these new shows – so it looks like Transformers fans will have plenty more web animated content to enjoy in the future. Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein and Hasbro Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis expressed their excitement at continuing the partnership to deliver new digital-first stories expanding and exploring the lore of the franchise.
The big news here, though, is that via the Machinima press release (posted here on Superherohype as well as elsewhere) we have a tentative name for Hasbro’s follow-up to the current Titans Return line of toys and the third part of the Prime Wars trilogy, Power of the Primes.
This makes sense and with a certain amount of lateral thought, you probably could have seen this logical next part of the series coming, given how the shadow of the ancient Primes – and their ongoing repercussions in the present – have been a major part of IDW’s Combiner Wars and Titans Return story arcs.
Of course, this is not to say that Hasbro will definitely run with this for the toyline – the nature of the announcement means that this could have been worked out far enough in advance that plans may yet change – but given the interconnected nature of the Generations line, comics, and now web animations, it seems entirely likely we’ll be adding Transformers Generations: Power of the Primes toys to our toy shelves alongside our other Classics and Generations toys.