There’s a web series running in Russia which we’ve been made aware of which is pretty cool, hence we wanted to share it with you. Called Transformers: Portal, this web series kicked off last September and is currently on its seventh episode. Taking the form of a “motion comic”, it features a crossover between the Robots in Disguise and Generations / Titans Return timelines, along with some sharp artwork. TFW2005 member Arvegtor explains more:
The creator is Marvelous Group marketing agency, which works with Hasbro on Transformers, Play-Doh, Nerf and other brands (but they’re, obviously, not limited to just Hasbro). It’s far from their first Transformers project, they started with Beast Hunters toyline (when nobody believed it was official, so they had to record a special video at Hasbro Russia’s office to persuade them), but it’s the first one with animated content. Usually, they just make a series of competitions with a very basic storyline (for example, Optimus Prime orders to collect all minicons and then transports them all into space to destroy them, because they’re too powerful to live – and that’s RID Optimus, not Bayformers one), but Age of Extinction one had a comic and stop-motion videos.
“Transformers: Portal” is so far their biggest and longest project (it started in early September and has at two more stages planned + several text stories to explore context), and according to what I know, Hasbro likes it enough to order the next project in a similar format. The project’s website is “transformers-portal.ru”, the official vkontakte page is also a part of the picture (most of the projects before only used the vk page and they can still be found there).
While there is a language barrier to non-Russian fans enjoying this series, we’d encourage you to check out one of the episodes (which we’ve embedded after the break) to get a flavor of what Transformers fans abroad are enjoying.