We’ve got word that Machinima, who produced the Prime Wars Trilogy of Transformers shows in association with Hasbro, have set all episodes of the three series to private. In fact it goes much further, as it is reported that the entire Youtube Channel is now set to private – and with little warning to the creators who helped to make the content, according to Kotaku’s report. The report also notes that there was no public announcement or advance warning of the closure of the channel.
This all adds up to the fact that Transformers fans can no longer enjoy the trio of Prime Wars Trilogy shows that Machinima produced – Combiner Wars, Titans Return, and Power of the Primes. While far from the best Transformers shows, the series featured several notable elements including the use of Overlord in an English series, the only animated appearance of Victorion and one of the best versions of Megatron.
We’d also point out this is why Transformers shows need physical media releases. If online-only Transformers media disappears, then a part of the Transformers legacy is lost forever – and that means fans who come after us don’t get the chance to experience the Transformers franchise in the same way those of us who watched the shows might. Whether that is for better or worse given the perceived quality of the shows is up to the viewer.