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ThunderCracker!

October 28, 2012. by Will Hoover

If you love action figures and action figure reviews, you've got to check out the wonderfully prolific work of Toys210.  His 'All About Toys' page is pretty impressive, with frequent updates.  Here he is below with an informative review of Hasbro's Masterpiece Thundercracker, the US version
.  Good stuff indeed!

Patrick Boivin's Transformers

I'd previously come across the work of French Canadian autodidact director Patrick Boivin on Youtube (PatrickBoivin's Channel), but wasn't aware until recently that in addition to his fantastic work with live actors, he has also done some outstanding stop motion shorts featuring action figures, such as the Transformers flick seen here.

Awesome storytelling, editing and... well, just about everything about Patrick Boivin's videos are fantastic.  As seen above, his battling Transformers stop motions now even allow the viewer to choose their own champion!  How awesome is that?

In the video below, Jazz, the "bad guy" wins, but Boivin points out himself that, "General Lee always was my favorite car... And Jazz my favorite Autobot... But I'm tired of always seeing the good guys winning!"  Hmmm....  Well, be sure to also check out his Bumblebee Boy vid, which is also really worth a view or even two... or three... or....  You get the idea!  Impressive stuff, Mr. Boivin.  Very impressive.

Deluxe Movie Camaro Concept Bumblebee

Below is a video from serious Transformers fan, MatrixPrime.  He makes some interesting observations about the Bumble Bee figure he reviewed in July, 2007.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon hit theaters in July of 2011.  Director Michael Bay, producer Steven Spielberg and star Shia LaBeouf once again returned for this third and reportedly final chapter in the live-action Transformers saga.  Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ramón Rodríguez and John Turturro also returned to reprise the characters they'd played in previous installments of the trilogy.

Even voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving were back to once again breathe life into the Optimus Prime and Megatron characters, but unfortunately there was no Megan Fox this time around!  LaBeouf's character, Sam Witwicky instead had a new girlfriend in the film, played by English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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