A franchise produced by Hasbro and Takara Tomy. Initially a line of transforming toys, later growing into a line of comic books, cartoons, and live action movies. This tag is for questions pertaining to the Transformers universe.

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Shiny and new in “vehicle mode”, yet battle-damage re-appears in “robot” mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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Was Transformers 3 once named “Dark Side of the Moon”?

I just noticed that Transformers 3 is named: "Dark of the Moon". I've never seen the movie, but I firmly believe that the trailers named it "Dark Side of the Moon". Was it renamed at a later date, ...
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Why do the evil Decepticons get the best weapons?

I've seen all parts of Transformers. But every time the Decepticons get the best weapons and more advanced technologies than the Autobots. E.g. in the first part Megatron and Starscream can ...
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5 go down - 6 come back - who is the sixth?

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, at the beginning, once the Decepticons find where Megatron lies, they go diving down into the ocean about 40 minutes into the the movie: The overseen ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production

I recently read an article about "Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production" which states: For a last push on the final weekend of work, ILM’s entire render farm was used for Transformers 3. ...
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How was Optimus able to fly?

At the end of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus flies off with the seed to seek out the Creators. The question is, where did he get the ability to fly?
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Which years are referred to as “Generation 1” in the original Transformers cartoon series?

After watching some of the more recent CGI packed Transformers live action movies directed by Michael Bay, I went back and looked at the original cartoon series. It appears that at some point these ...