Someone Turned This Massive Earthmover Into A Transformer For Fun

The Bagger 288 is not only one of the largest earthmovers in the world, it's one of the largest land vehicles anywhere, full stop. And now someone has turned the 13,000-ton coal-chewing crawling beast into a fire-spitting stomping Transformer. Because why the hell not. » 4/08/14 3:21pm 4/08/14 3:21pm

Shipping Container Tailgate Party Is the Pinnacle of Pop-Up Design

Football season may be months away, but that doesn't mean we can't daydream about tailgating. Forget about the rickety old camp grill and cooler in the back of your van: the future of tailgating is boxGATE, a brilliantly overkill pop-up party that unfolds from a shipping container. It's the Transformers of tailgating! » 4/05/14 1:00pm 4/05/14 1:00pm

This Is Too Awesome: DARPA's Building Real Flying Transformers!

Between their remote locations and the ever present threat of ambush (or worse yet, IED), it's simply getting too dangerous to deliver the average 100,000 pounds of supplies that far-flung American forward combat bases require each week. Air drops by cargo plane or helicopter are one option, but DARPA researchers may… » 2/13/14 11:43am 2/13/14 11:43am

Lego Movie is a great spoof of summer movies. And a great summer movie.

Galaxy Quest is a brilliant spoof of Star Trek. It's also one of the two or three best Star Trek movies. That's how I feel about The Lego Movie, which is both a perfect satire of noisy toy-driven summer action movies, and also an absolutely perfect summer movie in its own right. A few months early. » 2/07/14 4:00pm 2/07/14 4:00pm

This video shows every single transformation in the Transformer movies

Man, do you guys remember how fun that Transformers trilogy was? Back when Shia was happy muttering no no no no when things went bad, back when we weren't sure if Megan Fox was part of a new beautiful species, back when Michael Bay didn't implode on a stage, back when it was just giant good transformers pummeling giant … » 2/03/14 11:32pm 2/03/14 11:32pm

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

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Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 6:10pm 1/31/14 6:10pm

Man in China Builds Giant Transformers Replica to Propose to Girlfriend

You know how when a guy courts a girl, sometimes the right move is a grand gesture? A bouquet of flowers to say you're sorry. A surprise weekend getaway to mark an anniversary. How about a giant Transformers replica to pop the question? » 12/28/13 9:00am 12/28/13 9:00am

Incredible Optimus Prime Gingerbread Man Transforms Into Deliciousness

If you were thinking about baking and building a gingerbread house this holiday season to impress your friends, don't waste your time. Because Caroline Eriksson has easily claimed the title of 'most awesome gingerbread thing' for 2013 with this unbelievably magnificent gingerbread Optimus Prime. » 12/19/13 3:00pm 12/19/13 3:00pm

This Starscream Hoodie Will Transform What Your Co-Workers Think of You

After delighting kids and toy collectors in the 1980s, it's nice to see the Transformers still enjoying some modicum of popularity. And while the Hollywood blockbusters have been forgettable, this wonderful Starscream hoodie—complete with presumably non-working wings—is not. » 11/21/13 12:20pm 11/21/13 12:20pm

Nike Has Put the Best Thing From the 1980s Into a Set of Sneakers

It's baffling to think that it's taken until the year 2013 for Hasbro and Nike—two of the most powerful brands from the 1980s and 1990s—to finally team up and pay proper tribute to one of the best cartoon bad guys of all time. And while this isn't the first Nike and Transformers mashup, this amazing Megatron-themed set … » 11/20/13 11:10am 11/20/13 11:10am

This Driving, Flying, and Swimming Drone Is a Real-Life Transformer

If you bumped into your eight-year-old self on the street and told him that actual Transformers would walk—fly, crawl, and swim—the planet within his lifetime, your eight-year-old self's head would probably explode. But shape-shifting autonomous robots are exactly what's in the works at the Sandia National Laboratory. » 11/11/13 10:40am 11/11/13 10:40am

These LEGO Nintendo 64 Transformers Are Just Too Awesome

We've shared LEGO Transformers made by New York-based artist Baron von Brunk before, and he's now back with some completely mind-bending stuff. He created not just one, but four authentic, near-perfect LEGO N64 components that can transform into various robots. » 8/16/13 12:18pm 8/16/13 12:18pm

Tomy's Self-Transforming RC Cars Could Be the Greatest Toy Ever

We've already brought you a few clips of Kenji Ishida's amazing self-transforming RC cars, but so far he's only made about ten of them available to the public, at a staggering $24,000 a piece. But there's great news for those of us who've chosen to pay off our mortgages instead of buying a toy robot: Takara Tomy is… » 6/20/13 1:20pm 6/20/13 1:20pm

Did Transformers 4 Rip Off This Guy's Design For The New Bumblebee?

That black car is Mr. Vengeance's 1967 Camaro. It took seven years to build, with all of the blood, sweat, and tears you'd imagine. It's famous around the web. It also looks exactly like the "new" Bumblebee from Transformers 4. » 5/31/13 1:52pm 5/31/13 1:52pm