How they made the crazy visual effects of Transformers 4

Skip the terrible movie that was Transformers 4 and let's just enjoy the awesomeness of this visual effects reel from ILM for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It has all the coolest parts of the movie anyway, which is all the parts with any Transformers transforming and any Transformers causing explosions. » 12/18/14 11:37pm Thursday 11:37pm

Go Pre-order Those Optimus and Megatron Classic Console Transformers

Takara Tomy has found the best way to suck the cash from our wallets save for some kind of reverse-ATM tractor beam. First teased earlier in the year, you can finally pre-order the toymaker's homage to robots and classic gaming consoles with these updated Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that transform into the… » 11/01/14 10:18am 11/01/14 10:18am

Honest trailer for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction tears it to shreds

The biggest sign that humanity has no chance of survival? That we're all sheep with baa-d taste? That we should blast ourselves out of this planet and let dolphins take over as the dominant species? Transformers: Age of Extinction and how it made $245,430,526 at the box office. Honest Trailers shows how horrible the… » 10/07/14 11:30pm 10/07/14 11:30pm

This Origami Robot Assembles Itself and Walks Away In Under Five Minutes

The intricate folds of origami are infinitely useful across science, from designing safer airbags to building more resilient architecture. Here, though, the same principles are being applied to a self-assembling robot that uses a tiny microcontroller to transform itself from 2D to 3D, then walks away. » 8/07/14 3:18pm 8/07/14 3:18pm

Here's every Transformers robot fight scene in one video

Instead of making the Marky Mark Transformers sequel, Michael Bay should have just sent in this sick, non-stop supercut of every single robot fight scene from the Transformers trilogy to theaters. Yep. This video is an orgy of explosive metal on metal battle scenes without any of the pesky humans screwing it up. I… » 7/11/14 1:11am 7/11/14 1:11am

Watch This Incredible "Transformers" Stop-Motion Movie Right Now

Save yourself the $12 (or whatever it costs these days) it takes to see the new Transformers movie and watch this instead. A clever YouTube user named Harris Loureiro created an awesome video that blends computer effects and stop-motion features to depict a fight between Optimus Prime and an army of Constructicons. » 7/05/14 2:22pm 7/05/14 2:22pm

Transformers VFX Guru Explains Why Building CGI Bots Is Getting Harder

If you see Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth (fourth!) film in the franchise this weekend, you're not going to see an emotional tale of robots banding together to overcome adversity. You're going for the badass special effects. We chatted with VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to see how the new movie made them… » 6/27/14 6:00pm 6/27/14 6:00pm

You Can Ride In Optimus Prime On Uber

I'm guessing Optimus Prime has just fired his lousy accountant, because even though he has a new movie about to come out, regular unwashed bastards like you and me can ride in Optimus Prime (in semi truck cab form) by simply hailing him through Uber. Well, so long as you're in one of these three cities. » 6/16/14 2:35pm 6/16/14 2:35pm

A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask Is the Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting theaters this summer, there's no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October. » 6/03/14 2:00pm 6/03/14 2:00pm

This guy's Transformers costume actually transforms into a mini car

I'm pretty sure any kid under the age of 8 will believe that this street performer in a Transformers costume is a real life Transformer. Heck, I'm many wrinkles and awful decisions beyond being a kid and I still have a part of me that's hoping this is a real Transformers who just wants to spread joy of the Transformer… » 5/16/14 8:40pm 5/16/14 8:40pm

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