Yes, I know about Adam West. I need to prepare a proper tribute. Back on course.

Despite what Michael Bay and IDW are producing Transformers remains my favorite franchise. I like the toys, most of the comics, most of the shows, the video games I’ve been able to play, and just the basic nature of the continuities that allows for multiple interpretations and an expanded multiverse to play with. Choose your reality and have fun!

There’s a new series on YouTube called Transformers: The Basics, which tries to explain the Transformers multiverse both in and out of universe. Created and hosted by Chris McFeely, a contributor to the fan wiki, who has been doing something similar as articles on Tumblr, this show will explain die-hard Transformers concepts to new and casual fans. Tonight we’ll look at the first two episodes that are currently available as of this writing. The first video looks at the multiple canons and why they exist, while the second will explain character name reuse and why some characters just dominate a name even if they aren’t the first to use it. Enjoy.

To catch more episodes, check out McFeely’s YouTube channel.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

One response »

  1. Sean says:

    For me, the Transformers story lines will always be the cartoons and comic books of the 1980s. But that’s only because I haven’t gotten into the comics and cartoons since that time period other than the movies that started in 2007, but I think the last Transformers movie I saw would have been in 2011. At this point, I’ve pretty much forgotten what’s happened in those films. One thing though, I will admit that the clips of the Beast Wars on this video did intrigue me. I find it fascinating that the Cybertronians were able to figure out how to transform into organic creatures. That really is a cool concept.


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