Megatron Was Almost in Bumblebee’s Nostalgia-Laden Opening Fight Scene

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Bumblebee opens with something Transformers fans have been itching to see on screen for years—modern, updated takes on the classic Generation 1 Transformers designs, duking it out on Cybertron in the ultimate Autobot vs. Decepticon battle. But one titan in particular was weirdly absent, and the reason is a complex one.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/megatron-was-almost-in-bumblebees-nostalgia-laden-openi-1833819297

Thank the Primes, Optimus Prime’s Rad Bumblebee Design Is Getting a Fantastic Figure

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Bumblebee was a delight for many reasons, but one of the highlights was its opening sequences set at the height of Cyberton’s massive war between the Autobots and the Decepticons—giving us some glorious new takes on those classic Gen1 Transformers designs in the process. Now the best of the best of those throwbacks is…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/thank-the-primes-optimus-primes-rad-bumblebee-design-i-1832442296

The Post-Apocalyptic Abe Lincoln the Country Deserves, and More of the Best Axe-Wielding Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things collectible, toy-related, and budget-breaking. This week we’ve got a beautiful Transformer from the Bumblebee movie that doesn’t actually transform, a post-apocalyptic version of Abraham Lincoln and more minifigures from The Lego Movie 2, and the return…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-post-apocalyptic-abe-lincoln-the-country-deserves-1831734704

You Can Buy All Four Bumblebee Camaros From Transformers, but They’re Not Street Legal

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Perhaps you’ve seen a Transformers movie, or two, or six, in the past 11 years. (Google says there are six now.) Perhaps you’ve liked them, even, to the point that you’ve dreamed of one day owning the sporty, automatic stunt cars that turn into robots on the big screen. Now’s your chance to own four.

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https://jalopnik.com/you-can-buy-all-four-bumblebee-camaros-from-transformer-1831489636

The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December’s Blockbuster Genre Movies

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In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a theater again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favorites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-refreshing-earnestness-of-last-decembers-blockbuste-1831468360

Episode IX Rumor Shutdowns, Teases for Alien’s Future, and More

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Keanu Reeves has his eyes on playing a Marvel superhero. Get a real good look at Hellboy’s villain. Netflix has released the first five minutes of its apocalyptic horror movie Bird Box. Plus, a new clip from Bumblebee, a look at Judi Dench in Artemis Fowl, and what’s to come on Gotham, The Gifted, and The Orville.…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/episode-ix-rumor-shutdowns-teases-for-aliens-future-a-1831133753

How Bumblebee’s 1980s Setting Turned It Into Every Transformers Fan’s Dream

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Everything about Bumblebee is totally 1980s, from its time period and music to its first generation Transformer designs and so much more. As they tell it, director Travis Knight and writer Christina Hodson both knew that setting the newest Transformers installment in the decade when the Transformers actually rose to…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-bumblebees-1980s-setting-turned-it-into-every-trans-1831159187

The Mandalorian Could Include Two Iconic Star Wars Bounty Hunters

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The long-in-the-works Battlestar Galactica movie has found a writer. John Mulaney pitches the perfect Spider-Ham spinoff. Get a big look at Gotham’s return. James Wan teases the third Conjuring. Plus, behind the scenes on Aquaman and Bumblebee, and a new look at the CW’s Roswell reboot. Spoilers ahead!

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-mandalorian-could-include-two-iconic-star-wars-boun-1831133651

Stargirl Recruits Another Member of the Justice Society

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James Wan won’t produce the Resident Evil reboot after all. Thomas Mann teases what to expect from the live-action Lady and the Tramp adaptation. Gotham teases more death and destruction in its final season. Plus, a few more new snippets from Bumblebee, and what’s coming on Young Justice. Spoilers now!

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/stargirl-recruits-another-member-of-the-justice-society-1831133642