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The final chapter of the Unicron Trilogy
on August 31, 2014
Transformers: Cybertron is the third and final part of the Unicron Trilogy in the West. From what I've read in Japan it's a stand-alone series that has no links to the previous 2 series before it (Armada and Energon respectfully) and in a strange way that be why I think it's the best of the three.
Picking up an undisclosed amount of time after the ending of "Energon" the destruction of Unicron has created a super black hole that threatens to destroy the Transformers homeworld of Cybertron and eventually the entire universe. Optimus Prime is forced to order all transformers on Cybertron to be move to Earth and to blend in without the humans noticing. Before Team Prime can leave they're visited by Vector Prime the Autobot guardian of time and space who tells them that the only way to stop the Super Black Hole is to find the four Cyber planet keys and the Omega Lock to release the power of Primus the creator of all the Transformers. He also gives the members of Team Prime the power to use fragments of the Cyber planet keys to unlock new weapons and powers.
Then Megatron, Starscream, and the super annoying Thundercracker arrive and follow the Autobots to Earth where we meet 3 new human characters brothers Colby and Bud, and Lori the girl next door Colby and Bud are gearheads and they of course help the Autobots find the keys and Vector Prime also has 3 new Mini-Cons be their partners.
The quest for the Keys to take the Autobots to Speed Planet a planet of robot racers.Beast Planet a primitive planet filled with Transformers that transform into animals and Giant Planet a planet of giant construction robots and home of the new Mini-Cons.
The Autobots and Decepticons find new members for their respective sides on each planet. Starscream betrays Megatron (for the zillionth time) and uses the power of the Keys to become a giant and even fights Primus who defeats him planet boas! Megatron becomes Galvatron (again) and the series as a knock out drag out fight to death between Optimus Prime and Galvatron that easily equals the epic battle in the 86 animated movie.The final episode takes the Transformers into deep space to finish the space bridge and hide the Cyber Planet Keys.
The animation is combination of tradition cel for the humans and CGI transformers this does take a little getting used to, the designs of the Transformers look great and most (but not all) the Transformers move a lot better than they did in "Armada" and "Energon" if there is problem with the animation it's the overuse of stock scenes of the Transformers transforming and combining with each other.
The voice acting is pretty good and there aren't many mis-naming characters this time. A lot of the Transformers have accents in this series while some have accents that are funny and some are just downright annoying I do feel it does give them more personalty.
The series is pretty good and with only a few lines and some brief cameos at the end of the final episode to tie into the previous 2 series it works great as it's a series in own right. Give it a chance it's a lot of fun.