Monday, July 2, 2012

Transformers Vintage Horror Movie Series

The Vintage Horror Movie Series was a proposed subline to the Generation 1 series of Transformers which never made it past the conceptualization phase concept art phase.

The series would have seen several monsters from classic horror movies realized as transforming robots. Whether these robots were going to be Autobots or Decepticons is unknown, probably Decepticons, and why movie monsters were to be the basis for the transformers chosen configurations will forever remain a question. Known monsters within the Vintage Horror Movie Series include:

Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Fly

 Sorry, no Frankenstein's monster.

Oddly, the legal feasibility of this proposed series is highly questionable. While the character of Count Dracula dwells within the public domain, the Creature from the Black Lagoon is owned by Universal Studios, while the Fly is owned by 20th Century Fox. Generations identifies the toys as being these characters specifically, not parodies or approximations. Whether any actual attempts were made byTakara or Hasbro to obtain rights from the proper studios is unknown, though that fact may have contributed to the series' cancellation at the early concept art phase.


  1. These are so cool! They definitely have an 70s/80s vibe to them - too bad the concepts never made it into production. :/

  2. Not a transformers fan but I would have picked up Creature and Dracula. This would have been a fun cross over. Oh well thanks for the fun post.


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