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Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Make Toys MTRM-7 Visualizers. I really like how the lens is integrated and how they hide it away. This figure went on sale for a good price so I finally have my MP G1 Reflector.

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Camera to Robots: 0:08
Robots to Camera: 1:17
Speed run to Robots: 2:26
Speed run to Camera: 2:50
2x Run: 3:14
End credits: 3:37

Production Note: Target was 12 fps. Turning all their heads during the 360 really slowed that process down, as you might imagine.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Vindicated” and “Run”

Stop-Motion Transformation of DX9 D-10 Hanzo. It's a fun figure. The legs and the hands are a bit tricky.

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Normal Runs
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Wolf to Spaceship: 0:09
Spaceship to Truck: 0:52
Truck to Tank: 1:18
Tank to Gun: 1:58
Gun to Robot: 2:24
Robot to Gun: 3:01
Gun to Tank: 3:43
Tank to Truck: 4:06
Truck to Spaceship: 4:47
Spaceship to Wolf: 5:13

Speed Runs
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Wolf to Spaceship: 5:53
Spaceship to Truck: 6:07
Truck to Tank: 6:15
Tank to Gun: 6:27
Gun to Robot: 6:34
Robot to Gun: 6:44
Gun to Tank: 6:56
Tank to Truck: 7:03
Truck to Spaceship: 7:14
Spaceship to Wolf: 7:22

2x Run: 7:35
End credits: 8:25

Production Note: I had pictured doing this the same way as the triple-changers, but it turns out I can’t. Like I mathematically can’t.

You see, if there are two modes, then every part has a distinct destination. So I just film that starting in one mode and going all the way to the other mode with turns at each end.

With a triple-changer, every part has from 1 to 2 destinations. Two modes might share a destination for a part, but there will always be the third mode that has that other destination for that part. So I set the figure up so that every part is where it would be in a *majority* of modes (so 2 out of 3). I call this a “primordial” form. It looks half-transformed So I shoot that by going from the primordial to one of the three modes. Some parts won’t have to move going between the two modes that have the majority. So you avoid having any parts that do absurd things like unfold and then immediately refold when moving between the particular two modes that share the position. This primordial position is, as far as I can tell, *always* possible for triple changers.
(And then I very carefully reset back to the primordial for each of the three sequences and I stitch it together in post in the pattern 1231321 to cover all six possible transiti..

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of MMC Reformatted R-13 Spartan. This figure was loaned to me by fakter1. See more of this collection: follow @teletraan1ne on Instagram. Such a fun figure. I like how the treads form the lower legs and the overall aesthetic of the figure. Big fan of MMC.

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Tank to Robot: 0:10
Robot to Tank: 0:54
Speed run to Robot: 1:38
Speed run to Tank: 1:55
2x Run: 2:12
End credits: 2:30

Production Note: My first production using DragonFrame. Excellent program. Much better than my old program. You see, yesterday I went to get a jump on shooting Hanzo. I don’t usually shoot on Saturday but Hanzo is going to be a long shoot. Except I discover that Eclipse’s registration server is failing; throwing 500 errors. At that point I figured if I wanted to stop screwing around with the monthly cost for that I may as well get another program that I’d actually be able to use this weekend. So I picked up DragonFrame. It even comes with a USB keypad (pending in the mail) to help you capture the action a bit more ergonomically. It took about an hour to figure out, but it’s a great program. It has onion-skinning of course, but it also has a really easy toggle button that allows you to flick back and forth from the previous frame to the live view so you can see better what’s off on the alignment. Turns out it was set to produce JPG files instead of PNG files but you know what? The JPG files look just as good (same resolution) and are easier to manage. So I might leave it like that. It ended up being a nice break to shoot a figure with ONLY two modes.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard ..

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of DX9 D-08 Gewalt. This figure was loaned to me by fakter1. See more of this collection: follow @teletraan1ne on Instagram. Excellent version of Blitzwing. A bit odd how the head flops over for tank mode.

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Tank to Plane: 0:08
Plane to Robot: 1:18
Robot to Tank: 2:32

Speed Runs:
from/to: Tank - Plane - Robot
Tank: n/a - 3:52 - 5:20
Plane: 6:20 - n/a - 4:20
Robot: 4:50 - 5:51 - n/a

2x Run: 6:49
End credits: 8:17

Production Note: Longest video yet, I think. Seems like just about any triple-changer can be done this way. I wanted to do the same thing with DX9 Hanzo, but I realized there was a problem with that. You see, with a triple changer if a part is stowed in two modes and deployed in one, then the primordial mode would simply match the majority. So you only ever deploy it once when going to the mode that needs it. But with Hanzo... For example, two modes have the guns on his feet deployed and four modes they are stowed. So you would imagine the primordial mode would be the stowed version. But then when you switch between those two modes you’d end up having the guns stow and then come right back out again. There are even worse issues when you consider there are multiple overlapping items like that (the worst being the entire legs stowing for three modes and unfolding for the other three - which is primordial?) Plus if I show all 30 sequences I could end up with a what - 30 minute video? So the plan now is to simply plow through the six modes in sequence and call it a day: Wolf - Plane - Car - Tank - Gun - Robot. That’ll be a long shoot.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I co..

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Fans Toys FT-31A Roadking. Pretty amazing how the whole tractor-trailer turns into a robot. Pretty cool how they manage to hide all 18 wheels. Wouldn’t be Fans Toys if it didn’t employ some flimsy little “we swear this isn’t a parts-former” linkages. Will the combiner parts be a separate item? Sure looks like it.

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Truck to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Truck: 1:38
Speed run to Robot: 3:07
Speed run to Truck: 3:40
2x Run: 4:14
End credits: 4:47

Production Note: Pretty tricky to do those floppy linkages in the lower legs - had to lay the lower leg down but the registration is all over the place. I hope the mechanism is clear enough. Longest one in a while. 956 photographs.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Pride Before the Fall” and “Start Your Engines”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Takara MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave. Soundwave was my favorite G1 toy. Pretty simple, but an excellent figure. Full disclosure - the Ratbat is totally a KO. You can actually fit three cassettes in his chest at once. There’s a two stage backplane that pops forward to push the tapes up to the front as you remove each one. Pretty clever.

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Boombox to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Boombox: 0:54
Speed run to Robot: 1:40
Speed run to Boombox: 1:59
2x Run: 2:19
End credits: 2:39

Production Note: The artifacting you see is because I screwed up something early in the production pipeline and discovered it late in the pipeline. So it will serve as a reminder to us all to measure twice and cut once.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Demise” and “Start Your Engines”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro SS-37 Studio Series Rampage. Good figure considering it has to triple-change into a lower leg. Looking forward to building the whole set over the next year.

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Bulldozer to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Leg: 0:38
Leg to Robot: 1:04
Robot to Bulldozer: 1:35
Speed run to Robot: 2:00
Speed run to Leg: 2:11
Speed run to Robot: 2:22
Speed run to Bulldozer: 2:35
2x Run: 2:44
End credits: 3:06

Production Note: Nothing new to report. Shot with 12fps in mind.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Granite” and “Start Your Engines”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Takara/Tomy MP-43 Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron. Great representation of BW Megatron, but there are some stress marks on the pin socket on the secondary hinges on the middle flap of the backpack (the flap that folds differently than the two on either side of it sequentially). You have to articulate that end of the armature for the pins to slot properly. They’ve held up so far through a dozen or so transformations, but the marks make me nervous.

This is in my opinion the right way to transform him, regardless of what Takara’s directions say. Opening those bottom flaps give you access to the shell armatures so you can grasp them directly instead of putting undue stress on the shells getting them open.

The lift mechanism: Mine was TIGHT when I got it but it was an easy fix. To get it open the first time, you can put a wide pry tool in the gap between the lower, frighteningly delicate, part and the upper part of the slide. Twist your tool and it will pop the slide loose. Then, look at the front of the slide (from the robot’s point of view) There are a couple of burrs there - that’s what made popping it loose so hard. File those burrs down a bit and it won’t be so tight when locked down in dino mode anymore. Would still recommend using the pry tool or at the very least DO NOT just grab the legs and the torso and pull - if you yank that long swivel screw out of its socket, you’re screwed.

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Dino to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Dino: 1:13
Speed run to Robot: 2:17
Speed run to Dino: 2:41
2x Run: 3:05
End credits: 3:28

Production Note:
Most won’t notice or read this, but I had a bit of fun with the dino’s eyes. They flick towards the camera on the rotation and they roll up in his head just before transformation start.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame f..

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro SS-35 Studio Series Jetfire. This is a much better rendition of bayverse Jetfire than the previous offering, although quite a bit smaller. I like how they hide the flats. He combines pretty well with SS-32 but you won’t see that here. Levitating parts in mid-air to assemble a parts-former is not my bag, you dig?

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Jet to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Jet: 0:58
Speed run to Robot: 1:46
Speed run to Jet: 2:03
2x Run: 2:19
End credits: 2:35

Production Note:
Nothing of note particularly. My stupid dehumidifier in my basement decided to stop using the hose to dump into the sump but rather piddle directly on the floor like an over excited poodle. It got my backdrops wet, but thankfully didn’t go in the direction of my collection of boxes.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Demise” and “Run”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro SS-38 Studio Series Optimus Prime. This is a surprisingly complex figure. There’s a bit too much parts-parking required, but it’s a clever figure. There are also issues with some of the softer parts being a bit warped (like the insides of his lower legs). I predict one of those KO+ figures appearing soon. I liked the cybertron scenes in the Bumblebee movie quite a lot.

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Truck to Robot: 0:12
Robot to Truck: 1:06
Speed run to Robot: 2:00
Speed run to Truck: 2:24
2x Run: 2:48
End credits: 3:09

Production Note:
I cheated the speed run a bit longer so it would hit the musical cue for the 2x run. So if you are by some chance in the habit of following my viewing note below, you may encounter extra frames here and there throughout the speed run.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Led Foot” and “Takeoff”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of TF:Prime First Edition Starscream. I love how the slouchy posture is part of the mold. These First Editions from the Prime line were great. I suspect they were going to be too expensive for retailers, so they had to shift gears and make the line cheaper, which meant lower part counts and letting the figures to be full of holes. Some of the mainline figures (Wheeljack, Vehicon) were quite good, but that was the beginning of the slide in figure quality. (It’s turned around a bit in Studio Series, but they’re still pretty hollow.) But they already had some some of the originally planned higher-grade figures, so TRU picked them up as an exclusive. What a line that could have been. I’d like to see MP-grade companies get into Prime, or Animated. And a damned MP Railracer.

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Jet to Robot: 0:10
Robot to Jet: 0:54
Speed run to Robot: 1:39
Speed run to Jet: 1:55
2x Run: 2:12
End credits: 2:31

Production Notes:
I used a new technique on the movements in post: I made them all exactly half a second and the pauses are also exactly a second. It looks very rhythmic.

I also figured out a technique to quickly re-register the figure after removing it from the stage and putting it back. Maybe that will be my secret. There’s a clue in how the figure drifts after the arms come down.

People think small figures are easy, but they are a real pain in the ass to keep still. They’re only easier in the number-of-steps department. But the new method really helped keep session time down while maintaining low incidental movement.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With mi..

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro Transformers:Prime Vehicon. I love the way the top of the car rolls up. Most of the First Edition figures from the Prime line were much better than their main-line counterparts, but I would argue that the FE Vehicon was too complicated and kibbly and this main-line version is much more elegant. Short video, but a great figure.

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Car to Robot: 0:19
Robot to Car: 0:35
Speed run to Robot: 1:01
Speed run to Car: 1:11
2x Run: 1:20
End credits: 1:29

Production Note:
I went back to doing the turn-around in 71 steps instead of 142 and shooting for 12fps (or “in two’s”) to save myself time. Fancier figures will still get the fancier treatment.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Dead Reckoning” and “Thor’s Hammer”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Toy Wolf W-01 Dirty Man. I have waited my whole life for a transformer that turns into a toilet. They have a urinal in the works, bless their little hearts. When I was a kid, I would show my dad a new transformer and he would often joke “Does it turn into a toilet?”. This one is dedicated to you, dad - wish you could have seen it.

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Toilet to Robot: 0:26
Robot to Toilet: 1:03
Speed run to Robot: 1:35
Speed run to Toilet: 1:50
2x Run: 2:05
End credits: 2:21

Production Note: I had a bit more animation in this one because it’s so funny to me. The little turd ending up in the precise center of the turntable was a complete accident.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Vindicated” and “Double Helix”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of X-Transbots MX-17H Herald. Some clever ideas, but too much parts-parking. If you own this, you should appreciate the method I used for the head.

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Car to Robot: 0:11
Robot to Car: 1:15
Speed run to Robot: 2:20
Speed run to Car: 2:46
2x Run: 3:11
End credits: 3:37

Production Note: Pretty easy production. Smaller figures are nice that way.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Led Foot” and “Thor’s Hammer”

Stop-Motion Transformation of Perfect Effect PEDX-09 Mega Doragon. What a gorgeous figure. Simple but clever design. You have to be sure to get the arms right. I actually had the left arm off by one ratchet tooth in dragon mode but by the time I realized it, it was too late to do anything about. Not a big deal, but that’s why there was a slight gap between the chest and belly of the dragon mode. Anyway, pay particular attention to the orientation of the elbow joints.

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Dragon to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Dragon: 0:59
Speed run to Robot: 1:48
Speed run to Dragpm: 2:10
2x Run: 2:31
End credits: 2:53

Production Note: Another tricky one to deal with due to its size.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Demise” and “By the Sword”.

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of MMC Ocular Max PS-04 Azalea. This is the best Arcee, such an elegant design. And with an eye to posing. Those panels above her knees give way to allow her legs to fold nearly in half. Her elbows are double-jointed. She’s a tad shorter than MP-28 Hot Rod, but that works pretty good. The car is a bit too small, but only because they do such a good job of packing her up. Make sure you start the neck with a small tool - you can’t just yank up on her head: you have to get that joint going first. Same thing with extracting the wheels from the thighs - use a small tool.

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Car to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Car: 1:01
Speed run to Robot: 1:52
Speed run to Car: 2:15
2x Run: 2:37
End credits: 3:00

Production Note:
The other day I had an epiphany when it comes to figure mounting: glue dots. They are clear, a bit gummy, and don’t leave residue (if you buy the “temporary” kind). This is my first shoot using them. When the car is upside down I have dots applied to the nose of the car and the two“wings”. Those three dots sufficed to hold the car at that angle even at the end of that sequence when her legs (60% of her weight) were cantilevered into the air. Great product and already nearly invisible so no extra editing required. Bye, sticky tac!

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Vindicated” and “Thor’s Hammer”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Planet X PXC-01 Ismenios. Gorgeous figure. Pretty simple. Use a tool to push that forearm tab out. It avoids undue stress on the fists if you push on the fists directly, so the tab has to get out of the way. Would not recommend pushing on the tab to push on the fist. Based on Deathsaurus (Dezarus) from Victory.

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Dragon to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Dragon: 0:58
Speed run to Robot: 1:48
Speed run to Dragon: 2:15
2x Run: 2:42
End credits: 3:09

Production Note: This one was tricky because he’s so big. The original pictures had way too much of my rig showing in the long shots, so I had to clean those with Photoshop automation.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Double Helix” and “Run”

Figure Note:
Stop-Motion Transformation of Magic Square MS-01 Light of Freedom. This is a clever figure. If the black swingarm in the forearm gets stuck, unbend the second elbow joint. Alternatively, you can separate the forearm panel just a bit and use something pointy to sneak into the gap nearest the elbow and give that little black swingarm a push. Then open it up the rest of the way.

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Truck to Robot: 0:09
Robot to Truck: 1:19
Speed run to Robot: 2:28
Speed run to Truck: 3:03
2x Run: 3:37
End credits: 4:12

Production Note:
I edited this one in more the traditional way, with 12-frame(1/2s) pauses between movements, but with the new higher picture count I capture. If I had 7 or more frames for the movement, I would leave them at 24fps, but if there were 6 or so frames available I would go 12fps. Fewer (like two) I would dissolve or stutter, depending on the situation.

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “By the Sword” and “Thor’s Hammer”

Stop-Motion Transformation of Unique Toys R-01 Peru Kill. Hope you enjoyed the modern reshoot. Such an amazing figure. Thought I’d do a high-frame-count reshoot of one of the most clever figures ever. But THEN I thought I’d present it at 12fps. Then I decided I wanted to sync it dramatically with “Pride Before the Fall”, so I made every pause twice as long as usual. You know, for the drama of it. The next run is a speed run in the sense that it is every photo shot run in sequence at 24fps. It just looks slow because there are so many photos (723). So the 2x run (every other frame) looks more like a traditional speed run. Then I threw in 4x and 8x for giggles.

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12fps Car to Robot: 0:09
12fps Robot to Car: 1:35
24fps speed run (every photograph): 3:01
2x run (every other photo): 4:01
4x run (every 4th photo): 4:31
8x run (every 8th photo): 4:46
End credits: 4:54

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Pride Before the Fall” and “Start Your Engines”

Find the poll in the community tab at my channel.

In this sequence, there is the starting position, one click of the first joint, first click of the second joint, second click of the second joint. So there are only 4 pictures in total.

In all clips we linger on the starting position and the end position.

A: Show both intermediate clips in the middle at two frames per clip.
B: Show both intermediate clips in the middle at 12 frames per clip.
C: Same as B. but with dissolve transitions.

Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro RotF Mindwipe and Skystalker. These are very cool figures. The docking feature was undocumented but designed on purpose nonetheless. Thanks to my Patrons for helping me choose this. Next up, barring new figures, will be a modern re-shoot of MP Inferno.

General Note:
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Jets to Robots: 0:09
Robots to Jets: 0:47
Speed run to Robots: 1:25
Speed run to Jets: 1:39
2x Run: 1:54
End credits: 2:08

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Demise” and “Run”

Stop-Motion Transformation of Takara MPM-6 Movie Masterpiece Ironhide. Takara forgot to install the back of his head. It could up to four months for me to get the part, so I figured being timely is more important and it’s not too noticeable. It also has a faulty clip socket on the left side that doesn’t stay clipped. Not too big a deal. I could really use some material to work with, so consider loaning me a figure, particularly if you’re a vendor. On the horizon will be Azalea and that insane samurai toilet bot by Toy Wolf. And later on MP-43 (Assuming I can figure out how to get one.) and of course MP-44 once I find a buyer for my kidney.

Transformation notes:
My video can’t express what a pain in the ass this thing is to stitch together. The only part I couldn’t show properly is the hidden double-segment joint that is inside the hood halves. By the time you’re in truck mode, the hidden segments should be fully extended. In robot mode they are collapsed a bit. There is a kind of useless extra ratchet joint just below the top “shoulder” joint that needs to be just SO. Same with the elbow joints - must be as shown. By leaving the fender bits until last, you keep a portal open where you can stick you finger so you can press the hood tabs down, because they WILL pop loose, and frequently. You can actually tab in the tabs at the front of the windows pretty late in the process since they’re just going to come loose anway..

General Note:
If you like my work, please consider donating at Patreon (patreon.com/peolesdru) or send me a one-time donation via Paypal (paypal.me/peolesdru).

Truck to Robot: 0:08
Robot to Truck: 1:16
Speed run to Robot: 2:24
Speed run to Truck: 2:47
2x Run: 3:10
End credits: 3:33

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in ..

Special thanks to Cardboard Bots for his generous donation. If you've been living under a rock he does really cool videos where he reviews a figure and gives background on it and it's all done using stop-motion. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQskf82AUEdkhy149j-oOhw

Stop-Motion Transformation of Unique Toys R-02 Challenger. This is the 2018 Figure of the Year for me. Unique toys has woven their black magic once again. Looking forward to R-03 Megatron when it comes out. My only gripe would be that they didn’t provide for front to back ankle movement. But it’s a small price to pay for something this elegant and clever.

General Note:
If you like my work, please consider donating at Patreon (patreon.com/peolesdru) or send me a one-time donation via Paypal (paypal.me/peolesdru). I could really use figures to shoot, so drop me a line at gmail if you’re interested.

Truck to Robot: 0:17
Robot to Truck: 1:43
Speed run to Robot: 3:08
Speed run to Truck: 3:37
2x Run: 4:06
End credits: 4:35

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Pride Before the Fall” and “Run”

Stop-Motion Transformation of Takara Beast Wars Neo Longrack.
This is my favorite Beast Wars figure. It has this bizarre feature where if you push in the tongue of the giraffe, its eyes move. Couldn’t show it in the video, because it’s spring-loaded.

Support
What I desperately need are figures to shoot. I can’t afford to buy them all! If you would like to loan me a figure, you would earn a mention at the end of the video. I would be very careful with the figure and would pay for shipping it back. If you’re interested, my email address is [email protected]. You are always welcome to support me via Patreon (patreon.com/peolesdru) or send me a one-time donation via Paypal (paypal.me/peolesdru).

Special Note 0:01
Giraffe to Robot: 0:21
Robot to Giraffe: 1:03
Speed run to Robot: 1:43
Speed run to Giraffe: 1:57
2x Run: 2:11
End credits: 2:25

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Sea of Sand” and “Thor’s Hammer”

Stop-Motion Transformation of Hasbro SS-02 Studio Series Stinger. Pretty clever transformation. If you want to loan me a figure to shoot I'm open to suggestions and you would
get full credit. You can guess what my gmail address is.

General Note:
If you like my work, please consider donating at Patreon (patreon.com/peolesdru) or send me a one-time donation via Paypal (paypal.me/peolesdru).

Car to Robot: 0:17
Robot to Car: 0:52
Speed run to Robot: 1:26
Speed run to Car: 1:39
2x Run: 1:51
End credits: 2:04

Viewing Note:
If you want to follow along, I recommend skipping to the speed run and using the Chrome plugin called "Frame by Frame for YouTube". It turns your , and . keyboard keys into single-frame movement keys. Every step of the transformation is documented in the frames of the video, in what I consider to be the best sequence. With minimal rubbing and minimal parts-parking.

Music: The music is by Ethan Meixsell - www.ethanmeixsell.com
Songs: “Start Your Engines” (2nd half), “Run” (2nd half). Never get to hear the second halves of these songs, so here you go.

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Stop-motion videos of Transformers transforming.