| For those who grew up in the 80s, many of us, at some point in our lives, have dreamed about Transformers toys coming alive – mayhem spilling over the carpet floor, fluids gushing, laser fire brilliance, smoke plumes, bodies strewn, deafening blasts, the sizzling sound of electrical waves, the crackles and snaps of sparks, a time when destruction meets beauty.
As we age, dreams get piled on top of one another and we are not reminded of having them until someone brings them back to the forefront. I’m not really the Transfan I was when I was a kid, but when I saw Harris Loureiro’s work, I came pretty close to where I once was in 1986.
Loureiro became a hero of sorts to me overnight when Youtube offered up his video “Transformers Generation Movie Stop Motion” and I thought, sure, I’ll take the gamble. I’ve spent more time doing worse things.
For years, Transformers video production has failed to ever really appeal to me. I never cared for Playskool when I was a child let alone now but that’s where Transformers series are stuck. At least the comic world has the right idea. Of course, however, comics are no substitute for a multi-sensory experience like a film thus leaving a fan like me yearning.
Thankfully, there is Loureiro (not to mention considerable advancements in toy engineering) bringing new life to the Transformers universe and giving fans of Generation One designs something to cheer about. What’s more, like what Donkey Kong Country did for us and videogames, he’s bringing us one giant step closer to Transformers actually being real!
His work is in a class of its own and is so good it will surely inspire others to complete similar projects. The future is bright!
If you are a Transformers fan and are left wanting more after seeing the videos below, send the guy some encouragement and, if you can, money to be put towards the purchase of new characters and set upgrades!Harris Loureiro, stop motion, toys, transformers