Little Kids Demonstrating Their Very Impressive Transformer Costumes

May 21, 2018


This is a video of three young kids demonstrating their surprisingly impressive Transformer costumes. In the mix are Optimus Prime, Starscream (one of my favorites) and Bumblebee. They take a little while to get ready to transform and roll out (skip to 0:30), but once they do, it's a treat. Now if only the person filming could have just transformed their phone from portrait to landscape mode. It's kind of crazy to think about -- they took what could have been a rock-solid video, and almost rendered it unwatchable. Did they ever stop to think about all the panning they were having to do? And like, maybe there's an easy fix for that? "Obviously not." Obviously. I'm so mad I could spit. *spits* "That's a lot of blood, GW." I think my stomach is bleeding.

Keep going for the video, complete with ridiculous zoomed sidebars because somebody was clearly determined to make an already bad video even worse.

Thanks to Alan, who'd like to think if G.I. Joe cartoons were still made today, there would be always be a don't film in portrait mode PSA at the end of every episode.

  • The_Wretched

    Very cool! well done

  • zutaddypu-2975
  • Andyman7714

    I remember Halloween parties where I transformed into a fall down drunk.

  • steve holt

    that's my favorite costume! That and "handsy the octopus".

  • spikedeclue

    GW has given up with all the vertical video. It isn't even mentioned it anymore, it's just expected.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Yep. The only thing that can correct this error in the human race, is to implement a swift, humane death to all those who film video vertically. It's the only solution.

    A 'Final Solution', if you will.

  • shashi

    this solution sounds familiar

  • Ollie Williams

    At this point, all phone cameras should open up in landscape mode by default, and you have to tap a button to put it in portrait mode. I bet that'd resolve a lot of these.

  • TheQiwiMan

    (yeah, but I like my solution better)

  • Bling Nye

    Yep, been saying that for years now. Landscape regardless of phone orientation, have to manually switch to portrait mode.

  • spikedeclue

    "Gah, it's so hard to get all these kids in the frame at once! I must need a bigger phone."

  • Bling Nye

    "A bigger phone you say?"


  • Jenness

    I'm so jealous. All I got were fake teeth that gave me a sore throat every year or a plastic face.

  • adsffda

    i got a rock

  • Jenness

    Awww, but was it a cool pet rock?

  • The_Wretched

    I had a giant inflatable spider on my head one year.

  • Jenness

    Ooh you sound fancy! Bet you were the life of the party

  • TheQiwiMan

    Fellow '80s kid, looks like. I knew we were Kindred Spirits. ;-)

  • Jenness
  • TheQiwiMan
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