How The Decepticons Nearly Stole Christmas

The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons is a serious conflict spanning millions of years. Hasbro’s new holiday-themed Transformers stop-motion short recalls the time Megatron and his cronies very nearly stole Christmas from Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Windblade, and Grimlock.

It’s nice to see million-year-old robots from another planet embracing human traditions. One would think being actively engaged in a never-ending war is a good reason to skip the holiday season. Not the Autobots. They’ve got all the human holiday angles covered.

In a truly impressive work of stop-motion animation—especially considering how little articulation toys from Hasbro’s Transformers: Cyberverse line possess–Megatron and his henchbots arrive just in time to ruin everyone’s fun. A battle ensues. There are no visual human casualties, but I’m imagining rivers of blood. To be fair, I’m always imagining rivers of blood. Happy holidays.

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