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Transformers Fan Video Brings Toys to Life, Mouth Sounds Included

If you owned action figures when you were a kid, chances are you made them fight. Everyone did. And, as you know, what to and adult likely looked like a toddler slamming two multi-jointed pieces of colored plastic together was in fact an epic struggle of life and death, replete with a deep narrative and insatiable quest for honor and glory. It just never looked like that to the casual outsider observer.

Now it does.

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A new short video simply titled "The Real Deal" has been making the rounds online, reminding everyone of those simpler days when the world's ills could be boiled down to a simple struggle -- who will win, Optimus Prime or Megatron? Starring a young boy and his Transformers, these are no mere static action figures. They've got moves and, with the help of some assistive computer graphics, they use them liberally.

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The short video is the creation of YouTube user and self-taught filmmaker Patrick Boivin. While the Transformers fight is something to behold, it's nothing compared to some of Boivin's other works, like "Little Ant-Man," in which the same child dons an Ant-Man costume and fights ladybugs to reclaim a dropped Nerds candy. The special effects are truly something to behold, especially the slow-motion shot of the ladybug grazing Little Ant-Man's mask with its wings as he backflips to safety.

(via Gizmodo)

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