A few years back I stumbled across the website TFsource and was reintroduced into the world of Transformer toys. One of the things that has changed since I was a kid is the sheer amount of companies making Transformers besides Hasbro. The new Transformer toys also are much more complex and posable unlike the Transformers from the 1980s like Sideswipe I still have from my childhood you can see below.

With that being said, I purchased a few of them and recently have found the time to start taking photos of these tiny Autobots and Decepticons. Out of all the 3rd Party Transformers I have taken photos of Newage has been my favorite.

Years ago when I first started dabbling in toy photography I had smaller 3.75-inch toys that just lacked the quality I wanted in my photos. That is not the case with these Newage Transformers. They have exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality and possibility of poses for photos. These Transformers, or should I say transforming robots, do go by different names to avoid copyright issues like Jazz (pictured above) goes by Manero in the Newage universe.

So in this photo rather than it being Jazz, Bumblebee, and Smokescreen Transformers we have Manero, Flipper, and Maverick the robots that transform into vehicles.

The tiny size of these Transformers makes it easier to use tablets and mirrors to create scenes and come up with more photos around the house like the composite photo above. These 3 to 4-inch tall Transformers are superposable and look great in photos.

Newage Transformers also have come a long way in terms of quality, The newer version of Bumblebee below is smaller, more accurate, and fits in the palm of my hand.

Newage’s Megatron, or should say Agamenmon, is 4.3 inches tall and has been a lot of fun to capture photos of. The quality of Megatron is super impressive and the accessories that came with it have expanded the photo possibilities. My favorite photo of the batch at the top of the post features Bumblebee and Cliffjumper battling Megatron which I captured inside of an old G4 Mac Tower.

I am already working on a Transformers toy photography post featuring Hasbro Transformers and should have that live on the site in the coming months. If you have Transformer toy photos you would like to get featured on our website and socials make sure to tag your photos on socials with #tp_transformers.

On that note, Autobots roll out!