By Cassandra Khaw| The Verge
Michael Bay might have the multi-million dollar budget, but Harris Loureiro has the ’80s touch. Using toy Transformers, a handful of special effects, and Stan Bush’s iconic power ballad “The Touch,” the YouTube user crafts a surprisingly slick fight scene between Optimus Prime and a fleet of Constructicons. It took Loureiro more than a month to edit the five-minute-long short, after completing filming in September last year. The entire production positively drips nostalgia, which is unsurprising given that the stop-motion animation is dedicated to the series’ old-school fans.