Deathbattle: Optimus vs. Gundam

A few years ago, I made a post about the differences between a Transformer and a Gundam (Gundam and Transformers: A look at two robots). It’s not bad, and I still find satisfaction seeing people view that post.

When ScrewAttack’s Deathbattle made a video on pitting two iconic Transformers and Gundam, however, I was excited. Which of the two giant robots would be better at beating each other to dust? Which would rise victorious, and leave the other a heaping pile of scrapmetal?

Well, if you haven’t watched it yet, and you are interested in the two franchises, I suggest you give that video a look.

As for the results? Well, let’s just say that I was surprised at the outcome, and I bet on the one that got obliterated. Although I agree that the points are valid, and I now agree with the outcome.

The deathbattle also pointed out an additional difference between a Gundam and a Transformer – Transformers are old and ancient. Gundams are relatively new in their series – specially the RX-78-2, which in its series was fresh off the assembly line.