Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

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TheTF.Net Northern Meet

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Transformers Prime Blu-Ray and DVD Release

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on January 25, 2012 | DVD,Transformers Prime |

We just received this press release about the American release for Transformers Prime on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Featuring Over 10 Hours of Non-Stop Action, Special Bonus Content and More!



Transformers-PrimePrepare to experience the world of TRANSFORMERS PRIME like never before with perfect picture visuals and the purest digital sound available when the entire first season of the award-winning CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere in North America on March 6, 2012 in a deluxe 4-DVD set and a Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray™ collection from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray collections of TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON boast all 26 action-packed episodes (including the 5-part miniseries Darkness Rising) and special bonus content. For a limited time only, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray contains a 96-page IDW graphic novel based on this hit series.

Delivering a new level of heavy metal action and family entertainment for all ages, the limited edition Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $64.99 SRP. The deluxe 4-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $ 29.93 SRP.

The TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as old foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new EMMY Award winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, A Hasbro Studios production, currently airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. and Teletoons in Canada, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting a new chapter for a new generation of fans.

In early 2011, loyal TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The HUB. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, AUTOBOT Ratchet, Bulkhead, and many others are back to “roll out” against Megatron’s latest attempt to conquer Earth. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers.

Season One of TRANSFORMERS PRIME boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Adam Baldwin, Markie Post, Ernie Hudson, among other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline serving as executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as writers for the feature films TRANSFORMERS and TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen

TRANSFORMERS PRIME recently garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and six Emmy nominations.


Bonus Content

  • Original Making of Special
  • 15 Audio Commentaries with the Creative Team and Voice Cast
  • Toy Featurette
  • Season Two Teaser Debuted at New York Comic-Con 2011

Technical Information

Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray is packed with transformers prime graphic novel and bonus content

Street Date: March 6, 2012
Running Time: +/- 10 hours
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen
Audio: English, Audio 5.1 Surround

4-DVD Set and bonus content

Street Date: March 6, 2012
Running Time: +/- 10 hours
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen
Audio: English, Audio 5.1 Surround

Transformers The Japanese Collection on DVD

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on December 9, 2011 | DVD |

We’ve just been sent this press release about the DVD release of Transformers The Japanese Collection:

The Wait is Over! Fans Can Pre-Order Now to Own This Entire Collection on DVD!



Early happy New Year 2012! Fans and collectors can finally bring home TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro. This is the rare Japanese trilogy that followed the popular “Generation 1” animated series. Available for the first time in North America, this 13-DVD box set is fully loaded with over 42 hours of entertainment, including all episodes that originally aired from the three Japanese series — Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce and Victory — each with their original Japanese audio tracks, English subtitles, and an art gallery. TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION DVD box set finally available exclusively at Shout! Factory’s official online store and shipping to customers beginning January 2, 2012. Pre-order begins now!

Pre-order Link:

OPTIMUS PRIME lives again, the energy of the Matrix has been released and peace reigns on CYBERTRON . . . but all that is about to change with the startling arrival of the newest breed of TRANSFORMERS warriors

Following their victory over the DESTRONS (a/k/a DECEPTICONS) at the end of Headmasters, the CYBERTRONS (AUTOBOTS) depart Earth, leaving behind only a small group to protect the planet from any future menace. But when the powerful DESTRONS return to an unsuspecting planet, the CYBERTRONS must come out of hiding to defend their human friends once again — only this time they’ll be unable to do it on their own!

Victory is the third and final installment of this Japanese trilogy— introduces four new factions to the TRANSFORMERS universe. Each group comes equipped with its own unique power and the ability to combine to form much larger, more powerful TRANSFORMERS, making each and every battle even more epic!

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

Come see how we inspire play through our brands at © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen DVD released

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on November 29, 2009 | DVD,News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

Just a quick reminder that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is released on Blu-Ray and DVD this week, Monday 30th November. There’s a 2 Disc DVD released, a single disc and a Blu-Ray.

You can buy the DVD from Amazon here.

The official press release for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is below:

~ The global smash, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen brings more robots and even more action when it comes to
DVD & 3-disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy on November 30 2009 ~

The battle for Earth continues in the action-packed blockbuster, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, coming to DVD and 3-disc Blu-ray on November 30 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN delivers non-stop action and fun in an all-new adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring out-of-this-world heroes in the form of the mighty Autobots and a malevolent and powerful villain known as The Fallen, the film boasts some of the most sensational – and complex – visual effects in film history.

In addition to audience favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, the film’s human stars have returned to help save the world including Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Megan Fox (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People), Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd).
The TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN 3-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc Special Edition DVD both feature over three hours of in-depth, immersive special features that let viewers further explore the world of the legendary ‘robots in disguise’.

Among the engrossing content is a multi-chapter documentary, including interviews with the cast and crew, that chronicles the entire making of the film, from development and design to filming in locations around the globe, working with the U.S. military, creating the groundbreaking visual effects and putting it all together to produce one of the biggest films of the year.

The discs also include an all-access featurette following renowned director Michael Bay through an entire day, a comprehensive exploration of the ‘confidential files’ on a dozen of the Transformers characters featured in the film, multi-angle breakdowns of some of the most sensational action sequences and much, much more.

The 3-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc Special Edition DVD packages will also feature augmented reality technology that will allow people to interact with a holographic image of Optimus Prime by using a webcam and a special website.

As an added bonus, the Blu-ray will include an exclusive interactive feature that gives viewers the ability to customise their own robot characters and get a glimpse at a rogue robot. Out of all the available permutations, one will unlock an exclusive interview with Michael Bay about his plans for the next adventure.

on DVD & 3-disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy on November 30 2009
from Paramount Home Entertainment

– ENDS –

Transformers 2 offer at Play in deal of the day

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on September 24, 2009 | DVD,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | has just emailed us to confirm that the DVD release of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is their featured Deal of the Day for today, and it’s not even out yet. You can order the DVD here for their discounted price of just £9.99.

Transformers 2 isn’t released until the end of November, but today you can pre-order it on the cheap.

Transformers DVD only £2.99 on Play

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on August 19, 2009 | DVD,Multimedia,News,Transformers movie (2007) |

3474061mIf you haven’t bought the original 2007 Michael Bay Transformers movie on DVD yet (shame on you) then are advertising the DVD for just £2.99 as their deal of the day today.

This is the cheapest the movie has ever been available, and it’s for the 2 Disc version!

To buy Transformers 2 Disc DVD visit here.

It’s worth that price just for the shot of Megan Fox looking under Bumblebee’s hood… in fact, here it is now 🙂

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DVD Covers Revealed

Written by Big Bot on August 10, 2009 | DVD,News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: ,

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 1 Disc DVD have posted the covers for the 1 and 2 disc editions of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on DVD.

As we have already announced, the DVD and Blu-ray sets will be released on 30th November in the UK. No dates for other countries have been announced so far but expect them to all be before the UK.

These same covers will also be used for the North American DVD editions.

Transformers: The Complete Series – Matrix of Leadership Edition DVD Review

transformersmatrixdvdThe Digital Bits have, like lots of other fans in North America, got their hands on Shout! Factory’s Transformers: The Complete Series – 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition DVD Set and have provided an in-depth review. It seems the set is well worth the $140 price and should be enjoyed by all.

Remember when all the major TV networks would run a preview night of their new Saturday morning line-up (with their biggest stars as hosts) the day before the premieres? In the early 80s, big new kids shows with toy tie-ins all took a similar route on syndicated UHF stations. G.I. Joe, Transformers, and many others had 2-hour prime-time premieres supported by heavy advertising campaigns. Saturday and weekday afternoon ‘toons were a really big deal back then – something that’s hard to replicate in today’s age of multiple 24-hour kids cable networks. Transformers was among the best of these shows, and it’s still highly watchable as an adult. I’ve been digging out my old toys, are they’re still just as cool as they were back then. If you’re a fan, this box set may be a little pricey, but it’s still definitely recommended. Enjoy, and roll out!

The set contains all 98 G1 episodes and a load of extra features spread over 16 discs, with some fancy packaging so that it looks good on you shelf.

If you live in the USA or Canada, you can pick up the set here.

Transformers 2 DVD/Blu-ray to be release on 24th October in France?

Transformers  Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray Cover FranceThe French part of is listing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (or The Revenge as in is called in France) to be released on Blu-ray on 24th October. also have the same details on their site, which could lead this be quite accurate information. If true, the rest of the world should receive DVD/Blu-ray releases around the same time.

Please note that nothing has been confirmed by Paramount Home Entertainment and that is not the official site of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

DVDs Out this week – Lots of G1!

Written by Big Bot on June 16, 2009 | DVD,Generation One,News | Tags: , ,

As Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen gets closer, more and more companies release lots of Transformers merchandise, even if it has nothing to do with the film.

Shout! Factory have today release Transformers: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD in North America. The 3 disc set contains all 16 episodes from the first season and some juicy extra features:

Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers
Printable Transport to Oblivion Script
Rare PSAs
Archival Hasbro toy commercials

Also remember to enter our competition to win a copy.

This side of the pond, Metrodome, who surprisingly still have the Transformers license, have re-released all 4 of their G1 boxsets, consisting of Season One, Season 2 Part 1, Season 2 Part 2, and Seasons 3 & 4. The only difference from the original releases is the cover art.

Transformers: Animated Vol 2, 3 & 4 DVDs out in UK Early

Written by Big Bot on June 10, 2009 | Animated,DVD,News,Paramount | Tags: , have decided to ship the three new DVD volumes of Transformers: Animated a week early in the UK.

Volume 2: Lost and Found, Vol 3: Megatron Rising and Vol: 4 Mission Accomplished all come curtiously of Paramount Home Entertainment, who have continued their lazy ways and have simply replaced parts of the packaging with new or reordered stock pictures of characters, static menus and absolutely no extra features, just like Vol 1: Blast From The Past.

Vol 2 contains episodes 5-8, Vol 3 episode 9-13, completing season 1, and Vol 4 episodes 14-17.

All three DVDs are rated PG by the BBFC and the Irish Film Censor.

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