For the third time, RID is being released on DVD in the UK today, but unlike previous attempts in 2004/05 and 2007, this package is one complete set with all 39 episodes spread over 6 discs, titled Transformers: Robots In Disguise Ultimate Collection.
There are still no extra features, but 39 episodes for £11.99 is a bargin in anyone’s book (take note Paramount!). The cover is also a combination of last years covers, and is rated PG, not U has most covers indicate.
Play.com and Amazon.co.uk have updated their listings with a date for Transformers RID – Ultimate Collection on DVD. The set is due out on 1st December 2008 under the Jetix brand. It will be a 6 disc set, formatted as Region 2 PAL and have a RRP of £19.99 but Play.com have it for £12.99. Given the price, no extras are expected.
This set was originally announced to come out in September 2004, but was cancelled due to poor sales of the two individual sets. It seems the reissued sets, released last October, have sold well enough to justify this to be rescheduled.
The popularity of Transformers is bigger than ever with the release of the $700 million grossing movie last summer, and with it comes other companies releasing products to catch on to the hype.
Maximum Entertainment (with Jetix) have today rereleased Transformers: Robots In Disguise (RID) on DVD, exclusively in the UK. All 39 episodes will be on 2 boxsets, entitled Season One (episodes 1-20) and Season Two (episodes 21-39). New artwork has been commissioned, with Optimus Prime and Megatron on the covers. The sets orginally came out in October 2004 and April 2005.
Both DVDs are region 2 PAL encoded and rated PG.
As announced by Daz on the forums a little while ago, “Transformers Robots in Disguise” is coming to DVD courtesy of UK company Maximum Entertainment. And now, we’ve got the goods on the first release – set for July 26th, the first disc will contain the first five episodes of the series, with another release set for October. Boxsets are a possibility in the future.
Stay tuned for new details as we get them!
Chris McFeely has provided images of the second and final Robots In Disguise Boxset. The images show the cover and the insides with the episode summaries. See all the images here
Play.com have a cover image of what the next RID boxset will look like. It looks exactly the same as the previous boxset but instead of red, the cover is purple. The listing and image can be seen here.
Chris McFeely has confirmed that the sceond and final RID Boxset will be released on 11th April, in the UK, containing episodes 21-39 and at least 10 character profiles. There is no other news on whether there are any other extras.
WhatDVD.Net are giving away five copies of Maximum Entertainment’s new RID boxset. Check it out here
Maximum Entertainment have sent us a PDF of the DVD cover for their boxset, due out October 25th. Check it out here
Chris McFeely has confirmed that Maximum Entertainment are decided not to release volume 2 but a boxset containing the first 20 episodes. No extras are confirmed except for lots of character profiles (done by Chris again). The listing can be found here at Virgin Megastores site.