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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.

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.

Advance Transformers: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD Reviews

With only 8 days until Shout! Factory’s Transformers: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD is released to North American fans, a few sites have now reviewed the set and the feedback seems to be generally quite positive.

DVDTalk and TheDigitalBits both few the remastering job and good extra features, combined with a low price make this a recommended package.

Here is DVDTalk’s closing comment:

Though Shout Factory’s technical presentation is the real selling point here, the new bonus features, low retail price and sleek packaging offer an added incentive for those on the fence. Overall, fans of all ages will find this 25th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Complete First Season hard to resist. Firmly Recommended.

And the last sentence from The Bits:

Between the superior audio and video, the accurate editing, the slimmer package profile and the more in-depth extras, this DVD upgrade is a no-brainer. Fill the mixing bowl with your favorite sugary cereal (bonus points for chocolate milk) and dig in!

The Transformers The Complete Series – Matrix of Leadership Collector’s Set Available For Preorder

Written by Big Bot on May 30, 2009 | DVD,Generation One,News | Tags:

The Transformers The Complete Series – Matrix of Leadership Collector’s Set DVD set is now available for preorder from Shout! Factory’s dedicated site, TransformersCollectorsSet.com.

This 16 disc contains all 98 episodes, and a host of new bonus features, including interviews, toy commercials, episode scripts, magnets and a 60-page book. There is also a specially produced box, all of which can be seen in a video on the site. The set costs $140 with shipping only being done to USA addresses.

Get your Fan-art onto the Shout Factory Generation One DVD set!

Written by Big Bot on May 24, 2009 | DVD,Generation One,News | Tags:

In similar fashion to some of the previous Generation One DVD sets released in the UK, Shout Factory have revealed that they are going to have a fan art gallery on their upcoming G1 Complete DVD Set.

Looking for fan art for the DVD set!  We’re putting together a disc focused primarily on the fans and are looking for Transformers fan art.  The art must be family-friendly, scanned at a minimum of 72 dpi and received by Wednesday, May 27th.  You can submit your artwork to TransformersFanArt@gmail.com.  In your email, please include your name, phone number and alternate email address, if not the one you submitted from.  Those selected for the disc will be notified via email and will be asked to sign a release acknowledging your ownership of the art as well as its inclusion on the disc.

Thanks, guys!

Brian

This set is only being released in North America, but anyone can send in their fan art.