Galvatron X wrote:
I probably shouldn't drink and order DVDs, but I just ordered this set!
I can't wait; these are all new to me. I haven't seen any of these episodes except for a Headmaster episode or two.
These better be good - I hold you guys responsible!
Keep an open mind and you may enjoy them. Don't have too high expectations as these are from the 1980s, after all.
For me personally, I enjoyed all three. I liked The Headmasters a little better than G1, Masterforce I LOVED so much, and Victory I liked about the same as G1. But, these are but my own opinions, as many have differing one from mine.
The Headmasters often gets a lot of flak from fans calling it lousy and awful, but then one would have to say the same about G1 since it's about the same quality (except that The Headmasters has an actual overarching story and some drama elements that Westerners wouldn't see in a TF cartoon until Beast Wars).
Masterforce was, and probably is, the most drastically different of any TF series in that it was very human centric. However, once you watch it, you realize that that's what makes it so good. These humans are probably the best human characters of any TF series. Even the most annoying ones were useful and competent. But don't think that they take away the spotlight from the bots. In fact, the special relationship between the humans and the bots in this series is so unique that it genuinely enhances the series itself.Let's just say that this show had a lot of character put into it.
Victory is the one that "feels" the most like G1 again (despite The Headmasters being direct continuation of G1 seasons 3), in that its stories were episodic and mostly standalone for a while, much like the Saturday morning cartoon feel of the G1 cartoon. Though, it's second half picks things up to make the stakes higher and the story better.
Hope this helps.