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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:07 pm

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I could see them doing DVD toy galleries more than anything else, especially since there's already one available for them to use. The Rhino sets had a gallery of official Armada toy photos that Shout! could import over to this set, since Shout! did the same thing for some of the extras in the Rhino Beast Wars DVDs. ;)

ScottyP wrote:- Japanese Audio w/ subs
- Japanese openings/endings
These two I'd envision being the least possible since the rights to the Japanese audio and OPs/EDs would be in the hands of Takara and/or other parties involved with the Japanese version, rather than own by Hasbro and Shout! Factory.

ScottyP wrote:- VA and Production crew commentary
I'd love to hear would be talked about in this since it'd probably be chock full of nightmarish stories about hasty deadlines and quality control shortcuts related to the scripts and/or the acting. I mean, Garry Chalk has spoken time and again about how dreadful it was just voicing Optimus on the show, so imagine what kind of unholy frustrations the dubbing team would talk about. IF they were allowed to, that is. :P
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby El Duque » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:36 pm

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Shout! Factory has also updated their listing for their Transformers Armada: The Complete Series with cover art. This set is scheduled to release on March 11th for $37.99. They are also offering a limited lithograph while supplies last. Check out the cover art, product details, and lithograph below.

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The Unicron Trilogy Begins

The fight between the valiant Autobots and treacherous Decepticons continues, but the fate of the war may lie in the hands of the small, power-enhancing Transformers known as Mini-Cons. With the aid of the Autobots, the Mini-Cons escape Cybertron, but their safety is short-lived after an attack cripples the ship and forces it to crash land in Earth’s solar system. Now, after millions of years in stasis, the Decepticons have been alerted to the Mini-Cons’ whereabouts and it’s up to the Autobots to protect them as well as all of humanity.

Discs: 8 Format: NTSC
Video region: Region 1
Color: Color
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Ah, now THAT's the Dreamwave art you incorporate into DVD releases a decade later.

Awesome as it is, I'm pretty sure I already have that image as a wraparound cover or insert or something, so I'll just let 150 fans whom Armada made a stronger impression on have those lithographs while I wait for the best deal on the set. I'd just graduated from college when Armada started, and the nostalgia I get from this and Toonami's recent addition of Samurai Jack is making me feel really old right now.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby DeceptiCobra » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:44 pm

Awesome! Too bad I only buy Bluray now... :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:17 pm

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Oh look, it's that old Dreamwave art from over ten years ago. Totally never seen that before. :roll:
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:58 pm

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DeceptiCobra wrote:Awesome! Too bad I only buy Bluray now... :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD:


Hate to say it but I doubt this or any show pre-Animated will see a Blu-Ray release. I don't think they were shot in HD and might not look good after up-conversion.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:13 am

Glad someone chimed in regarding the resolution. Good to know Animated was the first HD series.

Now, if we can pull for an Animated Blu-Ray release. *cheers* :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:33 pm

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Say, did this ever get news'd? - http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/transformers-armada-vol-1

Volume 1 of Armada, containing just the first seven episodes.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:34 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
DeceptiCobra wrote:Awesome! Too bad I only buy Bluray now... :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD:


Hate to say it but I doubt this or any show pre-Animated will see a Blu-Ray release. I don't think they were shot in HD and might not look good after up-conversion.
Did the announced Blu-ray release of Victory get cancelled? I just searched Shout!'s site and couldn't find it.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:41 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
DeceptiCobra wrote:Awesome! Too bad I only buy Bluray now... :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD:


Hate to say it but I doubt this or any show pre-Animated will see a Blu-Ray release. I don't think they were shot in HD and might not look good after up-conversion.
Did the announced Blu-ray release of Victory get cancelled? I just searched Shout!'s site and couldn't find it.
Naturally, it was a fake listing.

Just as well since it's never even seen a Blu-Ray release in its own native country.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby El Duque » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:15 pm

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Our friends at Shout! Factory have been kind enough to send us an advanced copy of their upcoming Transformers Armada - The Complete Series DVD set! The set isn't scheduled to hit retail until March 11th, but we've got a sneak peek at the packaging below. Click here to pre-order the set over on Shout! Factory's website for $37.99.

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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby hinomars19 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:35 pm

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That looks a million times better than the energon set :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:23 pm

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Pass. The content isn't any improvement over my Rhino DVD sets, so I'd only be buying it for the packaging, which is just old, recycled art from the Dreamwave era.

Though, reading the back description in Jim Conrad's voice feels really appropriate. :P

And, I find it funny how the fact that the Autobots have to protect humanity in addition to protecting the Mini-Cons looks tacked on like it was an afterthought. "The Mini-Cons are the most important thing in the world! They must be protected at all cost! ... Oh, and uh, some humans, gotta save them too." :lol:
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby griftimus prime » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:50 pm

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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Seris DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:53 pm

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griftimus prime wrote:should have put the dreamwave art on the outside. epic fail
They did. ALL of the art in this set is recycled from then. None of it is new.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby UltraPrimal » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:38 pm

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I don't suppose they went back and fixed any of the many, many errors in the show?

I might get this on sale or something.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:43 pm

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UltraPrimal wrote:I don't suppose they went back and fixed any of the many, many errors in the show?
No one ever did for the English version. Only the Japanese version got fixed, but Hasbro doesn't own that version and doesn't care enough to want to.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby kary » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:43 pm

Let's put it this way, even if you pretty up a piece of turd, in the end it still looks and smells the same. Armada got some of the worst treatment here in the West. Never mind the fact that it was unfinished animation, but the fact there were so many errors with the script that it was embarrassing.

Sadly, it always seems that whatever Transformers series we get from Japan, there's also some weird production issues with it. If these guys offered a new transfer with both English and Japanese language with subtitles it would be a definite purchase for me.

The same goes with Japan when they get our productions of Transformers, you end up with weird stuff like in Beast Wars where Air Razor is a guy or the fact that DVD collection is missing 2 episodes (Bad Spark - which came with the BW2 Movie and Cutting edge)

Then there's Transformers Prime in Japan, where you don't even get the 3rd season.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:53 pm

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kary wrote:Let's put it this way, even if you pretty up a piece of turd, in the end it still looks and smells the same. Armada got some of the worst treatment here in the West. Never mind the fact that it was unfinished animation, but the fact there were so many errors with the script that it was embarrassing.
And how! The production both the Armada and Energon dubs were so rushed and so terrible that it's become a chore to sit through either.

kary wrote:Sadly, it always seems that whatever Transformers series we get from Japan, there's also some weird production issues with it.
Save for Cybertron, which did not have a rushed production and most of its changes seemed deliberate.

Same with RiD, as a lot of its dubbing issues were out of the dubbers hands thanks to 9/11.

kary wrote:If these guys offered a new transfer with both English and Japanese language with subtitles it would be a definite purchase for me.
Not sure dual-audio could work unless the time duration of the English version was equal to that of the Japanese version, but I'd definitely take a subtitled release with the Japanese audio.

Though, just as long as Hasbro itself stays far away from the subtitle script since their interference with the subtitles of the Shout! Factory Japanese G1 series DVD sets ruined those subtitles.

kary wrote:The same goes with Japan when they get our productions of Transformers, you end up with weird stuff like in Beast Wars where Air Razor is a guy or the fact that DVD collection is missing 2 episodes (Bad Spark - which came with the BW2 Movie and Cutting edge)
That's because those two episode weren't treated as part of the Japanese dub's episodes, being treated as feature films instead. Their removal is also was "Where is the Banana?" and "Remix: I Lost the Banana" were created.

kary wrote:Then there's Transformers Prime in Japan, where you don't even get the 3rd season.
Apparently, TF: Prime's Japanese dub bombed in the Japan that releasing season three over there may not be worth it for them. There's also the matter of Transformers Go! succeeding Prime season 2 in its stead, what with the altered ending done to episode 52 of TF: Prime. ;)
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Ultra Markus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:43 pm

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yeah, that is funny but its a kids show it isn't supposed to be logical! Any TF cartoon for that matter >:oP
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:13 pm

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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Postby YRQRM0 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Would be an instant buy if it had the improved animation...shame.
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Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

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