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Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections

Transformers News: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections
Date: Thursday, April 30th 2009 6:59pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Sponsor News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Madman Entertainment

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While this will not interest those who already own every Transformers series on DVD, it is good news for those fans who want to collect the Transformers series on DVD, but are yet to do so.

Just in time for the release of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen live action film, our good friends Madman Entertainment will be releasing "Complete Collections" for three classic Transformers Series this June.

First up is the re-release of the sold out Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection. This set contains all of the same goodies as the original release, but this time comes packed in a Decepticon themed tin, and at a lower price. The special features and additional extra's include:
- 16 page booklet: Containing exclusive comic by Simon Furman
- Interviews: With key figures from Transformer's 25 year history
- Animated Public Service Announcements
- Historical trailers and Television commercials
- Scripts & storyboards
- Interview and commentary: With Voice Director Wally Burr


The Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection runs for over 2500 minutes over 17 discs will retail for AU$99.95, and be available from the 24th of June 2009. The collection is a Region 4 set only, so you will need a region free player to watch the collection.

Also being released by Madman on the 24th of June 2009 is the Japanese Generation 1 Complete Collection, which gather the three Japanese Generation 1 cartoons: Headmasters, Super God Masterforce and Victory, as well as the single episode of Zone in a 13 disc, 110 episode collection. Special features include:
- Introductory Booklets with Episode Guides
- Toy, Tech Spec and Character Art Galleries
- Japanese Toy Ads and Catalogues
- DVD ROM Content - The Story Continued in Manga


The Japanese Generation 1 Complete Collection has a runtime of 2425, and is a REGION FREE DVD collection, available to play on any DVD player. The Japanese G1 Complete Collection will also retail for AU$99.95.

The Transformers Beast Wars Complete Collection collects all 3 seasons of the Beast Wars series together in a 10 disc 52 episode set. The Beast Wars Collection special features include:
- World Exclusive Creator Commentaries and interviews: Cast and crew including Story editors, voice actors, writers, directors and animators
- Episode guide booklets with comic inserts and essays
- Character profiles, Toy Galleries and Commercials (including galleries from Seibertron.com)
- Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Animatics and 3D Test shots
- Making of BEAST WARS documentary
- David Kaye (Megatron) and Garry Chalk (Optimus) Convention Panels


The Transformers Beast Wars Complete Collection is also slated for a June 24th release, and will also retail for AU$99.95. This set is a Region 4 set only, so you will need a region free player to watch the collection.

And finally, the Blu Ray edition of the original 1986 Transformers the Animated Movie will be released in Australia on June 24th 2009, special features include:
- Remastered High Definition Transfer
- "Scramble City" movie tie-in bonus episode
- Interview with Story Consultant Flint Dille
- Q&A with voice of Optimus, Peter Cullen
- 80's toy TVCs, TV spots and theatrical trailer
- The Touch film-clip (by Stan Bush)
- Character, voice-actor and musician biographies
- Bonus episode of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS


Transformers the Animated Movie on Blu Ray will retail for AU$34.95.

Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections

If you are interested in either of the Region 4 sets, but are uncertain as to how you can play the, click here to see Ryan's thread about making your DVD region free.

For more information concerning these products, head on over to the Madman Transformers website by clicking here.

Hasbro announces plans with Discovery to create new channel

Transformers News: Hasbro announces plans with Discovery to create new channel
Date: Thursday, April 30th 2009 10:46am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): DevastaTTor

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Hasbro and Discovery TV have announced plans to form a new family/children oriented network featuring some Hasbro brands. From their press release:

"Hasbro and Discovery Communications today announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture, including a television network and website, dedicated to high-quality children's and family entertainment and educational programming built around some of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world. As part of the transaction, the joint venture also will receive a minority interest in the U.S. version of Hasbro.com."

Hopefully this means a greater opportunity for fans to enjoy more past and future TF programming.

To read the Hasbro press release, click the link below:
Press Release

Five minute sneek peak of TF: Animated Decepticon Air

Transformers News: Five minute sneek peak of TF: Animated Decepticon Air
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 5:59pm CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network have posted a 5 minute preview video of the upcoming Transformers Animated episode "Decepticon Air".

Simply select the "Transformers sneak peek" from the right hand menu, then click on the "scene selection" button (Sari's Face) underneath the video player.

The video features both Isaac and Sari Sumdac, Bulkhead and the return of a G1 cartoon character to the animated medium.

Unfortunately the video can only be viewed by those who live within the United States. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for updates when a version for international viewers has been found.

For those in the United States, please click here to view the sneak peek.

Derrick Wyatt interview from TFCon 2009

Transformers News: Derrick Wyatt interview from TFCon 2009
Date: Monday, April 27th 2009 6:44pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Allspark.com

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Allspark.com have posted a "boiled down transcript" from Transformers Animated Lead Character Designer Derrick Wyatt's panels at TFCon2009.

The majority of the transcript is taken from the first of Wyatt's panels, which focused solely on the Animated series. While no direct spoilers are released, Wyatt does hint at some things still to come as well as answering questions regarding his preferred characters, and comments on things already seen.

To read the full Allspark Transcript, please click here.

New Information From TFCon Panels.

Transformers News: New Information From TFCon Panels.
Date: Saturday, April 25th 2009 8:54pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News, Company News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): TFCon

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First on the chopping block this year was Derrick J Wyatt, the Art Director and Lead Character Designer for Transformers Animated. Here are just a few things that we got out of it.

- Hasbro to comment on Animated season 4 and it's cancellation "at another convention"

- Derrick really wanted to do a Shattered Glass episode if only to have Fanzone say "This is why I love MACHINES!"

- Grandus will be in an episode, if only for a moment.

- Liked the idea of more Dinobots in later season, but didn't know what to do with "two Snarls"

- I asked if they had ever considered Downshift or any of the Omnibots for the Elite Guard. For some reason Derrick never once considered the Omnibots for Elite Guard members. Oh well, I suppose I can dream.



Next up was to bat was Dan Gilvezan, the unmistakable voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee. Not to mention Hot Spot, Outback, Snapdragon and a slew of others.

If anything was learned at this panel, it's that Dan has a sense of humor a mile wide. He was very comfortable in front of his fans and was very humble and grateful that he has touched so many over the last 25 years. He had many stories to tell, most of which were about Frank Welker screwing with the sound techs and Wally Burr boot camp stories.

He was very interactive with the fans, even getting up from behind the podium to come down and goof around with the fans.

One thing that really stands out to me and clearly the crowd was when Dan said he would love to get together with the remaining cast members and do a 90 minute special. We want that too Dan, we really really want that too!



Last but not least was the Hasbro Product Preview Panel. We were shown the official images of the first wave of figures and they're approximate street dates.

- Movie Preview Figures: May 15th.

- Wave one Scout, Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader are due out May 30th. Right on par with Botcon (and my birthday;))

- Vehicle only Devastator Gift Set will be released in late fall. Will consist of the following.

- Scavenger - Leader Class

- Mixmaster - Ultra

- Longhaul and Scrapper - Voyagers

- Hightower and Rampage - Deluxes.

- Store Exclusives - Released approximately the same week as the movie

- Autobot Whirl and Decepticon Bludgeon (Toys R' Us)

- Skywarp and Ramjet (Walmart)

- Non-movie combiners Superion and Bruticus (Zellers/Target)

- Teletoon Retro to start airing G1 season 1 starting May 18th @ 8:00 PM. Airing first 48 episodes during 24 marathon on June 13th.

New Transformers Animated Episode Tomorrow *UPDATED*

Transformers News: New Transformers Animated Episode Tomorrow *UPDATED*
Date: Friday, April 24th 2009 8:20pm CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Cartoon Network, YTV

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Don't forget to watch the second part of Transformer's Animated episode "Human Error", tomorrow at 8:00 AM Eastern on Cartoon Network.

Last week, in Part 1, we saw Christmas with the now teenage Sari, and the Autobots. As evil robot conqueror Soundwave hatches a plan to try to take over Detroit, and put our Autobot saviors out of commission, Sari works on a rescue for the beloved bots.

Be sure to check out tomorrow's episode to see if the Autobots can somehow break Soundwave's siren's spell.

*UPDATE*: YTV will not be airing Transformers Animated at its regular time this weekend, due to the Crunch programming block airing a "Wolverine and the X-Men" marathon.

Transformers G1 To Air On Teletoon Retro

Transformers News: Transformers G1 To Air On Teletoon Retro
Date: Thursday, April 23rd 2009 10:52am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Optimal-T

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Seibertron.com member Optimal-T has some nostalgic news for the Canadian fanbase. Starting May18th Teletoon Retro will be airing Transformers G1 at 8:00pm.
For all those that never saw it before or just wish to see it on TV without knowing it's on a DVD.
To find out if you can get the channel please click here.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!

Alex Milne's Litheo now in full colour

Transformers News: Alex Milne's Litheo now in full colour
Date: Thursday, April 23rd 2009 9:53am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Alex Milne

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We reported earlier about Alex Milne's line art for the TFCon Exclusive Litheo, based on many of the Classics/Universe figures. Now he has posted the full coloured version. Click on the image below to view the full masterpiece!

Alex Milne's Litheo now in full colour

Ark Addendum: "Master Builders"

Transformers News: Ark Addendum:  "Master Builders"
Date: Tuesday, April 21st 2009 1:04pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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Jim Sorenson updates again with set images from the episode "Master Builders" involving two under-appreciated Autobots, Grapple and Hoist, and their duping by the Constructicons. Don't worry the baddies get theirs in the end...

The artwork is not about the robot designs here, but as stated they are the designs for the setting elements: the solar collector, Grapple's studio, and more.

Check it out if you are into the Generation One show designs. Jim Sorenson keeps sharing more and more cool items that were cut from his great informational resource books, THE ARK COMPENDIUM, and THE ARK COMPENDIUM II.

You can see the image and previous add-ons at Jim's blog at the Disciples of Boltax.

Thanks for sharing Jim!

The Transformers: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary

Transformers News: The Transformers: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary
Date: Monday, April 20th 2009 8:21am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Here's a new press release from Hasbro about the upcoming G1 1st season on DVD ...

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
RELIVE THE ACTION ON DVD JUNE 16 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY FOR
THE TRANSFORMERS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET

OPTIMUS PRIME. MEGATRON. BUMBLEBEE. STARSCREAM. For 25 years an epic battle has raged between the heroic AUTOBOTS and the villainous DECEPTICONS. The ROBOTS IN DISGUISE have captivated children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and feature films beloved by legions of fans.

Now you can return to where the phenomenon began when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., unleashes the original animated TV series that started it all with THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD box set on June 16th. A must-have for kids and kids-at-heart, the set features all season one episodes in the order they were intended, remastered audio, a collectible AUTOBOTS magnet and special bonus content. THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD box set is priced at $ 29.99 SRP.

And for those who really can’t get enough of TRANSFORMERS, Shout! Factory, along with Hasbro, is developing THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set. Brimming with over 38 hours of content, including the entire original animated “G1” series, a bounty of stellar extras and special collectible book, this 16-DVD box set is another fan must-have. THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set is expected to be available in mid July.


THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition
Synopsis
Four million years after crash-landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present-day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons.

Bonus Features Include:
• Restored To The Original Broadcast Versions With A New Stereo Soundtrack Created From The Original Audio
• Triple Changer: From Toy To Comic To Screen – The Origins Of The Transformers
• A Printable Script
• Rare PSA

Technical Information
Street Date: June 16, 2009
Packaging: The 3 DVDs are collected in thin packs with a deluxe foil board sleeve with embossed accents
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
DVD Selection Number:
Running Time: approx. 360 min.
Discs: 3
Aspect Ratio: 4:30
Technical Info: English, Stereo.

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