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Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th

Transformers News: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th

Monday, October 5th, 2009 3:23PM CDT

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This just in, we have an update on the release date of the TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary "Matrix of Leadership" Edition Collector's Set to brick and mortar stores...

On October 20th, THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set will arrive in stores nationwide.

Below is the box art, press release and link that will bring you to some fun assets including clips and a trailer!

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THE TRANSFORMERS:
25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set
Arrives in Stores October 20, 2009 from Shout! Factory
Featuring 16 DVDs, 98 Restored Episodes, Payload of Bonus Content, Exclusive Voice Cast Reunion, A Collectible 60-Page Book, AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON Magnets and Much More!


The epic story of good vs. evil that sparked the imaginations of fans worldwide finally arrives in a collectible, out-of-this-world, box set. Witness the digitally-restored battles between the heroic AUTOBOTS and the evil DECEPTICONS as the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance. For the first time in 25 years, fans of all ages will be able to own the complete collection of one of the most popular animated series of all time THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc.

Brimming with over 38 hours of content, including the entire original TRANSFORMERS animation series from the early 1980s known among fans as “Generation 1”, a bounty of stellar extras, a special collectible 60-page book, and AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICON Magnets, this 16-DVD box set is another fan must have. THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set will be available at retail stores nationwide beginning on October 20, 2009.

DVD BONUS FEATURES

* Five retrospective featurettes including brand new, in-depth interviews with individuals involved with the early success of the TRANSFORMERS franchise. Two of these featurettes are exclusive to this set including a conversation with comic writer Bob Budiansky and a voice cast reunion. The reunion features Jack Angel (RAMJET), Michael Bell (PROWL), Gregg Berger (GRIMLOCKI), Aurthur Burghardt (DEVASTATOR), Corey Burton (Spike Witwicky), Richard Gautier (RODIMUS PRIME), Neil Ross (SLAG), Frank Welker (MEGATRON)
* Two concept art galleries
* Archival Hasbro toy commercials
* All 98 episodes of dialogue scripts. Three full scripts, with original handwritten notes, including “Transport To Oblivion”, “STARSCREAM’S Brigade” and “The Revenge of BRUTICUS”
* 5 rare PSAs
* From the Files of Teletraan-2
* Fan Art Gallery
* An animated fan film entitled TRANSFORMERS: Generation


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.

About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as G.I. JOE, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit http://www.shoutfactory.com.
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Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th

Savvy members will know that this is also the release date for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006804)
Posted by TheMuffin on October 5th, 2009 @ 3:49pm CDT
Wow, that is really, really nice. If I liked G1 I would be all over this in a heartbeat. Though $153 is a lot of money.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006855)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on October 5th, 2009 @ 7:14pm CDT
I wonder if they corrected the inaccurate episode listings.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006859)
Posted by Rated X on October 5th, 2009 @ 7:21pm CDT
Nice. i wish this was available back before I bought the Rhino versions.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006891)
Posted by Cryo Prime on October 5th, 2009 @ 8:37pm CDT
well since i have the VHS version, the original dvd version and the 20th ann. version what the heck why not another. whats the price on this bad boy anyway?
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006932)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 5th, 2009 @ 10:45pm CDT
Cryo Prime wrote:well since i have the VHS version, the original dvd version and the 20th ann. version what the heck why not another. whats the price on this bad boy anyway?


Around $165 dollars. And for the Canuckleheads of Seibertron, it'll be out the week before (next Tuesday).
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006976)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 6th, 2009 @ 2:42am CDT
I did not realise that the release date was the same as ROTF, therefore I can only deduce that I am not savvy. Which makes me sad. :(
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006993)
Posted by Torneira on October 6th, 2009 @ 5:40am CDT
I tried to order at the shoutfactory site, but unfortunately at that time they didn't ship outside the US only to Candada I think, but not to Europe and so on. :(
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1006994)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 6th, 2009 @ 5:48am CDT
and which brick & mortar will have the best price or incentive deal/exclusive to buy at their store?? I'm not going to spring just yet.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007002)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2009 @ 6:50am CDT
I still wanna know what the episode order is on this DVD set. Production number? Original airdate? Certain ones moved around to better fit the continuity?

Either way, I'm very tempted to get this (even though I have the Rhino ones already) because of the bonus content and the more portable packaging, but why is this kind of stuff always too rich for my blood? :roll:
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007038)
Posted by Metroplex79 on October 6th, 2009 @ 9:19am CDT
First, Rhino...then the tin can...and now you...it's a pain my wallet that you tempt me with another set.

Throws Restraint-icon out of Unicron and unleashes the power of this Matrix boxset (after I buy it of course)

Let that day mark the end of all new sets, as we save money for a new age of peace and more figures....Til all are one!!!

Credits roll, and the fandom cheers.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007297)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 7th, 2009 @ 7:52am CDT
It woulda been nice if they just put them on blu-ray, with less discs and a lower price. They might in a few years, but wonder what the exclusive stuff will be then??
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007666)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on October 8th, 2009 @ 8:00am CDT
vectorA3 wrote:and which brick & mortar will have the best price or incentive deal/exclusive to buy at their store?? I'm not going to spring just yet.


I'm betting $99 bucks at Target.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007680)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 8th, 2009 @ 8:42am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:and which brick & mortar will have the best price or incentive deal/exclusive to buy at their store?? I'm not going to spring just yet.


I'm betting $99 bucks at Target.



I hope you're right. I could definitely go for that! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1007902)
Posted by The Prophet on October 8th, 2009 @ 11:30pm CDT
Omigawd!!!!!!! I WANT THIS SO BAD!!! To bad it comes out the day AFTER my birthday!!!
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008179)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on October 10th, 2009 @ 1:09am CDT
theres a picture of optimus and megatron on the covers . . .
BUT WHO IS THE OTHER GUY :shock:
he reminds me of the animated beast wars inferno fanart
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008208)
Posted by mitchsantona on October 10th, 2009 @ 4:43am CDT
Why is this not on Blu-Ray? Am I going to have to buy it twice? Very disapointed.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008371)
Posted by Mythos on October 10th, 2009 @ 5:11pm CDT
It's probably not on Blue Ray because honestly, there's only so much you can do to enhance the quality of the images.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008391)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 10th, 2009 @ 7:20pm CDT
jazzprowl13 wrote:Omigawd!!!!!!! I WANT THIS SO BAD!!! To bad it comes out the day AFTER my birthday!!!



and how would that stop this from being your b-day gift?
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008484)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 11th, 2009 @ 9:38am CDT
This box set is one of the first things my friends notice when they're checking out my collection. "Wow, you have all of the episodes?"

I'm very happy with it, although I moved all the discs to a CD book, so I didn't have to open the box every time I wanted to watch an episode. The ONLY thing I don't like about this set is that the entirety of the box is constructed from cardstock, so it's A) not very durable, and easy to damage, and B) colors wear off rather easily over time on cardstock, so I'm very worried about wear on the bottom.
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008485)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 11th, 2009 @ 9:44am CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:theres a picture of optimus and megatron on the covers . . .
BUT WHO IS THE OTHER GUY :shock:
he reminds me of the animated beast wars inferno fanart


Cover 1: Optimus Prime
Cover 2: Megatron
Cover 3: Hot Rod
Cover 4: Galvatron

The same Megatron image is also used at the bottom of the box, underneath all the stacked DVD cases, but in silver.

Here's my box set, I apologize for the low resolution. I took the pictures with my iPhone camera, as my digital camera was charging: http://picasaweb.google.com/kumori.kaze ... hipBoxSet#
Re: Transformers Matrix Edition Collection to be released October 20th (1008901)
Posted by pankajnagarkoti86 on October 12th, 2009 @ 7:33pm CDT
Wow, that is really, really nice. If I liked G1 I would be all over this in a heartbeat. Though $153 is a lot of money
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