CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed

CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 3:41pm CDT

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Two weeks ago, our friends over at CNN needed a little bit of info on the upcoming Shout! Factory release of Transformers Headmasters on DVD (which was released this past Tuesday). The leader in online news knew just who to call ...

Henry Hanks at CNN gave your good buddies and well-dressed Seibertron.com Twincasters a call to get the scoop on how this series was received, its legacy, and on how our fellow fans viewed this piece of Transformers history.

Seibertron, Tigertracks24, Counterpunch, and Razorclaw0000 stepped up to the mic and gave Mr. Hanks our representative opinions on this exciting new bit of Transformers Merchandise.

Here are a few snippets from your too-handsome-for-TV Twincasters:

CNN via Seibertron wrote:Despite those delays and some early hesitation from the subtitle-phobic, Yzquierdo said that most fans are just excited to check the shows out: "This is something that I never thought I would see released in the States."


CNN via Tigertracks24 wrote:"Some major characters die early on," said Matt Brown of Canton, Michigan, a podcaster at Seibertron.com. "Later in the series, another major character bites the dust. They don't mess around."


CNN via Counterpunch wrote:"This is the first time we've gotten a legitimate release of this Japanese series. You would have to get recordings of them burned onto DVDs, or import them from Australia or Europe, or find a laser-disc player from the 1980s to watch this."


CNN via Razorclaw0000 wrote:"There was a small bit of disappointment that the project couldn't secure enough funding to do a brand-new English dub," said Seibertron.com podcaster Bob King of Ashley, Pennsylvania. "I kind of share that feeling, but I also know that this isn't going to be a very mainstream release, and for them to spend that much money would be kind of a gamble. I appreciate that they're staying cautious."


Please check out the story here at CNN:
CNN Covers Transformers Headmasters DVD Release

and be sure to comment on their page. Tell them you love the coverage of your hobby. Get your voice out there and help to show that Transformers is a top-tier brand!

Thanks again to CNN for linking up with your #1 source for Transformers news, Seibertron.com

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This article was last modified on Friday, July 8th, 2011 12:20am CDT

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Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254533)
Posted by Poyguimogul on July 7th, 2011 @ 4:27pm CDT
We all know Transformers are badass.

But for them to be showing some love to Seibertron at the same.

Double win.

I'm not involved with the site production. Just a fan.

But seeing ya'll get some love, makes me happier then Maketoys Devastator.. :-?
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254550)
Posted by It Is Him on July 7th, 2011 @ 5:02pm CDT
This was a surprisingly good article, though I think the lead (and readers) could have benefited from plainly stating that Takara shows = Japanese only episodes. But hey, it was solid reporting on their part. :D
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254565)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 7th, 2011 @ 5:38pm CDT
Wow, that's awesome! Really cool to see Seibertron mentioned on a major mainstream news outlet. :) :APPLAUSE:
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254600)
Posted by LiKwid on July 7th, 2011 @ 6:41pm CDT
Wicked...

Released this past tuesday? WTH! I havent seen it yet..Any certain retailers carrying it? I might have to on the hunt later :)
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254627)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 7th, 2011 @ 7:40pm CDT
so when does this stuff come out in the states?? :???:
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254632)
Posted by korisifu on July 7th, 2011 @ 7:52pm CDT
Doubledealer25 wrote:so when does this stuff come out in the states?? :???:


I went into Best Buy to buy a decent camera for a trip to see the Blue Angels this weekend and saw it sitting there (Baton Rouge, Bluebonnet location). Sixshot on the cover caught me off guard and before I knew it, it was in my hands. I, like many had never seen it, but after trying to explain to my girlfriend that Season 4 was all of one large episode I'm pumped to get see where it went from there. Wheelie is much better in Japanese! Blurr seems to just stutter instead of speak fast. I like it, but at the same time I watch a ton of Japanese movies without dubs.
Poyguimogul wrote:We all know Transformers are badass.

But for them to be showing some love to Seibertron at the same.

Double win.

I'm not involved with the site production. Just a fan.

But seeing ya'll get some love, makes me happier then Maketoys Devastator.. :-?


That made my coffee taste better this morning too! :KREMZEEK:
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254669)
Posted by LiKwid on July 7th, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
Just scored the set at best Buy and all I have to say is..WOW..The opening sequence was AMAZING! I am in total love with this set meow! Despite being older the animations seem so much smoother and the audio is actually quite nice...
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254682)
Posted by sentairick on July 7th, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
First off - MUCHO congrats to the fandom / websites et. al getting props so richly deserved .. :)


I got my set just the other day - The video is VERY clean for a DVD, the subs are readable, and this is coming from a guy who has trouble reading subtitles (bad eyes, would rather watch english dub stuff) - and it wasn't that hard to view for me (I have trouble reading the subs then going up to the action ,then back to subs, I ultimatly miss stuff as it shows) ... kudo's to Shout! Factory for a great set.

I'm glad they're popping Victory and Masterforce out, but for us completists that don't have PAL ability on all their players... c'mon guys.. hook us up with RID :)

May have to trade some of my collection in to get the others (Cybertron/Armada) on dvd... hehe.
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254712)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on July 7th, 2011 @ 11:12pm CDT
I been with Transformers since Day 1 and I never ever thought this series was going to be released stateside.

There for a while I though it would forever remain in limbo like RID another series that has never ever been released on DVD here in the states since it aired on Fox.

This series fills the gaps and it is really a lot darker and many characters die such as Galvatron and Ultramagnus.

While it is disappointing that this series isnt in English DUB I recommend people to check this series out and is really good and takes place immediatlely after the special episode called "Rebirth" and serves as the opening of Season 4.

The Headmasters is basically Season 4 of Generation 1 but never been released here stateside.

I wish that RID would get released but sadly that isnt happening cause it is owned by Disney not unless Shout Factory buys the rights from them.

I am also early anticapting, Super God Master Force, Victory dont know if they plan on releasing Beast Wars II or NEO overy her or not of cousrse all these will be in Japanese with English subs as much of todays anime's are currently done that way now.

It just takes some use to getting use to these then again you can always turn the sound off and just read the subs.

I bought this on Day 1 and had it preordered ahead of time like with the re-release of Beast Wars.

But rather you are an old school guy like I am or a newbie who is just getting into Transformers you should difenetly check out Headmasters it is diffrent but also important part of Generation 1.

Lets hope the also re-relase Armada and the others also for newcomers to experience the Unicron Trilogy for the 1st time.

While many people hated the Unicron Trilogy I however enjoyed it.

But for all else check out the Headmasters it is awesome be sure to watch for important chracters such as Six-Shot I had his toy when I was younger that was one friggen sick toy cause it was like 6 Transformers in one.
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254716)
Posted by Seibertron on July 7th, 2011 @ 11:31pm CDT
It was a treat getting interviewed by CNN alongside Razorclaw0000, Tigertrack 24, and Counterpunch. I hope there are other opportunities like this in the future.

I wish I had been paying attention to our unique visitor count though so that I could've mentioned that over 1/2 million fans visited in June 2000.

I'm sure my folks are proud that my primary quote is about drinking and Transformers. LOL. Ah, good times.

CNN wrote:"People who have not seen it before might be disappointed in the subtitles, but rest assured [that the existing dubs] are that horrible," said Seibertron.com founder Ryan Yzquierdo, from Chicago, Illinois. "You can't actually sit there and watch the dubs, unless you like drinking while watching 'Transformers.'"
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254746)
Posted by Seibertron on July 8th, 2011 @ 12:22am CDT
This is awesome seeing Cyclonus on the homepage of CNN. Hope Shout Factory sells a bunch of these sets thanks to this extra coverage they're getting. :D

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Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254803)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 8th, 2011 @ 2:08am CDT
If I didn't have that whole pesky work thing, I could've got in on this.
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1254874)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 8th, 2011 @ 7:17am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:If I didn't have that whole pesky work thing, I could've got in on this.


I did the interview in my office.

"Please hold my calls, CNN is on line one..."
Re: CNN's article about Shout Factory's Headmasters set; several Seibertron.com staff members interviewed (1255077)
Posted by Seibertron on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:33pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:If I didn't have that whole pesky work thing, I could've got in on this.


I did the interview in my office.

"Please hold my calls, CNN is on line one..."


:KREMZEEK: :APPLAUSE: :-$

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