Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set

Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set

Friday, May 29th, 2009 10:34pm CDT

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Following yesterday's news on the release of Season 2 Volume 1 of the original Transformers cartoon, Shout Factory has revealed the information related to the 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Collectors Set.

The set will contain all 98 episodes of the original Transformers Generation One cartoon, spread across sixteen discs. The following bonus features will be included in the set:

- Exclusive Retrospective Featurettes Including Brand-New, In-Depth Interviews With Those Most Responsible For The Success Of The Transformers franchise.
- Concept Art.
- Exclusive Voice Cast Reunion featuring (in alphabetical order): Jack Angel (Ramjet), Michael Bell (Prowl), Gregg, Berger (Grimlock), Aurthur Burghardt (Devastator), Corey Burton (Spike Witwicky), Richard Gautier (Rodimus Prime), Neil Ross (Slag), Frank Welker (Megatron).
- Archival Hasbro Toy Commercials
- Printable Scripts
- Rare PSAs
- From the Files of Teletraan-2
- Fan Art Gallery
- Animated Fan Film
- A Collectible 60-Page Book, Autobots and Decepticon Magnets and much more

The set will be available at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but for those who cannot wait, Shout Factory has set up a web page ((TransformersCollectorsSet.com) where you can pre-order yours for $140.00. Those taking this option can expect to receive it on or near Monday July 13th.

To read the full press release, including clear pictures of the DVD case and its contents, check out the press release at TVShowsOnDVD.com here.

Credit(s): TVShowsOnDVD.com


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Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928702)
Posted by LiKwid on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:12pm CDT
145.00.? Ouch...For that much it should come in a plastic matrix case not just a cardboard box.. :shock:
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928712)
Posted by capellamusic on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:33pm CDT
I was expecting this to be about half that price... and BTW it's $140, not $145. This is way overpriced :| , I'll rather keep my Metrodome G1 boxset for now. If this new boxset is actually the broadcast version and gets cheaper, then I'll buy it. Anyway, MadMan Entertainment is also realeasing a G1 boxset in June and it's going to cost $99.95 AU http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=12001&method=view. If this one is also the broadcast version I'll consider this one instead. I better wait for reviews to both of them before any decision. But $140 no, thanks... :(
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928855)
Posted by rpetras on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:44am CDT
For anyone looking for the GI Joe set, that can be ordered through the same site.

While the GI Joe specific site is not yet up, click "Purchase" on the TF link and you can then select the Joe set there too. (and drop the TF set if you are not interested)
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928858)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:52am CDT
capellamusic wrote:and BTW it's $140, not $145.


Oops. I was reading the news about the GI Joe boxset at the same time. My mistake.

capellamusic wrote:This is way overpriced :|


Actually, it isn't. Most Complete Series sets run into that price range. By comparision...

-The Complete Series Box set for Sex and the City is $270
-The Complete Series Box set for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are $385
-The Complete Series Box set for Stargate SG1 is $270
-The Complete Series Box set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer is $240
-The Complete Series Box set for Angel is $276

Compared to them, this is way cheap. Then again, that might be because this is an online sale. No doubt it'll cost more when it goes to stores.
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928885)
Posted by capellamusic on May 30th, 2009 @ 9:02am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
capellamusic wrote:This is way overpriced :|


Actually, it isn't. Most Complete Series sets run into that price range. By comparision...

-The Complete Series Box set for Sex and the City is $270
-The Complete Series Box set for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are $385
-The Complete Series Box set for Stargate SG1 is $270
-The Complete Series Box set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer is $240
-The Complete Series Box set for Angel is $276

Compared to them, this is way cheap. Then again, that might be because this is an online sale. No doubt it'll cost more when it goes to stores.


What is the number of discs and episodes on those boxsets you're compraing the price to? Because I was comparing to other G1 boxsets with the same content and in some cases plus the 1986 movie. The Madman Entertainment release is much cheaper and I don't know exactly the Metrodome boxset initial cost but I paid for mine about $60-$70 including shipping costs in amazon, plus I also owned an asian boxset before which cost me about $50 or close, including shipping costs. I bought all brand new. This is my comparison for that $140 very high price in my opinion. The extras may not be the same though, but if they're extras the price should be for the series in first place. One thing they really have best is that it seems they've used the brodcast version. I have to find out if Madman also used the broadcast version, because if they did they have a better price, although with different extras.

This is just my opinion though, I find it too expensive, but I hope the boxset sells very well and it's a great one indeed.
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (928891)
Posted by typh0id on May 30th, 2009 @ 9:22am CDT
That IS a bit steep...But I'll still buy it because it will clearly be the nicest release of the series ever...


And I can get a discount on it through my job :P
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (929085)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on May 30th, 2009 @ 4:22pm CDT
capellamusic wrote:What is the number of discs and episodes on those boxsets you're compraing the price to?


The Sex and the City set has 20. The Star Trek: TNG set has 49. The Buffy set has 40. The Angel set has 30. The TF set has 16. So compared to those sets, this set is actually cheaper when it comes to the number of discs.

capellamusic wrote:The extras may not be the same though, but if they're extras the price should be for the series in first place.


The extras on this are the same as on the individual sets, with some exceptions, like the voice cast reuinion.
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (929302)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 30th, 2009 @ 11:04pm CDT
I saw a post on another message board that this set was Online Store exclusive. Is that true?

Also, what are the chances that Wal-Mart would get the set? Not likely I assume, but I work there so I'd have good reason to wait(discount! :grin: )
Re: Complete Details About Shout Factory's Generation One "Matrix of Leadership" Collector's Set (929493)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on May 31st, 2009 @ 8:35am CDT
Duke of Luns wrote:I saw a post on another message board that this set was Online Store exclusive. Is that true?


For now, yes. Then it's available at San Diego Comic Con, then at retail stores.

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