Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal

Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 6:13pm CDT

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After it was announced 2 weeks ago that Hasbro had bought out Tv Loonland's media licenses comes a story from Tvshowsondvd.com clarifying some more details of the deal.

According to the article, not only has Hasbro reacquired all the rights to all classic Sunbow produced productions. But they now have all the DVD release rights to release and distribute the newly acquired shows on the North American Continent:

Hasbro has reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to everything, including the rights to release the shows on DVD in the U.S. and Canada. The reacquisition is a result of two transactions. The first transaction is with TV-Loonland, and the second is with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, who had held a distribution license from TV-Loonland for the North American home video/DVD rights. TV-Loonland held the rights as a result of contracts that were executed a long time ago. Rhino was a sublicense of Sony BMG.

However no plans for DVD releases for any of the newly acquired licenses have yet been released.

For more information, please check out the full tvshowsondvd.com article by clicking here.

Credit(s): dragons, tvshowsondvd.com


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Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708107)
Posted by Hard Hacker on May 25th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CDT
Some old timers are probably happy.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708111)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on May 25th, 2008 @ 7:12pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:Some old timers are probably happy.


You bet yer Sunday bonnet, dagnabbit! 8)
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708121)
Posted by Zeds on May 25th, 2008 @ 7:24pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:Some old timers are probably happy.


Include me in that lot. Remember you youngin's that without G1 there would be no TFs.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708122)
Posted by 1337W422102 on May 25th, 2008 @ 7:34pm CDT
I already have the series, but not on DVD (well, DVD rips, but anyway...). Assuming that the price of the sets are good and that they have ample amount of features, I might look into buying some TF on DVD!
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708125)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 25th, 2008 @ 7:39pm CDT
G1 DVDs again?
Dear God, YES!
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708186)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on May 25th, 2008 @ 9:33pm CDT
Can someone say A new re-mastered G1 Box set finally like the one were suppose to to get from SONY before they got shut down or whatever. I do hope that this box set will be better than the classic G1 Rhino Box Set as that one had a lot of errors and glitches in it such as mutiple Starscreams and voice acting.

I hope they make it good like they did with the remastered G1 Transformers Movie they did a really,really good job of recoloring and remastering it. I hope we can see some cool special behind the scenes stuff such as voice acting, the making of and behind the scences with Frank Welker and Peter Cullen. Also throw in some cool old school commercials such as toys and TV Spots.

As for the other liscenses requiured I hope we finally get to see a RiD Box set even though it is only 20 something episodes. I also hope for Victory, The Headmasters, & Super God Master Force. But that is just wishful thinking on those.

I hope that we will get the other box sets such as Transformers-Energon but I think that Paramount still owns the rights that to that one still.

But this is good news none the less, but I hope if and when they do re-release it wont be just on Blue-Ray DVD as I only have a Normal DVD Player with a DVD Recorder on it.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708219)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2008 @ 10:48pm CDT
Does this mean we'll finally get a U.S. release of Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory (and maybe Zone)? Cuz, Sunbow owned the RTM 1 dub versions.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708249)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 26th, 2008 @ 12:06am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Does this mean we'll finally get a U.S. release of Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory (and maybe Zone)? Cuz, Sunbow owned the RTM 1 dub versions.


Now why would you need the (likely) inferior Sony produced versions of these shows when the Madman set is already available with all of it's delicious extras?

The Sony Beast Machines sets were so terribly bare and boring in comparison to the Madman Beast Wars sets.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708253)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2008 @ 12:18am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Does this mean we'll finally get a U.S. release of Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory (and maybe Zone)? Cuz, Sunbow owned the RTM 1 dub versions.


Now why would you need the (likely) inferior Sony produced versions of these shows when the Madman set is already available with all of it's delicious extras?

The Sony Beast Machines sets were so terribly bare and boring in comparison to the Madman Beast Wars sets.


Maybe it's because I'm not willing to pay $70-$100 for a foreign release of something that I could pay $20-$30 for domestically.

Besides, if they aren't released in the U.S., then I'll consider the Madman ones that can only be purchased from Ebay (everywhere else is either in AUD, GBP, or outrageously expensive USD prices).
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708267)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 26th, 2008 @ 1:52am CDT
now if they can acquire the rights to DIC animated shows we could see those other GI JOE episodes
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708279)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 26th, 2008 @ 3:11am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:now if they can acquire the rights to DIC animated shows we could see those other GI JOE episodes


I'm not certain you'd want to :P
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708340)
Posted by rpetras on May 26th, 2008 @ 7:07am CDT
I already have the full G1 TF set, so I'll probably not re-buy those, but FINALLY a re-release of GI Joe.

When those were out I could only budget for one or the other and I chose TF. No regrets there, but I really want GI Joe as well.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708472)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 26th, 2008 @ 12:33pm CDT
I'm happy with my Rhino DVD's for G1 and the Beast Era, so I won't be getting these again.

If you missed out though, congrats on the chance to own the series. However honestly, they're probably gonna cost alot, so I'd look into some import boxes.

Last month I got new, RID complete off Amazon UK for $27USD, and they had alot of good deals on the G1 and Beast Wars/Machines too.

If I didn't already have them, then I would have gotten them.

Get a $25 Cyberhome DVD player and you won't even have to hack your DVD player for region coding :D
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708492)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 26th, 2008 @ 1:14pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:I'm happy with my Rhino DVD's for G1 and the Beast Era, so I won't be getting these again.

If you missed out though, congrats on the chance to own the series. However honestly, they're probably gonna cost alot, so I'd look into some import boxes.

Last month I got new, RID complete off Amazon UK for $27USD, and they had alot of good deals on the G1 and Beast Wars/Machines too.

If I didn't already have them, then I would have gotten them.

Get a $25 Cyberhome DVD player and you won't even have to hack your DVD player for region coding :D


Round where I live each PART of a season of G1 went for 90 damn dollars.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708690)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on May 26th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:Some old timers are probably happy.

Yep. If I read it right, this means that while new G1 DVDs aren't yet confirmed, there's hope for those of us who would want them and didn't get them the last time they were out.
Re: Hasbro Sheds light on the Sunbow Deal (708782)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 26th, 2008 @ 9:38pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:I'm happy with my Rhino DVD's for G1 and the Beast Era, so I won't be getting these again.

If you missed out though, congrats on the chance to own the series. However honestly, they're probably gonna cost alot, so I'd look into some import boxes.

Last month I got new, RID complete off Amazon UK for $27USD, and they had alot of good deals on the G1 and Beast Wars/Machines too.

If I didn't already have them, then I would have gotten them.

Get a $25 Cyberhome DVD player and you won't even have to hack your DVD player for region coding :D


Round where I live each PART of a season of G1 went for 90 damn dollars.


WOW, I only payed $50, which still kills me when I see import sets of THE COMPLETE FRIGGIN SERIES selling for $35-$60 :-x

Still, $250 for the Rhino sets plus $20 for the movie, I don't care who releases what, I'm set with what I have...

But again, if you don't have it, I'd import!

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