Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 9:37pm CST

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Via Seibertronian ScottyP, we now have Amazon Japan orders up for Re-releases of the DVD collections for Transformers Micron Legends (Armada), Super Link (Energon) and Galaxy Force (Cybertron)! All 3 are priced at 19,440 yen (approximately $165 USD). They are scheduled for release on March 24th (Armada), April 22nd (Super Link) and May 25th (Galaxy Force). The links and DVD cover images can be found below.

So will you guys be headed out to pick up these DVD collections? Sound off in the comments section below and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all of your Transformers news.

Transformers Micron Legends (Armada)
Transformers News: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections

Transformers Super Link (Energon)
Transformers News: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections

Transformers Galaxy Force (Cybertron)
Transformers News: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections

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Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758230)
Posted by TFIta369 on January 21st, 2016 @ 9:56pm CST
Why are these so expensive? :O
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758232)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 21st, 2016 @ 9:58pm CST
If I was understanding these correctly, they collect all episodes in those series, which mumber somewhere around 60ish i believe a pop :BOT:
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758242)
Posted by King Kuuga on January 21st, 2016 @ 10:14pm CST
The Japanese version of Armada is called Micron Legend. It's a minor nitpick, but given that you consistently referred to the other shows by their Japanese titles it struck me as odd.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758243)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 21st, 2016 @ 10:15pm CST
That Bot wrote:The Japanese version of Armada is called Micron Legend. It's a minor nitpick, but given that you consistently referred to the other shows by their Japanese titles it struck me as odd.

When I went to the page, that was the title on amazon, so I went with that. :BOT:
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758321)
Posted by King Kuuga on January 22nd, 2016 @ 2:51am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
That Bot wrote:The Japanese version of Armada is called Micron Legend. It's a minor nitpick, but given that you consistently referred to the other shows by their Japanese titles it struck me as odd.

When I went to the page, that was the title on amazon, so I went with that. :BOT:

Wow, you're right. That is odd.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758354)
Posted by Evil Eye on January 22nd, 2016 @ 8:29am CST
A proper Western subtitled release of these would be pretty great- as would a redub (at least of Armada and Energon- the Cybertron dub was pretty solid). I grew up watching the Unicron Trilogy cartoons on Hasbro's website so a proper, professional re-release with subtitles (and more polished dubs) would be a major nostalgia trip for me.

Also the opportunity to see Armada with actual, finished animation would be great. IIRC the Japanese version, whilst still somewhat patchy in places, had some absolutely GORGEOUS animation done by a renowned mecha animator, especially in the final episodes.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758365)
Posted by o.supreme on January 22nd, 2016 @ 9:26am CST
TFIta369 wrote:Why are these so expensive? :O


In Japan, media has always been expensive for some reason. Music CD's are around $15-$20 even now. Single DVD's $25-$30 and Blu Ray movies are usually $50-$60!

I already have Super Link & Galaxy Force Subbed (granted the subs are not the greatest), so hopefully this release will lead to Malaysia getting some sets with better subtitles. Initially I would have been more interested in Micron Legend because the perception was that the majority of the animation had been improved, when in fact it is only a few select scenes from a few episodes. For that, I can wait until a Malay set is released w/English subs for around the $20-25 price range.

Also because these are DVD (not Blu Ray), you wont be able to play them unless you have a region free player, which are pretty cheap actually on sites like Amazon etc... But dropping nearly $200 for a set with no sub or dub isn't worth it to me.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758445)
Posted by karyuudo on January 22nd, 2016 @ 1:17pm CST
Delta Magnus wrote:A proper Western subtitled release of these would be pretty great- as would a redub (at least of Armada and Energon- the Cybertron dub was pretty solid). I grew up watching the Unicron Trilogy cartoons on Hasbro's website so a proper, professional re-release with subtitles (and more polished dubs) would be a major nostalgia trip for me.

Also the opportunity to see Armada with actual, finished animation would be great. IIRC the Japanese version, whilst still somewhat patchy in places, had some absolutely GORGEOUS animation done by a renowned mecha animator, especially in the final episodes.


My group did a fansub of Legends of the Microns. If you're interested you can get it here: http://karyuudofansubs.blogspot.ca/2014 ... s.html?m=1

Included is the dub track over the Japanese improved animation.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758451)
Posted by RAR on January 22nd, 2016 @ 1:41pm CST
I nearly considered by the Micron Collection DVD's but the cost of them got pretty idiotic I've even seen someone list just the DVD's without the Microns for the insane price of $400.00.

I don't know how the way they sell Media in Japan works for them - it must make long term sales hard after the gloss of the new rubs off - unless they eventually discount things.

On the flipside of that though I think perhaps Western world discounts DVD and the like to quickly meaning they sell out. and Videogames is an even crazier situation.

I've seen Borderlands the pre-sequel NEW for £5.00 I can only think that their business model it crazy if things come out for £40.00-£50.00 and a few months later they are like £10.00 If you make a new TV show, Album or Game or whatever every 1 or 2 years say then surely the sensible thing is to sell that thing at a price that is competitive over the lifetime of the product until the next one come out - instead things get clearance stupidly quickly sometimes.

That said I do wish that happened a bit more often with the toys I want to buy too.
But I'm not sure the Japanese idea of lower runs and high prices is idea either - even if some of that is compensated for by higher wages in Japan on average
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758529)
Posted by Evil Eye on January 22nd, 2016 @ 4:10pm CST
karyuudo wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:A proper Western subtitled release of these would be pretty great- as would a redub (at least of Armada and Energon- the Cybertron dub was pretty solid). I grew up watching the Unicron Trilogy cartoons on Hasbro's website so a proper, professional re-release with subtitles (and more polished dubs) would be a major nostalgia trip for me.

Also the opportunity to see Armada with actual, finished animation would be great. IIRC the Japanese version, whilst still somewhat patchy in places, had some absolutely GORGEOUS animation done by a renowned mecha animator, especially in the final episodes.


My group did a fansub of Legends of the Microns. If you're interested you can get it here: http://karyuudofansubs.blogspot.ca/2014 ... s.html?m=1

Included is the dub track over the Japanese improved animation.

Thanks! I'll enjoy it!
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758602)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2016 @ 9:14pm CST
Oh, I still need to watch all three of these Micron Trilogy shows subtitled (I have the subbed versions but need to get to watching them all). :oops:
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758606)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2016 @ 9:20pm CST
That Bot wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
That Bot wrote:The Japanese version of Armada is called Micron Legend. It's a minor nitpick, but given that you consistently referred to the other shows by their Japanese titles it struck me as odd.

When I went to the page, that was the title on amazon, so I went with that. :BOT:

Wow, you're right. That is odd.
That's the fault of Google Translate. The actual page text reads as "超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマー マイクロン伝説 DVD-SET", which transliterates into "Chō Robotto Seimeitai Toransufōmā Maikuron Densetsu DVD-SET", which in English would be "Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Legends of the Microns DVD-SET".

For some bizarre reason, Google wants "超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマー マイクロン伝説" ("Chō Robotto Seimeitai Toransufōmā Maikuron Densetsu") to translate into "Transformers: Armada" when such is not a translation at all.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758616)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on January 22nd, 2016 @ 9:59pm CST
I would actually like to see Shout Factory release the whole Trilogy in one set similar to how they released G1
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758617)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2016 @ 10:06pm CST
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:I would actually like to see Shout Factory release the whole Trilogy in one set similar to how they released G1
I really don't think the Unicron Trilogy has that level of desirability that the G1 cartoon had that enabled it to have multiple complete set releases.

After all, not even the complete set of The Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory that Shout! Factory put on their website made it to retail stores.

And such a set would most likely just be a repackaging of the individual series set discs bundled together, so nothing new would be included besides a single DVD package. Might as well just get the series sets at that point.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758637)
Posted by karyuudo on January 22nd, 2016 @ 11:27pm CST
Delta Magnus wrote:
karyuudo wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:A proper Western subtitled release of these would be pretty great- as would a redub (at least of Armada and Energon- the Cybertron dub was pretty solid). I grew up watching the Unicron Trilogy cartoons on Hasbro's website so a proper, professional re-release with subtitles (and more polished dubs) would be a major nostalgia trip for me.

Also the opportunity to see Armada with actual, finished animation would be great. IIRC the Japanese version, whilst still somewhat patchy in places, had some absolutely GORGEOUS animation done by a renowned mecha animator, especially in the final episodes.


My group did a fansub of Legends of the Microns. If you're interested you can get it here: http://karyuudofansubs.blogspot.ca/2014 ... s.html?m=1

Included is the dub track over the Japanese improved animation.

Thanks! I'll enjoy it!


Glad to hear it! :)
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758642)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2016 @ 11:41pm CST
These appear to be the first complete series set DVD releases the Japanese versions of these shows have ever had, as their previous Japanese DVD releases were instead individual episode volumes.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1758810)
Posted by karyuudo on January 23rd, 2016 @ 2:42pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:These appear to be the first complete series set DVD releases the Japanese versions of these shows have ever had, as their previous Japanese DVD releases were instead individual episode volumes.


The big question is, will the first disc from Legends of the Microns be a new re-authored version of those episodes. The first DVD that was released had a lot more compression done to it than the ones that followed after.
Re: Japanese Re-release of Micron Legends, Super Link, and Galaxy Force DVD collections (1759201)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 24th, 2016 @ 11:47pm CST
translate makes my head spin :BOT:

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