Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More!

Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More!

Friday, April 27th, 2007 8:02am CDT

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Just in is a new press release from Madman Entertainment.

There has been a lot of demand for Madman's Tranformers the Movie: Special Edition and Madman is about to statisfy our needs for that release. They will release this special edtion together with a Generation One Complete Collection! This special Collection will feature a very nice box in the Generation One toy box style.











But the fun doesn't end here. From May 10th Madman will also release a number of interesting Transformers merchandise. They will release items like an Autobot/Decepticon cap, an Autobot hoody and much more

"TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE – SPECIAL EDITION

Beyond good... Beyond evil... Beyond your wildest imagination! The classic cinematic battle of the Autobots and Decepticons, Optimus Prime and Megatron’s final battle, and the overwhelming power of the planet eater, Unicron!

Remastered theatrical widescreen, superb quality, color corrected in 16:9 ratio

Full-screen edition also included
"Scramble City" movie tie-in bonus episode
Feature commentary
80's toy TVCs, TV spots and theatrical trailer
The Touch film-clip (by Stan Bush)
Character, voice-actor and musician biographies
Bonus episode of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS
Reversible collector's cover

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TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION

The epic clashes of Optimus Prime & Megatron, & their future successors, are complete in an age-old struggle for control of the universe, as vehicles and devices transform into mighty robots; one side to protect, the other to conquer!

This 17 disc collector’s tin contains every Transformers episode, season 1-4, in one box, designed by the Transformers fans at Madman to authentically match the look and feel of the original 1984 toy boxes, down to character art, the original back of battle scene and tech specs!

The booklet contains a never seen before, exclusive comic from IDW Publishing by writer Simon Furman and artist Nick Roche will tell a missing chapter in the story of the Transformers!

- Interviews with key figures from Transformer's 20 year history
- Animated Public Service Announcements
- Historical trailers
- Scripts & storyboards
- Interview and commentary with Voice Director Wally Burr
- Television commercials
- Limited Edition Packaging
- 16 page booklet containing exclusive comic by Simon Furman"

Credit(s): Madman Entertainment


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Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100809)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:07am CDT
I have all the Rhino editions, but if this set's features are worthwhile(and not just ripped off the 20th movie release) I may just get this.

On several occasions I thought of trading up and getting that Chinesse import complete set.

Why, Collectors sets are nice, and they take up less space. Then again, if this is overpriced, it stays on the shelf.

So now it's up to time and content.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100826)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:14am CDT
Does it bother anyone else when they say 'Seasons 1-4'?

Is that just me?
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100840)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:20am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Does it bother anyone else when they say 'Seasons 1-4'?

Is that just me?


I'm more bothered by the fact that Madman's releasing them at all. When exactly do we get them?
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100847)
Posted by Talon523 on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:26am CDT
I also bought all the rhino editions. Unless someone bought all my seasons I wouldn't buy another set (one box or five). This sounds like it will be better, but I already invested about $200 in the ones I got.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100876)
Posted by xxaMaxx on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:40am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Does it bother anyone else when they say 'Seasons 1-4'?

Is that just me?


Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't there 4 seasons to the original US cartoon? Granted Season 4 was all of 3 episodes.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100878)
Posted by Sentinel Maximus on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:42am CDT
I only bought sason one of the Rhino TF collection and I knew that they'd just make it better 'somewhere down the line.'

I'm glad I waited and will be picking this one up!
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100894)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:51am CDT
xxaMaxx wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Does it bother anyone else when they say 'Seasons 1-4'?

Is that just me?


Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't there 4 seasons to the original US cartoon? Granted Season 4 was all of 3 episodes.


No, I know. They're correct in saying so.

It's just, I dunno...Season 4 is amusing, but it plays out more like a straight to video movie rather than a cartoon season of episodes.

Headmasters is more of a season 4 and most people haven't really even watched it.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100919)
Posted by xxaMaxx on April 27th, 2007 @ 9:12am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
xxaMaxx wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Does it bother anyone else when they say 'Seasons 1-4'?

Is that just me?


Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't there 4 seasons to the original US cartoon? Granted Season 4 was all of 3 episodes.


No, I know. They're correct in saying so.

It's just, I dunno...Season 4 is amusing, but it plays out more like a straight to video movie rather than a cartoon season of episodes.

Headmasters is more of a season 4 and most people haven't really even watched it.


Good point. I would prefer a complete collection that included a subtitled version of Headmasters since it has a strong contingent of original series characters.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (100928)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on April 27th, 2007 @ 9:20am CDT
sounds great. since i missed the rhino release, ill try to get this one.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101049)
Posted by ashe5k on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:10am CDT
Is this a US release?
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101086)
Posted by ashe5k on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:42am CDT
Just looked at the site address... guess not.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101089)
Posted by Galaxy Optimus Primal on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:44am CDT
I don't care the extras or other, but the box cover and the designs are rocks! The old '84 box arts, the TF size comparison... Simply this is the best G1 DVD edition i ever saw!
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101123)
Posted by UnicornUnicron on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:28pm CDT
Wait a sec...

THIS ISN'T FOR NORTH AMERICA, IS IT?

Madman is an Australian company, so this is a Region 4 release, not a Region 1 release. These are the guys who put out Voltron in Australia, and they weren't allowed to put Voltron out in North America. So I don't think this will be any different.

Unless you've got a region-free player (which I do, but many folks don't), then this isn't something most USA fans can enjoy.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101132)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:35pm CDT
That box kicks ass. I already have the rhino ones so the only way ill get these is if there are alot of extras.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101151)
Posted by Scaleface on April 27th, 2007 @ 1:02pm CDT
I'm more interested in that art on the back of the tin with the size chart. Anyone seen it before?
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101201)
Posted by Hairball178 on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:15pm CDT
It looks like they may be based off of the Marvel TF Universe profiles.

Man, the boxart looks too awesome to not be available everywhere else.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101325)
Posted by Burn on April 27th, 2007 @ 4:13pm CDT
Like a couple of others have said, this is an Australian release so if you're outside of Region 4 you'll need a region free dvd player to play them.

So don't be quick to rush out and buy them unless you're going to invest money in hardware as well.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101490)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 27th, 2007 @ 7:12pm CDT
This is just kinda a note to the guys saying "this isn't even for the US"

We live in the digital age. Trust in Ebay.

That's how I got the Japanesse series and Armada for pretty much nothing.

Most of us would just order this online anyway, and the way I figure it, as long as it's not from the UK(no offense, just you guys are expensive) I don't see how this being an import is a problem.
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (101775)
Posted by UnicornUnicron on April 28th, 2007 @ 3:51am CDT
It's not a matter of getting it from eBay. You could buy it from "EZDVD" (that's a pre-order link for this set) if you want to (an Australian online retailer, kinda like Amazon), and they'll ship it to you. But really, most folks don't have a player than can handle Region 4. That's how it being an import is a problem; not getting it, it's using it once you've got it.

I really wish we could find out about a USA re-release of G1 (especially if the packaging could look that awesome). Like I said, I could use it, with my region-free player. But most of my friends who want this don't have one. And as far as I see, stories like this one say it's "still in limbo". :(
Re: Madman to Release Generation One Complete Series and More! (102044)
Posted by City Commander on April 28th, 2007 @ 1:34pm CDT
Neat tin they've got there.

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