Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set

Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set

Friday, February 10th, 2012 7:44pm CST

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Shout! Factory has announced the individual DVD release of Transformers Masterforce according to tvshowsondvd. This is great news for those who are buying the Transformers: Japanese Collection seperately.

Addtionally, Amazon has a preorder up already. According to the listing, Masterforce will be available on May 1.

Here is the intro for Tansformers Masterforce. This is not taken from the Shout! Factory release.

Credit(s): tvshowsondvd, Amazon


This article was last modified on Friday, February 10th, 2012 7:47pm CST

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Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345561)
Posted by mattwhite924 on February 10th, 2012 @ 9:36pm CST
Good lord there's a lot of humans in that intro. Squishy, unappealing humans.
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345565)
Posted by DrLegend on February 10th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CST
mattwhite924 wrote:Good lord there's a lot of humans in that intro. Squishy, unappealing humans.


Worse yet, it looks like they're controlling those robots instead of them being sentient beings from the planet Cybertron.

:sad:
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345570)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on February 10th, 2012 @ 10:16pm CST
DrLegend wrote:
mattwhite924 wrote:Good lord there's a lot of humans in that intro. Squishy, unappealing humans.


Worse yet, it looks like they're controlling those robots instead of them being sentient beings from the planet Cybertron.

:sad:


I should really stop taking everyone's knowledge of Masterforce for granted. :oops:
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345572)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2012 @ 10:37pm CST
I LOVE MASTERFORCE!!!! =P~ =P~ =P~ :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :grin: :grin: :grin:

mattwhite924 wrote:Good lord there's a lot of humans in that intro. Squishy, unappealing humans.
BEST TF HUMANS EVER!!!!! :MR-T:

DrLegend wrote:Worse yet, it looks like they're controlling those robots instead of them being sentient beings from the planet Cybertron.

:sad:
They're not "piloting" the robots. They ARE the robots.


This show is great! Absolutely fantastic! Arguably the very best of any and all Japanese Transformers series. It is, without a doubt, my third favorite Transformers series of all.

Here's the second intro:


However, all is not so wonderful with this release. Shout! Factory and/or Hasbro has gone and tried to Americanize things in this. Like, they gave everyone whose toy wasn't redecoed from their American toy the names of the American characters who they share toy molds with in the subtitles. And a bunch of stupid fanservicey TF terms were thrown into the subs for no good reason. :evil:

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Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345594)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:38am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Here's the second intro:



Man do I love that intro, the animation's so crisp it's like, woah! Wish they would have done a less mellow theme song than just sticking to the original, cause Toshiya Igarashi can do so much more than that, Super Ginrai's theme and the Machine Robo Battlehackers theme song are proof of this :-B.
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345613)
Posted by AdamPrime on February 11th, 2012 @ 3:37am CST
Suh-weeeet! Being the lucky scamp from the UK that I am, I've had this boxset for over 4 1/2 years. And my life hasn't been the same since.

Masterforce rocks. No doubt. The characters, storyline and animation/music are all great. The "master" concepts are well implemented, too. I much prefer their Godmasters to our Powermasters.

The only down side? The last few episodes slow to a crawl. Either they ran out of money, or couldn't wrap up the storyline properly. But those last episodes have noticeably poorer animation and the storyline goes nowhere fast. Still, the previous forty or so are wonderful.
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345638)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on February 11th, 2012 @ 7:00am CST
I LOVE MASTERFORCE :grin: :grin: :grin: ,and really don't understand all the TF Fans that don't .The only issue i have about this news is ,it came a little too late .In June of last year i ordered the Japanese Collection ,then it got cancelled :sad: .By the time Nov came i gave up thinking that SHOUT! would never release it ,so i caved in and bought HEADMASTERS .Then found out they were going to release the set ,i was both HAPPY :D and sad :sad: .I would get MASTERFORCE and VICTORY on DVD ,but already wasted $20.00 on HEADMASTERS ,so i saved (needed too) and saved ,and two weeks ago i ordered the set ,knowing ,thinking it was my only way to get the two series .Just got the set ,very happy ,still sore about the wasted $20 ,and BOOM this news .All joking/complaining aside ,it is really good news for those who could not get the set .
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345642)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 11th, 2012 @ 7:25am CST
TF Masterforce is really an awesome series. I downloaded and watched the fansubs way back and I was really impressed at how baddass it was compared to the regular G1 cartoon. Starting the very first episode, they don't shy to show some giant monster attacking the town and killing hundreds.

I raised an eybrow at the Pretender concept at first. Then, I just went along with the ride. I also love the transtectors controlled by headmasters humans.

The animation never feel cheap and is consistent throughout the whole series. The story is good and the characters are interesting.

This give me the desire to watch it again.

I would buy Masterforce is it went for a North American release with proper subtitles or even (let's dream a little) a perfect and professional dubs with the Japanese names intact.

Also, GOD GINRAI!!!
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1345681)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 11th, 2012 @ 10:11am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I would buy Masterforce is it went for a North American release with proper subtitles
Tis a shame that only the UK and Australia (and fansubbers) could get this. Shout! Factory tampered with the subtitle script for their releases. >:oP
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347038)
Posted by El Duque on February 13th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CST
TVshowsonDVD.com has revealed the cover art for Shout!Factory's upcoming Transformers: Super-God Masterforce DVD set. The individual set is scheduled to release on May 1st. Check out the cover art mirrored below.

A LONG-AWAITED CLASSIC TRANSFORMERS TITLE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN N. AMERICA! This is essentially Season 2 of the Japanese series, where Season 1 was Headmasters. Following their victory over the DESTRONS (aka Decepticons) at the end of Headmasters, the CYBERTRONS (aka Autobots) depart Earth, leaving behind only a small group to protect the planet from any future menace. But when the powerful DESTRONS return to an unsuspecting planet, the CYBERTRONS must come out of hiding to defend their human friends once again - only this time they'll be unable to do it on their own. 42 episodes on 5 DVDs plus an art gallery. Original Japanese audio with all-new (and improved!) English subtitles.



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Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347046)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on February 13th, 2012 @ 11:45pm CST
El Duque wrote:
with all-new (and improved!) English subtitles.



Sabrblade would like to have a word with you on that one. :P
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347050)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2012 @ 12:14am CST
Seen this art. Nice, as it's two of the show's best characters. 8)

But Metrodome's and Madman's DVD covers look cooler. ;)
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cannonfodder4000 wrote:
El Duque wrote:
with all-new (and improved!) English subtitles.



Sabrblade would like to have a word with you on that one. :P
"Ethnocentric English subtitles" is more like it! [-(


And, what on Earth? They used the logo for The Headmasters, instead of Chōjin Masterforce, at the bottom. #-o

The Headmasters: Image

Chōjin Masterforce: Image
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347093)
Posted by AdamPrime on February 14th, 2012 @ 3:33am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
And, what on Earth? They used the logo for The Headmasters, instead of Chōjin Masterforce, at the bottom. #-o

The Headmasters: Image

Chōjin Masterforce: Image



Yes, indeed! Maybe they figure we can't read Japanese, so won't care what it says? 8-}
Most likely, it's just a placeholder logo until they get the art monkeys to scribble a new Masterforce one. Unless somebody has reeeeeeeally messed up, and it makes it onto the final!!
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347140)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 14th, 2012 @ 8:43am CST
It's a good show. The first half is kinda boring, then it picks up when Overlord finally shows up. :twisted:
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347196)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2012 @ 10:43am CST
AdamPrime wrote:Most likely, it's just a placeholder logo until they get the art monkeys to scribble a new Masterforce one. Unless somebody has reeeeeeeally messed up, and it makes it onto the final!!
I've seen pics of the final Masterforce and Victory sets from the Complete Collection 3-pack. The Headmasters logo is there on both as well. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347302)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 14th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
Did Headmasters get a separate release yet? And are any of these ever coming to retail?
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347304)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2012 @ 2:12pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Did Headmasters get a separate release yet? And are any of these ever coming to retail?
Long time ago, and yes.
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347567)
Posted by leviebaby on February 15th, 2012 @ 7:18am CST
not to sound funny we wont get victory until next fabuary , so the dvds are released 8 months apart while other dvds from diff compans are 1 month on a 2oth date no affence i cant wait that long for victory and beast wars 2nd and neo
Re: Shout! Factory Announces Transformers Masterforce DVD Set (1347644)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2012 @ 10:54am CST
leviebaby wrote:not to sound funny we wont get victory until next fabuary , so the dvds are released 8 months apart while other dvds from diff compans are 1 month on a 2oth date no affence i cant wait that long for victory and beast wars 2nd and neo
They had to fix some problems with the DVDs. That's why they were delayed. Now that the complete box set has been made, they can get on with Victory individually.

However, no one's said anything about Beast Wars II and Neo. BWNeo isn't even on DVD in Japan yet.

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