Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek

Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek

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Our friends at Shout! Factory have been kind enough to send us an advanced copy of their upcoming Transformers Armada - The Complete Series DVD set! The set isn't scheduled to hit retail until March 11th, but we've got a sneak peek at the packaging below. Click here to pre-order the set over on Shout! Factory's website for $37.99.

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Armada - Complete Series DVD Series


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Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553286)
Posted by hinomars19 on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:35pm CST
That looks a million times better than the energon set :KREMZEEK:
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553300)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CST
Pass. The content isn't any improvement over my Rhino DVD sets, so I'd only be buying it for the packaging, which is just old, recycled art from the Dreamwave era.

Though, reading the back description in Jim Conrad's voice feels really appropriate. :P

And, I find it funny how the fact that the Autobots have to protect humanity in addition to protecting the Mini-Cons looks tacked on like it was an afterthought. "The Mini-Cons are the most important thing in the world! They must be protected at all cost! ... Oh, and uh, some humans, gotta save them too." :lol:
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553308)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CST
should have put the dreamwave art on the outside. epic fail
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553309)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:should have put the dreamwave art on the outside. epic fail
They did. ALL of the art in this set is recycled from then. None of it is new.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553317)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CST
I don't suppose they went back and fixed any of the many, many errors in the show?

I might get this on sale or something.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553320)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CST
UltraPrimal wrote:I don't suppose they went back and fixed any of the many, many errors in the show?
No one ever did for the English version. Only the Japanese version got fixed, but Hasbro doesn't own that version and doesn't care enough to want to.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553353)
Posted by Anonymous on February 24th, 2014 @ 9:43pm CST
Let's put it this way, even if you pretty up a piece of turd, in the end it still looks and smells the same. Armada got some of the worst treatment here in the West. Never mind the fact that it was unfinished animation, but the fact there were so many errors with the script that it was embarrassing.

Sadly, it always seems that whatever Transformers series we get from Japan, there's also some weird production issues with it. If these guys offered a new transfer with both English and Japanese language with subtitles it would be a definite purchase for me.

The same goes with Japan when they get our productions of Transformers, you end up with weird stuff like in Beast Wars where Air Razor is a guy or the fact that DVD collection is missing 2 episodes (Bad Spark - which came with the BW2 Movie and Cutting edge)

Then there's Transformers Prime in Japan, where you don't even get the 3rd season.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553354)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 9:53pm CST
kary wrote:Let's put it this way, even if you pretty up a piece of turd, in the end it still looks and smells the same. Armada got some of the worst treatment here in the West. Never mind the fact that it was unfinished animation, but the fact there were so many errors with the script that it was embarrassing.
And how! The production both the Armada and Energon dubs were so rushed and so terrible that it's become a chore to sit through either.

kary wrote:Sadly, it always seems that whatever Transformers series we get from Japan, there's also some weird production issues with it.
Save for Cybertron, which did not have a rushed production and most of its changes seemed deliberate.

Same with RiD, as a lot of its dubbing issues were out of the dubbers hands thanks to 9/11.

kary wrote:If these guys offered a new transfer with both English and Japanese language with subtitles it would be a definite purchase for me.
Not sure dual-audio could work unless the time duration of the English version was equal to that of the Japanese version, but I'd definitely take a subtitled release with the Japanese audio.

Though, just as long as Hasbro itself stays far away from the subtitle script since their interference with the subtitles of the Shout! Factory Japanese G1 series DVD sets ruined those subtitles.

kary wrote:The same goes with Japan when they get our productions of Transformers, you end up with weird stuff like in Beast Wars where Air Razor is a guy or the fact that DVD collection is missing 2 episodes (Bad Spark - which came with the BW2 Movie and Cutting edge)
That's because those two episode weren't treated as part of the Japanese dub's episodes, being treated as feature films instead. Their removal is also was "Where is the Banana?" and "Remix: I Lost the Banana" were created.

kary wrote:Then there's Transformers Prime in Japan, where you don't even get the 3rd season.
Apparently, TF: Prime's Japanese dub bombed in the Japan that releasing season three over there may not be worth it for them. There's also the matter of Transformers Go! succeeding Prime season 2 in its stead, what with the altered ending done to episode 52 of TF: Prime. ;)
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553369)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 24th, 2014 @ 10:43pm CST
"And, I find it funny how the fact that the Autobots have to protect humanity in addition to protecting the Mini-Cons looks tacked on like it was an afterthought. "The Mini-Cons are the most important thing in the world! They must be protected at all cost! ... Oh, and uh, some humans, gotta save them too."" :lol:
yeah, that is funny but its a kids show it isn't supposed to be logical! Any TF cartoon for that matter >:oP
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553373)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 11:13pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:yeah, that is funny but its a kids show it isn't supposed to be logical! Any TF cartoon for that matter >:oP
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Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1553548)
Posted by YRQRM0 on February 25th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CST
Would be an instant buy if it had the improved animation...shame.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (1563807)
Posted by LatoyaMartinez on April 9th, 2014 @ 12:40am CDT
like like like :x
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072919)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2020 @ 2:08pm CDT
Soooo... here's something we never knew existed.

According to a discussion on this TFWiki talk page, a discovery has been made that episode 40 of Armada, "Remorse", was given a second English dub that contains some lines altered from its original English version, as well as the Unicron Battles version of the opening that original premiered with episode 41 instead.

The new lines that have been changed feature a new filter on the Autobots' voices that make them sound even more metallic and monotone than before, and now their dialogue mentions Smokescreen's name having been changed to Hoist two episodes earlier than when his name change was first brought up in Episode 42.

Further details on this are as follows:
Fred had his first line extended from "Is there any way we can fix Optimus?" to add, "the way we fixed up Smokescreen? I mean Hoist?", which required starting the line sooner and made his speech overlap with the animation of him just crying. Red Alert's response was then rewritten some to fit in another mention of Smokescreen's deal, going from...

"I'm sorry. It can't be done. Optimus's body released its Spark when it blocked the Hydra Cannon's blast, and without it, there's no way we can bring him back. I wish there was some way we could, but we're just going to have to pull ourselves together and carry on without him."

to...

"No. I'm sorry, we can't. Optimus's body released its Spark when it blocked the Hydra Cannon. We saved Smokescreen's Spark and were able to reformat him into Hoist. I wish there was some way that we could but... we're just going to have to carry on without him."

And sure enough, in the next scene, "Try and be more careful, Smokescreen!" was replaced with, "Please, try and be more careful, Hoist."

This discovery was first found on the Tubi TV streaming version of the episode, and has now been confirmed on Twitter to also exist on the Shout! Factory DVD release of the series, while the original Rhino DVD release had only the first dub version.

This makes me wonder if there might have been any other dub changes made at the time in any other episodes, which could also be found on the Shout! Factory DVD set.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072950)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 20th, 2020 @ 6:26pm CDT
Thanks to our own Sabrblade, we have some interesting news about the
Armada episode 'Remorse'- a second English dub of the episode had been discovered!

Wait.... Armada? And an episode that aired nearly 17 years ago?? Apparently, it was discovered that a streaming service, TubiTV, used the Shout Factory version of the Armada series (instead of the original release on Rhino DVD and in that episode, a second English dub was discovered that slightly changes some plot details, as well as some lines changing significantly. Read on to discover what Sabrblade found out.

Sabrblade wrote:Soooo... here's something we never knew existed.

According to a discussion on this TFWiki talk page, a discovery has been made that episode 40 of Armada, "Remorse", was given a second English dub that contains some lines altered from its original English version, as well as the Unicron Battles version of the opening that original premiered with episode 41 instead.

The new lines that have been changed feature a new filter on the Autobots' voices that make them sound even more metallic and monotone than before, and now their dialogue mentions Smokescreen's name having been changed to Hoist two episodes earlier than when his name change was first brought up in Episode 42.

Further details on this are as follows:
Fred had his first line extended from "Is there any way we can fix Optimus?" to add, "the way we fixed up Smokescreen? I mean Hoist?", which required starting the line sooner and made his speech overlap with the animation of him just crying. Red Alert's response was then rewritten some to fit in another mention of Smokescreen's deal, going from...

"I'm sorry. It can't be done. Optimus's body released its Spark when it blocked the Hydra Cannon's blast, and without it, there's no way we can bring him back. I wish there was some way we could, but we're just going to have to pull ourselves together and carry on without him."

to...

"No. I'm sorry, we can't. Optimus's body released its Spark when it blocked the Hydra Cannon. We saved Smokescreen's Spark and were able to reformat him into Hoist. I wish there was some way that we could but... we're just going to have to carry on without him."

And sure enough, in the next scene, "Try and be more careful, Smokescreen!" was replaced with, "Please, try and be more careful, Hoist."

This discovery was first found on the Tubi TV streaming version of the episode, and has now been confirmed on Twitter to also exist on the Shout! Factory DVD release of the series, while the original Rhino DVD release had only the first dub version.

This makes me wonder if there might have been any other dub changes made at the time in any other episodes, which could also be found on the Shout! Factory DVD set.


Have any of you Armada fans noticed anything similar, if you have both DVD releases? Let us know below!
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072967)
Posted by o.supreme on July 20th, 2020 @ 9:02pm CDT
I have the entire series on DVD, the originals from Rhino. When it said , different dub, I initially thought it meant a different voice cast ( as in the case of Megatron in the first episode of Cybertron). But sine it's the same voices with different dialogue, that is quite some detective work Sabre. I'll never know Armada well enough to notice any changes in dialogue. I've been watching some BW on Tubi mostly for convenience. It's nice so many TF series Arron there even though I have them all on DVD.

If you were watching Armada for research, I'm sorry, if you were watching it for fun, I'm still sorry. ;)
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072975)
Posted by bvzxa on July 20th, 2020 @ 9:35pm CDT
It wouldnt surprise me as Cartoon Network rushed the show to be aired and pretty much the animation was either unfinished or poorly drawn. However in Japan when Micron Legend was released they got the full animation frame by frame for many episodes.

http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/03/05/scene-reviewed-transformers-armada-complete-series/
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072982)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2020 @ 10:04pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:that is quite some detective work Sabre.
Heh, well, all I did was stumble upon the TFWiki talk page discussion. Bag of Magic Food was the user who discovered the change, Chris McFeely looked into it, and Twitter user SBGHaseo confirmed it for him. I'm just the messenger in this case.

But of course, this is not the only instance of a Unicron Trilogy series episode having two different dub versions. Energon's first episode got two different dubs as well. One that aired on TV that was more or less a faithful translation of the Japanese version, and a second new dub that first appeared on Paramount's DVD releases that contained significant line changes, moved some scenes around, and even cut out a shot or two for no good reason (example: A shot of Rad, Carlos, and Alexis as grownups was cut out of this second dub) begging the question of why this second version was made for that episode in the first place when the original version was perfectly serviceable.

The only translation error that was actually corrected by this second dub was a line in the first dub that had Alpha Q declare himself to be a servant of Unicron, which is what he was in the Dreamwave Energon comics but not in the cartoon. This line was omitted in the second dub of the episode, but every other change made to that episode by this second dub just seemed pointless.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072992)
Posted by TulioDude on July 20th, 2020 @ 10:30pm CDT
Maybe this is the sign we have been looking for!

Day 203 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2072995)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2020 @ 10:33pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Maybe this is the sign we have been looking for!
But this dub is 17 years old.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Armada The Complete Series DVD Set Packaging Sneak Peek (2073001)
Posted by TulioDude on July 20th, 2020 @ 10:47pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Maybe this is the sign we have been looking for!
But this dub is 17 years old.

It's the winds of change...

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