Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release

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Courtesy of Shout! Factory, we have some info on a new DVD release for the animated Transformers: Rescue Bots. The latest collection - Heroes of Tech - sees five miscellaneous episodes, grouped by theme. Check out more details below, before it's released in June!

The Rescue Bots team, Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder, and a family of first responders will do whatever it takes to protect both their home and the world. They learn that new technology can assist them in wondrous ways, but it can also have consequences if misused. Join the Rescue Bots team as experimental technology turns Cody into an adult, a space elevator strands Doc and Graham in orbit, a new invention causes the entire town to sing instead of talk and more!


1 Transformers Rescue Bots: One For The Ages
2 Transformers Rescue Bots: Space Bots
3 Transformers Rescue Bots: The Island Of Misfit Tech
4 Transformers Rescue Bots: Too Many Kades
5 Transformers Rescue Bots: I Have Heard The Robots Singing


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Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1770825)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2016 @ 8:48am CST
So, the included episodes are 29, 38, 39, 55, and 76. The first three are season 2 episodes while the latter two are from season 3, and all five deal with some kind of tech gone awry.

Though, with the last episode being the one that was nominated for an Annie Award, I can see this DVD being a decent sell.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1770850)
Posted by o.supreme on March 2nd, 2016 @ 12:06pm CST
I understand the hesitancy by S!F to release season sets because of the younger audience this is aimed at. But still...I know my son would love to have full season sets. This will be the 10th single disc DVD. By my count, only 49 episodes have been released (all DVD's together add up to 51, but S1E1 & S1E11 have been released twice). And seeing as how they are released by "theme" and not in chronological order, it causes fans who want the whole series to refrain from purchasing. Again...I know the show is for younger audiences. But I would think at some point, even if just on standard DVD, S!F would release season sets for those (like my son) who would want them.

Yes I now the whole series is on Netflix, but as we all know, things don't stay there forever.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1770855)
Posted by o.supreme on March 2nd, 2016 @ 12:19pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
bluecatcinema wrote:So there's some kind of timeskip involved?
I'm guessing Garfias's voice dropped, thus necessitating that Cody be a little older to avoid recasting him.


Yes, they were actually talking about this at BC2013, his voice was *starting* to change then, but I think the recording for S2 had already finished, I'm surprised they didn't make the change for season 3, but it all worked itself out. -The Same thing happened to Andy Pessosa (Raf on TF : Prime). He had limited dialogue in S3 however, and no doubt they would have aged him also if the show had gone on.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1771033)
Posted by Zeedust on March 2nd, 2016 @ 10:36pm CST
o.supreme wrote:I understand the hesitancy by S!F to release season sets because of the younger audience this is aimed at. But still...I know my son would love to have full season sets. This will be the 10th single disc DVD. By my count, only 49 episodes have been released (all DVD's together add up to 51, but S1E1 & S1E11 have been released twice). And seeing as how they are released by "theme" and not in chronological order, it causes fans who want the whole series to refrain from purchasing. Again...I know the show is for younger audiences. But I would think at some point, even if just on standard DVD, S!F would release season sets for those (like my son) who would want them.

Yes I now the whole series is on Netflix, but as we all know, things don't stay there forever.


Maybe your son and other kids who feel the same way should write to S!F? It's probably a long shot, but maybe if they hear enough demand from the target audience, they might reconsider.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1773724)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2016 @ 8:36pm CDT
Zap2it has revealed that the long-awaited fourth season Transformers: Rescue Bots, soon to be the longest-running Transformers cartoon in history, will premiere on Discovery Family on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Episode 79 (season 4, episode 1): "New Normal" - April 23, 2016 - Three years after their arrival on Earth, an alien attack forces the Rescue Bots to make a decision as to whether to reveal their true natures to the citizens of Griffin Rock.

Episode 80 (season 4, episode 2): "Bridge Building" - April 23, 2016 - The citizens of Griffin Rock are deciding whether or not to let the Bots stay in their midst when a GroundBridge accident splits the team.

Episode 81 (season 4, episode 3): "Arrivals" - April 30, 2016 - no description yet
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1773730)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 18th, 2016 @ 9:06pm CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertronians SurviveFan and Sabrblade we have new information regarding the long awaited season 4 of Transformers Rescue Bots, soon to be the longest running Transformers cartoon in history. The new season will premiere on Discovery Family on Saturday, April 23 of this year. The listings were found on Zap2it and can be found copied below. Are you ready for this new season of Rescue Bots? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and stay tuned for all the latest Transformers news and galleries here at Seibertron.com!

Episode 79 (season 4, episode 1): "New Normal" - April 23, 2016 - Three years after their arrival on Earth, an alien attack forces the Rescue Bots to make a decision as to whether to reveal their true natures to the citizens of Griffin Rock.

Episode 80 (season 4, episode 2): "Bridge Building" - April 23, 2016 - The citizens of Griffin Rock are deciding whether or not to let the Bots stay in their midst when a GroundBridge accident splits the team.

Episode 81 (season 4, episode 3): "Arrivals" - April 30, 2016 - no description yet
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1773828)
Posted by bluecatcinema on March 19th, 2016 @ 8:09am CDT
So, they'll finally be revealed? This should be interesting.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1776900)
Posted by Va'al on April 1st, 2016 @ 6:42am CDT
Adding to the previous listings we had from Zap2it, fellow Seibertronian Survivefan23 has sent us the synopsis for the fourth episode in the fourth season of Transformers Rescue Bots, titled Plus One. Check out more details below!

Transformers Rescue Bots : Plus One

S04, E04 (First Aired: May 7, 2016)

When Heatwave invites her to take a turn at leadership, Quickshadow upsets the Rescue Team's dynamic.
Cast:

Steve Blum,
Parvesh Cheena,
D.C. Douglas,
Imari Williams,
Peter Cullen,
Maurice LaMarche,
Elan Garfias,
Lacey Chabert,
Shannon McKain,
LeVar Burton,
Diamond White
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1778819)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 7th, 2016 @ 12:13pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, Dr.Va'al has pointed us in the direction of a new video previewing Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 4, and the introduction of the new female Rescue Bot: Quickshadow. Quickshadow, who was first revealed here, is set to join the cast in season 4, which is set to begin April 23, at 8AM ET. Check out the video and the summary - which can be found here, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

video

Big news for Heatwave, Chase, Blades, and Boulder: in the fourth season of Discovery Family Channel’s Transformers Rescue Bots, the Autobots will not only celebrate their 100th episode, but they’ll get two new friends, including the first female Rescue Bot!

ER and Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston will guest star as Quickshadow, the first female Bot, while The Last Man on Earth and Bob’s Burgers star Kristen Schaal will provide the voice for another new Bot, Chickadee, in episodes airing later in Season 4.

The new season of the Emmy and Annie Award-nominated series premieres with back-to-back episodes on April 23. “New Normal” and Bride Building” finds the Rescue Bots forced to reveal their extraterrestrial backgrounds to the good people of Griffin Rock, when an evil alien group invades the town.

It’s up to the citizens to vote on whether or not the Bots get to stay in town, but, spoiler alert, since the rest of the season revolves around the gang completing construction of the cool new Mainland Training Center – as seen in the Season 4 trailer above – it’s probably safe to assume Heatwave and the gang will remain Griffin Rock presences for the foreseeable future.

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 4 premieres April 23 at 8 a.m. on Discovery Family Channel
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1778823)
Posted by Microraptor on April 7th, 2016 @ 12:25pm CDT
Can't wait to see what Chickadee looks like so people can draw her in a Mabel sweater....
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1778829)
Posted by Deadput on April 7th, 2016 @ 12:36pm CDT
We have had weird names before but...Chickadee

What kind of name is Chickadee?

I wonder if it's a code name to keep the character secret until their debut.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1778888)
Posted by Whifflefire on April 7th, 2016 @ 3:10pm CDT
Microraptor wrote:Can't wait to see what Chickadee looks like so people can draw her in a Mabel sweater....


Yes yes yes!
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1779027)
Posted by Emerje on April 7th, 2016 @ 7:55pm CDT
Whifflefire wrote:
Microraptor wrote:Can't wait to see what Chickadee looks like so people can draw her in a Mabel sweater....


Yes yes yes!

You can have that, I want Quickshadow to say "sweetie" or "spoilers" just once.

Emerje
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1781887)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 16th, 2016 @ 2:34pm CDT
Thanks to Zap2it we now have listing for Episodes 5-7 of season 4 of Rescue Bots! We have mirrored the listings below for you to check out.

Episode 5: Back to Virtual Reality

When Chief is convinced by Cody to try a virtual reality video game, an old nemesis is uncovered; the team must stop the villain from destroying the real Griffin Rock.

Episode 6: Vanishing Returns

The Bots deal with a group of investors who want to build a vacation resort in Griffin Rock, while Cody deals with feeling invisible around everyone.

Episode 7: Ghost in the Machine

No description

Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783846)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2016 @ 1:44am CDT
Season 4 is finally here!

Watch while you can:



Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783849)
Posted by Flashwave on April 24th, 2016 @ 2:09am CDT
Season 4 Episode 1 Yputube Link (until it gets taken down) (Not my video)

SabrBlade always does the good reviews, so I will wait for him to jump in. (Speak of the Devil...)
Sabrblade wrote:Season 4 is finally here!

Watch while you can:





You beat me to it. That screen name I remember seeing posting RID15 on Dailymotion, I think. So hopefully they show up there more permanently soon.

I'm gonna sound like psj for saying this though, but trying to reconnect Rescue Bots, Prime, and RID15 is going to get painful. On the one hand, if 3 years have passed between season 3 and 4 and several months have lapsed between times Heatwave has seen Prime, since if he has been trying since Predacons Rising and THATS only been a few months, the presence of the older kids and the new Toddler would cramp the timeline.

So, theory 1) Three years since End of Prime, and the beginning of Rescue Bots. That means, give or take a few months, the three month Lapse that Heatwave has not been able to reach Optimus is not his death per the Wiki, but in fact the time span of the Season 2 Stealth team arc of RID15. By relation, that means season 1 of RID is ~2 years after the End of Transformers Prime, which does not necessarily contradict anything SAID by any series, but that does not feel like the implied timelines given how long Ratchet implied he was rounding up fugitives. Which is probably better discussed in RID, but this is the ongoing series now. :-?

Theory 2)
Rescue Bots is still occuring during the Span of Prime. Predacons Rising gave the impression of events moving fairly quickly after the main series, but maybe there's enough stretch between the End of Prime and the beginning of the Movie, that Prime was able to build the Rescue Bots in Legacy before he left to rebuild Cybertron.

Theory 3)
We're all cray nutzo cookoo for still trying to fit square pegs in round holes after 3 seasons. 8-}

I love how the ALiens are using Zebra calls for their vocals. felt bad for the alien leader not getting soethign to eat, at least he could've been given a cow? Autobots should be nicer than that... nah.

I love how Huxley lost a bet to Neederlander. That was classic. She'd be the one to figure it out though, expecially after Riders of Midwinter, that's a lot of interaction with them.

Season 4 Episode 2 on Youtube (Until its taken down) (Not my video)

What is it with Autobots and Ground Bridges? Soundwave can use one to scratch his back from across the room, but Autobots can't get a Land Line built? I bet this is what FIxit was trying to do with the dual vortex whatever. I think this is the most impressive of the Ground Bridges seen so far.

Classic Huxley.

Is this a new persona for Milo? I don't remember him crying about the Sky falling before? But then, I don't remember him either.

I'm not sold on Heatwave's not likeing the people knowing yet. All the pieces are there about him trying to protect his team's safety and privacy, and his own brooding loner nature, but I am just not feeling the whole picture. Hopefully we get past this quickly.

Sand Surfing! Using the Boat was unexpected for me. I woulda used the ladder, send Chase up, then he can pull Heatwave. kinda like the Marines and the Wall drill.

Or the Dino Modes. Not sure they woulda helped, but the Camel seems to get around okay. Camel!

Kids love Fire truck rides. I hope they never stop using that routine.
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783867)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on April 24th, 2016 @ 6:51am CDT
just watched the first two eps of season 4, aye they were good ;)

this new building they're gonna be constructing....i'm thinking it's probably a basebot of some kind :-? maybe Grandus :-? they're certainly giving enough hints that it can transform

the mysterious car by the oasis...could that be our first glimpse of Quick Shadow :-? mind you...it looked like it had the wrong profile for Quick Shadow's vehicle mode.....it looked more like a 4 wheel drive
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783886)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2016 @ 10:53am CDT
Why the spoiler tags, guys? These eps aired when they were supposed to, not ahead of time. We don't need to spoiler-tag for episodes that air on time (this thread and the Prime thread are full of unspoiler-tagged episode talk).
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783894)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on April 24th, 2016 @ 11:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Why the spoiler tags, guys? These eps aired when they were supposed to, not ahead of time. We don't need to spoiler-tag for episodes that air on time (this thread and the Prime thread are full of unspoiler-tagged episode talk).



oh yeah, sorry, forgot about that :roll:

but then again.....maybe not everyone's seen those yet ;)
Re: Shout! Factory Transformers: Rescue Bots Heroes of Tech DVD Release (1783895)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2016 @ 11:33am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Why the spoiler tags, guys? These eps aired when they were supposed to, not ahead of time. We don't need to spoiler-tag for episodes that air on time (this thread and the Prime thread are full of unspoiler-tagged episode talk).



oh yeah, sorry, forgot about that :roll:

but then again.....maybe not everyone's seen those yet ;)
That's why we posted episode links to watch 'em. Otherwise, they needn't come into this thread until they do see them.

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