Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus

Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 11:34am CDT

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If you preordered Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection boxset, you probably got an email stating that the set is delayed a week until July 12 2011. The reasoning behind this is that Shout! Factory has found better video masters.

They will also include a free limited edition Transformers Lithograph while supplies last. More information on the included lithograph coming soon.

To ensure you receive the best quality product possible, we’ve pushed back the release date by one week to 7/12/11 to utilize better video masters we were able to track down. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

And now for the good news. We are pleased to be able to offer a special gift with purchase of this deluxe box set. We will be making a limited-edition Transformers lithograph available only with purchase and only while supplies last. We have added that to your order at no charge. Check back on our site in the coming days to find out more information about the lithograph or simply wait and be surprised.


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Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1220895)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 12th, 2011 @ 11:39am CDT
I already own a copy of all 3 series, but I might pick this up, so I have an "official" set. I won't even open the package though, I'll just watch the set I already have. Save the new one for a rainy day.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1220908)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2011 @ 11:56am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I already own a copy of all 3 series, but I might pick this up, so I have an "official" set. I won't even open the package though, I'll just watch the set I already have. Save the new one for a rainy day.
I'm probably gonna wind up double dipping as well. I own the Metrodome boxed set, but this might look to be the superior set. :D
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1220968)
Posted by Coptur on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:03pm CDT
I got all the japanese series including beast wars 2nd & neo. I hope you all enjoy them as i did.

Dinoforce is NOT the same team a the Pretender Monsters they're two different teams that share the same molds. The Bios weren't the same in the 1980's so please don't mistake them as the same
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221003)
Posted by 8 bit on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:10pm CDT
So...I get that there won't be dubbed English voices in this collection, but will there be at least English subtitles to follow along with?
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221013)
Posted by F Prime on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:21pm CDT
8 bit wrote:So...I get that there won't be dubbed English voices in this collection, but will there be at least English subtitles to follow along with?


Yes, there will be subs! From one of the press releases: "Offered with the original Japanese Language Audio and English Subtitles. Additional bonus features include original toy commercials, art galleries including rare material and much more."
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221067)
Posted by 8 bit on May 12th, 2011 @ 4:39pm CDT
F Prime wrote:
8 bit wrote:So...I get that there won't be dubbed English voices in this collection, but will there be at least English subtitles to follow along with?


Yes, there will be subs! From one of the press releases: "Offered with the original Japanese Language Audio and English Subtitles. Additional bonus features include original toy commercials, art galleries including rare material and much more."

Thanks man! I was looking for that info, but couldn't find it.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221208)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2011 @ 11:14pm CDT
Coptur wrote:I got all the japanese series including beast wars 2nd & neo. I hope you all enjoy them as i did.
How did you get Second and Neo? They were never released on DVD in any country, not even Japan. Are they bootlegs? :???:

Or, do you have all the VHS tapes? If that's the case, then that's an impressive feat to have gotten all the legit videos. 8)

Coptur wrote:Dinoforce is NOT the same team a the Pretender Monsters they're two different teams that share the same molds. The Bios weren't the same in the 1980's so please don't mistake them as the same
If this is a response to what I wrote earlier, that wasn't meant to imply that they were the same. I was just pointing out how four of the six Pretender Monster names would fit as dub names for the Dinoforce, rather than to say that they are the same (which they are not).
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221241)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:25am CDT
This is so cool news to hear ,i only knew of HEADMASTERS ,but now i can have them all and not have to wait :grin: .Thank you Shout!!! .They should do the Beast Wars from Japan that would make this world almost perfect :grin: :grin: .
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221242)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:They should do the Beast Wars from Japan that would make this world almost perfect :grin: :grin: .
They can't. :-(
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221327)
Posted by Coptur on May 13th, 2011 @ 9:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Coptur wrote:I got all the japanese series including beast wars 2nd & neo. I hope you all enjoy them as i did.
How did you get Second and Neo? They were never released on DVD in any country, not even Japan. Are they bootlegs? :???:

Or, do you have all the VHS tapes? If that's the case, then that's an impressive feat to have gotten all the legit videos. 8)

Coptur wrote:Dinoforce is NOT the same team a the Pretender Monsters they're two different teams that share the same molds. The Bios weren't the same in the 1980's so please don't mistake them as the same
If this is a response to what I wrote earlier, that wasn't meant to imply that they were the same. I was just pointing out how four of the six Pretender Monster names would fit as dub names for the Dinoforce, rather than to say that they are the same (which they are not).


Mmm.. silly site didn't post this earlier

Yeah there bootleg dvd's of video quality bit still very watchable in raw japanese with no subtitles and won't degrade. I got them off ebay for $60 when it was $2 for £1 which was a complete steal at the time.

In my opinion bw2nd inparticular should happen during the US Beast Wars story with the bw2nd movie happening during the events of 'Other Voices Part 1 & 2' not before like Ben Yee and Furman depicted in the gathering/ascending comic it made the story for me not make sense.

Sorry regarding the Dinoforce thing i only skimmed over the thread and didn't want people to get mixed up but your analysis over the names was good.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221337)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2011 @ 10:10am CDT
Coptur wrote:In my opinion bw2nd inparticular should happen during the US Beast Wars story with the bw2nd movie happening during the events of 'Other Voices Part 1 & 2' not before like Ben Yee and Furman depicted in the gathering/ascending comic it made the story for me not make sense.
Well, even disregarding the IDW Beast Era comics, the Japanese BW cartoons do not occur in the same "300 into the future" time period that the U.S. Beast Era cartoons' charatcers all hail from.

Since 2007, Beast Wars II and Beast Wars Neo officially occur "tens of thousands of years" after Beast Wars Returns (Japanese Beast Machines).

Before 2007, however, the general consensus was that they did take place simultaneously with the U.S. BW cartoon (with it taking place in the past and BWII/Neo occurring the present of that time), but that was never actually explicitly confirmed (outside of a few "hints" from the BWII catalog fiction). So, now it is confirmed for the two JBW cartoons to occur "tens of thousands of years into the future". ;)

As far as the IDW BW comics are concerned, however, they've got so many problems of their own to even be taken seriously. They contradict so much of the two JBW cartoons as the Japanese portrayed them, and even make a few self-contradictions as well. #-o

Coptur wrote:Sorry regarding the Dinoforce thing i only skimmed over the thread and didn't want people to get mixed up but your analysis over the names was good.
Tis okay.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221375)
Posted by Coptur on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:02am CDT
I didn't know that but since the japanese included car robots into there own g1 continuity i've ignored there bizarre canon, And gone with my own logical canon lol.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1221387)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:14am CDT
Coptur wrote:I didn't know that but since the japanese included car robots into there own g1 continuity i've ignored there bizarre canon, And gone with my own logical canon lol.
Canon always trumps fanon. :P

Still, though, Car Robots fits in nicely with their G1 continuity without any problems. RiD, however, remains firmly as its own continuity.
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1223509)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 16th, 2011 @ 10:59pm CDT
A few days ago we told about Shout! Factory including a limited edition Transformers Lithograph with orders (while supplies last) of their Transformers - Japanese Collection. Now they have updated the listing with an image of the included lithograph. The lithograph is none other than Fortress Maximus himself. Check out the image below.

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Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1223513)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2011 @ 11:06pm CDT
Nice artwork.

But wouldn't it make more sense for it to be of Fort Max's Japanese box art instead of his Amercian box art?

Image
Re: Shout! Factory's Transformers - Japanese Collection Delayed with Added Bonus (1224141)
Posted by dragons on May 17th, 2011 @ 7:21pm CDT
preorderd im sucker for some free gifts if its good yes i agree would like to know what episodes are included

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