Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price

Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price

Friday, April 8th, 2011 8:17am CDT

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Here's another date for you to mark on your calendar. The release date and price of Shout! Factory's Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters DVD set has been discovered by TVShowsonDVD via this preorder on Amazon. The set is scheduled to release on July 5th, 2011 with a SRP of $29.96 (Amazon has it listed for $20.99). Unfortunately the listing does not feature boxart.

Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: Uni Dist Corp (Music)
  • DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 765 minutes

Credit(s): TVShowsonDVD, Amazon


This article was last modified on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 1:16pm CDT

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Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206443)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 8th, 2011 @ 8:27am CDT
Still no word on whether this will just be subbed, or if Shout! also gets to use the Star TV dub.

Regardless, this had better sell well enough that they release Victory.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206450)
Posted by griftimus prime on April 8th, 2011 @ 8:42am CDT
victory was OK. this and masterforce sucked. waay to campy. and god was the voice overs bad.

thats a nice piece of art in the thumbnail though.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206451)
Posted by polystyleneman on April 8th, 2011 @ 8:44am CDT
I'm pretty sure they'll be releasing Victory regardless of sales. They've already said they'll release it and they already paid to have the packaging designed and had me do the artwork. I'm pretty sure you'll see it released.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206456)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 8th, 2011 @ 8:54am CDT
EXTREME AWESOMENESS!!! This series is what I call G1 All Stars!! So many killer toys make appearances in this run! I can't wait!
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206462)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 8th, 2011 @ 9:07am CDT
polystyleneman wrote:I'm pretty sure they'll be releasing Victory regardless of sales. They've already said they'll release it and they already paid to have the packaging designed and had me do the artwork. I'm pretty sure you'll see it released.


Oh, awesome! Good to know. Did you do the art for the other 2 sets too?
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206470)
Posted by polystyleneman on April 8th, 2011 @ 9:23am CDT
Yeah, actually. Regardless of what I said above, be sure to support the heck out of this series no matter what. The better it does the more they'll be willing to release down the road I'm sure. I think there are good reasons to get excited about this stuff.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206484)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 8th, 2011 @ 9:51am CDT
Awesome, I will definitely be getting this. :D
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206496)
Posted by D-340 on April 8th, 2011 @ 10:24am CDT
Sweet! Can't wait. No more bootleg dvd with some episodes that don't play all the way through for me! :grin: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206500)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on April 8th, 2011 @ 10:28am CDT
While this is awesome for sure, I feel the need to remind everyone of something.

Shout! has not formally announced this title yet, so we don't have any other details at this time such as bonus material (we assume there will be some), package art and so forth. Nor do we know what the plan is for SF to release the other "Transformers Takara" productions on DVD (for instance: "will there also be a big box set now along with Headmasters, or will it come later after Master Force and Victory are available separately?").


Take it with a grain of salt, guys. Nothing's official until Shout! says it is.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206507)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2011 @ 10:42am CDT
Can't wait to hear more about this. Their complete series sets of G1 and Beast Wars sold me on those (despite my already owning the Rhino sets of both), now let's see if Shout! Factory can we me over again with Takara G1 sets (despite my already owning the Metrodome sets).
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206525)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on April 8th, 2011 @ 11:56am CDT
I will be getting this I just hope these are in English but most of today's anime about 80% of it is in Japenese English subs.

I want the takara sets cause we never had them released here in the States as of yet but Madman had several of the sets done.

Also the same for RID been about 10 to 11 years since RID has been aired on the Fox Box but it has never ever been released on DVD here in the states while the UK has has a couple of sets of RID.

I have given up all hope of Animated Season 3 being released or done and will file that under RID of transformers they will never see the light of day.

But I dont know which to get now Headmasters or Beast Wars as my Beast Wars is the original Rhino sets and I need them replaced.

As is my Original Generation 1 sets they are also original Rhino ones not the Shout Factory ones.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206532)
Posted by rpetras on April 8th, 2011 @ 12:23pm CDT
Dammit!

I just bought the allstar almanacks yesterday, now I don't qualify for free shipping :(

Guess I'll just have to get something else too :)
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206538)
Posted by Galvatron X on April 8th, 2011 @ 12:56pm CDT
Nice! This is pretty good news! I really have never seen any of the Japanese cartoons other than an episode or two on Youtube. It will be nice to get up to speed with the rest of you!

I hope they're subtitled, not dubbed. I like to hear the actual Japanese words being spoken. It sounds cooler to me that way, plus that's how it was originally. I don't want some cheesy dub.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206581)
Posted by Teximus Prime on April 8th, 2011 @ 2:36pm CDT
Okay for fear of sounding like I have been living under a rock for a while I have to ask, is this the first release of Jap series or has there been other that I missed, subbed or dubbed?
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206583)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 8th, 2011 @ 2:40pm CDT
WANT!! =P~ =P~
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206586)
Posted by Rated X on April 8th, 2011 @ 2:49pm CDT
Will it be real G1 voices ??? Or the same crappy voices like the internet versions where the voices have no swag ???
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206597)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2011 @ 3:07pm CDT
Autobot General Grimlock wrote:Okay for fear of sounding like I have been living under a rock for a while I have to ask, is this the first release of Jap series or has there been other that I missed, subbed or dubbed?
For the U.S., yes. For elsewhere, no. Both the UK and Australia have had their share of releases of the Japanese G1 series.

UK company Metrodome released one or two individual DVDs of The Headmasters with the awful Omni Productions Malaysian English dub, and then finally released boxed sets of the Japanese language w/ English subs version (The Headmasters DVD box set also included the awful English dub as a secondary track). Metrodome then released Masterforce and Victory with Japanese audio only (and English subs), and then later compiled all three sets together and added an English subtitled version of the single Zone episode (which never received an English dub, awful or otherwise).

Australian company Madman released very similar DVD boxed sets as those of the UK sets of all three series, and then compiled them together as well. However, while the UK sets only had the bad English Omni dub for all of The Headmasters, the Australian sets had it for all of The Headmasters, four episodes of Masterforce, and all of Victory.

However, both releases of all three series have had their share of flaws (especially both releases of The Headmasters) and so hopefully these Shout! Factory ones will be an improvement.

Also, fansubbing group TV-Nihon has fansubbed all of The Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory as well Plus Super Link, Galaxy Force, RobotMasters, episodes 1-8 of Car Robots, and some miscellaneous things from the Japanese Animated dub (i.e. - openings, endings, promos, etc.).

Rated X wrote:Will it be real G1 voices ??? Or the same crappy voices like the internet versions where the voices have no swag ???
It's doubtful that they'll get all the old voice actor to come back for this (as they're all so expensive), so if there's going to be an English dub track, it'll likely be the old terrible Omni Productions dub.

But let's just hope for some quality English subs, as most anime dubs usually cannot top the original.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206966)
Posted by El Duque on April 9th, 2011 @ 9:55am CDT
A mere day after we brought you word of when you can expect the Transformers Japanese Collection: Headmasters DVD set and how much it will cost, we can now show you how the box art will look! Amazon has updated their preorder with images of the boxart and a few additional details.

Product Details

  • Actors: Hiroko Emori, Ikuya Sawaki, Hideyuki Hori
  • Directors: Katsuyoshi Sasaki
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 780 minutes
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  • ASIN: B004UFE2XM


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Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206971)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 9th, 2011 @ 10:03am CDT
That. Is. BEAUTIFUL! Just GORGEOUS! The two rival characters who get the most development of the whole series confronting each other for one decisive battle. Most excellent indeed!

Now I really can't wait to see what Masterforce's and Victory's DVD set's artwork will be like. And hopefully what a complete boxed set will look like.
Re: Transformers Japanese Collection-Headmasters Release Date and Price (1206981)
Posted by It Is Him on April 9th, 2011 @ 10:35am CDT
Guys. I'm flipping out about this. It seems like just yesterday I was using a 14000 bps dial-up connection, and reading an FAQ about the in-universe history of Transformers, and how Japan got several exclusive seasons. But it wasn't yesterday, it was the mid-90s. And now I can finally watch them without buying bootlegs, or dropping a zillion dollars on the Australian DVD sets.

Thank you Shout! Factory!

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