Transformers: Prime Blu-Ray Box Set Listing
Monday, June 27th, 2016 8:24am CDTCategories: Cartoon News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al Views: 25,774
Format: Box set, Import
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2016
This article was last modified on Monday, June 27th, 2016 1:16pm CDT
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 9:10am CDT
Posted by Rodimus Knight on June 27th, 2016 @ 9:50am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 9:52am CDT
Maybe the packaging is special or something.Rodimus Knight wrote:This seems awfully expensive for the complete series in this case.
Posted by o.supreme on June 27th, 2016 @ 10:46am CDT
Even at full prime right now on Amazon:
Blu Ray S1=40, S2=40, S3= $16, PR=14 Total: $110.00, better than the MSRP for this set, though likely upon release, this set will be closer to $100, so who knows....But I cant imagine what sort of extras would warrant a double-dip, I'm perfectly happy with what I have.
What I would like to see from S!F
Scramble City (*hopefully on the TFTM 30th anniversary release*)
Full Series sets:
Beast Wars II
Beast Wars Neo
Car Robots/RiD (If S!F can negotiate with Saban to get Power Rangers, they can surely get this...)
Rescue Bots Season Sets
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 10:50am CDT
Except Saban doesn't have RiD. Disney bought it from Saban, Saban didn't buy it back, so now it's in Disney's ownership limbo.o.supreme wrote:Car Robots/RiD (If S!F can negotiate with Saban to get Power Rangers, they can surely get this...)
Posted by o.supreme on June 27th, 2016 @ 10:55am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 10:56am CDT
Saban bought all of Power Rangers back from Disney (including the Disney Era seasons), but not RiD.o.supreme wrote:But didn't Disney own the Saban portion of Power Rangers as well?...I just thought there was some way they could work it out. If not then I'll stick with the Malay RiD set I have, but it would just be nice to have a North American release.
Posted by o.supreme on June 27th, 2016 @ 11:00am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 11:10am CDT
Yeah, the shows Saban bought back from Disney were Digimon, Power Rangers, Masked Rider, Beetleborgs, VR Troopers, Mystic Knights, TMNT: The Next Mutation, and (according to Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt) Shinzo. But RiD remains in Disney's limbo.o.supreme wrote:Wow that is too bad...Strange...I assume Saban bought back most if not all of their live-action series stuff based on sentai? Now Disney has this thing they have absolutely no interest in promoting, perhaps they don't even realize they have. Hopefully in time however, kind of like TF:TM, Hasbro will actively try to get the rights back.
Posted by Va'al on December 13th, 2016 @ 4:04am CST
Posted by ToaLeePrime on December 13th, 2016 @ 4:37am CST
Posted by Silverwing on December 13th, 2016 @ 8:28pm CST
ToaLeePrime wrote:Gosh, that water color of Prime is gorgeous! I'd love to have that framed on my wall!
Posted by danielmelendez33 on December 16th, 2016 @ 4:29pm CST
The drawing of Jose Lopez seems to me an excellent work! Try to do the same drawing in microsoft paint!
My regards to Jose Lopez
Posted by Kurona on March 9th, 2017 @ 6:58am CST
-Young, brash hotheaded kid appeal newcomer
-Despite this has a lot of skill and experience
-Hinted at becoming a Prime
He's basically the same character archetype without all the superficial qualities. I don't know what happened in production; maybe they really wanted to keep the name Smokescreen, maybe they didn't want to turn off people who hated Hot Rod from the 1986 movie, maybe they literally made an original character and it just -happened- to be what an aligned version of Hot Rod would be... I dunno. This dude's Hot Rod to me.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 9th, 2017 @ 9:27am CST
And Cheetor. And Side Burn. And Wedge. And Hot Shot. Etc. etc.Kurona wrote:So is it just me, or is Smokescreen basically Hot Rod?
Well, let's also not forget that, at the time, Hasbro didn't yet have the name "Hot Rod" back like they do now, hence all the Hot Rod toys of the time being called "Rodimus".Kurona wrote:He's basically the same character archetype without all the superficial qualities. I don't know what happened in production; maybe they really wanted to keep the name Smokescreen, maybe they didn't want to turn off people who hated Hot Rod from the 1986 movie, maybe they literally made an original character and it just -happened- to be what an aligned version of Hot Rod would be... I dunno. This dude's Hot Rod to me.
Though, if one were to consider the rest of the Aligned media from back then (which was when the old Hasbro brand team was still around and pushing for people to acknowledge the games, books, and comics as well as the cartoons), there already was this guy from the War for Cybertron games:
This guy was obviously meant to be the Hot Rod of the games, but since Hasbro didn't have that name back yet, the games called him "Hot Shot" instead. Why they did this instead of calling him "Rodimus" is because, according to Aaron Archer at the BotCon 2010 Activision panel, the name "Rodimus" didn't fit with the story of the games and, at the time, Hasbro was wanting to tell the story of how the character would become "Rodimus" (alas, they never got to tell this story before the old team was switched out the current team).
Though, the unofficial short story "Bumblebee at Tyger Pax" (written by Alex Irvine, author of the Exodus and Exiles novels) did feature the character during the WFC era already bearing the name "Rodimus", but that the story was unofficial. However, the Retribution novel, which was official, did also feature the guy going by the "Rodimus" name, so he did at least exist with that name at that point.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to get to with all this WFC Rodimus talk is that, since the old Hasbro team was trying to push for every piece of Aligned media to go together, maybe they requested the show to not use Rodimus for the new young Autobot character in the show due to his already having been in the games and because of his then-upcoming role in a novel that would place him on Optimus's team in the ancient past.
Although, according to the Prime season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray audio commentaries, Smokescreen, rather than Cliffjumper, was originally going to have been the Autobot who died in season 1, and his death would have been in the finale instead of Episode 1. IMO, I think this was for the better because, while I still hated Cliffjumper's cheap death, Smokescreen got to live and become awesome for it. He's the best Autobot character in the show, just for his being the sole Autobot on the main team who actually enjoys what he does (Wheeljack does too, but it took him forever to become part of the main cast instead just a guest star).
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 9th, 2017 @ 3:50pm CST
Posted by o.supreme on March 9th, 2017 @ 4:03pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:In the end, he learns that his real place is to be just a good cog in the Autobot machine. It actually sets his arc apart from Rodimus for me because he didn't just achieve Prime status in the end, rather, he realized that he's not entitled to become the greatest thing since..
That's one of the things I really enjoyed about Smokescreen's character. He learned humility, at least to a degree. I still recall the line from Predacons Rising about asking "who made him leader" referring to BB with just a slight touch of resentment.
But all that aside, I myself am a bit taken back, as I've heard comments from some that assert that the writers were pandering to "geewun fans" who hated Hot Rod/Rodimus and making Smokescreens outcome the way "they always wanted"
For the record, as a fan of the original series, I never hated Hot Rod or Rodimus Prime. Sure he wasn't as cool as Optimus IMHO, but I had no desire to see him die, or even be replaced. In my mind Optimus was gone forever, and I had to accept the change (prior to obviously adverts of TROOP in late 86/early 87).
The fact that Smokescreen's life didn't follow exactly the path he may have wanted, was what warmed me up to him by the end of the series. Also, since the aligned continuity is still going, who's to say Smokescreen wont achieve some great status in time? I'd love to see his current status revealed as well as the rest of the crew from TFP related at some point in RiD15, whether that happens or not remains to be seen.
Posted by WreckerJack on March 21st, 2017 @ 2:13am CDT
Posted by o.supreme on March 21st, 2017 @ 9:30am CDT
TBH, I don't see younger people as lazy at all (well some are, but that can be said of anybody-middle-aged, older etc...) . One of my co-workers is 15 years younger than me, and is really good at what he does. The problem is, he does think a little too much of himself. Now not to toot my own horn, but I've NEVER been that prideful. To be fair though, I'm not going to use him as the label for all people his age, I know everyone is different. Whether he will humble with age or not remains to be seen.
With the case of the fictional character of Smokescreen in TFP however, I thought he did develop well over time. But honestly in looking back over the course of TFP, I can't say there was a single character I didn't like. Miko was probably closest -but seeing my daughter laugh at her antics endeared me to her somewhat, kind of like Sari in TFA. Had I not had kids, I would have hated both those characters simply based on their annoyance factor.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2017 @ 9:36am CDT