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Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 4:09AM CST

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Following the recent release of episodes 1-5 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise on DVD, Shout! Factory are ready for February and the arrival of the next collected bunch of episodes 6-10 in the new animated series. Find out more information here and below!

Synopsis

Your favorite robots in disguise — Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and Grimlock — along with their human allies, Denny and Russell, return with five new adventures, continuing their quest to recapture the band of evil Decepticon prisoners that have escaped and hidden on Earth!

Bonus Features

Toy Featurette

Episode Episode Title
1 Transformers Robots In Disguise (2015): True Colors
2 Transformers Robots In Disguise (2015): Adventures In Bumblebee-Sitting!
3 Transformers Robots In Disguise (2015): Even Robots Have Nightmares
4 Transformers Robots In Disguise (2015): Some Body, Any Body
5 Transformers Robots In Disguise (2015): The Trouble With Fixit

Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1743346)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2015 @ 10:38am CST
Are they not doing season sets for this show on purpose?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1743352)
Posted by william-james88 on November 21st, 2015 @ 10:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Are they not doing season sets for this show on purpose?


Well, this has been s format from way back. I used to go with my mom to rent beast wars vhs tapes when i was a wee one and they only contained 3-4 episodes.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1743353)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2015 @ 10:59am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Are they not doing season sets for this show on purpose?


Well, this has been s format from way back. I used to go with my mom to rent beast wars vhs tapes when i was a wee one and they only contained 3-4 episodes.
Yrah, but that was back before season sets really existed as commonplace as they do now. VHS tapes couldn't as easily support as many episodes as DVD discs can.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1743406)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 21st, 2015 @ 2:12pm CST
Same happened to a show I watched back in 09-11. They season 1 was 2 6-episode volumes, then the other 14 were on another DVD, and then Season 2 could be bought either in 5 different volumes or as a collection :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1743779)
Posted by o.supreme on November 23rd, 2015 @ 9:34am CST
There seems to be a market shift. Unfortunately as DVD and physical media is dying off, distributors make "impulse" purchase DVD's with a small sample of episodes. This is good for parents to purchase for kids I guess, but also I think is trying to coerce individuals to purchase whole seasons from online sources such as Amazon. I am sorry, but... I am not going to pay $2 per episode for something I don't have physical access to.

S!F came through with full season Blu Rays for TF : Prime ,thankfully, but to this day, there are no full season sets of Rescue Bots which my son would love, thankfully they are not Netflix currently...
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747077)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on December 10th, 2015 @ 4:34pm CST
the bit where Optimus arrives on the bridge in truck mode is just so cool! & i could watch that scene in a loop all day & never tire of it!

Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747804)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 13th, 2015 @ 10:57pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:the bit where Optimus arrives on the bridge in truck mode is just so cool! & i could watch that scene in a loop all day & never tire of it!


Let's face it: Optimus rolling in, transforming and flying to the rescue can make pretty much any scene worth watching over and over! :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747909)
Posted by psj333 on December 14th, 2015 @ 12:02pm CST
Could you please provide us enough detail as to when the clips of RID Season 2 will be posted online before the cartoon hits this February 2016? :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747911)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2015 @ 12:06pm CST
psj333 wrote:Could you please provide us enough detail as to when the clips of RID Season 2 will be posted online before the cartoon hits this February 2016? :BOT: :CON:
What season 2 clips? We know nothing of any clips right now.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747929)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 14th, 2015 @ 12:44pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
psj333 wrote:Could you please provide us enough detail as to when the clips of RID Season 2 will be posted online before the cartoon hits this February 2016? :BOT: :CON:
What season 2 clips? We know nothing of any clips right now.

Was he referring to the cyclone clips? :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747932)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2015 @ 12:47pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
psj333 wrote:Could you please provide us enough detail as to when the clips of RID Season 2 will be posted online before the cartoon hits this February 2016? :BOT: :CON:
What season 2 clips? We know nothing of any clips right now.

Was he referring to the cyclone clips? :BOT:
Those were just shorts, though.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747937)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 14th, 2015 @ 12:53pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
psj333 wrote:Could you please provide us enough detail as to when the clips of RID Season 2 will be posted online before the cartoon hits this February 2016? :BOT: :CON:
What season 2 clips? We know nothing of any clips right now.

Was he referring to the cyclone clips? :BOT:
Those were just shorts, though.

Yeah they were, I just didn't know if he thought they were actual show clips or not. Could've confused some people :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747943)
Posted by o.supreme on December 14th, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST
I missed where CN confirmed these were shorts... they appeared to me to be clips from upcoming episodes. Why would they make a short of a story about Autobots & Decepticons going after new Minicons that has no conclusion?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747944)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2015 @ 1:03pm CST
o.supreme wrote:I missed where CN confirmed these were shorts... they appeared to me to be clips from upcoming episodes. Why would they make a short of a story about Autobots & Decepticons going after new Minicons that has no conclusion?
But there was a conclusion. All six shorts got posted on Hasbro's website.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1747961)
Posted by o.supreme on December 14th, 2015 @ 1:54pm CST
Thanks, I had only seen the first two. Still, with all six scenes put together, this seems to be about 13 minuets of footage. (13:24 to be exact minus 36 seconds for six "six second" title cards=12:48) Add in probably an unseen intro, and maybe a few minutes of a B-plot in-between, and it appears to easily be a fully fleshed out episode. Keep in mind the other clips on Hasbro's website (character intros etc..) were all scenes from the actual show. When I think of shorts. I think of TFA, where the shorts clearly had no connection to any episode and were all self contained. Still, It's not that big a deal, we'll find out in a few months either way.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749049)
Posted by psj333 on December 19th, 2015 @ 2:40pm CST
For Season 2, are we going to see Clipshade go head-to-head with Steeljaw? It would be interesting to see these two dogs battle each other out. Consider this: German shepherd versus a wolf. Which one will likely win? :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749054)
Posted by Madeus Prime on December 19th, 2015 @ 4:19pm CST
AH, I'm back fellas. Glad to hear that Season 2 will be the last of RID. Not that it was bad or anything, but I really want to see some new toys on the shelves before TF5 hits the fan.

Fingers crossed for Crazybolt to show up in the show, I love his design!

psj333 wrote:For Season 2, are we going to see Clipshade go head-to-head with Steeljaw? It would be interesting to see these two dogs battle each other out. Consider this: German shepherd versus a wolf. Which one will likely win? :BOT: :CON:

And it's good to see some things never change ;) . Once again psj, extremely low to nochance that any characters from the IDW comics would be showing up in the cartoon. Kids don't read the comics, and kids are the target audience, so it wouldn't make sense to throw in Clipshade in the show. Besides, how would they explain his position in that universe? They would have to introduce the Cybercomrade Sect, as well as Ultra Magnus and his team!
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749084)
Posted by psj333 on December 19th, 2015 @ 7:32pm CST
Madeus_Prime, that might be true. However, what you might not realize is that the last two issues of the IDW RID comics are being used as prequels to Season 2. For those who have already read issue #5, you will note that Steeljaw is planning to build an army of his own by recruiting 3 Vehicons to be on his team. At the end of the issue, when the Vehicons retreated after they were no match for the Autobots, Steeljaw has already informed them, that he has successfully kidnapped Denny and Fixit. He told the Autobots to either have all of his fellow friends released from prison, or that he will have Fixit and Denny killed on the spot if they don't comply. This will be determined in issue #6 which leads to Season 2. Will Bumblebee be intimidated by this?

Also if Clipshade chose not to show up for Season 2, then so be it. But I'm quite certain that Hasbro will introduce an Autobot spy for Season 2, to say the least.


And as you pointed out earlier, you were hoping that Hasbro will bring out the Decepticon toys that many of us really hoped for. I do too. Unfortunately, at this time, they decided to hold that back. This is not to say that Decepticon characters are not popular, but they did it on purpose. Why? They needed more time to finish creating all props and accessories for fans to use. These include, coloring books, stickers, lunch boxes, watches, thermos, weapons, masks, Halloween costumes, candy despensers, and most recently, coffee mugs. Once that's done, then they will give the fans what they really want. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749140)
Posted by Madeus Prime on December 20th, 2015 @ 9:48am CST
psj333 wrote:Madeus_Prime, that might be true. However, what you might not realize is that the last two issues of the IDW RID comics are being used as prequels to Season 2.

My guess is, guess mind you, is that it will not be referenced in the slightest. Not enough of the target audience read the comics, like I said, so why would they connect the show into it. Perhaps the comic will lead into Season 2, but Season 2 won't lead from the comic. It simply doesn't make sense to write in the IDW comics into the cartoon mythos, because no kids will have read them to have it make sense.

psj333 wrote:Also if Clipshade chose not to show up for Season 2, then so be it. But I'm quite certain that Hasbro will introduce an Autobot spy for Season 2, to say the least.

Maybe? There has been no evidence of such, but it's possible.

psj333 wrote:This is not to say that Decepticon characters are not popular, but they did it on purpose. Why? They needed more time to finish creating all props and accessories for fans to use.

Erm, no actually. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Hasbro's merchandise department and toy department are not run by the same guy. The reason no Decepticons are being made is because Hasbro thinks that kids only ever like toys of the good guys. That's the reason, not because they wanted to give its target audience:
psj333 wrote:coloring books, stickers, lunch boxes, watches, thermos, weapons, masks, Halloween costumes, candy despensers, and most recently, coffee mugs

I can safely say that almost nobody on here buys these, short of maybe the coffee mugs. Plus kids don't use about 75% of that stuff (When was the last time you saw a kid with a coloring book?).
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749148)
Posted by psj333 on December 20th, 2015 @ 10:51am CST
Look, Madeus_Prime, I do understand where you're form. However, correct me if I'm wrong. But in case you didn't get my point, I'm say that only issue 5 and issue 6 are set right after Season 1. On the other, issues 1, 2, 3, and 4 have no relations with Season 1 or 2 in any way. Only 5 and 6, got that now? The reason why I said this is because, I've read the comic so that I know what the story is all about. That will be continued in issue 6, right before Season 2 starts. This has absolutely to do with issues 1, 2, 3, and 4. Those issues have stories of their own, whereas 5 and 6 are like prequels to Season 2. If you still can't handle that, then that's fine. But you know what? We'll see about that, when issue 6 comes out and see what will Steeljaw will do to Fixit if the Autobots don't comply. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749152)
Posted by Va'al on December 20th, 2015 @ 11:02am CST
The comics series is a tie-in to the animated series, but depends on the latter, rather than informing it.

In other words: if something happens in the cartoon, it will be canon for the comics, but if it happens in the comics, it doesn't meant the cartoon acknowledges it.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749341)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 21st, 2015 @ 9:55am CST
I'm more just wondering when we will hear of actual dates and information for season 2, like the definite stuff. And which Prime characters will show up. Ratchet is a guess since they are making a toy of him :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749345)
Posted by Shuttershock on December 21st, 2015 @ 10:05am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I'm more just wondering when we will hear of actual dates and information for season 2, like the definite stuff. And which Prime characters will show up. Ratchet is a guess since they are making a toy of him :BOT:


Hard to say. It's been strangely silent on that front.

As a side note: I'm not saying it won't happen, but toys don't necessarily guarantee show appearances. By that same token, Quillfire and Springload getting new toys doesn't guarantee they'll be back this season.

It would be fun to see SOME callbacks to Prime like Ratchet or Fowler.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749348)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 21st, 2015 @ 10:12am CST
Shuttershock wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I'm more just wondering when we will hear of actual dates and information for season 2, like the definite stuff. And which Prime characters will show up. Ratchet is a guess since they are making a toy of him :BOT:


Hard to say. It's been strangely silent on that front.

As a side note: I'm not saying it won't happen, but toys don't necessarily guarantee show appearances. By that same token, Quillfire and Springload getting new toys doesn't guarantee they'll be back this season.

It would be fun to see SOME callbacks to Prime like Ratchet or Fowler.

deviating slightly, I think Quillfire and Springload are getting toys due to the one episode where they broke out, and the duo appears to have caused quite a stir. people like those crazy cons!

And toys should never indicate that character will appear. every movie and every tv show has non-show toys, and we should treat all these new cons as such until proven otherwise. never hurts to be proven otherwise anyway :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749349)
Posted by o.supreme on December 21st, 2015 @ 10:14am CST
I doubt any humans from Prime would appear, but it would be nice as we could approximate the passage of time between the end of Prime & RID. It could be 20 years, or 200 for all we know.

I would not be surprised if season 2 started in Japan before the US however. I believe season 1 just finished in Japan, and they don't usually like to take long breaks between season like the United States does. Still however, with the supposed attempt at simulcasting these as soon as possible, old standards could be out the window. I would possibly guess season 2 will Start in March 2016, around the same time season 1 started last year, so the entire season could hopefully be shown with little to no interruption.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749353)
Posted by Shuttershock on December 21st, 2015 @ 10:22am CST
o.supreme wrote:I doubt any humans from Prime would appear, but it would be nice as we could approximate the passage of time between the end of Prime & RID. It could be 20 years, or 200 for all we know.


That actually would be kind of an interesting thought. At least it would explain why Bee never goes back to any of his old contacts on Earth or Cybertron. Also explains why Cybertron is fully up and running, enough so that the Decepticon we've seen could be new waves of Predacons.

Still, to me it would have made sense to try to contact Fowler at least once, him being their former liaison with the government and all who might be able to help with crowd control.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749373)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2015 @ 11:27am CST
Shuttershock wrote:
o.supreme wrote:I doubt any humans from Prime would appear, but it would be nice as we could approximate the passage of time between the end of Prime & RID. It could be 20 years, or 200 for all we know.


That actually would be kind of an interesting thought. At least it would explain why Bee never goes back to any of his old contacts on Earth or Cybertron. Also explains why Cybertron is fully up and running, enough so that the Decepticon we've seen could be new waves of Predacons.

Still, to me it would have made sense to try to contact Fowler at least once, him being their former liaison with the government and all who might be able to help with crowd control.
Someone on another board once said that, based on what's supposed to happen in Rescue Bots season 4, it would be hilarious if Crown City's populace already knew about the existence of the Transformers (with Denny and Russell at this show's beginning being the odd exception) and that the Bee Team going out of its way to hide themselves and pretend they aren't alive all this time was for nothing. :-P
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749378)
Posted by o.supreme on December 21st, 2015 @ 11:39am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Someone on another board once said that, based on what's supposed to happen in Rescue Bots season 4, it would be hilarious if Crown City's populace already knew about the existence of the Transformers (with Denny and Russell at this show's beginning being the odd exception) and that the Bee Team going out of its way to hide themselves and pretend they aren't alive all this time was for nothing. :-P


That's actually kind of how I felt. By the end of Prime, even with all the attempts to wipe out images on the internet etc... Do you think any organization on earth (FBI, CIA whatever) could silence an entire town, even a small hick town in the middle of nowhere in Nevada, when a big ass Decepticon Fortress appeared? And yeah, not everyone in Griffin Rock I would think is going to hide their discovery from the world either, now that they know.

That is one of the reasons why I never liked TF: Cybertron. Though it was for younger audiences, and an anime. The fact that in the US version it was supposed to be the 3rd part of a Trilogy, where the TF's go back to "Robots in Disguise" after um... having whole cities of their own on Earth in Energon, and working with humans?? Also it probably didn't help that I watched Galaxy Force first where this truly was a separate series as it was intended to be.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749383)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2015 @ 11:56am CST
o.supreme wrote:That is one of the reasons why I never liked TF: Cybertron. Though it was for younger audiences, and an anime. The fact that in the US version it was supposed to be the 3rd part of a Trilogy, where the TF's go back to "Robots in Disguise" after um... having whole cities of their own on Earth in Energon, and working with humans?? Also it probably didn't help that I watched Galaxy Force first where this truly was a separate series as it was intended to be.
The thing most people forget about Energon's whole "Cybertron Cities on Earth" and "Autobots working with humans:" thing is that all those cities were located in remote, uninhabited areas of the world far away from all populated human civilizations. And all the people who lived and worked in those cities were specifically either government personnel or their family members. There were no regular civilians who weren't affiliated with the government in that show. The Cybertron Cities and every human who worked in them were all completely cut off and isolated from the rest of the world, with the show never taking the characters into any normal human cities or civilizations outside of the Cybertron Cities.

Ergo, it is likely that the Autobots being stationed on Earth in those cities was a big secret that the government tried to keep from the rest of humanity, as any human living in those cities never had any reason to leave since they had all the necessities of home right where they were. The only humans who came and left from the cities that we ever saw were Alexis (due to her job keeping her from staying in one place for too long) and drivers of equipment delivery trucks (whom for all they knew probably thought they were just delivering their goods to remote government bases--after all, this was the future--rather than alien settlements).

Now, the series never got around to touching upon this subject, but that's just another of its many many signs of being poorly written and poorly executed.

And, there was the whole notion of the black hole mucking up time and space that it messed up everyone's memories.

And Galaxy Force was always supposed to be another sequel from its conception. It's just that someone on the Japanese end either didn't get that memo or did and just chose to ignore it, resulting in its being more of a fresh start. Luckily, though, Takara themselves put the series back in its originally-intended place as another sequel (though placing it just one year after Super Link, as opposed to Cybertron's ten years after Energon, was ludicrous).
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749509)
Posted by psj333 on December 21st, 2015 @ 3:02pm CST
For those who are curious to know what Pseudo's robot mode is based on or how it can created, this is how the animal for Pseudo's robot mode is created:



https://youtu.be/Lm-d3lQUU1s

that lead to the creation of this:



http://static.squarespace.com/static/51 ... Porter.jpg

to which this is based on Pseudo's robot mode:

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/7/71/Pseudo.jpg :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749582)
Posted by JoeMabbon on December 21st, 2015 @ 8:27pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Someone on another board once said that, based on what's supposed to happen in Rescue Bots season 4, it would be hilarious if Crown City's populace already knew about the existence of the Transformers (with Denny and Russell at this show's beginning being the odd exception) and that the Bee Team going out of its way to hide themselves and pretend they aren't alive all this time was for nothing.


I hope that's not the case. That feels like the kind of pointless, self-referential in-joke that would cheapen the series and that's coming from someone who thinks the show's masquerade is ridiculous.

psj333, I think we would've gotten your point without that first link.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749695)
Posted by o.supreme on December 22nd, 2015 @ 10:58am CST
I was just viewing online Netflix releases for January. Still sadly however no RiD Season 1. Other Hasbro shows such as Littlest Pet Shop season 4 are being added however. I just wonder what the hold up is. Is it because S!F has another 5 episode DVD coming out Feb 9th? I guess I just find it odd since Prime & Rescue Bots were both added to Netflix with regularity in pretty short order (and RB doesn't even have all its episodes on DVD, they just have random single DVD's). I guess my concern is that as the industry moves more and more towards a lack of physical media, that a RiD DVD or BR season set may not become available at all. Currently the only Legal way to "own" all the episodes is on Amazon, and I am not paying $2 SD, or $3 HD for an episode of something I don't physically own.

Of course they could be waiting until closer to the season 2 air date to put season 1 on Netflix, or for S!F to release a full season set. I hope this is the case, but in any event, it just requires at minimum another month of waiting.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749708)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on December 22nd, 2015 @ 11:14am CST
ah right, so there's still no word on an actual release date for season 2?

also

from the end of the last episode......it looks like we could be seeing more of Prime in season 2

wish they would introduce a new basebot or citybot! then they could be stationed in it instead of a scrapyard & the remains of their spaceship!

also would love to see more of Primus! seeing as he created Windblade.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749812)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 22nd, 2015 @ 6:21pm CST
Yeah, nothing related to season 2 yet. Still waiting on more info for that unfortunately. And yes more Team Prime members are anticipated and very much hoped for here in season 2! Bulkhead please? :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749838)
Posted by psj333 on December 22nd, 2015 @ 8:08pm CST
You know, D-Maximus_Prime, I would love to see Team Prime return in Season 2 as well. But I'm hoping to see Steeljaw sometime release all the Decepticons from the scrapyard prison so that he will form his own army to get revenge on the Autobots to prove just how tyrannical he really is. :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749865)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 22nd, 2015 @ 11:20pm CST
You know, guys, if season 2 really were to be the final season, wouldn't we at least be hearing some kind of rumors for the next cartoon to come after RID? Or would the fifth movie be what's next instead?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749914)
Posted by JoeMabbon on December 23rd, 2015 @ 8:14am CST
Someone on the staff at tfw2005 claims that Akiva Goldsman revealed in an interview that the next cartoon will come from the writer's room and be a Cybertron-based prequel to the live-action films set for a 2017/2018 release. Now the interview was removed and then edited with that part taken out. So, either Goldsman told us something he shouldn't have, misspoke and was actually talking about the prequel movie, or the tfw2005 journalist is wrong.
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Posted by o.supreme on December 23rd, 2015 @ 9:48am CST
Sabrblade wrote:You know, guys, if season 2 really were to be the final season, wouldn't we at least be hearing some kind of rumors for the next cartoon to come after RID? Or would the fifth movie be what's next instead?


I seriously doubt that. News broke that TF Prime’s 3rd season would be its final was made known in fall 2012. News of the next TF animated series did not break until the Hasbro investors meeting in the fall of 2013 (which they initially had on their calendar for fall 2014, just as a placeholder with no name or details), but the first details weren’t released until summer 2014, and wasn’t actually aired until spring 2015.

I’m thinking Season 2 (whether the reported 19 episodes, or by some miracle 26) will follow the pattern similar to last year airing between March-September 2016. Although this is CN we are talking about, and they may pull the plug after only a few episodes, and put it on late nights or some insane thing (anyone who was a fan of Beware the Batman known what I’m talking about). I still have zero faith in CN, which is why I watched all of RiD15 S1 online (from those that uploaded the Australian iTunes releases months ahead of CN airdates). They have shown to be inept to the Nth degree in scheduling, and have killed so many great action cartoons in the last 4 years. Until CN shows me a changing trend, and full support of a well written action/sci-fi based cartoon that is not driven by toy sales, I will continue to have no faith in them.

JoeMabbon wrote:Someone on the staff at tfw2005 claims that Akiva Goldsman revealed in an interview that the next cartoon will come from the writer's room and be a Cybertron-based prequel to the live-action films set for a 2017/2018 release. Now the interview was removed and then edited with that part taken out. So, either Goldsman told us something he shouldn't have, misspoke and was actually talking about the prequel movie, or the tfw2005 journalist is wrong.


I *believe* the Bayverse prequel was referenced to be an animated film as opposed to a full on series. But I may be wrong.

In any event, if Hasbro follows its pattern of recent years, RiD will have its 2nd season be its end. 2017 will focus all on the TF5 film, and TF5 toys (and possibly a continuation of generations whatever would be post Titan Wars), then the next animated series would be in development for 2018.

Again that is *if* Habro follows its Mantra of wanting Transformers to be an always evolving toy brand. I for one hope this doesn’t happen. I may not be a marketing expert, but from my childhood, to this day, what I really liked was consistency. Although I probably watched 20+ shows based on toy lines, I only collected 2 brands of toys (MOTU & Transformers), both toy lines had a 7-8 year run. The MOTU show lasted 2 seasons and made 130 episodes, but re-runs ran in syndication and on cable for almost 10 years. Transformers, as we all know had 98 episodes and one feature film over 4 seasons, but again re-runs continued to air in syndication and on cable for nearly a decade.

Now RiD15 is far from my favorite of the many incarnations of Transformers but… I would love to see it, or any future series go some distance (I’m talking 5 years or more, and 100+ episodes). The idea that the target audience has become *bored* after two years, and the need to keep reintroducing it seems ludicrous to me.

Now I know at least one of you is probably going to mention Rescue Bots, which is interesting. If its 4th season gets 26 episodes, it will have the unique distinction of becoming the new title holder of longest running TF series, beating out The Original by 6 episodes. So… why is it Hasbro feels the need to rebrand its primary line every 2-3 years, yet keep its small child line still going? Surely the kids that watched when they were 4, are now probably 8 and have moved on to RiD, or to other non-transformers related things. Again I wish I could have someone from Hasbro's marketing team explain it to me, but those folks are pretty much inaccessible, and probably for good reason.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749944)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 23rd, 2015 @ 10:17am CST
psj333 wrote:You know, D-Maximus_Prime, I would love to see Team Prime return in Season 2 as well. But I'm hoping to see Steeljaw sometime release all the Decepticons from the scrapyard prison so that he will form his own army to get revenge on the Autobots to prove just how tyrannical he really is. :CON:

But can we really say Steeljaw is tyrannical? I mean, he more appears to be a revolutionary who wants a place to live, not really destroy, rebuild, conquer, crush like Megs wanted to do to Earth. Steeljaw just seems to want to live free of persecution :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1749976)
Posted by psj333 on December 23rd, 2015 @ 11:53am CST
Well, D-Maximus_Prime, in issue 5 of the comics, he surprisingly kidnapped Fixit and threatened to kill him if the Autobot don't comply by releasing of the Decepticons. We'll soon find out when issue 6 arrive. But for now, to prove whether or not Steeljaw is tyrannical, you have to look it like this. His goal is to gather as many Decepticons as he can possibly could so that he can create unstoppable army so that he can take over Megatron's place. If anyone gets in his way, he'll go right through them! Don't forget, he already recruited 3 Vehicons on his side to start with, which lead us to believe that in season 2, they would appear and release all the Decepticons at that moment, before he finally gets what he wanted. The only question is: Do you think is that simple? Don't forget in this series, Bumblebee is not a soldier but a cop. And cops won't be intimidated by anybody, not even Steeljaw. It's like, "No matter what you say or what you do, we will not back down!" Is that to say that Bumblebee is a lot like Rodimus Prime, that is proud and arrogant? You decide. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1750940)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 29th, 2015 @ 11:18am CST
psj333 wrote:Well, D-Maximus_Prime, in issue 5 of the comics, he surprisingly kidnapped Fixit and threatened to kill him if the Autobot don't comply by releasing of the Decepticons. We'll soon find out when issue 6 arrive. But for now, to prove whether or not Steeljaw is tyrannical, you have to look it like this. His goal is to gather as many Decepticons as he can possibly could so that he can create unstoppable army so that he can take over Megatron's place. If anyone gets in his way, he'll go right through them! Don't forget, he already recruited 3 Vehicons on his side to start with, which lead us to believe that in season 2, they would appear and release all the Decepticons at that moment, before he finally gets what he wanted. The only question is: Do you think is that simple? Don't forget in this series, Bumblebee is not a soldier but a cop. And cops won't be intimidated by anybody, not even Steeljaw. It's like, "No matter what you say or what you do, we will not back down!" Is that to say that Bumblebee is a lot like Rodimus Prime, that is proud and arrogant? You decide. :BOT: :CON:

He has kidnapped bots before, in the actual cartoon series. But he uses them as means to an end. He even stated to Megatronus that he just wanted a place for cons to live in peace. And as the person who won that freedom, he would rule. He really isn't being tyrannical. And he wants as many cons as possible cause he is making a home for them. He wants them to be free.

And Bee is a cop, but he was a soldier first, and he is mixing the 2 to find and stop these cons. He is not arrogant either, and he is trying to finish his mission. And given his history, he would not back down from anyone.

Also: steeljaw has tricked the vehicons, not recruited them. And the comics are only based on the cartoon, they are not making continuity for the cartoon. We've discussed this before. so while this is the comics picking up after season 2, the cartoon as yet to do so in a different way.

Steeljaw has come across as a revolutionary who wants a home. To me for him to be tyrannical, he should've killed some people by now, he should be trying to get back to cybertron but he doesnt want to! He just wants a new home free of cybertron and the bots. He is no where near what Megatron was :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1750997)
Posted by JoeMabbon on December 29th, 2015 @ 4:38pm CST
To be considered a tyrant, you usually have to have control over a significant number of people. That said, I think Steeljaw outright said that he planned for Decepticons to rule the planet, rather than coexist with humanity at the end of the hostage episode. He's no Megatron. Megatron had power and resources at his disposal.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751052)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 29th, 2015 @ 11:13pm CST
Steeljaw wants to take over the world to make it a Decepticon planet (which he also wants to rule over, but making the world a Decepticon safe haven seems to be his first priority).
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751062)
Posted by Shuttershock on December 29th, 2015 @ 11:52pm CST
JoeMabbon wrote:To be considered a tyrant, you usually have to have control over a significant number of people. That said, I think Steeljaw outright said that he planned for Decepticons to rule the planet, rather than coexist with humanity at the end of the hostage episode. He's no Megatron. Megatron had power and resources at his disposal.


Indeed. You need to BE in charge before you start abusing your people and position.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751081)
Posted by psj333 on December 30th, 2015 @ 7:13am CST
D-Maximus_Prime, well, he might have in the beginning. But this is earth not Cybertron. Steeljaw has not killed his victims on Earth just yet, because if the show were to take place on Cybertron, then it would be revealed that he already done so back then. And here's the thing. If he were to deceived the Vehicons rather than recruiting them, he would have killed them in the first place rather than telling them to kidnap Fixit. Because no one can keep the Autobot prison safe. Only Fixit can do that.


And also, for those who think that only new characters will be introduced in season 2, you have to look at it like this:

Every show and every game no matter what, must introduce new characters and allowing the previous characters to return. That is how the show is setup. It's not like they going to allow only new characters in the show and leave all the previous characters out. That's not the way it works. So, I believe that there is chance that existing Decepticons will return for season 2, especially those who have not show there alt-mode yet. For example, Filch is a crow that can transform into a human, but her face was not shown. Other Decepticons, like Malador, whose alt-mode is mostly likely a muscle car, due to how his robot mode is designed, Nightstrike, and Pseudo, have still yet to show their true alt-modes. So from my perspective, I do believe that if they choose to return for season 2, perhaps we can get a better idea of what their alt-modes will be like to further the storyline. There is no way that these existing characters will be neglected and locked up for life. Steeljaw will definitely release them, but the time is still unknown. :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751200)
Posted by Va'al on December 31st, 2015 @ 4:03am CST
Have a smaller robot fan in your life, or are interested in all Trasformers fiction tying in to the Robots in Disguise animated series? Barnes and Nobles shows a listing for a Little, Brown Young Reader book taking place during Optimus Prime's training in the Realm of the Primes, written by John Sazaklis and due out next week - find out more below, and head here to check it out, along with the rest of the series!

Overview

On Earth, Bumblebee and his team of Autobots—Sideswipe, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Fixit—battle some of Cybertron's most dangerous Decepticons. In the Realm of the Primes, Optimus is training for an important mission. Little do the two friends know, they are both being tested by Liege Maximo, who will stop at nothing to make sure Optimus and Bumblebee destroy each other. Will they be able to defeat their sinister opponent, or will this be the end of the Autobots?

The fourth chapter book in an exciting original series! Each book is an original story based on the hit series. Also, includes 2 amazing trading cards!

© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


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Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751240)
Posted by Madeus Prime on December 31st, 2015 @ 12:14pm CST
Va'al wrote:Little do the two friends know, they are both being tested by Liege Maximo, who will stop at nothing to make sure Optimus and Bumblebee destroy each other.

Hm. I'd hope this isn't an insertion to make the book's plot more interesting. It would be a good plot twist to have Liege in there, especially if this whole thing is one big master plan.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751252)
Posted by psj333 on December 31st, 2015 @ 1:55pm CST
You know, Va'al? You might already know that. But you don't know this:

Happy New Year! - It's 2016! (for those who live in Australia and New Zealand) - Here's what you can expect in 2016 that's TF Related:

2nd and Final Season of Transformers: Robots In Disguise
This year also marks the final season for Transformers Robots In Disguise - It comes from earlier on in 2015 that Hasbro has decided to cut short the Show's episodes resulting in the complete loss of Season 3 and the loss of Half of Season 2 - Regardless of that - We can confirm that it's believed the main villain for Season 2 will be "Liege Maximo" - Another "Evil" Prime who has the intentions of turning Bumblebee and Optimus Prime against each other - It's also been heavily rumoured that Prowl, Ultra Magnus, Bulkhead, Ratchet, Arcee and Jazz will feature heavily in Season 2 - Along with the slim possibility (Take it as a grain of salt) of Megatron, Shockwave and Starscream also possibly returning - As far as we know Megatronus Prime has no more appearances in the series (As far as we know) - We can also confirm there's going to be a lot more Minicons in Season 2 and they'll factor heavily into what will eventually happen - Season 2 is expected to premiere sometime in February this year

And that's all we have so far - Stay Tuned for more Info!
(Reminder that the Chinese Dubbed Version of TFRID15 also debuted on December 31st 2014 - Keep in mind there's a 50/50 chance that may very well happen again as Season 2 approaches - I shall keep you posted as the updates and news come in) - For the meantime - Please enjoy the 2016 celebrations - I wish you the best for a happy and Logical 2016.



This was recently posted by Shockwave from Facebook. If you don't believe me, have a look at this by clicking here:

http://www.facebook.com/LogicalFTW :BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751254)
Posted by Madeus Prime on December 31st, 2015 @ 2:15pm CST
psj333 wrote:You know, Va'al? You might already know that. But you don't know this:


I don't know if that's an official outlet psj, just sayin'. And it really does state pretty much everything we already knew about season 2, this book just completed the last piece of the puzzle.

Also, without trying to sound like a mod, you should probably submit stuff like that via Seibertron's new submission system ;)
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Mission Discovery DVD February Release (1751283)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2015 @ 6:24pm CST
psj333 wrote:This was recently posted by Shockwave from Facebook. If you don't believe me, have a look at this by clicking here:

http://www.facebook.com/LogicalFTW :BOT: :CON:
You mean it was posted by some fan who made their own Shockwave Facebook page for fun. That isn't an official source associated with Hasbro in any way.

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