Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 11:00am CST

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Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of the season 2 announcement, and courtesy of our very own ScottyP, we now know that the Transformers RID season 1 is to be released onto dvd from Shout! Factory. Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1, which can be pre-oredred here for $25, is slated to be released on May 10, 2016, have 4 discs, a run-time of 9.5 hours, and have a list price of $30. The dvd cover has been mirrored and can be seen below along with the synopsis for the dvd.

Are you excited for this news? Are you going to pre-order it now, let us know in the comments below.

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout! Factory


Synopsis

When a Cybertronian prison ship filled with Decepticons crash lands on Earth and unleashes its prisoners, Bumblebee returns to the planet he once called home and with his team — Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit and Grimlock — tracks the escapees down in order to bring them to justice. Along with their new human allies, Denny and Russell, this unlikely team of robots in disguise must protect the Earth while preparing for an ominous threat suited only for a Prime.

Includes All 26 Episodes Of Season One!

Credit(s): ScottyP from Seibertron.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 11:05am CST

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Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762044)
Posted by o.supreme on February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:04am CST
Yes All 3 seasons of Transformers Prime & the film Predacons Rising are all on Blu Ray, they look beautiful!

Additionally G.I. Joe Renegades and I *think* some of the MLP films are on Blu Ray also.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762046)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:07am CST
o.supreme wrote:Yes All 3 seasons of Transformers Prime & the film Predacons Rising are all on Blu Ray, they look beautiful!


Then I'd say wait, or buy it when it's on sale the first week at target and return it if the blu-ray announcement comes through;

On an unrelated note, wonder if the BW show would look nice on blu-ray :-?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762054)
Posted by o.supreme on February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:16am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:On an unrelated note, wonder if the BW show would look nice on blu-ray :-?


Note sure... Not many TV shows prior to the HD era are being released on Blu Ray (The various Star Trek series are some that come to mind), but they usually require some extensive digital reworking and preservation. Although what Mainframe was producing in the mid-90's to early 2000's was ground breaking, I'm not sure how well it would look in HD (would it look better, or only highlight the flaws in the early CG that we may not notice now??)

I also guess it depends on the quality of the master prints that S!F has. I know they have released Beast Wars a couple of times on DVD. I still have the original Rhino releases, so I don't cant say if the S!F ones are any better, or pretty much the same, just repackaged.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762060)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:23am CST
o.supreme wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:On an unrelated note, wonder if the BW show would look nice on blu-ray :-?


Note sure... Not many TV shows prior to the HD era are being released on Blu Ray (The various Star Trek series are some that come to mind), but they usually require some extensive digital reworking and preservation. Although what Mainframe was producing in the mid-90's to early 2000's was ground breaking, I'm not sure how well it would look in HD (would it look better, or only highlight the flaws in the early CG that we may not notice now??)

I also guess it depends on the quality of the master prints that S!F has. I know they have released Beast Wars a couple of times on DVD. I still have the original Rhino releases, so I don't cant say if the S!F ones are any better, or pretty much the same, just repackaged.


Not sure, I have both, but never compared. Doesn't matter I s'pose; Think I might grab this set, not sure though, for as great as the new :CON:'s are, there's alotta dumb fluff in the show, that's not even counting the irritating new human and his dumb cosplay gimmick; might re-watch it first :-?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762130)
Posted by ScottyP on February 2nd, 2016 @ 2:15pm CST
They're probably waiting to see how the DVD does before considering Blu-Ray for this one. Prime's audience not only skewed a bit older, but the show really benefits from HD as well. That made a Blu-Ray release kind of a no brainer.

Kids won't care about 480p vs 1080p, so it makes sense to keep the cost down on this series by just going the DVD route for now.

On another note, I'm very glad they announced this before the episode 6-10 single disc released. Saves a little bit of dough on that one.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762134)
Posted by o.supreme on February 2nd, 2016 @ 2:27pm CST
ScottyP wrote:They're probably waiting to see how the DVD does before considering Blu-Ray for this one. Prime's audience not only skewed a bit older, but the show really benefits from HD as well. That made a Blu-Ray release kind of a no brainer.


Agreed. And although for example- MLP has a huge adult cult following, it may not be quite enough to justify Blu Ray sets of the regular TV show, as opposed to the telefilms. I agree that RiD15 would probably not benefit nearly as much from Blu Ray as Prime does, but the only reason I am holding out is if they are doing both at the same time (or roughly within the same time frame), I will obviously go with the Blu Ray. If not, then the DVD is just fine. I have managed in *most* cases to stick to my guns and not frivolously double-dip for Blu Rays that I already have DVD's of.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762208)
Posted by Joe-Prime77 on February 2nd, 2016 @ 4:58pm CST
I am so stoked about this!!!! :D :BOWDOWN: :DANCE: was about too order the 2nd RID but now I am gonna wait to get S1!!!!!!!!! Now all SHOUT! FACTORY needs to release is the RESCUE BOTS Season sets, RID 2001, BW2 & BW Neo. and for kicks TF GO Shinobi & Samurai! and everything else we missed!!
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762232)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 2nd, 2016 @ 5:47pm CST
Wow, that it some generically-boring-looking DVD artwork. Just the same stock photo of Bee we saw when the show was first announced. >:oP
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762628)
Posted by JoeMabbon on February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:09pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Wow, that it some generically-boring-looking DVD artwork. Just the same stock photo of Bee we saw when the show was first announced. >:oP


Shout Factory doesn't really put alot of energy into packaging design.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762720)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 3rd, 2016 @ 8:29pm CST
JoeMabbon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wow, that it some generically-boring-looking DVD artwork. Just the same stock photo of Bee we saw when the show was first announced. >:oP


Shout Factory doesn't really put alot of energy into packaging design.
Their G1 and Beast Wars DVD set artworks looked pretty good, with the G1 sets having all new art while the Beast Wars art was creatively arranged Mainframe art. And their Beast Machines DVD art looked stunningly gorgeous.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1762735)
Posted by william-james88 on February 3rd, 2016 @ 8:55pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JoeMabbon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wow, that it some generically-boring-looking DVD artwork. Just the same stock photo of Bee we saw when the show was first announced. >:oP


Shout Factory doesn't really put alot of energy into packaging design.
Their G1 and Beast Wars DVD set artworks looked pretty good, with the G1 sets having all new art while the Beast Wars art was creatively arranged Mainframe art. And their Beast Machines DVD art looked stunningly gorgeous.


I have the beast wars DVDs and the inside art is pretty cool.
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763167)
Posted by Emerje on February 4th, 2016 @ 10:49pm CST
o.supreme wrote:What boggles my mind though, is the logic that an action cartoon has to make a ton of money in toy sales to justify its existence. I mean I don't exactly see tons of Uncle Grandpa, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go!, World of Gumball etc.. toys or merchandise being sold.


Those shows are produced directly by Cartoon Network so they're making money off of advertising and licensing and whatnot. If the show fails they don't take a huge loss. On the other hand the action shows are typically produced by toy companies that have to produce the animation and buy the air time all with the goal to sell toys. If the toys don't sell then there's no need for the cartoon anymore so they cancel it and cut their losses. Unfortunately this means even good, promising shows like the updated Thundercats can be canceled out of the blue if the toy company (in this case Bandai) isn't selling toys.

Sabrblade wrote:
JoeMabbon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Wow, that it some generically-boring-looking DVD artwork. Just the same stock photo of Bee we saw when the show was first announced. >:oP


Shout Factory doesn't really put alot of energy into packaging design.
Their G1 and Beast Wars DVD set artworks looked pretty good, with the G1 sets having all new art while the Beast Wars art was creatively arranged Mainframe art. And their Beast Machines DVD art looked stunningly gorgeous.


Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763172)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 4th, 2016 @ 10:56pm CST
Emerje wrote:Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.
What about the Armada and Energon DVDs looking just as bland while Cybertron gets a neat-looking DVD set?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763190)
Posted by Emerje on February 5th, 2016 @ 1:41am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.
What about the Armada and Energon DVDs looking just as bland while Cybertron gets a neat-looking DVD set?

Eh, they all had pretty terrible single release covers, but for the collections the Cybertron cover is only mildly better than the other two using a similar generic background, but wedging Megatron and Vector Prime on. It's a better effort, sure, but still pretty weak.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763233)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 5th, 2016 @ 9:15am CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.
What about the Armada and Energon DVDs looking just as bland while Cybertron gets a neat-looking DVD set?

Eh, they all had pretty terrible single release covers, but for the collections the Cybertron cover is only mildly better than the other two using a similar generic background, but wedging Megatron and Vector Prime on. It's a better effort, sure, but still pretty weak.

Emerje
Yeah, but wouldn't the Unicron Trilogy releases also be targeted to nostalgic adults? Kids who grew up on those shows by now aren't kids anymore. ;)
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763598)
Posted by Emerje on February 6th, 2016 @ 1:35am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.
What about the Armada and Energon DVDs looking just as bland while Cybertron gets a neat-looking DVD set?

Eh, they all had pretty terrible single release covers, but for the collections the Cybertron cover is only mildly better than the other two using a similar generic background, but wedging Megatron and Vector Prime on. It's a better effort, sure, but still pretty weak.

Emerje
Yeah, but wouldn't the Unicron Trilogy releases also be targeted to nostalgic adults? Kids who grew up on those shows by now aren't kids anymore. ;)


True, but not quite at the nostalgia buying age either. Usually people who are buying things out of childhood nostalgia are out of college, have established careers, and are building families. I think around 2020 we'll see some really cool AEC stuff released.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1763655)
Posted by RevTibe on February 6th, 2016 @ 8:38am CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:Those DVDs are made to appeal to nostalgic adults that will want them to look cool on a shelf. The RID discs are made bright and flashy to get kids' attention.
What about the Armada and Energon DVDs looking just as bland while Cybertron gets a neat-looking DVD set?

Eh, they all had pretty terrible single release covers, but for the collections the Cybertron cover is only mildly better than the other two using a similar generic background, but wedging Megatron and Vector Prime on. It's a better effort, sure, but still pretty weak.

Emerje
Yeah, but wouldn't the Unicron Trilogy releases also be targeted to nostalgic adults? Kids who grew up on those shows by now aren't kids anymore. ;)


True, but not quite at the nostalgia buying age either. Usually people who are buying things out of childhood nostalgia are out of college, have established careers, and are building families. I think around 2020 we'll see some really cool AEC stuff released.

Emerje
The pre-nostalgia-buying gap is getting smaller and smaller as people in general are getting more comfortable with the idea of owning toys into adulthood. I wonder if it may wind up generally being eliminated?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1764313)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 8th, 2016 @ 5:47am CST
now i wonder if they'll introduce Bumblebees blue twin....Glyph....in Season 2 :-?
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1764332)
Posted by o.supreme on February 8th, 2016 @ 9:28am CST
I'm surprised nobody posted this over the weekend. Anyway... US Season 2 airdate has been Confirmed February 20th, just under 2 weeks away

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings ... ow&desc=on
Re: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory (1764338)
Posted by bluecatcinema on February 8th, 2016 @ 10:32am CST
Nice. Not long now...

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