Tomorrow marks the official release of 1986's The Transformers: The Movie
on Blu-Ray! (Though is is filtering out to stores now!) Shout! Factory was nice enough as to provide us with an advance copy, and RAC shares his impressions of the set here. Short version? It looks great
. Keep reading!
For the ultimate fans and collectors, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook comes with highly collectible Steelbook packaging, 2 Blu-ray set of the newly remastered movie, immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, a digital copy of the movie and more. This is a must-own collection to every fan’s library!
From the I Told You So Dept.:
a 30th Anniversary release of 1986's animated The Transformers: The Movie
will be coming to home video in September according to the official Transformers Facebook page. No details are available yet except that the film has again
been fully remastered. It's extremely unlikely that they would skip an HD Blu-Ray release of this version. Keep reading to see the package art! UPDATED
with further details from SuperHeroHype!
In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights and more!
In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights, gift-with-purchase ecommerce opportunities, special digital live stream event “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS –SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” – featuring TRANSFORMERS series marathon with special coverage from BotCon 2014 – and many more surprises to further engage fans and collectors.
Thanks to Transformers artist Marcelo Matere who has posted a preview images of the artwork he did for the Madman Entertainment Transformers G1 Seasons 3-4 Remastered DVD collection that will released in Austraila soon. Get a look at the wonderful art Marcelo has created depicting the Rodimus and the many key characters from the series now for the full preview.
Shout! Factory makes its mark at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 with a dynamic line-up, featuring an exclusive panel event, a showcase of upcoming home entertainment juggernauts, Comic-Con exclusive items, daily prize sweepstakes, collectible giveaways, surprise star appearances, and interactive fan activities at the Shout! Factory booth (#3849 on the main convention floor). Read the full press release after the jump.
SDCC Transformers news winds down with the Evolution of Transformers Animation Panel. hosted by Hasbro and Shout! Factory. Not a lot of news or reveals on the news front, but we do get overview of the cartoons from the USA and Japan with details on how these toons have been translated for news release. Check out the presentation given by Jarry Jevoin, JE Alverez, Brad Ward, Matt Proulx in the gallery after the jump.
Despite what Comic-Con International states on their San Diego Comic-Con 2011 exclusives page, it looks like Shout! Factory will not be offering their Fortress Maximus lithograph as a bonus with the purchase of the Transformers Japanese DVD Collection, citing that "[i]t's not quite ready." Back at the end of June, Shout! informed customers about the delay of the Transformers Japanese Collection Box Set
and cancelled existing pre-orders, citing the uncertainty of a release date. Continue reading
The folks over at TVShowsOnDVD have updated their site with more news about Shout! Factory re-releasing the 15 Disc Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set: Today Shout! has announced that they will collect the 15 DVDs from the season sets into a new package titled "The Transformers - The Complete Original Series", an "unlimited" general retail release which will become available starting May 24th. It will include all on-disc content from those four separate packages (including the bonus material, but it will NOT have the extras which were exclusive to the Matrix of Leadership set; sorry).
Thanks to Shout! Factory who's sent out the cover art for the Transformers Generations 1 DVD cover to Season 3 and 4. Looks more art work by Andrew Griffith. Looks like artwork by Andrew Griffith. This one's got Rodimus holding up the Matrix to ward off the Decepticon warriors Scourge, Cyclonus and Galvatron as Unicron's head looms in the distance. Pretty spiffy. This set will be out April 20, 2010 for an MSRP of $29.95. Check out the cover and more details after the jump.
Many thanks to Andrew Griffith who has been working on some of the covers for the Generation 1 DVDs that have been re-released by Shout Factory. Andrew has posted a hi-res version of artwork for G1 Season 2 Volume 2 box art on his Deviant Art page. Get a first look at the artwork featuring Soundwave and Ravage facing Blaster with a little help from some friends.
25th Anniversary ³Matrix of Leadership² Edition Collector¹s Set Arrives in Stores October 20, 2009 from Shout! Factory Featuring 16 DVDs, 98 Restored Episodes, Payload of Bonus Content, Exclusive Voice Cast Reunion, A Collectible 60-Page Book, Autobot and Decepticon
Magnets and Much More!
Now you can relive the excitement of Season Two when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., unleashes THE TRANSFORMERS: Season Two Volume One 25th Anniversary Edition DVD box set on September 15th. A must-have for any Transformers fan, this 4-DVD set contains the first 28 episodes from the second season of The Transformers in the order they were intended, including many fan-favorites.
If you have been holding off on ordering Shout! Factory's Generation 1 Matrix of Leadership DVD box set until you could actually hold it first, your wait might be over. According to TV Shows On DVD
, the set will be released into the mainstream and onto store shelves on October 13th in Canada and in the U.S. a week later on October 20th. That's right, the same day as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
. How convenient. Unfortunately, the suggested retail price is $169.95, which is considerably higher than the $140.00 price tag being offered directly
from Shout! Factory.
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