Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios have jointly announced at San Diego Comic Con 2012 that the former company has nabbed the rights to bring Transformers Rescue Bots to DVD in the U.S. and Canada. There is not a release date for the DVD yet. "We are incredibly excited and look forward to presenting these highly entertaining series on family home entertainment shelves," Shout Factory said in the press release. Read the full announcement in the full article.
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