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Amazon Japan has posted preorder listings for a Blu-Ray collection of Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers and Transformers 2010 - the Japanese versions of G1 Seasons 1-2 and 3, respectively. It's priced at 19,440 Yen (about $175 by the current exchange rate), is due for release on December 6th, and is region-free... but not HD-quality. Keep reading for details. have posted a product listing for the "Transformers Japanese Collection: Victory Blu-ray" that is said to be coming from our friends at Shout! Factory. While there is no confirmation yet, it is likely that fans will finally be able to see the Japanese exclusive cartoon in english. The release date and other details have not been listed. The image is just a place holder for reference until we hear more.

Shout! Factory will release Transformers Victory, the final Japanese Generation 1 Transformers series onto DVD on August 28, 2012, reports TV Shows On DVD. This set consists of four DVDs with an MSRP of $29.93. The set is currently available for pre-order at Amazon for $20.95. In other Japanese Collection-related news, Super-God Masterforce is now in-stock and available for purchase at Amazon as well for $19.99. This series was first released in the Japanese Collection, which collected Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce, and Victory all into one set.

Shout! Factory has confirmed that they will be replacing two discs from the Transformers Japanese Collection that have incorrect subtitles, which we have heard about from multiple people who have purchased this set. "We are moving quickly to fix [the subtitle] errors and manufacture two replacement discs for your set and will ship them to you in about two weeks," the company wrote in an email sent to customers. If you purchased the set from the Shout! store, replacement discs will automatically be shipped to your previously-identified shipping address.

Update: We received confirmation Brian Ward himself that the set is indeed set for January 10, 2012. Full info and press release after the break. Fans, rejoice! The Transformers The Japanese Collection has been (re)set for a release date of January 10, 2012! The online store for Shout! Factory has re-listed the gargantuan 13-DVD set with the Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce, and Victory series for $89.99 plus shipping and handling that includes a bonus lithograph of Headmaster leader Fortress Maximus. While this is quite exciting news, the studio has delayed the set before. Continue reading...

Darn! Looks like the Shout! Factory December release dates reported recently for the Transformers Japanese Collection will NOT be this December after all. According to DVD producer, Brain Ward who sent out a tweet on his Twitter page letting us know otherwise: "Don't believe everything you read on the web (or in our catalog!). TRANSFORMERS JAPANESE COLLECTION is not set for early December, after all"

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..

Shout! Factory sent out an email today to customers that pre-ordered their Transformers: The Japanese Collection box set that it has been delayed and pre-orders will be canceled as a result. The Japanese Collection includes Transformers Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce, and Victory all in one box set. "We are sorry to report that we have had a production delay in bringing you The Transformers Japanese Collection box set," Shout! writes in an email. Continue reading...

The release of Shout! Factory's Transformers: The Japanese Collection DVD box set is the first of its kind for the States, spanning 13 discs and includes the Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce, and Victory all in one set. The set is slated for a July 12, 2011 release and will include exclusive limited-edition lithograph of Headmaster leader Fortress Maximus. The lithograph is free with purchase and is only available while supplies last. The set is currently available for pre-order exclusively on Shout! Factory's online store for $89.99 plus shipping and handling.

Its times like these that I really wish I knew Japanese. Would could be more awesome than watching the Transformers Generation 1 cartoon series, named "Transformers Super Robot Fight 2010" in Japan, in-language. As much as Hasbro does for us, I am glad to see Takara fans getting a DVD set too. What's even cooler is these releases are said to include a Legends action figure pack-in with each of the eight DVDs released. More details will be posted when known.

Amazon has added the cover art to their product page for the Transformers Headmasters DVD box set, Shout! Factory's upcoming release of TakaraTomy's Japan-only series. The cover art has the ubiquitous Generation 1 "Transformers" logo with the words "The Japanese Collection" above the logo and "Headmasters" near the bottom of the box. In addition to this set, Shout! Factory's Brian Ward also hints that we should expect "at least" TakaraTomy's Transformers Super-God Masterforce and Victory will follow-up the Headmasters series. Continue reading for that.

While many fans have held out the hope that at least one of the fan-made dubs will make it onto the TakaraTomy's Transformers Headmasters DVD box set of the series from Shout! Factory on July 5, 2011, your wish may not be fulfilled. According to Shout! Factory's Brian Ward, the company has already "tried hard" to lobby Hasbro, Inc. to let them use any of the available fan-made English dubs of the show onto the DVD, but have so far been unsuccessful. Continue reading...

Madman issued a press release regarding their new Transformers Victory DVD Box Set. Read the press release, which contains details about the DVD collection, Read More

Previously reported here, the delayed Transformers Music Matrix DVD has been released in Japan. It contains a compilation of Transformers theme songs from G1 to present Movie with clips and footage retailing at 3,000 yen.

In the wake of Steven Spielberg's worldwide Hollywood blockbuster film Transformers, Columbia Music Entertainment of Japan will be releasing a DVD titled Transformers Theme Song DVD Collection. This will be a compilation of theme songs from the various Transformers animated TV series accompanied by video. This DVD will retail at 3,000 Yen and will be released in Japan on March 26, 2008. No cover art or track listing is available at this time.

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