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The Transformers: The Complete First Season DVD

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Perceptor at 2009-04-20 4:10 pm
Thanks to Hasbro PR for sending the following press release on...

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
RELIVE THE ACTION ON DVD JUNE 16 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
 
PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY FOR
THE TRANSFORMERS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET
 
OPTIMUS PRIME.  MEGATRON.  BUMBLEBEE.  STARSCREAM.  For 25 years an epic battle has raged between the heroic AUTOBOTS and the villainous DECEPTICONS.  The ROBOTS IN DISGUISE have captivated children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and feature films beloved by legions of fans.

Now you can return to where the phenomenon began when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., unleashes the original animated TV series that started it all with THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD box set on June 16th.  A must-have for kids and kids-at-heart, the set features all season one episodes in the order they were intended, remastered audio, a collectible AUTOBOTS magnet and special bonus content.  THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition DVD box set is priced at $ 29.99 SRP.

And for those who really can’t get enough of TRANSFORMERS, Shout! Factory, along with Hasbro, is developing THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set. Brimming with over 38 hours of content, including the entire original animated “G1” series, a bounty of stellar extras and special collectible book, this 16-DVD box set is another fan must-have. THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set  is expected to be available in mid July. 


THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season 25th Anniversary Edition
Synopsis
Four million years after crash-landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present-day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons.

Bonus Features Include:
•    Restored To The Original Broadcast Versions With A New Stereo Soundtrack Created From The Original Audio
•    Triple Changer: From Toy To Comic To Screen – The Origins Of The Transformers
•    A Printable Script
•    Rare PSA

Technical Information
Street Date: June 16, 2009
Packaging: The 3 DVDs are collected in thin packs with a deluxe foil board sleeve with embossed accents
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
DVD Selection Number:
Running Time: approx. 360 min.
Discs: 3
Aspect Ratio: 4:30
Technical Info: English, Stereo.
 
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About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.

Comments
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-20 16:16:54
Ya beat me to it.

This is the only featue that interest me:
"* Triple Changer: From Toy To Comic To Screen – The Origins Of The Transformers"

I own all the Rhino DVDs, so I most likely won't be getting these releases. I just hope someone would be able to put this feature on someplace like YouTube or Veoh.
DocWho said,  - 2009-04-20 17:13:17
Instantly bought! :-D
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-04-20 17:17:32
Now I want to buy this!!!
Overhaul said,  - 2009-04-20 21:21:17
Definite buy for me. I have maybe about a third of G1 mostly on VHS (wasn't willing to shell out , $60 per season for the full thing). This set is far more reasonably priced. Can't wait for the following seasons.

But I have to wonder: what's the 25th Anniversary "Matrix of Leadership" Edition collectors's set that's currently under production?
Is just another set with more features? That would suck if we buy this set, only to find out there's a set still coming with even more features (anyone thinking "Lord of the Rings"?).
grimlock16 said,  - 2009-04-20 22:21:40
Definitley, the 60 dollar price tag hurt me in high school so i didn't get all the seasons i wanted on dvd, this is much more affordable and once prepaying is allowed on like amazon.com i'll definitely get it asap. I want bonus stuff too or audio commentary by cast if possible .. probably asking too much :) I really wish it came on bluray at this point too. True not a lot of people have it but i read they are trying to get players down to 99 bucks by 2010 so it would be great since it was already once on dvd.
Synical Prime said,  - 2009-04-21 07:58:27
Does anyone know if they are going to put the episodes in proper story order (especially season 3!), or make the same lame mistake that Rhino did and have them in broadcast order? Somebody please let us know if you've heard anything about this.
Overhaul said,  - 2009-04-22 15:24:28
grimlock16, I see that this set is available not only at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Complete-First-Season-Anniversary/dp/B001SLNPTI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1240431244&sr=1-2), but also at Walmart.com too (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10966315).
In fact, the pre-order price is for $19.99 at Amazon, and $19.86 at Walmart. Now that's a deal.
Unfortunately, it seems this set wouln't be sold in stores (at least, walmart.com lists it as only being sold online).
Anonymus Prime said,  - 2009-04-27 23:28:11
Hello everyone. This is my first post here.

Does anybody have any idea what the price and special features will be for the "Matrix of Leadership" edition?
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